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Marketing Communications: A Brand Narrative Approach

December 2009, ©2010
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Marketing Communications: A Brand Narrative Approach is a mainstream, student-driven text which gives prominence to the driving force of all Marketing Communications: the imperative of Branding. The book aims to engage students in an entertaining, informative way, setting the conceptual mechanics of Marketing Communications in a contemporary, dynamic context. It includes key current trends such as:
  1. Brand narrative approach - Cases such as Dove, Harley-Davidson, Nike and World of War Craft feature real-life, salient examples which are engaging for students and reflect the growth of co-authored brand ‘stories’ to help build and maintain brands by customer engagement through meaningful dialogues.
  2. Media neutral/multi-media approach   - This text has a sound exploration of online and offline synergy combining one-message delivery and multi-media exposures, through    examples of companies and political campaigns using ‘non-traditional’ media to reach groups not locking into ‘normal channels’.

This brand new text features an impressive mixture of real-life brand case studies underpinned with recent academic research and market place dynamics. The format is structured into three sections covering analysis, planning and implementation and control of Marketing Communications. Using full colour examples of brands, and student-friendly diagrams, the book acknowledges that the modern student learns visually as well as through text.

***COMPANION WEBSITE - www.marketing-comms.com ***

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Table of Contents

Part 1: Introduction to Marketing Communications.

Chapter 1 Introduction to Marketing Communications.

Chapter 2 How Marketing Communications Works.

Part 2 Analysis and Planning for Marketing Communications.

Chapter 3 Analysis of Target Markets.

Chapter 4 Marketing Communications Effects and Objectives.

Chapter 5 Marketing Communications Strategy and Planning.

Chapter 6 Strategic Positioning.

Chapter 7 Tactics and Techniques of Positioning

Part 3 Implementation and Control of Marketing Communications.

Chapter 8 Building Brand Equity.

Chapter 9 Brand Narrative and Relational Management.

Chapter 10 The Marketing Communications Mix.

Chapter 11 Advertising Strategy.

Chapter 12 Advertising Creativity.

Chapter 13 Media Concepts and Media Planning.

Chapter 14 Public Relations and Hybrid Marketing Communications.

Chapter 15 Sales and Sales Promotion.

Chapter 16 Beyond Traditional Marketing Communications.

Chapter 17 Evaluating Marketing Communications.

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The Wiley Advantage

Marketing Communications is unique in its combination of branding and marketing communications.

•     Student orientation: the text has been written from a teaching perspective and the structure, content and pedagogical logic make this a very student-friendly book with guidance on linking theory to practice.

•     "Matter of fact" boxes which report back from the market place or academic research on relevant market findings.

•     "Theory and Practice" boxes which help the student make links between concept and context

•     "Seminar-friendly Case Studies" small case studies of one page length to be used in conjunction with other learning resources and for use within an average seminar situation.

•     "Opinion pieces" featuring ad hoc views of people in the industry as well as those not associated with marketing communications (eg: Joan Bakewell article in The Independent about 2018meaning and consumption'.

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Professor Reviews

“It [Marketing Communications] is very up-to-date in terms of its commentary on new forms of alternative media and marketing opportunities that take advantage of technological breakthroughs and new user driven channels of communication. The case studies and examples that have been selected are very recent and are used extremely well to illustrate the respective topics and issues.”
Dr Nik Mahon – Senior Lecturer, Southampton Solent University

“It [Marketing Communications] adopts a sufficiently recognizable overarching framework of analysis, planning and control for lecturers to feel confident that it fulfils the needs of a basic level 1 or 2 marketing communications module. Yet at the same time and more importantly perhaps it offers quite a different perspective that seems to emphasize the creativity and art of marketing communications. The use of brand communications (rather than marketing) and emphasis on target audience, message content and media channels is contemporary and exciting, while the narrative approach reflects the move towards narrative in many different fields including marketing and consumer behaviour.”
Dr. Beverley Hill, University of Gloucestershire

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Instructors Resources
Lecturer Companion Website
Visit the companion website at: www.marketing-comms.com for a full range of Instructor and Student Resources including Case Teaching Notes, PowerPoint slides, Test Bank, Video Clips and Interactive Glossary.


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Marketing Communications: A Brand Narrative Approach
ISBN : 978-0-470-31992-5
606 pages
December 2009, ©2010
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