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Published : Thursday, 10 Novemberber, 2016 03:44 PM
Ahmedabad, November 10, 2016
On Wednesday, Dr. Philip Kitchen, the renowned Marketing Guru, voted as one of ‘The Top 50 Gurus Who Influenced the Future of Marketing’, and the brain behind the concept of Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC), addressed the students of MICA, where he is currently enjoying a week-long visit from 4 – 10 November 2016.
As per his schedule, Dr. Kitchen engaged in an interactive learning session with students, researchers and faculty at MICA, thatfocussed on the changing perspectives and dynamics of the Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC) amid the changing realities and with the emergence of digital and other newer forms of media.
He commenced his lecture by drawing attention to the way media has transformed over the past decade – harping on a basic overview of marketing, game-changing communication and the key challenges faced by both these disciplines.Dr. Kitchen elaborated on how “demand side excellence is instrumental to win the marketing game”.His belief is that todaybusinesses need integrated communications, not justlocally or nationally, but also from a global perspective. Given the speed, span and reach of electroniccommunication, there are no purely local or national firms, only global ones. This situation creates andunderpins the need for communications which not only needs to be based on a sound and deepunderstanding of specific marketplace/space needs, but also adopts an integrated approach.Dr. Kitchen based his talk on this very concept, trying to answer the question if IMC is marketing oriented.
The talk was followed by a question answer session, whereby students interacted with Dr. Kitchen about the changing approaches of IMC, the impact of media options and the various examples he had used in the talk, one of which was Levi’s – for its effective IMC.
Established in 1991, MICA is the first residential institute in the country and perhaps in the Asia-Pacific region, dedicated to creating Leadership in Strategic Marketing and Communication.
Its spirit lies in its grasping of contemporariness, addressing the needs of an ever-changing environment. The MICA brand assures effective delivery of Strategic Marketing and Communication solutions to the industry, government and community.
Today, it is the alma mater of professionals serving in leadership positions in some of the best known companies in India and the world, in marketing, brand management, research & analytics, advertising, media, digital and other strategic marketing and communication-driven businesses.
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