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Apples, oranges and fruit salad : a Delphi study of the IMC educational mix

Kerr, Gayle (2009) Apples, oranges and fruit salad : a Delphi study of the IMC educational mix. Journal of Marketing Communications, 15(2-3), pp. 119-137.

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Abstract

Once, we thought that comparing advertising and public relations was a bit like comparing apples and oranges. But with integration the new flavour, many academics are trying to cut and combine and create a fruit salad that will entice their customers and satisfy their stakeholders. While this has produced some culinary triumphs, it has also produced heartburn in equal quantity. This paper seeks the perfect recipe for integrated marketing communication (IMC) education by asking a Delphi panel of IMC champions questions relating to the place of IMC in the university setting; the teaching, research and curriculum development issues and the future for IMC education. The panel draws a chaotic picture of IMC education and identifies some important obstacles to curriculum development. It also predicts a number of key challenges for the future, including turf wars; the lack of faculty experience and enthusiasm to embrace IMC and the desperate need to grow the IMC brand. But perhaps the greatest challenge is how to create a generalist education in a culture of pecialisation that exists both in the university and in the workplace.

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ID Code: 27979
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: IMC Education, Curriculum Development, Obstacles to IMC Curriculum, Future of IMC Dducation, Delphi Study
DOI: 10.1080/13527260902757522
ISSN: 1352-7266
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > MARKETING (150500)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > MARKETING (150500) > Marketing Communications (150502)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Advertising, Marketing & Public Relations
Deposited On: 26 Mar 2010 16:06
Last Modified: 15 Aug 2012 01:22

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