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WHAT WILL
WHAT ROLE WILL SOCIAL MEDIA PLAY IN YOUR PUBLIC HEALTH CAMPAIGNS?
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Section 1:
Executive Summary





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Section 2:
Introduction to themes:






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Obesity


Alcohol abuse


Smoking cessation



Section 3:
Focus questions







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C
ontents
How can local authorities use social media to promote public health?



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1. W
hat prom
pts debate about public health?

All search results coded for topics:

Advice

Personal behaviour

Affects

Personal experience

Advertising / awareness campaign

Activity






2. W
hich aspects of public health are m
ost prom
inent on
social m
edia?

Volume of search results by search term, grouped as follows:

Obesity
- Lose weight
- Losing weight

Alcohol abuse
- Binge drinking
- Drink problem

Smoking cessation
- Quit smoking
- Stop smoking







3. W
hat is the opportunity to engage directly with people
looking to m
odify their behaviour?
All search results coded for personal behaviour, analysed according to:

Planning (to change habits)

Regret (bad habit)

Boasting / pride (at bad behaviour)










4. Are there regional variations which should be
considered?

All search results segmented by English and Welsh region

Search results (by theme) segmented by region














5. W
hich social m
edia channels do people use to discuss
public health?

Results segmented by social media channel

Top 10 most frequently appearing websites / users

Results segmented by search term theme


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Section 4:
Conclusions and Recommendations




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Appendix and Methodologies






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THE TRUFFLENET SOLUTION
A study of 3,000 comments by social media
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A 30+ page written report with qualitative and
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Conclusions and recommendations for effective
public health campaigns
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Male Results
n=738
Female Results
n=982
11.5%
6.5%
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0.5%
0.3%
0.3%
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1.1%
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0.5%
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East
North
West
Yorkshire and
Humberside
East England
Scotland
South West
West
Midlands
East
Midlands
North
East
Wales
Northern
Ireland
21.9% of
conversation
participants were
from Greater
London
12.7% of conversation
participants were from
the South East
11.0% of conversation
participants were
from the Northwest
9.3% of
conversation
participants
were
from Yorkshire &
Humberside
8.8% of
conversation
participants
were
from the East of
England.
REGIONAL
VARIATIONS
Results by region
Results by gender
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This report is designed to answer seven questions
relating to social media conversations concerning,
using data from the online environment.
Truffenet's system searched the World Wide
Web, based on the search term between 23
November 2011 and 2 December 2011. This
search was conducted during the period leading
up to Christmas including the start of Advent.
Therefore mentions of seasonal are key features
within results.
During the search the system returned a total of
2055 results. From these results we extracted
2007 that were relevant to this analysis. Those
2007 results provided 23,922 separate pieces of
data that have been used throughout this analysis.
That is a ratio of 11.9 pieces of data per relevant
result (N.B. an explanation of data and results
terminology is contained in the introduction).
The following section addresses each question with
a summary answer, drawn from the information
that is presented in this report:
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60%
12%
20%
3%
60%
Strongly negative 5%
Negative 60%
Balanced 12%
Positive 20%
Strongly positive 3%
THE TRUFFLENET SOLUTION - DELIVERABLES
How can local authorities use
social media to promote public
health?
An analysis of social media conversations
focused on promoting public health in the United
Kingdom
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