This chapter examines the extent to which various stakeholders were involved and engaged in social marketing interventions that influenced and encouraged individuals to quit smoking. A systematic search of scholarly databases was conducted to identify articles published from 2009 to 2018. In total, 18 articles (reporting on 12 eligible interventions) were analysed. The results indicated that smokers (target audience) were the most frequently engaged stakeholder group, followed by health organisations and health-expert stakeholder groups. Involvement was more common in the earlier (design) stage, rather than in later stages (implementation and evaluation) of the social marketing process. The modes and methods of stakeholder involvement differed across stakeholder groups and the various stages of the interventions. Specific impacts of stakeholder involvement on intervention outcomes were reported in four interventions. Implications for social marketing theory and practice were discussed.
|Title of host publication||Stakeholder Involvement in Social Marketing|
|Subtitle of host publication||Challenges and Approaches to Engagement|
|Editors||Kathy Knox, Krzysztof Kubacki, Sharyn Rundle-Thiele|
|Place of Publication||Abingdon UK|
|Number of pages||16|
|Publication status||Published - 2021|
|Name||Routledge Studies in Marketing|