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Integrated marketing communication academic essay assignment -


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  1. 1. GET YOUR WORK DONE BY Integrated Marketing Communication and Cost per Thousand Analyses Basically integrated marketing communication is used by integrating different marketing tool, approaches, and resources within a company that will show up a maximum impact on the consumer minds and create an image of the product that will result in the form of the maximum profits at minimum cost. As we have discussed different marketing strategies rs above, it showed up that if we want to achieve a maximum impact over the viewers, the suggested integrated marketing tools for the American Eagle Outfitters are newspaper, pe television, direct mail, radio, magazines, outdoor activities and the internet online services. Our goal for the AEO to use and reallocate its current resources in such a way that get the maximum capacity for consumers, retain its current consumers and create a better image for the product we are offering. Similarly due to the current recession, AEO’s strategy would be Pa to retain its current customers, target new markets and involve in expansion of its current customer base to maintain its sales and develop customer base for the future operations. Basically the most of the focus for the IMC is to create a future customer base. By these means in near future it will help to boost its sales and profits within the allocated budget for de marketing activities. Newspaper: ra Newspapers have always played a major role in the promotions of the business for many years. AEO will be using this media to interact people who are intelligent and affluent customers. As Newspaper promotions has a great appeal to the intelligent and affluentpG consumers. In this AEO will be using articles and advertisements because these are excellent business tools that can be used to promote business inexpensively. Similarly newspaper will target new customers too. Because newspaper has a very short lead time and there is always need of fresh material to cover the pages. And people seeking for jobs or want o keep in touchTo about some details information about any political, social matter use newspapers. When AEO will be hitting through articles and the advertisement, it will cover people immediately within the short time. AEO will be using the Toronto Star newspaper as it has about the 2,349,760 newspapers per week. So it will be covering about 20 million people within a short time of one week. This will be used for the AEO for the aggressive marketing campaign and to get introduce to more consumers in a very short time. AEO will be using front page in the Toronto Star where it meets the eye of the onlooker. AEO will place the promotions on the newspaper that should focus on the customers problem instead of focusing on the companies’ GET YOUR WORK DONE BY
  2. 2. GET YOUR WORK DONE BY features. It will be using very expressive and active verbal forms of sentences. That will be very punchy and catch the attention the attention of consumers. Television & Radio: The second marketing tool suggested for the AEO is the TV. TV is a live and rs interactive source of advertisement. AEO will be focusing it by sponsoring different shows, functions, celebrity programs and highly viewing programs like American Idol, current news programs. Furthermore, AEO will be using its brand representatives as models during the pe shows allowing them to enhance their portfolio. By using their existing staff, it saves time and cost of recruiting additional staff for the shows. No doubt it will be having less audience selectivity, but it will be covering huge number of viewers by simple an absolute cost. It will Pa be having good mass marketing coverage in low cost per exposure. Similarly it will also help AEO to demonstrate their product visually to the consumers that can attract more customers’ attention. If we look over radio, it has a continuous decreasing trend, but AEO still be using it as it has very low cost and would be covering good local acceptance by consumers. de Direct Mail: Direct mail is a marketing technique in which the seller sends marketing messages directly to the buyer. Direct mail is a unique blend of advertising and sales. It is sometimes referred to as ra direct marketing or direct response marketing. Direct mail is basically a marketing message that is delivered to prospects by mail. It is opened one piece at a time and read one piece at apG time. Direct mail is the highly online interactive and more selective media to advertisement. In this we have a definite and selected customer base. AEO will be using this media for the current customers and available data base of the people interested in the similar product that our company is offering. Such data can easily be obtained from different companies for exchange of money. And then we’ll email them directly about updates, offers, new productTo range and by using this we can increase the rate of visits of our customers to our layout that increases the sales through in-pulse purchases. Magazines: Magazines are the source of marketing advertisement that has high and demographic selectivity. As compare to the newspaper, magazines have a long lead time. Magazines are usually monthly or weekly basis. No doubt it cost more, but it provides a large space to demonstrate your product thoroughly. AEO also has the plans to target the fashion outfits and GET YOUR WORK DONE BY
