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The Media Handbook: A Complete Guide to Advertising Media Selection, Planning, Research, and Buying,9780415873543

The Media Handbook: A Complete Guide to Advertising Media Selection, Planning, Research, and Buying

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9780415873543

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Pub. Date:
6/9/2010
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Routledge
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The Media Handbook is an easy to follow guide which will help a wide range of marketing/advertising students and practitioners gain a basic understanding of the media planning process. This textbook reflects the critical changes in how media today are planned, bought, and sold. Author Helen Katz looks at the larger marketing, advertising, and media objectives, and follows with an exploration of major media categories, including those emerging, such as branded entertainment and viral marketing. This cheap textbook is useful reference source in understanding the role of media planning in the marketing communications process.






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Summary

The Media Handbook provides an introduction to the complete media planning and buying process. Emphasizing basic media planning and buying calculations along with the practical realities of offering plan alternatives and evaluating the plan, this fourth edition reflects the critical changes in how media today are planned, bought, and sold.

Author Helen Katz looks at the larger marketing, advertising, and media objectives, and follows with an exploration of major media categories, including those emerging, such as branded entertainment and viral marketing. She provides a comprehensive analysis of planning and buying, with a continued focus on how those tactical elements tie back to the strategic aims of the brand and client.

The Media Handbook includes:

-examples to provide a better sense of how media planning and buying work in the real world

-research studies to give readers additional references for more in-depth information

-media terms defined when they are introduced, making readers more comfortable in subsequent discussions

-a selection of key resources offered as an appendix for individuals or companies wishing to find out more about a particular service or system.

This popular text is perfect for advanced students in advertising, media planning/buying, communication, public relations, and marketing, and it also will serve as an informative reference volume for practitioners.

Author Biography

Helen Katz is Senior Vice President and Director of Research for Starcom Mediavest Group. She has an extensive professional background in media research and has taught advertising and media planning at Michigan State University, the University of Illinois, Northwestern University, and Bradley University.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Introductionp. xiv
What is Media?p. 1
Media in the Marketing Contextp. 10
Developing Optimal Media Objectivesp. 33
Exploring the Media, Part 1: Traditionalp. 50
Exploring the Media, Part 2: Beyond Traditionalp. 103
Terms, Calculations, and Considerationsp. 120
Creating the Planp. 143
Offering Alternativesp. 163
Making the Media Buysp. 174
Evaluating the Media Planp. 187
Key Research Resourcesp. 193
Key Media Organizationsp. 197
Notesp. 203
Indexp. 210
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