Integrated Marketing Communications – Prof. Nikki Wingate

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Title Integrated Marketing Communications
Field of Study Business,Communication
Type Academic course
Credits 3
Contact hours 45
Course code ISS1120
Course number

We will learn how and why integrated marketing communications add value to achieving marketing goals of satisfying consumer needs and building long-term relationships and developing brand equity. We will cover specifically components within the Promotional Mix with a special focus on new and developing methods such as: events and experiential marketing, sponsorships, alternative marketing (buzz marketing, guerrilla marketing, product placements, branded entertainment, lifestyle marketing, and brand communities), and shopper marketing.

Foundations of integrated marketing communications and traditional marketing communications including advertising and PR
Week 1
Day 1
Foundations of Marketing, Branding, Promotion Mix, and overview
Day 2-3
Basic Concepts of Integrated Marketing Communications
Branding Strategy and Promotional Mix
Day 4
Group Assignment #1 Explore on choosing topic/brand and start basic marketing research for the IMC plan

Non-traditional marketing communications including event and experiential marketing, sponsorship marketing
Week 2
Day 1
Intro to Alternative Marketing methods
Day 2
Buzz and Guerrilla Marketing
Lifestyle and Experiential Marketing
Day 3
Product Placement, and Branded Entertainment, Alternative Media and In-Store Marketing
Day 4
Midterm Exam

Innovative marketing communications including new and developing methods in buzz marketing, guerrilla marketing, product placement, branded entertainment, lifestyle marketing, and brand communities
Week 3
Day 1
Sponsorship Marketing
Day 2
Event Marketing
Day 3
Sales Promotions
Day 4
Group Assignment #2 Brainstorm innovative ideas for the chosen brand and complete the checklist for the current practices

Creative projects for applying innovative methods of integrated marketing communications to existing or hypothetical brands (Final Paper (no exams))
Week 4
Day 1
Review of the course materials to start wrapping up the Final Project
Day 2
Group Consultation with Professor
Day 3
Final project verbal presentations to be given in class
Day 4
Work on final project slide content based on professor feedback

Objective To develop an understanding of important concepts in integrated marketing communications and an ability to recognize and critically analyze how firms in the real world employ creative solutions in their marketing program to solve marketing problems
Preparations Purchase textbook Integrated Marketing Communications, by Pearson, especially produced for this course at $35.94(USD) at this link: https://collections.pearsoned.com/#purchaseebook/1323665765
Materials HISS Syllabus_Integrated Marketing Communications_Nikki Wingate
Midterm exam
Final exam
Last Updated January 23, 2020