mkt544 | Graduate

Integrated Marketing Communications

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This course prepares students to apply integrated marketing communications as part of a strategic marketing plan. Students evaluate how marketing communication tools build brand value. Topics include advertising, promotions, public relations, sales, and direct marketing.

This graduate-level course is 6 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 6 weeks

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    IMC Functions- Advertising, Internet, Sales Promotion, Trade Promotion

    • Design an IMC media plan
    • Analyze the use of sales promotion, internet, advertising and packaging strategies in IMC
    • Apply trade-promotion strategies to IMC

    Developing an IMC Strategy for Brand Building

    • Explain how technology (namely databases) influences IMC strategies
    • Analyze varying brand messages through market segmenting
    • Demonstrate the IMC planning process

    Creating and Delivering IMC Messages

    • Explain how the creative process drives the message strategy
    • Evaluate the execution of message strategies delivered via words and images
    • Propose the most effective media mix for delivering IMC messages

    IMC Functions: Personal Selling, Public Relations, Direct Marketing, Experiential Contact

    • Integrate personal selling, public relations, and direct marketing into an IMC plan
    • Analyze the strengths and weakness of event marketing and sponsorships that are delivered in the IMC plan

    External and International Implications and Measurements

    • Describe the social, ethical and legal implications that must be considered in IMC
    • Explain how external international factors affect IMC
    • Explain the role of metrics in IMC

    The Fundamentals of Branding

    • Describe the brand building process
    • Analyze the role of IMC in building the brand
    • Determine brand building strategies that establish stakeholder relationships
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