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Real Warriors Campaign: Using Social Media and Partnerships to Drive Results for Health Communications
Real Warriors Campaign: Using Social Media and Partnerships to Drive Results for Health Communications
Real Warriors Campaign: Using Social Media and Partnerships to Drive Results for Health Communications
Real Warriors Campaign: Using Social Media and Partnerships to Drive Results for Health Communications
Real Warriors Campaign: Using Social Media and Partnerships to Drive Results for Health Communications
Real Warriors Campaign: Using Social Media and Partnerships to Drive Results for Health Communications
Real Warriors Campaign: Using Social Media and Partnerships to Drive Results for Health Communications
Real Warriors Campaign: Using Social Media and Partnerships to Drive Results for Health Communications
Real Warriors Campaign: Using Social Media and Partnerships to Drive Results for Health Communications
Real Warriors Campaign: Using Social Media and Partnerships to Drive Results for Health Communications
Real Warriors Campaign: Using Social Media and Partnerships to Drive Results for Health Communications
Real Warriors Campaign: Using Social Media and Partnerships to Drive Results for Health Communications
Real Warriors Campaign: Using Social Media and Partnerships to Drive Results for Health Communications
Real Warriors Campaign: Using Social Media and Partnerships to Drive Results for Health Communications
Real Warriors Campaign: Using Social Media and Partnerships to Drive Results for Health Communications
Real Warriors Campaign: Using Social Media and Partnerships to Drive Results for Health Communications
Real Warriors Campaign: Using Social Media and Partnerships to Drive Results for Health Communications
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Real Warriors Campaign: Using Social Media and Partnerships to Drive Results for Health Communications

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  • 1. Real Warriors Campaign: Using Social Media and Partnerships to Drive Results for Health Communications Jill Herzog Senior Associate herzog_jill@bah.comAugust 9, 2011National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing, and Media
  • 2. Agenda What is social marketing? Real Warriors Campaign The power of partnerships The reach of social media Defining and proving success Learn more Presenting now @ #hcmm11: How @realwarriors uses #socialmarketing to address the stigma of seeking #mentalhealth care #hcsm 1
  • 3. Tweet this talk!For those of you on Twitter, we’ve included “tweetablemoments” for you to tweet today. The tweets include keytake-aways from our presentation. The tweets also includethe conference hashtag, so others who could not join us canlearn about today’s session. Presenting now @ #hcmmconf: How @realwarriors uses #socialmarketing to address the stigma of seeking #mentalhealth care #hcsm 2
  • 4. What is social marketing? Social marketing is the use of commercial marketing techniques grounded by behavioral science to promote the adoption of a behavior that will improve the health or well-being of a stakeholder group or of society as a whole. Social Marketing is… Social Marketing is not…  A social or behavior change strategy  Just advertising  Most effective when it activates people  A clever slogan or messaging strategy  Targeted  An image or branding campaign  Based on research of target audience  Done in a vacuum perceptions, and beliefs  A quick process  Fully Integrated Social marketing is deliberately tied to a specific behavior. It’s about what people do – not what they know. -@BoozAllen #hcmmconf 3
  • 5. Social marketers use 4 extra P’s to change behavior Publics: External and internal groups that have a vested interest in the desired change Partnerships: Engaging credible like-minded groups, associations, and government agencies to extend resources Policy: Procedures and guidelines set up to sustain and motivate behavior change Purse Strings: Funds provided by other sources such as foundation and government grants, donations, and individual gifts In social marketing, we have to think like marketers. We have our own 4P’s too #hcmmconf 4
  • 6. Social marketing is grounded in behavior change theories.The NCI health communications model is one framework youcan use. Stage 1: Planning and Strategy Development Stage 2: Developing and Pretesting Concepts, Messages and Materials Stage 3: Implementing the Program Stage 4: Assessing Effectiveness and Making Refinements Source: National Cancer Institute: Making Health Communications Work http://www.cancer.gov/pinkbook To plan a #socialmarketing campaign, you can use @theNCI #healthcomm model #hcmmconf 5
