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IMC in Executive-Level Marketing Roles

IMC in Executive-Level Marketing Roles

Being able to lead marketing communications for a company requires combining your public relations, your advertising, your marketing, your social media and your internal and external communications all saying the same thing. In other words, it’s using Integrated Marketing Communications. As a marketing leader, you will need to create consistency every time someone interacts with your brand.

Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC) is when all the different communication tools of an organization are united in sharing the same message. A longer definition created by the WVU IMC faculty is "a strategic, collaborative and promotional business function through which a targeted audience senses consistent, persuasive and reinforcing brand messaging."

Executive-level marketing leaders play a crucial role in developing and implementing IMC strategies. They are responsible for setting the marketing direction, vision and aligning these with the company’s business goals.

Benefits of IMC for Executive-Level Marketing Roles

IMC can provide several benefits for executive-level marketing roles, including:

  • Improved communication and collaboration among marketing team members
  • Increased efficiency and effectiveness of marketing efforts
  • Stronger brand identity and customer loyalty
  • Improved marketing ROI

IMC is an essential tool for executive-level marketing leaders who want to create a strong brand identity and reach their target audience more effectively. By integrating all marketing activities, businesses can create a consistent and seamless brand experience that will help them build stronger relationships with customers and increase brand loyalty.

Your Next Step to Marketing Leadership

Employers want to see you investing in your professional development. As you’re looking to move into that next step, explore WVU’s Executive Cohort within the M.S. IMC online program. It’s designed for mid-career, busy professionals to show their leadership expertise at their company.

You’ll be able to focus some of your classes on your current company or organization with guidance from instructors who are leaders in the industry. Learn more about WVU’s M.S. IMC: Executive Cohort.

Have you ever wondered what it's like to move into a higher-level marketing role or are you being promoted and wondering what to expect? Here we explore what marketing executives do, what skills they have and how you can move into the C-suite. Explore what a marketing executive does and how you can get there in our Marcom Today blog.

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Meet the Author

Stefanie Moore

Stefanie Moore
Marketing Manager

Stefanie is a marketing manager in the Marketing Communications Online Programs through the College of Creative Arts and Media at West Virginia University. She is an alumna of WVU's M.S. in Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC) and has been working in marketing for over 6 years after beginning her career in the newspaper business. She's a marathon runner and she recently ran a qualifying time for the Boston Marathon.

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