Evaluating social marketing: lessons from ShowCase.

Perspectives in public health

PubMedID: 19994644

Christopoulos A, Reynolds L. Evaluating social marketing: lessons from ShowCase. Perspect Public Health. 2009;129(6):272-6.
In April 2009, the National Social Marketing Centre launched its new case study resource, ShowCase: a collection of 40 best practice social marketing programmes, predominantly from the UK. The process of collecting and researching these case studies has provided a unique opportunity to look at the current state of 'evaluation' within the field of social marketing. This paper shares some of the observations made during the review, exploring common challenges faced when evaluating social marketing. It also provides recommendations for improving this process to guide future social marketing delivery.