Integrated Marketing Communications

Summit Executive Centre
205 North Michigan Avenue, 10th Floor, Chicago, IL 60601-5922
1/1/0001 12:00 AM - 1/1/0001 12:00 AM
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Integrated Marketing Communications - June 10-11, Chicago


Strategic Development and Tactical Implementation


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Ask a number of people in different parts of your company to tell you what a marketing campaign is. It’s a straightforward question with multiple answers – not only between companies but within them. A marketing campaign is not a press release. It’s not an advertisement or media placement. It’s not a promotion. It’s not training, offers, direct mail, web sites, etc. It’s all of these items used as part of integrated marketing communications. As a Marketer, you may use any of the tactics mentioned above in isolation but, when you do that, you’re not developing and launching an integrated marketing campaign. You’re employing a stop-gap tactic to remedy a temporary market or business situation.

Integrated marketing communications should drive purposeful, cross-functional and organizational collaboration to accomplish stated business objectives such as driving revenue growth, improving profit margins, increasing consideration and other meaningful goals that contribute to the core business objectives of the company such as generating revenue, margin growth and return on marketing investment.

When you’re trying to make an impact in the market, don’t forget the impact communications has on your internal sales team and employee base. Communications around a campaign should create the “single source of truth” that summarizes the objectives, strategies, tactical overview and assumptions to drive an integrated marketing communications approach internally and with partners.

Integrated Marketing Communications– Learning Objectives

  • What are the steps to developing an integrated communications plan?
  • What is the current thinking on integrated marketing communications, and how and why is each element critical to success?
  • What is the right mix of traditional and social media, digital, direct response, mobile, etc?
  • How do paid, owned and earned media interact?
  • Who are your critical organization partners in planning, and how can you motivate their participation and cooperation?
  • When should you work with an agency?  How many do you need?  How important is specialization versus integration?
  • How should you “package” integrated marketing communications for upper-management and broad organizational buy-in and action?

Integrated Marketing Communications  –  Who Should Attend

Marketing leaders and managers in any organization can benefit from this session so long as they currently are, or plan to be, involved in driving integrated marketing communications planning within their companies or organizations. The session is beneficial for both for-profit and nonprofit organizations, service- and product-oriented businesses and companies operating in B-to-B and B-to-C channels of distribution. Since we will be presenting a systemic approach to integrated marketing communications, content will be designed to cater to SMB’s and F100 companies alike.

Integrated Marketing Communications – Cancellation Policy

All Training Intensive cancellations and requests for refunds must be submitted to the AMA via email at cnelson@ama.org. Cancellations received four weeks prior to the event start date will receive a refund minus a $150 early cancellation fee. Cancellations received after that date will receive a refund minus a $300 late cancellation fee.

Registrants wishing to cancel may send someone to take their place without penalty if they send a written request with the replacement person’s name to info@ama.org at least two weeks prior to the event start date. No refunds will be given after May 27, 2014.

A conference registration may not be shared by two or more individuals. Space is limited and on-site registration cannot be guaranteed. Separate cancellation policies may exist for pre-conference programs, tutorials, and other associated events. Hotel and transportation reservation cancellations must be handled by the individual registrant directly with the hotel, airline and/or other company.

Integrated Marketing Communications – About the Instructors

Shane Johnston
Jon Barlow

 

