Marketing Communications Strategy

Marketing Communications Strategy

 

 

ASSIGNMENT 1: ESSAY ASSIGNMENT (30%)

Instruction

Prepare approximately 1,000 words (of report body) on integrated marketing communications (IMC). In the essay, students should be able to demonstrate a thorough understanding of a recent revolution from an IMC perspective to an integrated brand promotion (IBP) perspective. The distinction between IMC and IBP must be addressed in a written essay report. The report will include a summary of events and issues related to the IMC program, target audiences, and the analysis of advertising and promotional activities that would impact on buyer behaviour.

 

The report should clearly identify and explain the following areas of:The IMC and IBP approaches and their purposes.The current events and issues related to the IMC program and its target audiences focusing primarily on a critical analysis of marketing communications activities that influence consumer behaviors and brand recognizability. Give some examples to explain and support in your paper.Make sure your paper is written as you find in other peer reviewed “academic publications” whereby there is:no first person context,your theme or ideas are prevalent, yetall thoughts are supported by factual evidence found in referenced peer reviewed journal articles to support your discussion.

 

GRADE EVALUATION MATRIX

Item

SCOREAcademic Writing

Overall report writing and structure, the Harvard style, e.g. referencing, quoting, citing format, flow, focus, spelling, grammar, as well as overall look and feel

/20Comprehension

Understanding of IMC

/10Comprehension

Understanding of IBP

/10Comprehension and Demonstration

Understanding of the recent revolution from an IMC perspective to an (IBP) perspective and its impacts on consumer behavior (with relevant examples).

/20Synthesis of Thought

Student demonstrates the inclusion of their own (new ideas) supported and based on credible peer reviewed research

/20Rationale and Credible Support

The paper is supported thoroughly by properly researched peer reviewed evidence.

/20

TOTAL

/100

 

Report Writing Structure

 

 

The followings are the key elements of the report:

 Cover Page (see example on the following page)Summary or AbstractTable of ContentsBody of Report (1,000 words, word count after “Conclusion” section)ConclusionReference List

 

 

 

**Special Note: The course requires the Harvard writing style of referencing for academic work.

 

No abbreviation in academic writing (it’s, that’s, ads, …)

Inappropriate referencing and quoting in the report body are not accepted, for instance, anonymous, quoting from websites/webpage, and quoting from lecture notes. Avoid using direct quoting in your writing when it is not necessary.

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