SMANA Webinars

June 9, 2022 at 12 pm EST
What can public health and social marketing learn from healthcare advertising? 
Presented by Imre Varju, MD, PhD, MPH
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The traditional view is that pharmacological communications are brand-focused, while public health communications are more audience-focused. In this webinar, presented by Imre Varju, we will examine the overlap between the two approaches (brand-driving strategic planning and needs assessment-based intervention planning) and identify opportunities to make public health communications campaigns more efficient in driving meaningful health behavior change and outcomes.

While the webinar will be health-focused, key learnings and takeaways will be applicable to other sectors.


About the featured presenter: Imre Varju is a medical scientist turned health communication specialist with a passion for bridging the gap between science and people. Imre is VP, Director, Behavioral Learning Strategy at YuzuYello, an IPG Health Network Company, a senior lecturer at Semmelweis University, and a public health communications consultant. He holds an MD and PhD from Semmelweis University, and an MPH in Health Communication from Columbia University. Imre is a Fulbright Scholar (Harvard, 2016) and a Certified Health Education Specialist.



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