  • 7. Booz Allen developed the Real Warriors Campaign whichlaunched in May 2009 The Real Warriors Campaign is a social marketing campaign based on behavior change theories and designed to combat the stigma associated with seeking psychological health treatment and encourage service members to get appropriate treatment. 6
  • 8. Real Warriors Campaign goals  Create awareness about available resources for mental health care treatment among service members, their families, their commanders and the public at large  Create understanding regarding the obstacles service members feel prevent them from seeking treatment for PH and TBI issues  Create investment in the concepts of resilience, early intervention and the roles they play in successful treatment, recovery and reintegration 7
  • 9. Target Audience Findings  They want proof. Personal examples of service members who have received treatment and are maintaining a successful military career.  They want success, either in their military career or post-service.  They want to see themselves. Represent a variety of services, ranks (enlisted and officers) and age as well as both active duty and Guard and Reserve. 8
  • 10. Real Warriors Campaign social marketing mix 9
  • 11. Real Warriors Campaign PSA – Major Jeff Hall 10
  • 12. The power of partnerships Partnership program • We partner with more than 155 partner organizations in the greater PH community that support the campaign’s mission • Our partner program helps us build awareness, disseminate materials and information, and spread campaign messages • Partners support the campaign by distributing campaign materials at trainings, seminars and military installations worldwide, and sharing resources in their social media channels Benefits of partnership program: • Reached more than 5.7 million individuals through 142 campaign announcements in partners’ blogs and newsletters • Distributed more than 86,000 campaign materials at partners’ conferences, seminars and events • Reached more than 875,000 individuals through partners’ social media channels @realwarriors partners with more than 155 organizations to reach audiences and build awareness #hcmmconf 11
  • 13. The reach of social media The campaign’s Facebook/Twitter accounts reach nearly 25,000 individuals Facebook has sent more visitors to www.realwarriors.net than any other site Through targeted Facebook advertising to OEF/OIF service members, we increased our fan base by 550% or about 16,000 fans. Now, 81% of our Facebook fans are users who self-identify as service members. Anecdotally, we’ve seen our Facebook Page grow into a supportive and positive community for returning/deploying warriors Your social media channels are a destination. What will it take to keep them coming back? #hcmmconf 12
  • 14. Is social media achieving your objectives? Are you drivingdiscussions? Are you reaching target markets? Twitter Followers Facebook Fans United States 15,347 Philippines 921Every day, audiences post and share Germany 504campaign content. Over time, it’s an Italy 437upward trend. Iraq 429 13 13
  • 15. Defining and proving success• Visits to the website• Number of subscribers to listserv• Interactions in social media• Clicks on Facebook ads• Calls to the toll-free phone number• Number of emails received and responded to• Amount of donated media• Requests for and number of materials distributed/downloaded• Number of partners• Partner engagement (e.g., linking to website)• Qualitative feedback from target audiences and key stakeholders• Impact across tasks 14
  • 16. What’s next for the campaign?  Mobile site offers 24/7 access to videos, articles and Live Chat (i.e. instant message with a trained health professional)  New Real Warrior video profiles, PSAs and podcasts  Blogger outreach  Ongoing social media outreach to returning and deploying units  New articles that roll out from our six-month content planVisit m.realwarriors.net on your smartphoneto watch @realwarriors videos and orderfree materials #hcmmconf 15
  • 17. Learn more about the Real Warriors Campaign www.realwarriors.net Partnership inquiries: RealWarriors.Partners@tma.osd.mil facebook.com/realwarriors twitter.com/realwarriors Social Marketing ResourcesJournals: Social Marketing QuarterlyTexts: – Making Health Communications Work (The Pink Book). NIH http://www.cancer.gov/pinkbook – Marketing in the Public Sector: A Roadmap for Improved Performance. Philip Kotler and Nancy Lee, Wharton School Publishing, 2006 – Social Marketing: Influencing Behaviors for Good. Philip Kotler and Nancy Lee, Sage, 2008Blogs and list servs: – http://socialmarketing.blogs.com – soc-mktg@listproc.georgetown.edu 16
  • 18. Questions?For a blog post summarizing today’s talk, snap this QR code on your smartphone or visit www.thehealthdigital.com. 17

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