This essay extends Brenkert’s (2001, 2002) exploration of some of the ethical issues that confront, or perhaps ought to confront social marketers. It contributes to social marketing by adding to the list of ‘mythunderstandings’ offered by Donovan (2011) as follows: social marketing is not inherently and ethically good (even though “social good” is the objective). The implication for social marketing is that the notion of “doing good” needs to be subject to reasonable doubt and critical thinking rather than supported by untrammelled belief.
|Title of host publication||International Social Marketing Conference: Brisbane, 27-29 June 2012|
|Editors||Krzysztof Kubacki, Sharyn Rundle-Thiele|
|Place of Publication||Brisbane, Australia|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
|Event||International Social Marketing Conference - Brisbane, Australia|
Duration: 27 Jun 2012 → 29 Jun 2012
|Conference||International Social Marketing Conference|
|Period||27/06/12 → 29/06/12|
Holden, S. (2012). Vaccination: Who’s right, and whose right to say so? In K. Kubacki, & S. Rundle-Thiele (Eds.), International Social Marketing Conference: Brisbane, 27-29 June 2012 (pp. 95-99). Brisbane, Australia: Griffith University.