This paper relates integrated marketing communication (IMC) to market orientation (MO), brand orientation (BO), and external performance measures. The perspective adopted here argues that for clarity of meaning, IMC should be grounded and interpreted with these other concepts in mind. Specifically, this paper clarifies the links between IMC, MO, and BO, and proposes a testable model linking the relationships among these concepts and facets of customers, and organizational performance. The paper concludes by discussing implications of the study for both academics and practitioners.
Journal of Advertising,
Vol. 34, no. 4 (Winter 2005), pp. 11-23