Loading Events
  • This event has passed.

Social marketing for the public good: lessons and practical examples from Pracademia in Spain and Latin America.

February 12, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Speaker(s): Professor Juan M. Rey-Pino

Affiliation: Universidad de Granada

Organised by: Whitaker Institute for Innovation and Societal Change, NUI Galway

Event Navigation

The role of social marketing in the Latin world rests unclear, as it has not formed a body itself and it is not recognised by governmental nor civil society organisations, at least not fully. Nevertheless, changes are happening. Diverse organisations are beginning to ask for help from social marketing academics to counterattack against industrial pandemic, generated by some unethical industries, such as the tobacco, alcohol, gambling or food firms.

Examples are presented from the work developed to generate evidence of the effects of the tobacco industry not accomplishing national regulations in Colombia, Mexico and Spain, as well as a case from the food industry in Argentina, profiting from an absolute lack of regulation.

Unluckily, the role is still seen as generating just technical reports or helping for advertising campaigns, but not valuing market research as the industry does. This next step must be done in order to offer governments and civil society full marketing potential to add value to the public good.

Juan M. Rey-Pino, associate professor of marketing research and management at the Universidad de Granada (Spain). BA in Psychology, Ph.D. in business and economics, developed his career in the social marketing domain, as well as qualitative market research. He has published in different international journals and participated in handbooks with practical cases. His research covers plain packaging of tobacco products, perceptions of nicotine intake products and healthy food branding among children and adolescents.

This is one of a series of seminars in the Whitaker Ideas Forum. Professor Rey-Pino will be representing the Applied Systems Thinking Cluster.





The Whitaker Ideas Forum is a weekly seminar, running Wednesday’s throughout the semester from 1:00pm-2:00pm in CA110. It provides the opportunity for members of the Institute to showcase their research. The result are presentations that highlight the diversity of the research being undertaken, while allowing for an opportunity to engage in discussions and, sometimes, collaboration with attendees. Below, you will find a list of this semester’s seminars, please click the title for more information on that seminar.

Date Presenter Seminar Topic Whitaker

Research Cluster

22 January Professor Kate Kenny Whistleblowing Persistence: A struggle for recognition Work, Organizations and Society
29 January Dr Eoin Daly Legislating against minority governments: Ireland’s “money message” procedure as an instrument of executive dominance Conflict, Humanitarianism and Security
05 February Dr Elaine Wallace Investigating Burnout as a mediator between Organisational Citizenship and Counterproductive Workplace Behaviours among Frontline Employees. Performance Management
12 February Visiting Professor Juan Miguel Rey Pino Social marketing for the public good: lessons and practical examples from Pracademia in Spain and Latin America. Applied Systems Thinking
19 February Dr Deirdre Curran Spreading Hospitality Inwards: An empirical investigation of worker treatment in the Hospitality Sector in Ireland. Work, Organizations and Society
26 February Dr Kevin O’Sullivan Aidland in South Asia: Humanitarian Crisis in Bangladesh and the Contours of the Global Aid Industry in the 1970s Conflict, Humanitarianism and Security
04 March A conversation with Professor Breda Sweeney
11 March Dr John Cullinan Is Mammography Screening an Effective Public Health Intervention? Evidence from a Natural Experiment Population and Migration
18 March Conversations with our Professors – TBA
25 March Dr Alison Herbert How does place influence the ageing and quality of life of older women in Connemara and rural Sweden? Gender and Public Policy
01 April Visiting Professor Bernie Carlson TBA Innovation and Structural Change