The Importance of Social Marketing in Health

DATE PUBLISHED
May 11, 2019
SECTION
Articles

Abstract

Social marketing is an effective way to change behaviors in the health field. Social marketing is the optimal strategy when social objectives are not directly and immediately consistent with people's personal interests, but they can be influenced to change, the consequences becoming more advantageous. Marketing promotes voluntary behavioral change, giving citizens freedom of choice. Marketing creates a more favorable environment for change by increasing the attractiveness of the benefits and minimizing costs.

Keywords

behavior, change, health, marketing

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Author Details

Chichirez Cristina-Mihaela

  • Department of Marketing and Medical Technology - Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy Bucharest
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