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Subtitles: English, Spanish, Korean

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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What is IMC? IMC Planning Background

This course is designed as an introduction to the field of Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC), to help you make better marketing communications decisions. We will define what integrated marketing communications is. We will run through the marketing process and how to elaborate on the important decisions that marketing managers need to take through the marketing process. Additionally, we will learn about the latest trends in the market and how we can establish brand equity and loyalty, and talk to several experts in the field.

11 videos (Total 65 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
11 videos
Understanding the Marketing Process5m
Decisions Required for an Effective Communications Campaign8m
Building Customer Based Brand Equity9m
Brand Loyalty6m
How to Run a Successful Marketing Communications Campaign?6m
How to Choose a Marketing Communications Agency?3m
Structure of an Advertising Agency5m
What are the Main Skills Required to Work in an Advertising Agency?3m
1 reading
Managing Brands for the Long Run45m
1 practice exercise
Module 1 Graded Assessment20m
2 hours to complete

IMC Planning Process

We focus on the planning process for an effective integrated marketing communications campaign. We will talk about the potential challenges you may come across while we are communicating with your consumers and the tricks to overcome these challenges. You will learn the theories on how advertising works and how consumers make decisions. Additionally, you will be able to establish your marketing communications budgets. You will learn to tailor your communications strategy in line with the specific company characteristics, goals and needs.

9 videos (Total 54 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
9 videos
Consumer Decision Making Process8m
How Advertising Works – AIDA and Hierarchy of Effects Models6m
Consumer Approach to the Buying Process: FCB Grid5m
Determining Marketing Communications Budget6m
Relationship Between Communications Budget & Sales4m
How to Convince Senior Executives on the Marketing Communications Budget?3m
3 readings
How Advertising Works: What do We Really Know?28m
Brands and Branding: Research Findings and Future Priorities35m
Optional Reading10m
1 practice exercise
Module 2 Graded Assessment20m
2 hours to complete

Advertising Management & Design

After this module, you will be able to put into practice the theoretical approaches to advertisement design. You will be able to learn about possible message strategies, advertising appeals and executional frameworks through a lot of examples. Additionally, you will see professionals’ points of view on the creative process.

10 videos (Total 54 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
10 videos
Advertising Appeals I – Emotional, Fear, Humor5m
Advertising Appeals II – Rationality, Sex, Scarcity4m
Executional Frameworks I - Animation, Slice of Life, Dramatization, Informative6m
Executional Frameworks II – Testimonial, Authoritative, Demonstration, Fantasy4m
Spokesperson Selection5m
McCann Point of View: How Should a Creative Brief Be? What are the Main Steps of the Creative Process?11m
FCB Point of View: How Should a Creative Brief Be? What are the Main Steps of the Creative Process?3m
1 reading
Optional Reading10m
2 practice exercises
Message Strategies Practice Quiz16m
Module 3 Graded Assessment20m
2 hours to complete

Marketing Communications Mix

In this module we will work on the elements of the marketing communications mix. You will have access to the latest trends and tools that are used in integrated marketing communications. You will be able to use tools such as customer promotion activities, public relations, cause related marketing, crisis management, social media marketing, digital marketing, and search engine optimization for your products and services.

9 videos (Total 60 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
9 videos
Crisis Management7m
Digital Marketing & Social Media9m
What are the Latest Trends in Digital Marketing?3m
Search Engine Optimization & Content Marketing5m
Evaluation of an Integrated Marketing Communications Campaign8m
Ready for more?2m
2 readings
A Strategic Perspective on Sales Promotions15m
Optional reading on social media20m
1 practice exercise
Module 4 Graded Assessment20m
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Top reviews from Integrated Marketing Communications: Advertising, Public Relations, Digital Marketing and more

By WRJun 6th 2017

This was actually a great learning experience for me. The course interested me so much that I was able to complete the entire module within 2 days. Thanks for providing me a great learning experience.

By ENov 11th 2016

I was recommended by other to study this course. I am really appreciate his recommendation since I have developed a big picture about the advertising industry. This course is really useful to me.



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About the Marketing Mix Implementation Specialization

In this Specialization we will delve into the marketing mix and the skill-set needed to implement successful marketing strategies. Join us and explore the four key concepts of the marketing mix model, also known as the 4Ps: Product (Brand and Product Management), Pricing, Place (Distribution Channel Strategy and Retail) and Promotion (Communication Strategies, PR and Advertising). This course primarily focuses on implementation so you can immediately apply the lessons learned to your work or to a business idea that you are thinking of taking to market. After completing the four courses, you will be able to take part in the Capstone Project where you will have the opportunity to put into practice what you have learned in this specialization by running a real product through the marketing mix....
Marketing Mix Implementation

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