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Social marketing and the meaning of cool (2008)
Journal Article
Tapp, A., & Bird, S. (2008). Social marketing and the meaning of cool. Social Marketing Quarterly, 14(1), 18-29. https://doi.org/10.1080/15245000801898399

Commercial marketers have long understood the value of cool in designing and selling their products, and have invested heavily in keeping in touch with the latest trends among their consumers. In this article, we contend that social marketers could u... Read More about Social marketing and the meaning of cool.

Social marketing-based strategy for obesity interventions (2008)
Report
Tapp, A., Eagle, L., & Spotswood, F. (2008). Social marketing-based strategy for obesity interventions

Terms of reference for this project We were requested by Dr Julia Verne to provide a literature-based, judgement-based (i.e. no new primary research) draft social marketing strategy for addressing the rising rates of obesity within the South West... Read More about Social marketing-based strategy for obesity interventions.

Why "soft science" is the key to regaining leadership in marketing knowledge (2008)
Journal Article
Tapp, A., & Hughes, T. (2008). Why "soft science" is the key to regaining leadership in marketing knowledge. European Journal of Marketing, 42(3-4), 265-278. https://doi.org/10.1108/03090560810852913

Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to highlight what the authors regard as serious problems with the continuing dominance of a "hard science" view of what constitutes "top quality" research, and to present evidence that a "softer" approach will y... Read More about Why "soft science" is the key to regaining leadership in marketing knowledge.

Achieving effective academic/practitioner knowledge exchange in marketing (2008)
Journal Article
Hughes, T., Tapp, A., & Hughes, R. (2008). Achieving effective academic/practitioner knowledge exchange in marketing. Journal of Marketing Management, 24(1-2), 221-240. https://doi.org/10.1362/026725708X274019

Marketing management research and teaching has been criticised for some time as being divorced from practice. However, there has been little research into the nature of knowledge exchange between academics and practitioners in the marketing field. In... Read More about Achieving effective academic/practitioner knowledge exchange in marketing.