Social Marketing in New Zealand – SunSmart

Essay by andy3yUniversity, Bachelor'sB-, May 2008

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1.Introduction:New Zealand is a famous tourist attraction, not only the beautiful scenery but also the beautiful sunlight brings the good reputation. However, the potential threat behind the beautiful sunlight. It also brings excessively irradiation to New Zealander, causes the high proportion of skin cancer. Therefore, this report will focus on the social marketing issues in New Zealand, deal with Auckland Cancer Society. The report will perform detailed social marketing analyses on Cancer Society of New Zealand and Health Sponsorship Council project – SunSmart, including the evaluation of marketing strategies and performance; also provide recommendations to improve their overall performance.

2. Social Issues Background:The Water and Atmospheric Research Institute of New Zealand conducted has the conclusion based on the research which focused on New Zealand sunlight irradiation situation in the past 3 years: compared with North America inhabitant who are on identical latitude, New Zealander accepted irradiation were 40% more.

That result was equal to New Zealand moves 450 kilometers to equator in the geographical position. In addition, New Zealand’s air condition is pure also causes the penetrability of sunlight to be very high. The expert generally believed that intense irradiation causes New Zealand to become one of highest rate of skin cancer disease countries. New Zealand probably has 50,000 people to suffer skin cancer every year, including more than 200 people to die because of the most serious skin disease - malignant melanoma (Segal, Cynthia G.,2006). Therefore, for people’s health, enjoying sunbathe must be moderate, although the bronze skin is indubitable to make people looks sexy and healthy.

3. Goals and Objectives of SunSmart:3.1 The goal of the SunSmart programme is to warn people of skin cancer and encourage the sun protection behaviour in daily life.

3.2 The objective of SunSmart aims to:Protect New Zealand children especially...