Efforts to create a global social marketing membership association received a major boast at the recent Social Marketing in Public Health Conference! Attendees variously heard reports from interest surveys, agreed that intensive planning activities go forward, and signed up to participate in the process.
"There's been a lot of buzz the last several months about establishing a global association for those involved in . Most of the substantive discussions appear to be happening at conferences and other gatherings. I've not been able to attend those conferences and have, quite frankly, felt a little left out!
"I'm a big believer in 'where's there's a will, there's a way' so I reached out to Craig Lefebvre after reading yet another blog post about these efforts.
"To make it possible for more folks to join in these discussions in more immediate format, we're hosting a conference call US Central Time. Bob Marshall (RI DoH), Bill Smith (AED), and Craig Lefebvre (GWU) have agreed to be on the call to share what's happened with this effort so far. Then we'll kick things around a bit.
"If you haven't been able to attend the conferences where this effort has been discussed, this is your opportunity to join in the conversation.
"RSVP to Lea Pounds at lpounds@unmc or to receive the conference call phone number and call in code. The call is limited to 120 slots.
If you've been feeling left out, too, now's your chance. Don't miss out!"