My philosphy for Term 2, 2007

This time of year in tertiary teaching is about endings and beginnings. Endings in that I am wrapping up the assessment for the current terms and beginnings in that I am writing the course profiles (essentially a learning contract) for the upcoming term. Continue reading My philosphy for Term 2, 2007

Work life balance

I read a blog recently from Flying Solo about working from home. After telecommuting for some time and juggling multiple part time jobs and a business, it made me think about my approach to working from home and the integration of work and life. Continue reading Work life balance

Co-branding of events

Co-branding is a marketing term that describes the associations that people create between one or more “things”. These can be anything from the smell of a sunscreen to a childhood holiday destination; for me Coppertone and Brooms Head). While co-branding is something that happens sub consciously, it is one of the fundamentals of marketing. Continue reading Co-branding of events

Viral social marketing: testing the effectiveness of the internet to effectively disseminate physical activity promotion messages

The post contains the abstract and poster presentation.

Hodgetts, D., Joyner, K., Mummery, K., Duncan, M., & Dobele, A. (2006). Viral social marketing: testing the effectiveness of the internet to effectively disseminate physical activity promotion messages. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 9(Suppl.), 36.

The project is the first of its type to explore the reach and effectiveness of an internet viral ‘social’ marketing campaign in disseminating physical activity promotion information using the internet. Social marketing is the application of modern marketing techniques to improve social well-being by changing attitudes and behaviour in regard to a specific product or concept—in this case health-related physical activity. Viral marketing is an approach that systematically facilitates and encourages people to pass along the selected marketing message using the individual’s own contact network.

Viral social marketing poster