MKTG 2006 Marketing Communications

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 200086

Coordinator Michael Lwin Opens in new window

Description Developing and managing an effective integrated marketing communications (IMC) program is a vital part of successful marketing. Moreover, IMC is a highly visible and demanding aspect of marketing communication effort at brand level. This unit, grounded in marketing principles, provides students with an understanding of IMC, the marketing communication process, and coordinating major elements of the marketing communications mix - advertising, digital marketing, sales promotions, personal selling, sponsorship marketing, public relations, direct marketing.

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Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 2 subject

Pre-requisite(s) MKTG 1006

Assumed Knowledge

Basic principles of marketing.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Demonstrate the development of a brand�fs integrated marketing communications campaign, and the application of communication creativity;
  2. Interpret the theoretical foundations of integrated marketing communications, the marketing communications process, and the major elements of the marketing communications mix at brand-level;
  3. Analyse, through the use of appropriate theories, how integrated marketing communications is applied at brand-level;
  4. Discuss marketing communications in terms of cultural, social economical and environmental issues at brand-level.

Subject Content

- theoretical foundations of IMC, Marketing Communications decision making process, and Brand equity enhancement
- The communication process
- attitude and persuasion in Marketing Communications
- Marketing segmentation and Brand positioning
- Advertising and digital Marketing Communications
- message planning and implementation
- Broadcast media, Print and support media, and media analysis
- direct Marketing, sales promotion, digital Marketing, personal selling, Marketing public relations and sponsorship Marketing
- Evaluating IMC effectiveness

Assessment

The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
IMC group project 15 minute activity 2,000 word report 30 N Group
Final Exam 2 hours 30 Y Individual
Learning Portfolio 1,500 word equivalency 40 N Individual

Prescribed Texts

  • Chitty, W, Luck, E, Barker, N & Valos, M 2014, Integrated marketing communications, 4th Asia Pacific edn, Cengage Learning Australia. [Or latest edition]

Teaching Periods

2022 Trimester 2

Wsu Online

Online

Subject Contact Matthew Kelly Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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