Selling Conservation: lessons from Selfridges
11 Oct 2011 – 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm
If conservation is truly important then why is it such a low priority for most people and bottom of the political agenda? Is the conservation community failing in selling the conservation message to the general public? What will it take to make conservation fashionable, ultimately leading to changes in behaviour and a more sustainable relationship with our planet?
In 2011 ZSL embarked on a conservation-communication experiment with Selfridges, involving celebrities, scientists, royalty, youth-group leaders, parliamentarians, heads of state, leaders from the fishing industry, artists and fashion designers. Events ran for over a month and ranged from political forums to live music, celebrity chef demonstrations and children’s theatre. We review this experiment, explore other social marketing initiatives and discuss novel approaches to engaging a broader audience in conservation.
Photo: Katie Miller
Alannah Weston - Creative Director, Selfridges
Heather Koldewey - ZSL Global Programmes, Section Head
Barry Gardiner - MP for Brent North
Arlo Brady - Board Director, Freud Communications
Stephen Emmott - Head of Computational Science, Microsoft Research
Organised by Jonathan Baillie, Director of Conservation Programmes, ZSL.
Please note that this event has already taken place
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ZSL Science and Conservation Events: An essential part of ZSL's work is to communicate relevant, high-quality zoological and conservation science. The integrated ZSL Science and Conservation Events programme includes Symposia, and the new 'Wildlife Conservation' and 'Communicating Science' series. Topics cover a wide variety of zoological and conservation themes, and international experts present and discuss their research.
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