Contribution to Book
Pearson/Allyn & Bacon
Social Marketing: Promoting the Causes of Public and Nonprofit Agencies
Alexander Haig, Jr., a 1988 presidential hopeful, remarked, concerning campaign politics: "I have learned the secret of life--it's in marketing" (1986). The emergence of marketing in non-business organizations, so well documented in recent writings, is accented by its ascendancy in politics (Laczniak and Caywood 1987; "Four More years" 1985; Mauser 1983; Rothschild 1978). Any campaign manager interested in applying orthodox marketing principles to his or her craft will find the use of marketing techniques in the political sphere particularly instructive.