The Advertising Handbook, 4th Edition

The Advertising Handbook, 4th Edition

Edited by Jonathan Hardy, Iain MacRury and Helen Powell this fully revised and updated edition of The Advertising Handbook is a comprehensive and accessible guide to contemporary advertising and marketing theory and practice, designed to meet the requirements, interests and terms of reference of the most recent generation of media and advertising students.

The Advertising Handbook provides a critical introduction to advertising and marketing practices today. Contributions from leading international scholars and practitioners offer extended coverage of the contemporary shifts and pressures reshaping the marketing communications (or advertising and marketing) industries and their relationship to the consumer. Profiles and case studies illustrate innovation and diversification among advertising, marketing and public relations companies. Discussion questions aid learning and encourage debate about the activities and influence of advertising today.

This Fourth Edition explores the growing significance of:

  • the influence of ‘Big Data’ and automation in digital advertising
  • tracking and profiling users across digital communications for targeted and personalised marketing communications;
  • the rise of media and advertising integration through sponsored content, product placement, native advertising and other forms of branded content;
  • the dynamic shifts in ad spending and media–advertising relationships across legacy media, online and social media; and
  • the complex profile of consumer behaviour that produces new challenges for brands and branding.

Jonathan Hardy is a Professor of Media and Communications at the University of East London, UK and a member of IAMCR.

Iain MacRury is Professor of Media and Communication and Deputy Dean in Research and Professional Practice at Bournemouth University, UK. He is a member of IAMCR through the institutional membership of Bournemouth University.

Helen Powell is a Principal Lecturer and Subject Head in the School of Social Sciences at the University of East London, UK.


Part 1: Marketing practices and processes

 1. Advertising and the modern world
 Joseph Turow
 2. What is an advertising agency in the twenty-first century? Advertising processes: from conception to execution and evaluation
 Iain MacRury
 3. Branding, brand value and the hidden persuaders on eBay
 Helen Powell
 4. Advertising, marketing and PR: deepening mutuality against a convergent media landscape
 Chris Hackley

Part 2: Changes in media, markets and marketing

 5. Media planning and buying
 Helen Katz
 6. Digital advertising and adtech: programmatic platforms, ideneity and moments
 Andrew McStay
 7. Branded content: media and marketing integration
 Jonathan Hardy
 8. Advertising regulation
 Jonathan Hardy

 Part 3: Promotional cultures, consumers and research

 9. Waving not drowning: understanding consumer behaviour in the age of big data
 Helen Powell and Katy Parsons
 10. How does advertising work?
 Paul Feldwick
 11. Advertising creativity
 Iain MacRury
 12. Advertising, agencies and globalisation
 Paul Springer
 13. Advertising across the BRICS
 John Sinclair
 14. The future of marketing and agencies: the next 10 years for consumer engagement
 Janet Hull


The above text is from the publisher's description of the book.

Title: The Advertising Handbook, 4th Edition
Editors: Jonathan Hardy, Iain MacRury and Helen Powell
Published: 2018
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781138678835

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