Integrated Marketing Communications - Agenda

Day 1
8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Registration and Continental breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Program (includes lunch, morning, and afternoon breaks)
Session overview
  • Introductions – participants and instructors.
  • Goals for the session.
  • Game plan for the two days.
Start with “Why”
  • Who’s your audience? What’s going on with them?
  • Who – or what – is your competition?
  • What are your goals?
  • How is integrated marketing communications going to help?
  • Where do you start?
  • Five-minute marketer – share a challenge!
What is the state of integrated marketing communications in your organization?
  • What are you doing today – good or bad?
  • How do you decide what tactics to implement and where to spend your budget?
  • What stakeholders are currently involved versus what stakeholders need to be involved?
  • What is your current versus desired/optimal role in the process?
  • How do you know if what you’re doing is working?
  • Five-minute marketer – share a challenge!
Setting the stage: The Positioning Brief
  • Let planning and research be your guide.
  • How does messaging and positioning inform communications?
  • What’s the content secret? Delivered when, and how?
  • The role of Customer Relationship Management in integrated communications.
The Funnel: Getting your audience from Point A to Point B
  • How age-old AIDA can help
  • Sales: Friend or foe?
  • Building a path for your customers’ journey.
  • How can you tell if you’re winning? Analytics – predictive and reactive.
  • Five-minute marketer – share a challenge!
The Campaign Stack: Mapping communications to maximize coverage
  • An organizational tool for communications planning.
  • Integrated communications includes internal communications.
  • Marketing the integrated plan internally.
(Multi) media – viewing the landscape
  • Media strengths and weaknesses.
  • The Paid, Owned, Earned mix and how they work together.
  • What is PR’s role in marketing communications?
  • The death of [insert media here] and other trends in media.
  • Five-minute marketer – share a challenge!
 

 
Day 2
8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Continental breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Program (includes lunch, morning, and afternoon breaks)

Social media  – quicker and more personal communications

  • So many platforms, so little time. Are you participating?
  • Differences between and commonalities with traditional media.
  • Is it a substitute for traditional media?
  • Five-minute marketer – share a challenge!

Digital and mobile integration

  • Websites, landing pages and blogs – Oh, my!
  • Creative for a digital world.
  • SEO/SEM – Integrating search in communications.
  • Communicating to a multi-device audience.
  • New trends in digital advertising.
  • Five-minute marketer – share a challenge!

How did you do?  How do you know?

  • Analytics – Measure what matters.
  • Testing & Optimization and the path to (temporary) enlightenment.
  • The role of marketing automation in communications.
  • Five-minute marketer – share a challenge!

Tools of the integrated marketing communications trade

  • Campaign Stack template
  • Precision Content System map
  • Conversion funnel worksheet
  • Marketing campaign calculator

Let’s work it out!

  • Team case studies from real life
  • Recap of business marketing situation
  • Using the tools to design an approach

Your personal charge on leaving the session

  • Take home a leadership plan of attack
  • You will make a difference
 
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Training Series Location
Summit Executive Centre
205 North Michigan Avenue, 10th Floor
Chicago, IL 60601-5922
Phone: 1 888.887.2070 or 1 312.938.2000
Fax: 1 312.861.0324

Located in the heart of downtown Chicago on the northeast corner of Michigan Avenue and Lake Street (two blocks South of the Chicago River), Summit Executive Centre is just steps away from Millennium Park as well as the City's premier hotels, shopping and entertainment.
The Summit is conveniently located near two international airports: O'Hare (18 miles) and Midway (11 miles). It is also within a three to eight minute walk of six of Chicago's finest hotels, connected to two of them (the Swissôtel and Hyatt Regency Chicago) through an enclosed concourse and literally steps away (140 to be exact) from the rear exit of the Fairmont to the side entrance of the facility.

Recommended Hotels
Hyatt Regency Chicago on the Riverwalk
151 E. Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: 1 312.565.1234
Reservations: 1 800.233.1234
Walking Distance to Summit (3 minutes)

Swissôtel Chicago
323 E. Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone/Reservations: 1 312.565.0565
Walking Distance to Summit (5 minutes)

Fairmont Chicago
200 North Columbus Drive
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone/Reservations: 1 312.565.8000
Walking Distance to Summit (Less than 2 minutes)

Hard Rock Hotel Chicago
230 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: 1 312.345.1000
Walking Distance to Summit (1 Minute)

Hotel Monaco Chicago
225 North Wabash
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: 1 312.960.8500 
Walking Distance to Summit (3 Minutes)

Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront
71 East Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: 1 312.346.7100
Walking Distance to Summit (less than 2 Minutes)

Club Quarters
75 East Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: 1 312.601.3400
Walking Distance to Summit (less than 5 Minutes)

For more information, please visit Summit Executive Centre Accommodations.

Area Attractions and Events
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Directions to parking
Michigan Plaza 205/225 North Michigan Ave.

