Swine Flu Sparks Social-Media Revolution at CDC

New National Center for Health Marketing Gets It

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NEW YORK (AdAge.com) -- The Centers for Disease Control recently created a new unit called the National Center for Health Marketing. Like all marketing organizations, its mandate is to change consumer behavior and it has organized an incredibly savvy social media department to do just that. Its first comprehensive national campaign is for the H1N1 Swine Flu outbreak and tightly coordinates its message across virtually every kind of social media. The effort is one that many other marketers might do well to study.

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