Integrated Marketing Communications
The role of advertising and other promotional mix elements in the integrated marketing communications program (IMC) of an organization is the focus of this course. The development of an integrated marketing communications programs requires an understanding of the overall marketing process and how companies organize for advertising and other promotional functions. Related aspects such as customer behavior, communications theory, and how to set goals, objectives and budgets related to IMC plans are examined. Attention will be given to the various IMC tools used in contemporary marketing including advertising, direct marketing, internet and interactive marketing, sales promotion, publicity and public relations, and personal selling. There will be strong emphasis on the art of communicating effectively through various marketing media.
Prerequisite(s): MBA 7600