Innovative Marketing Communications for Events Management provides students and event managers with a complete insight into the strategic and innovative marketing of events of all scales and nature. The book builds a conceptual framework for the development, planning, implementation and evaluation of innovative communication strategies for the marketing of events, and the effective use of events as an innovative communications method in general organizational marketing.
With a strong practical underpinning, Innovative Marketing Communications for Events Management emphasises to event managers the importance of effectively integrating a range of tools and techniques to communicate the event and provides them with a better understanding of how a variety of private and public sector organisations can use events within their communication strategies.
Tables. Figures. Case Studies. Introduction. Section One: Integrated Marketing Communications: Chapter 1:Marketing Communications Planning. Chapter 2:Research and Analysis. Chapter 3: Communications Objectives and Targeting. Chapter 4: Communications Strategy. Section Two: Communications Toolkit; Chapter 5: Public Relations. Chapter 6: E-Marketing Communications. Chapter 7: Advertising. Chapter 8: Event Sponsorship Programmes. Chapter 9: Sales Promotion. Chapter 10: Direct and Relationship Marketing. Section Three: Events as Communications Tools; Chapter 11: Promotional Events. Chapter 12: Corporate Sponsorship of Events. Chapter 13: Corporate Hospitality. Section Four: Ensuring Future Success; Chapter 14: Implementation, Evaluation and Control. Chapter 15: Trends and Forecasts. Index
The events industry, including festivals, meetings, conferences, exhibitions, incentives, sports and a range of other events, is rapidly developing and makes a significant contribution to business and leisure related tourism. With increased regulation and the growth of government and corporate involvement in events, the environment has become much more complex. Event managers are now required to identify and service a wide range of stakeholders and to balance their needs and objectives. Though mainly operating at national levels, there has been significant growth of academic provision to meet the needs of events and related industries and the organisations that comprise them. The English speaking nations, together with key Northern European countries, have developed programmes of study leading to the award of diploma, undergraduate and post-graduate awards. These courses focus on providing education and training for future event professionals, and cover areas such as event planning and management, marketing, finance, human resource management and operations. Modules in events management are also included in many tourism, leisure, recreation and hospitality qualifications in universities and colleges.