Assignment 4 Integrated marketing communication essay

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Assignment 4: Communicate the Value Introduction This assignment has been designed to help you integrate and apply the marketing concepts, terms, and information you have learned up to this point. These concepts provide a foundation on which other course concepts are built. Assessing your comprehension will help ensure that you are on track to successfully complete the course. This assignment is worth 20% of your final grade in the course. 4.1: Decisions (15 marks) Suggested time: 1 to 2 hours Length: Please write your response in essay format and/or point form as appropriate and limit your response to 1 page using 1.5 line-spacing. If you need to include a table, attach it as an exhibit or appendix. Final Mark: This assignment is worth 20% of your final mark. Assessment: This part of the assignment will be assessed using the following criteria: • • Comprehensiveness of the recommendations Rationale used to support those recommendations Based on your understanding of integrated marketing communications, answer the following questions: 1. What is the definition of integrated marketing communications? (5 points) 2. Explain five benefits of integrated marketing communications? (5 points) 3. What are two important integrated marketing communication initiatives for this year? Explain why you think these are important for marketers. (5 points) 4.2: Advertising Critique (35 marks) Suggested time: 1 to 2 hours Length: Please write your response in essay format and/or point form as appropriate and limit your response to 2 pages using 1.5 line-spacing. If you need to include a table, attach it as an exhibit or appendix. Assessment: This part of the assignment will be assessed using the following criteria: • • • • Depth of insight and analysis Support for the conclusions drawn Use of course concepts Demonstration of critical thinking Select, from any medium, two advertisements: one that you think is effective, and one that you think is not effective. 1. Attach the ads to your assignment. Indicate where the ads came from and what media was used. Where was the ad placed (in what part of the magazine or newspaper, or when it was aired on television or radio, or was it part of digital media?)? (5 points) 2. Describe and then critique each of the two ads separately. Use the eight headings below when you critique each ad. (10 points for each) o Target audience o Communication objectives o Overall communication strategy o Positioning statement and key messages o Communication tactics o Communications mix o Creative execution o Evaluation 3. For each ad, describe the actual or perceived value created for the target audience. Explain what leads you to this conclusion. (10 points) 4.4: Communication Brief (45 marks) Suggested time: 3 hours Length: Please write your response in essay format and/or point form as appropriate and limit your response to 3 pages using 1.5 line-spacing. If you need to include a table, attach it as an exhibit or appendix. Assessment: This part of the assignment will be assessed using the following criteria: • • • Depth of insight and analysis Comprehensiveness of the recommendations Use of marketing concepts and analysis to support the recommendations Choose one of the 4 vineyards listed below and assume the role of the director of marketing and think about how to improve upon their current level of success. You will need to do some research on the Internet to gather additional information about the organization. • • • • Chaberton Winery (http://www.chabertonwinery.com/), Beaufort Vineyard and Estate Winery (http://www.beaufortwines.ca/) Kalala (https://www.kalala.ca/) Hester Creek (http://hestercreek.com/) You will need to do some research on the Internet to gather additional information about the organization. Develop a Communication Brief for the next phase of your chosen vineyard’s branding strategy, for one target audience that you think is important to their growth. Describe each element in the Communication Brief and provide a rationale for each of your recommendations using consumer behaviour insights, marketing concepts, and analysis. Assume that you have a $100,000 budget to develop an Integrated Marketing Communications plan. In your Communication Brief describe and provide a rationale for each of the following points: • • • • • • • • • Target audience profile (5 points) Communication objective(s) (5 points) Overall communications strategy (5 points) Positioning (describe and illustrate with a map) and key messages (5 points) Communications tactics (5 points) Communications mix to support your strategies (5 points) Suggestions for creative concept and execution (5 points) Budget allocation (how much money you will allocate to different elements of the communications mix and why) (5 points) Describe the actual or perceived value created for the target audience. Explain what leads you to this conclusion. (5 points) 4.5: Report Structure and Presentation (5 marks) Remember, you will be judged by the structure, clarity, presentation, and quality of your work. Prepare and present your assignments in a formal manner suitable for business. To ensure the quality of your written work, refer to the Assignment and Final Project Structure under the Assignments Section Section on the course navigation bar. Assessment Criteria The assignment will be evaluated using the following performance criteria: Content —Address all points of information as outlined in the criteria and content for the assignments and Final Project. Incorporate specific references to readings, theories, ideas, and feedback that assisted you in rethinking your experiences and increasing your awareness of your marketing skills. Knowledge —Demonstrate your knowledge, understanding, skills, and perspectives on the course’s learning materials by applying them in the assignments and Final Project. Link theory and practice by applying what you learned from the readings, reflections, and practical application of your new marketing skills and from discussions with your fellow students. Theory & Practice —Demonstrate the connections between the work of others (course materials, readings, activities, and discussions) and actual organizational principles, practices, and processes. Go beyond general descriptions. Be thoughtful and critical in your analyses, conclusions, and recommendations. Critical Thinking —Use reflective, logical, and rational thinking to gather, combine, process, interpret, and analyze the information to develop a reasonable conclusion. Provide examples to support your comments and observations. Be specific and concrete. Tell a complete story. Avoid generalizations. Support a statement with a specific example that demonstrates your understanding and skill. Completion Guidelines Submit your Assignment using the Assignment link located on the left-hand navigation bar. Be sure to save your assignment as a Word document and name it: MKTG 2431_Lastname_Assign4_CourseCompletionDate. Reminders before submitting assignment: • • • • • • • • Note Did you put your name, student number, and your course completion date on the cover page of the document? Did you submit all parts of the assignment in one Word document to your Open Learning Faculty Member? Did you complete all the required elements? Did you use concepts, information, and terminology learned in this course? Did you support your statements with specific examples? Did you cite references, using correct referencing format? Did you ensure that there are no spelling mistakes? Is your report grammatically correct, clear, and well organized? Reference all quotations appropriately using the APA style (author, date, title, publisher, page number) and when needed provide website URLs or references. Visit the TRU Library at http://www.tru.ca/library/distance.html and access “How do I…?” for further information about how to cite resources. ...
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Communicating the Value
Decisions
Integrated marketing communication is an easy way of ensuring that passed information
through various channels has been linked together and received by the intended recipients. An
integrated communications channel is when promotion tools about certain services or products
about a business are put together in one batch and delivered to the audience for awareness and
promotion. Businesses can benefit much from an integrated marketing communication
(Armstrong, Kotler, Buchwitz, Trifts, & Gaudet, 2015). Some of the benefits to a business
arising from integrated marketing communication include the following:
Having a great brand visibility
Due to improved communications skill, potential clients will have a chance to notice the
brand sent to the market and make steps towards making a purchase to try the brand. The steps of
testing the brand product are always made for the good reasons for continuing to make such
purchases due to the goodness of the product or service. It creates a more visible world to the
brand product and expands the customer base.
Creating leadership with the thought in an industry
Marketing tools such as the media can enable brand ambassadors to create product
leadership through referrals and advertisement using social sites such as Twitter, Instagram, and
Facebook. The relevant topics and headlines to such communicated information will make or
spoil the brand reputation in the market (Killian, & McManus, 2015). For example, having a
very attractive headline on social media that makes more users to such sites curious about getting

COMMUNICATING...

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