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Focuses on how to achieve marketing objectives through direct inducements that offer an extra value or incentive for a product/service to ultimate consumers, sales force or distributor as well as through special events, sports, and causes, which together form a multi-billion dollar industry. Students will learn how to help an organization of any size develop closer relationships with target markets as well as trade partners and how to enhance the value of marketing communications strategies. Through lectures, case studies, and practical exercises they will learn how to incorporate sales promotion activities into an Integrated Communications plan, how to plan an event, create pricing and location strategies, and how to cost effectively promote them. Sponsorship development will be studied from the points of view of both event planner and corporate sponsor. Emphasis throughout will be on integrated marketing communications.