Skip to content

Media Planning and Buying in the 21st Century Second Edition

Spend $50 to get a free DVD!

ISBN-10: 148193872X

ISBN-13: 9781481938723

Edition: N/A

Authors: Ronald Geskey

List price: $79.95
Shipping box This item qualifies for FREE shipping.
Blue ribbon 30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee!
what's this?
Rush Rewards U
Members Receive:
Carrot Coin icon
XP icon
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!


Want a job in advertising? Well, the marketing and media revolution continues unabated! Advertising media planning also continues in its transition to integrated marketing communications.Media Planning & Buying in the 21st Century is the most comprehensive, up to date, and easy to read media book available.Introducing the Second Edition (January 2013) of Media Planning & Buying in the 21st Century! Written for college students and early career professionals, the book is a how to media planning & buying textbook and reference.The second edition is updated with new industry trends for marketing and markets, traditional and digital media, including internet marketing, social media and a whole new chapter on Media Sales, a major source of ad jobs. Says Lou Schultz, a one-man media think tank and former CEO of Interpublic's Initiative Media:"Ron's book is a remarkable effort to support the way academia must evolve if it is to keep pace with business practices. It is difficult to write an introductory book on any subject, let alone media, without becoming entangled in the tapestry and constraints of history. I think Ron has succeeded. He has changed the framework of the discussion from what I would call pigeonhole thinking to an ecumenical presentation of how the future will shape the perception and use of advertising and media in the 21st Century."The book's 560 pages provides instructor's with a lot of content and flexibility in designing classes. The contents include:Welcome to the FutureThe business of mediaThe 21st century revolution in marketing, markets & mediaMedia math reviewAudience concepts (all media)Understanding media costsMedia ImpactMedia in marketingCommunications rolesTarget market prioritiesGeographic strategiesTiming strategiesThe tools of IMCTraditional mediaInternet marketingSocial media marketingBuilding the media planMedia buying negotiationsBuying broadcast mediaBuying print mediaBuying online mediaGuerrilla media buyingMedia salesThe futureInstructor FlexibilityBecause the book is a hefty 550+ pages ( a workbook and reference are also available) it gives profs the flexibility to emphasize the content that THEY judge to be most important for their students-whether all material or emphasizing planning, buying, selling, or new media. Instructors can also supplement the text with a learn by doing workbook and a media reference which includes real world media costs.Why did I Write this Book?This book was written because there is not a really good media book available (my opinion). One fairly popular book caused my students to ask, "Where's the beef?" Another is so boring and disorganized that students are unable to comprehend the content. All are out of date. In the age of new media, some authors have almost forgotten that media is primarily a marketing discipline. Other books barely mention media buying which is at least half the importance of the function. None give a paragraph to IMC or integration. So here's why I decided to write my own book!Media is a creative, strategic marketing discipline, and should be presented that way.We are in an exciting period with change all around us. We are in the midst of a 21st century revolution, but no authors seem to have noted that fact, other than the digital revolution.Current books are not comprehensive, e.g., barely mentioning the discipline of MEDIA BUYING which is at least half of the importance of the media function and and have somehow lost their marketing focus.
Customers also bought

Book details

List price: $79.95
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication date: 1/24/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 584
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

The author, Ron Geskey, has over 30 of experience with major advertising agencies and universities. He has both taught and made his living at media planning and buying for Fortune 50 clients. Ron's professional career began at Leo Burnett in Chicago where he worked in media and in account management on accounts like Keebler Cookies & Crackers, Green Giant, H.J. Heinz, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Allstate Insurance, Union Oil, Glad Bags and others. At D'Arcy, Ron worked with 13 divisions of the 3M Company as well as retail and banking businesses. Ron moved to Detroit in the 1980s to assume a senior management role on the Chevrolet account, both in media and account management.Ron has a masters in communication from Southern Illinois University, doctoral work at Texas Tech, and management development programs at Wharton School of Business, Northwestern University, and Michigan State University. Ron has also written several books, including the annual Thumbnail Media Planner, David vs. Goliath: Guerrilla Media Buying for Small Business: a New Way to Win, Free Marketing in Social Media, and others.