Concise yet comprehensive, this practical guide covers the critical role of the account planner in advertising. The new edition of Advertising Account Planning features several new topics as well as deeper content in existing areas based on feedback from students, instructors and practitioners.
1. Account Planning History and Practice 2. The Role That Account Planning Plays in a Campaign 3. Brand Destination Planning 4. Situation Analysis 5. Benchmarking Consumer Perceptions 6. Understanding the Consumer Mindset 7. Developing Insights 8. The Role of Advertising 9. Segmenting the Target Market 10. Brand Positioning 11. Brand Personality 12. Brand Essence 13. What Is a Big Idea? 14. Briefing the Team to Get a Great Campaign 15. Account Planning and IMC 16. Measuring the Success of a Campaign 17. The Future of Account Planning 18. Business-to-Business Case Study: Recon Software 19. Packaged-Goods Case Study: Chiffon Margarine 20. Retail Case Study: Kmart and Sears