Effective Integrated Marketing Communications / Marketing communications

Effective Integrated Marketing Communications

Integrated marketing communication scores over traditional ways of marketing as it focuses on not only winning new customers but also maintaining long term healthy relationship with them. Integrated marketing communication ensures two way dialogue with customers - a must in all business. Customer feedbacks need to be monitored well if you wish to survive in the long run. Remember, their feedbacks are valuable and need to be evaluated carefully. Gone are the days when marketers used to rely only on advertising and simple promotions to make their brand popular among end- users. In the current scenario of cut throat competition, marketers need to promote their brands by effectively integrating relevant marketing tools for better results and increased productivity. Integrated marketing communication plays an essential role in delivering a unified message to end-users through various channels and thus has better chances of attracting customers. A single message goes to customers across all marketing channels be it TV, Radio, Banners, hoardings and so on. Integrated marketing communication ensures the brand (product or service) is an instant hit among end-users. It also develops a sense of attachment and loyalty among end-users.

Integrated marketing communication plays an integral role in communicating brand message to a larger audience. Integrated Marketing communication helps in integrating all essential components of marketing to communicate similar message to potential and existing end-users.

Integrated marketing communication goes a long way in creating brand awareness among customers at a minimal cost. Integrated marketing communication is essential not only for business to business marketing but also for direct interaction with customers. Organizations implementing integrated marketing communication not only successfully promote their brands among target audience but also develop trust among them who would always stick to their brands, no matter what. Through integrated marketing communication, similar message goes to customers simultaneously, eventually creating a better impact on them. Believe me, the end-user does not even think of buying Brand B, if features and benefits of Brand A are communicated well to the end-users. Integrated marketing communication is more effective as it carefully blends various marketing tools such as advertising, public relations, direct marketing and so on.

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It's easy to learn, but difficult to apply

by SDSUgrl

Marketing in itself is a very basic concept. You take what you are given (whether it be a product or service) and be able to develop and implement your marketing plan through communication and sales objectives that will in turn increase your ROI.
There are many fields in marketing such as the known advertising and promotions. But there are others such as marketing research (involving statistics...which is not an easy major by all means), measuring effectivness through trial and errors, sales, integrated marketing communications, etc.
Because there is no such way to determine if say, advertising has a direct effect on sales, it is difficult to pin point a company's most effective strategy when marketing a good/service

LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing Dimensions of Integrated Marketing Communication: Effective Brand Communication and core value projection in the new age of media fragmentation, competition and clutter
Book (LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing)
Harvard Business School Press Integrated Marketing Communications: Creativity, Consistency, and Effective Resource Allocation
Book (Harvard Business School Press)