Please remember that “marketing” and “advertising” are not the same. Marketing is the overall umbrella term under which advertising is one part, just as public relations and social media are parts of marketing. The difference is that “advertising” is paid and usually is in the form of TV and radio commercials, Internet ads or Google AdWords, commercial videos before you watch a YouTube video or news video, etc.
Before writing this paper, think about your target customers. Who are they specifically, how can you best reach them, what platforms do they use, etc.?
This paper must include the following:
You will need one clearly stated strategic marketing message you want consistently stated across all platforms.
Demonstrate an appropriate mix of marketing: advertising, public relations, sales promotion, direct marketing, and personal selling. You should include the Internet and social media, too, as appropriate to your promotional effort. With social media, which platforms will you select and why? How will you post relevant and interesting content? Videos? Sponsored content? Explain exactly what you will do, when—during the week/year—you will do it, and why.
What Types of Marketing For Your Marketing Mix?
- Traditional: Newspapers, TV, Cable, Radio, Magazines
- Streaming: Hulu, specific channel subscriptions.
- Out-of-Home: Buses, billboards, wallboards, wraps, car wraps, banners, signs, posters, cinema, aerial, point-of-sale, street corner spinners, ferries, water taxi, tray liners at restaurants/fast food, rack cards, create your own publication.
- Emerging Media: Videos, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Mixed Reality, Geo-Fencing, iBeacons, Mobile Targeting, Podcasts, Webinars, Live, RFID.
- Online: Video Pre-rolls, popups, AdWords, Blogs, Retargeting
- Direct: (In-home and online): Email, snail mail, telemarketing, “Biking Billboards”
- Social media: Ads, boost posts, blogs
- Mobile (Ads, text, geo-fencing, RFID)
- Experiential marketing (Demonstrations, Conference Presentations, Speaking Events, Awards)
- Word of Mouth (Leverage your best customers)
- Promotions: Giveaways, discount coupons or codes, in-store BOGO,
- Public Affairs (Op-Eds, Advocacy, Experts at Conferences), White Papers on Issues.
- Media Relations (Expert Interviews, profile stories, Research studies)
- Sponsorships, Events
Describe your primary objective for your promotional approach. Outline the measurable initiatives you want to accomplish. What is the advertising goal to which you will measure success for your advertising expenditures?
Describe each of your promotional activities, what you will do, why, and when. Create a year-long chart so I can clearly see the initiative, when, and why. You can use the following for a template.
Here is an example of the chart filled out as if Pacific Science Center Seattle was your client business.
Be strategic in your planning. Demonstrate your strategic skills with this paper and included chart!!!!!!! Pretend you are spending your own money. For instance, if you have seasonal product or service, you may lighten expenditures during the off-season just to keep awareness up, but then heavy up promotion efforts during the busy season.
You must show a clear understanding of what you want your Integrated Marketing Communications promotional strategy to do for you in terms of measurable outcomes.
Two-pages, single-spaced, using APA style.
Please remember to include APA citations, and use correct APA citation style.