  3. 3. GET YOUR WORK DONE BY products through fashion magazines, where they can show their portfolios easily through photo shot of models. In this way AEO will also be able to target the high earning level customers for the product with high quality and price. Similarly it will also help AEO to get focus of the fashion conscious customer target base that do not care about the price but only for the new trends and fashions. This will also help AEO to achieve high margins by sale of rs their new trendy and innovative designs. Outdoor - Billboards: pe Outdoor Billboards are an effective medium for the massive publicity for AEO. It also very helpful to remind customer about their brands and about the new promotions, offers discounts and trends., It is because that AEO is in the maturity stage, soon it can be turn into the decline Pa phase if proper innovations, discount and change was not encountered. So billboard is an effective way to attract current customers about new trends and discounts about the product. The visibility and reach of this medium is a good supplementary marketing tool to use for a well known brand such as AEO. Its advantage is the relatively low cost of producing the de billboards with one time cost, as AEO has its reserved places for the publicity at different crosses, roads, fitness centers, universities and famous markets. By this mean, AEO is attracting half of older customers to avoid declining in their products. The Billboards should be advertised by the use of different celebrities to have a better tool for getting immediate ra attraction of the customers and to depict the sexuality in the outfits. Online:pG Online Media is a continuous advertising tool for now a days in the generation x and generation y. it covers the ages of 14 to 40 years. Online is a good marketing tactic to use as now a day most of the adults and generations rely on the internet source. It has been using asTo their first source to get information regarding any matter whether it is studies or something else. AEO should place their advertisement with online sites such as dating sites, job placement sites, fashion websites and have a point system linking to their membership level that enables them to receive discounts at AEO. Pay per click (PPC) advertising will offer AEO a new, effective way to attract potential customers to its business. It will reach customers online and will help build brand awareness, turn visitors into buyers and is a great complement to company’s existing online and offline ad campaigns and make them motivate to visit store for once. Similarly AEO will be focusing on the most traffic website such as face book, Google and other sources. That will help it most to attract more and more GET YOUR WORK DONE BY
  4. 4. GET YOUR WORK DONE BY customers. When we have to use IMC then an important thing is the scheduling of the different advertisement tools at different quarters of the specific year. It is because due to different trends and the seasons, people have arbitrary trends regarding their focus on the different marketing tools. For example it is not fair to use billboards in snow season when roads are not rs visible to the people then how billboards can be? These disused all above marketing tools are designed to bring these aspects to reality to increase consumer usage and engagement as well pe as drawing in new customers in order to increase sales volume and to use the fair use of the resources available. Detailed analyses of these marketing tools are located in Appendix. Pa de rapGTo GET YOUR WORK DONE BY
  5. 5. GET YOUR WORK DONE BY Appendix – IMC and CPM analysis IMC Tool Cost Viewers CPM rs Newspapers $80,000 300,000 $267 Television $200,000 275,000 $727 pe Direct Mail $12,000 8,000 $400 Magazines $42,000 40,000 $1050 Outdoor-Billboards $75,000 1,500,000 $50 Internet - Online Radio Total Cost Pa $85,000 $6,000 $500,000 500,000 50,000 $170 $120 de Table 1: IMC tools and CPM analysis As the newspaper is concern, we will be placing its publicity for the whole season. As per appendix B newspaper would cost $1,300 per week for 2” x 2” ad So accumulate estimated ra cost for the whole year would be $80000 and it will be covering 300,000 viewers, as per according to the newspaper circulation for our selected paper within a week. We have estimated that about 300,000 ads will be noticed among all the newspaper circulated.pG As television is the mostly used medium of advertisement now days. We will be using it in the peak seasons of the sales. For example we will be conducting it before the changing phase of the season when people need new cloths for the next seasons. It will be running for almost 5 to 6 months, shown in the graph below. As per 30 sec ad we have to bear a cost of $200,000To for the season and we will cover a huge number of customers about 275,000. It is because we will be launching our ad during prime times and it’s the 35% of the total viewer of the prime times. Direct mail has no time frame. We will be using it when we are in need to contact with our existing customers to offer them exclusive discount to create customer retention and to achieve loyalty. If we cover about 8000 customer then it will cost about $15,000 as we have an estimation of $1,500 for 1,000 4x6 postcards (includes postage). GET YOUR WORK DONE BY
  6. 6. GET YOUR WORK DONE BY The magazines are the advertisement tool that will cover high price products and elite class. And the CPM for this is too high. It is about $1050 per thousand viewers. We have an estimation of $42,000 of cost that will cover 40,000 viewers. Magazines will be keep on going with the trends on have their place in the prominent magazines for the AEO new trendy, exclusive and expensive outfits. rs Billboards are cost about $5000 to $500,000 according to the design, art and place of the billboard. As AEO has its reversed places for the billboards then it will save money and for pe this reason we will be having $75,000 for outdoor publicity. It has estimation of about covering 1.5 million viewers from the selected areas. It will be using in the February to April and then august to October. Pa In the online media for the pay per clicks and for the high traffic websites’ ad banners will cost $85,000 and it will be covering huge number of viewers due it the increasing trend of the internet and online media. It will cover about 500,000 viewers and this marketing tool will be using for the whole year. Similarly for the radio advertisement it will cost very low about de $6,000 on the rate of $80-$120 per week rotator. And it will be covering the people in the times when other activities are needed to be required to just keep in touch with the marketing campaign. As the radio trend is very much decreasing in this age so it will hardly cover 50,000 viewers in the marketing campaign. ra As described above the schedule for the advertisement in four quarters of the years are given below:pG AEO Advertising Jan Feb. Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec NewspaperTo Television Radio Magazines Direct Mail Not specified by time Billboards Online Table 2: Advertisement schedule for the whole year 2010 GET YOUR WORK DONE BY