About the Author
Debra Z. Basil is a Professor of Marketing in the Dhillon School of Business at the University of Lethbridge, Canada. She is co-founder and current Director of the Institute for Consumer and Social Wellbeing. Debra has a PhD in Marketing from the University of Colorado at Boulder, USA, and a BBA in Business with a Marketing Concentration from the University of Washington, USA. She conducts research at the nexus of consumer and corporate wellbeing. Much of her work focuses on cause-related marketing, nonprofit organizations, and consumer response to corporate social responsibility.Gonzalo Diaz-Meneses has a Ph.D. in Economy (ULPGC), an MBA (UB-EAE), an MSC in Market Research (UNED), a Diploma in statistics (UNED), a degree in Sociology & Politics (UCM), and a degree in Geography and History (UCM). He is a devoted lecturer of marketing, consumer behaviour, and market research for tourism at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, in Spain. He has published more than 30 papers on the fields of social marketing, environmental issues, and tourism. He is the executive secretary of the International Association on Public and Non-Profit Marketing Association.Michael (Mike) Basil is a Professor at the University of Lethbridge in Alberta Canada. He received his PhD from Stanford University. Mike's research has been primarily in advertising, celebrity effects, and social marketing. He has worked with Porter Novelli and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the topics of alcohol, tobacco and food choice. Most recently Mike has become interested in the role of experiences in enriching people's lives, including fine dining, travel, and recreational activities.