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Week 8 Writing Assignment
Part 1 - Integrated Marketing Communications, and the Changing Media Landscape
Integrated Marketing Communications. Student understands how integrated marketing communications can add value for customers.
Marketing communications objectives. Student can develop marketing communications objectives using the AIDA framework.
Promotion mix. Student can select the appropriate promotion tool to be used for different marketing communications objectives.
Media strategy. Student can design a simple message and media plan for a product or service offering.
This assignment assesses your ability to relate integrated marketing communications concepts to your product or service offering and the target market you selected. Here you will let your creative side shine as you think through how you would design the marketing communications for your product or service to effectively and efficiently communicate a clear, consistent and compelling message to your target market over the next year.
The course content does not cover IMC in great detail and you may want to refer to some open source references for more information on message design. A good one is: http://www.caad.au.edu/attachments/article/43/Class%207-Creative%20IMC%20Message%20Strategies.pdf
Prepare your assignment beginning with a title page to include your name, your product or service, and your target market. Then answer each of the following four questions in order number them before your response. There is no need to repeat the question.
Integrated Marketing Communications. Considering your new target market and any modifications, new product line extensions or new products you may have developed to serve the new target market needs, create your 'Big Idea" to be the basis of the message strategy for all your marketing communications.
Marketing communications objectives. Write at least three marketing communications objectives using the AIDA framework discussed in the course content.
Promotion mix. For each of the three marketing communications objectives written in number 2, discuss which of the promotion tools would be the best choice to reach each of the three marketing communications objective. One tool must be advertising (traditional or online) You may have more than one promotion mix tool for any given marketing communications objective.
Media strategy. Discuss at least two of your media choices that you believe will best reach your target market with your advertising. Be specific with your choices, e.g. HGTV, Rehab Addict, because the product or service is targeting a do-it-yourself target market, or Home Depot website banner ads for the same target market. Or Morning TV National News, Good Morning America and The Today Show, 1st hour because your target market is educated urban workers. If using social media, discuss which social media and how they will be used to accomplish which objective.
Part 2 - Special Topics in Marketing
B2B Marketing, Marketing Information Systems and Measuring Marketing Activities