March 01, 2020 by johnlandels
The NSMC has been working with the Hastings Opportunity Area to improve school attendance levels in the town.
When we spoke with parents in Hastings, many of them told us that they were unclear about the guidelines around when children should come to school with minor illnesses such coughs and colds. This uncertaintly results in a significant number of pupils needlessly missing school.
June 07, 2019 by johnlandels
The NSMC has been operating the Hastings Safe Space service since late 2017 and we thought it would be useful if we told you something about what the service has achieved. This service is designed to support young people using the night-time economy in the town on a Saturday night.
November 26, 2018 by johnlandels
Well, we didn't win at last week's HSJ awards but we are delighted to have been selected as a finalist - from a total of over 1,400 entries, ony 240 reached this stage. This is a fantastic achievement and a tribute to all our volunteers, first aiders and security staff.
September 04, 2018 by johnlandels
Hastings Safe Space has now been operating for nearly 9 months on a Saturday night in central Hastings close to the town’s bars and clubs. Developed and operated by the NSMC, on behalf of Hastings and Rother NHS Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), the service aims to reduce the demand for unnecessary A&E visits and emergency service call outs by treating young people suffering from intoxication or other minor injuries ‘on-the-spot’ in the Safe Space using our team of highly trained first aiders and volunteers.
March 21, 2018 by johnlandels
We are delighted to announce that the NSMC will be running its Three-day Introduction to Social Marketing training course in Washington D.C. in May 2018. We have run this course for a couple of years exclusively for a client in Washington but this year we are opening it up to everyone.
December 13, 2017 by johnlandels
The NSMC is delighted to announce that we will be launching the Hastings Safe Space on the 23rd December to support the town's night-time economy. The service will operate on Saturday nights for the next two years, as well as on special event days in the town.
August 25, 2017 by johnlandels
In April, The NSMC launched a campaign in Hastings aimed at parents of teenage children. The campaign highlighted the negative impact alcohol can have on a teenager child’s brain development and ran with the slogan: Your child and alcohol. Think Again Now.
June 22, 2017 by johnlandels
The first UK Social Marketing Conference in ten years will be held in London on the 14th September, 2017 at the Queen Mary University of London.
Ten years after the creation of the National Social Marketing Centre (NSMC) in the UK, the conference will reflect on the successes (and challenges) of the last decade and plot a positive future direction for the discipline.
February 03, 2017 by johnlandels
Our colleague at The NSMC - Dr Rowena Merritt - is attempting to go plastic-free for the whole of 2017. Read her first blog on her experience below:
Have you ever thought about how much plastic you throw away each week? Maybe this thought crosses your mind when you look at your overflowing recycling bin, or maybe it is not something you have thought about before.
June 21, 2016 by johnlandels
The NSMC’s Award for Excellence in Social Marketing for 2016 was presented by John Bromley the Director of the National Social Marketing Centre, at the 2016 United States Social Marketing Conference in Tampa, Florida this week.
The recipient was Robert John for the Oklahoma Nutrition Information & Education (ONIE) Social Marketing Project funded by the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education to increase the consumption of 1% low-fat milk in Oklahoma City.