Mass media barriers to social marketing interventions: the example of sun protection in the UK

Kemp, Gillian Ann, Eagle, Lynne, and Verne, Julia (2011) Mass media barriers to social marketing interventions: the example of sun protection in the UK. Health Promotion International, 26 (1). pp. 37-45.

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Abstract

The role of the mass media in communicating health-related information to the wider population is the focus of this paper. Using the example of sun protection within the UK, we highlight some of the major challenges to raising awareness of steadily increasing melanoma rates and of effective sun protection strategies. The implications of potential barriers to official sun protection messages via conflicting messages in the media are discussed in terms of editorial on sun protection and in the way in which television programme content portrays the issues. Implications for public policy and future research conclude the paper.

Item ID: 20279
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: skin cancer, sun protection, health promotion
ISSN: 1460-2245
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2012 03:56
FoR Codes: 15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1505 Marketing > 150502 Marketing Communications @ 100%
SEO Codes: 91 ECONOMIC FRAMEWORK > 9104 Management and Productivity > 910403 Marketing @ 100%
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