Dead cert or long shot: the utility of social marketing in tackling problem gambling in the UK?

Gordon, Ross and Moodie, Crawford (2009). Dead cert or long shot: the utility of social marketing in tackling problem gambling in the UK? International Journal of Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Marketing, 14(3) pp. 243–253.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/nvsm.350

Abstract

Social marketing has grown from a fledgling discipline to one recognised as an established means of eliciting behaviour change. Concomitant with the maturation of social marketing has been an increasing focus on expansion into new and untapped areas for behaviour change. This paper examines the utility of applying social marketing to problem gambling in the UK by; briefly detailing the development of social marketing and evidence of its effectiveness with traditional public health issues, and its applicability with emerging areas; outlining the situation in the UK regards problem gambling, and why this represents such a fertile testing ground for social marketers; and proposing a broad agenda highlighting the potential applications of social marketing in relation to problem gambling, whilst considering the challenges that could encumber the effectiveness of such interventions.

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  • Item ORO ID
  • 20465
  • Item Type
  • Journal Item
  • ISSN
  • 1479-103X
  • Keywords
  • social marketing; gambling; behavioural change; behaviour change
  • Academic Unit or School
  • Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)
  • Copyright Holders
  • © 2008 John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • Depositing User
  • Ross Gordon

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