From Michigan Ave.
Take Michigan Ave south across the river to the third stop light, Lake Street., and take a right (West). Immediately turn right (North) on Garland and then right (East) on Lower South Water. Stay on the far right side of the pylons. Follow signs for 205 / 225 Michigan Plaza to the 2nd stop sign after crossing Lower Michigan Ave (Lower Columbus Dr.) and take a right (South) for one block. Take another right (West) on Lower Lake St. The entrance to the Public Parking Garage will be at the end of the street on your right.

From the North Suburbs
Take the 90/94 exit at Ohio St. and proceed East to State St., and take a right (South). At Illinois St. take a left (East). At Lower Michigan Ave. take a right (South) and proceed across the river to the second stop light, Lower South Water, (the first light is Lower Wacker Dr.) and take a left (East). Stay on the far right side of the pylons. Follow signs for 205/ 225 Michigan Plaza to the 2nd stop sign (lower Columbus Dr.) and take a right (South) for one block. Take another right (West) on lower Lake St. The entrance to the Public Parking Garage for will be at the end of the street on your right.

From the South or West Suburbs
From 90/94 or I 290 follow signs into Chicago via Congress Parkway. Take a left onto Columbus Dr. Proceed north for 5 lights to South Water Street. Make a left (West) and go DOWN THE MIDDLE RAMP TO THE STOP SIGN. Make a sharp left "U" turn around the pylons back East to lower Columbus drive. (Follow signs for 205/ 225 Michigan Plaza.) At lower Columbus Dr., take a right (South) for one block. Take another right (West) on lower Lake St. The entrance to the Public Parking Garage for will be at the end of the street on your right.

From LSD North/South
Exit at Randolph Street. Take a right (North) onto Columbus Drive. At the second light make a left (West) onto South Water and go DOWN THE MIDDLE RAMP TO THE STOP SIGN. Make a sharp left "U" turn around the pylons back East to lower Columbus drive. (Follow signs for 205/ 225 Michigan Plaza.) At lower Columbus Dr., take a right (South) for one block. Take another right (West) on lower Lake St. The entrance to the Public Parking Garage for will be at the end of the street on your right.

Park on any level P1-3, but you must pay on P-1 before exiting the garage. Take the elevator up to the Lobby Level of the building. Proceed to the security desk for your daily pass. Take the elevators on the left and go up to the 10th floor.

Parking Prices as of January 1, 2012 
(subject to change without notice)
$11.00 - prior to 7:30am until 10pm
$13.00 - prior to 9am until 10pm
$24.00 - after 9:30am
$18.00 - 2 hours to 4 hours

Transportation
O’Hare International Airport
Taxi: Allow 1 to 2 hours
Approximately $40.00-55.00
Airport Shuttle: GO Airport Express
Approx. $29.00 one way (subject to change)
Train: $5.00 for travel that originates at O’Hare Airport (subject to change)
Allow approximately 45 minutes to an hour

By train from O'Hare Airport
Take the "Blue Line To Loop" train into the city (about a 45-minute ride) to the Washington/Randolph Street station (below ground). Proceed up to the street level and walk east on Washington to North Michigan Avenue. Make a left and proceed to the 205/225 building entrance. Take the escalator up to the main lobby. Please stop at the security desk for 205 N. Michigan to obtain a Summit daily pass. Head to the right and take the middle bank of elevators to the 10th floor.

Midway Airport
Taxi: Allow 45 minutes to 1½ hours
Approximately $30.00-45.00
Airport Shuttle: GO Airport Express
Approx. $24.00 one way (subject to change)
Train: $2.25 (subject to change)
Allow approximately 45 minutes to an hour

By train from Midway Airport
Take the "Orange Line To Loop" train into the city (about a 35-minute ride) to the State/Lake Street station. Proceed east on Lake Street to North Michigan Avenue. Cross over North Michigan Avenue and proceed to the 205/225 building entrance. Take the escalator up to the main lobby. Please stop at the security desk for 205 N. Michigan to obtain a Summit daily pass. Head to the right and take the middle bank of elevators to the 10th floor.

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