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Marketing Communications
Objectives, Strategy, Tactics



September 2018 | 584 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Uniting industry experience with academic expertise, the authors combine marketing communications and advertising with the branding perspective, providing students with a practical planning system and a seven-step approach to creating a comprehensive marketing plan.

 

The new SAGE Marketing Communications textbook is a contemporary evolution of the well-known Rossiter and Percy Advertising and Promotion Management textbook, which at its peak was adopted by six of the top 10 U.S. business schools – Stanford, Wharton, Columbia, Berkeley, UCLA, and Northwestern – as well as by the London Business School, Oxford’s Said Business School, and by most of the top business schools in Europe such as Erasmus University Rotterdam, INSEAD, and the Stockholm School of Economics. 

 

Key features include:

  • An author analytical approach with checklist frameworks in chapters, providing students with a systematic guide to doing marketing communications.
  • A managerial perspective, helping students to become a marketing manager and study as though they are in the role.
  • Coverage of key new marketing communications topics such as branding and social media. 

In each of the end-of-chapter questions there are mini-cases that involve real brands, and the numerous examples throughout the text refer to globally known brands such as Gillette, Mercedes, Revlon, and Toyota.

 

The book is supported by online instructor resources, including PowerPoint slides and teaching outlines for each chapter, multiple choice exam questions and answers, team project templates, true and false quizzes and answers, and an instructor manual.

Suitable for Marketing Communications and Advertising & Promotion modules at UG and PG levels.

 
Part I: Marcoms and Branding
 
Chapter 1: Marketing Communications and Campaign Planning
 
Chapter 2: Branding and Brand Positioning
 
Part II: Marcoms Campaign Objectives
 
Chapter 3: Campaign Target Audience Selection and Action Objectives
 
Chapter 4: Campaign Communication Objectives
 
Part III: Creative Strategy
 
Chapter 5: Key Benefit Claim and The Creative Idea
 
Chapter 6: Brand Awareness and Brand Attitude (Grid) Tactics
 
Chapter 7: Attention Tactics and Pretesting
 
Part IV: Sales Promotion Strategy
 
Chapter 8: Manufacturer and Retailer Promotions
 
Part V: Media Strategy
 
Chapter 9: Media-Type Selection and the Reach Pattern
 
Chapter 10: Effective Frequency and Strategic Scheduling Rules
 
Part VI: Campaign Management
 
Chapter 11: Setting the Campaign Budget
 
Chapter 12: Campaign Tracking
 
Part VII: Other Marcoms
 
Chapter 13: Corporate Image Advertising, Sponsorships, and PR
 
Chapter 14: Personal Selling and Customer Database Marketing
 
Chapter 15: Social Marketing and Ethics

Supplements

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Online Instructor Resources:

  • PowerPoint slides for each chapter
  • Multiple Choice Exam Questions and Answers
  • Teaching Outlines for each chapter
  • Team Project Templates
  • True and False Quizzes and Answers
  • An Instructor Manual

I was already a big fan of the seminal Rossiter & Percy textbook. I read the first edition as a student and became fascinated by advertising. Later, I used the second edition in my classes. Unsurprisingly, the new Rossiter, Percy, & Bergkvist book is an excellent textbook: clearly structured, based on a sound theoretical approach, and highly relevant for marketing practice. This symbioses of theory and practice provides students with a perfect knowledge base for their later job in marketing management.

Professor Dr. Tobias Langner
Schumpeter School of Business and Economics Bergische University Wuppertal

Rossiter, Percy, and Bergkvist’s Marketing Communications is a delightful guide full of essential concepts and theories for our students who are keen to learn modern “marcoms”. The authors take readers a delightful journey into a magical world of branding and communication.

Shintaro Okazaki
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Advertising, King’s College London

I grew up with this book. And as the authors continue to refine and update it, Marketing Communications represents one of the truly great insights into advertising, marketing and consumers.

Professor Mark Ritson
Melbourne Business School

Excellent, straightforward textbook that guides students through developing objective, strategy and tactics for campaigns.

Dr Joyce Costello
Corporate & Marketing Communications, Bournemouth University
April 7, 2018

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Chapter 1: Marketing Communications and Campaign Planning


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