Providing a fresh and innovative framework for the management of marketing communication processes, this textbook uses references to communication studies, cultural studies and critical management studies to shift the focus from message-making to relationship-building. Providing a contemporary examination of marketing as a social process, author Varey focuses on a planned, integrated marketing communication programme. He combines a managerial perspective with current communication and marketing theory, to develop a contemporary set of principles, incorporating such recent developments as e-communication and new media. It investigates the issues of: * organizing and locating marketing in a business corporation * management responsibility for planning and decision making * the role of the marketing communication manager in contemporary society. With a good balance of theory and practice and UK and European case studies, this noteworthy book covers a range of issues of significance to both the public and private sectors, and large, medium and small businesses.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd