Branding play for children: VERBTM It's what you do

Marian Huhman, Simani M. Price, Lance D. Potter

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


The VERB campaign used a branding strategy closely modeled after the methods used to brand commercial products in the private sector. The VERB brand was the organizing element for the campaign's marketing approach and advertising platforms to reach its target audience of tweens. A continuous tracking survey monitored the VERB brand's performance, giving feedback about the reach, appeal, and relevance of the brand and the TV commercials. Using the VERB brand for different behaviours and in different settings were examples of opportunities that were considered; some were implemented, with lessons learned for other public health campaigns.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPublic Health Branding
Subtitle of host publicationApplying Marketing for Social Change
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780191724060
ISBN (Print)9780199237135
StatePublished - Sep 1 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Branding
  • CDC
  • Monitoring and evaluation
  • Physical activity
  • Tweens
  • VERB campaign

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Arts and Humanities


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