OverviewTo effectively plan, implement, and evaluate Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC) programs, one must understand the overall marketing process, consumer behavior, and communications theory. Belch/Belch's Advertising and Promotion: An Integrated Marketing Communications Perspective draws from the authors’ extensive research in advertising, consumer behavior, communications, marketing, sales promotion, and other fields to give students a basis for understanding the marketing communications process, how it influences consumer decision making, and how to develop promotional strategies.
In addition to thorough coverage of advertising, Belch's eleventh edition has chapters on sales promotion, direct marketing, the Internet including social media and mobile marketing, support media such as outdoor advertising, product placement and integration, and publicity/public relations, with emphasis on the integration of advertising with other promotional-mix elements and the need to understand their role and overall contribution.
Developing your IMC plan
Designed for marketing students and practitioners. In a highly competitive market it is vital to effectively communicate the message of your product service or idea. The starting point for effective marketing communication is an integrated marketing communication (IMC) plan. Developing Your Integrated Marketing Communication Plan is a highly practical workbook taking you through the process of creating of an effective IMC plan step by step. Accompanied by quotes from seasoned professionals handy hints and a case study this book will help you and your marketing message succeed in our contemporary business environment.