Internship Report on Integrated Marketing Communication IMC tools Effectiveness of Banglalink

This research intends to explore the public relation and communication department under marketing department of Banglalink™. It is an exploratory research which gives an overall idea about the activities of the department and find out the IMC tools effectiveness, in addition this research will find out what the different types (working class, student, housewives, employees) think about the PR activities of Banglalink™. This research is based on a semi-structured questionnaire. The sample technique was stratified random sample. Total 85 respondents from Dhaka city where taken for this research. Based on their answers the analysis has been made. The sample size is divided in to five (5) sub-categories namely student, housewives, working class, agency personnel, and lastly the Banglalink™ employees.

Microsoft excel 2010 software was used for all sorts of calculation and graphical representation for the research. Based on the calculation all sorts interpretation and recommendation was given at the end. Each of the questions has its own calculation and diagram in this research paper.
After analyzing the questionnaire. Activities like TV, outdoor, press & publications are the most talked about in this research.

Least but not the last, based on the analysis recommendations are suggested for the PR and communication department. These recommendations will definitely improve the overall company image if implemented efficiently
PR & COMMUNICATIONS DEPARTMENT
The PR & Communication Department of Banglalink™ plays the key role of advertisement, public communication, promotion, event management, sponsorship, visibility & others. The department is consists of total 13 members leaded by one senior manager Mr. ShahedZubair, who has vast experience in PR & Comm. activities.

WHY YOU NEED PR

While the public part implies inclusion of things like public affairs, community relations, investor relations, public press conferences, media events, internal communications and crisis communications, it also involves a lot of behind-the-scenes, non-public activity. It could involve simply the writing of a press release, but it could also involve coordinating media contacts for an event or conference, securing credentials, lobbying for article placement and the like.

Sometimes public relation is an effort to influence the public. This is especially true for political action groups, associations and other groups. Sometimes public relation is community relations. Just look around your own community to see how many companies and organizations have a community affairs initiative or a person in charge with a related title. In larger, publicly held firms, this person is sometimes the director of investor relations. Investors are a public entity, so in this case public relation is appropriate.

What the public wants to hear is a good story. Good PR is the telling of a good story. The better the story, the better the acceptance by the public and the better the public relations, of course if the story is especially appealing to those that could be your clients, then you could have a PR homerun. In this case, it is communication with your target market that may or may not be very public.

PR's importance is changing, according to The Fall of Advertising and the Rise of PR (HarperBusiness). American marketing strategists Al and Laura Ries argue that public relations has become the most effective way to build a brand. Well-known brands like The Body Shop, PlayStation and Harry Potter spend little on brand-name advertising. The same is true for many entrepreneurial companies like yours. Business owners become known in their respective fields of concentration many times through public relations and the associated media generated.

PR is communication in many ways with your target market. Maybe instead of public relations we ought to call it target market relations or TMR. You may be communicating about a new product, spreading news about your company or making a major announcement. You want to communicate publicly, but the only people you care about are potential prospects, customers or investors, in the case of a partnership or a public company. One exception may be communication to a group that you are trying to influence for the best interest of your company and target market. An example of this is lobbying government.

Define what your public or target is in your public relations effort. This is best done by defining your target market and then any sub-segment. Lining up publications and broadcasts with the market and the segments will define what the public is for your public relations.

The bottom line is to get word out about you, your company, your products and services to those who could potentially buy from you. Public relation is just one part of marketing, as marketing is made up of many things. The good news about PR is the cost and the effectiveness when it's in front of your target market.
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