To 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.
In clear, easy-to-grasp language, the author covers many of the topics that you will need to know in order to win your dream job and be the first in line for a promotion.
The planning and placement of advertising media is a multibillion dollar business that critically impacts advertising effectiveness. The new edition of this acclaimed and widely adopted text offers practical guidance for those who practice media planning on a daily basis as well as those who must ultimately approve strategic media decisions.Full of current brand examples, the book is a "must-read" for all who will be involved in the media decision process on both the agency and client side. Its easy-to-read style and logical format make it ideal for classroom adoption, and students will benefit from the down-to-earth approach and real-world business examples.Key changes in the Fourth Edition include: A better grounding in the role of media in an advertising and marketing plan today, with a new first chapter on the changing role of media planning in agencies today; Increased coverage of communication planning; Added focus on the importance of media strategy early on in the book through a new chapter; A new chapter on evaluating media vehicles, filled with up-to-date examples; Separate chapters for video and audio media (instead of lumping them together in broadcast). This creates a more in-depth discussion of radio in particular; A new chapter on search engine marketing and a thorough revision of the chapter on online display advertising to address the increased emphasis on digital media; A new chapter on gaming, and many new examples of the latest digital media, with an emphasis on social media, and a new framework for analyzing current and future social media; A new chapter on international advertising; A new chapter on campaign evaluation.An online instructor's manual with PowerPoint slides and sample test questions is available to adopters.
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