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    Analysis of IMC

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    In forty three pages this paper examines the process of unification that is involved in integrated marketing communications in a consideration of what it is, how it functions, with IMC differences from conventional models and the criticism it has generated. Seventeen sources are cited in the bibliography and there is the inclusion of 1 table.

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    that occurs is a communication activity - the company is communicating to the consumer why they should buy the product. Thus, advertising is a form of persuasive communication. Weilbacher quoted  Russell Colley: "Advertisings job purely and simply is to communicate, to a defined audience, information and a frame-of-mind that stimulate action. Advertising succeeds or fails depending on how well it  communicates the desired information and attitudes to the right people at the right time at the right cost" (2001, p. 19). Weilbacher goes on to note that advertising produces  different effects in different people because each individual is unique and each perceives something different from any message they receive (Weilbacher, 2001). Advertising has historically been considered as a hierarchy  of effects with multiple purposes: 1. If the consumer has never heard of the brand, advertising must, first, cause brand awareness (Weilbacher, 2001, p. 19). 2. If the consumer has  heard of the brand but knows nothing of it, advertising must, second, arouse interest (Weilbacher, 2001, p. 19). 3. As the consumers interest is being aroused, advertising must, third,  describe the characteristics-- physical and ephemeral--of the brand so that the consumer will understand and fully appreciate them (Weilbacher, 2001, p. 19). 4. Once the consumer is aware of  and understands the brands characteristics, the advertising must, fourth, convince the consumer that the brand is superior to its competitors and should be purchased (Weilbacher, 2001, p. 19). 5.  The consumer acts--he or she buys the brand, or mentally prepares to do so (Weilbacher, 2001, p. 19). Believe it or not, the hierarchy of effects was first mentioned in  the literature in 1898, so, the premise has been around a very long time (Weilbacher, 2001). Numerous revisions, adaptations and so on have been made over the years but the 

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