MARKETNG 7025 - Integrated Marketing Communications (M)
North Terrace Campus - Trimester 1 - 2020
General Course Information
Course Code MARKETNG 7025 Course Integrated Marketing Communications (M) Coordinating Unit Business School Term Trimester 1 Level Postgraduate Coursework Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 36 hours Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Assumed Knowledge MARKETNG 7005 OR MARKETNG 7104 & MARKETNG 7023 Course Description The objective of the course is to help students understand the principles and practices of marketing communications, involving tools used by marketers to inform consumers and to provide a managerial framework for integrated marketing communications planning. Topics: the role of integrated marketing communications, organising for advertising and promotion, consumer behaviour perspective, the communication process, promotional objectives and budgets, creative strategy, media planning and strategy, broadcast/print & support media, direct marketing, sales promotions, PR and publicity, personal selling, international promotion, business-to-business promotions, and regulations and ethics.
Course Coordinator: Ms Kate DuryeaLecturer in Charge: Catherine (Kate) Duryea
Room: Nexus 10.19
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning OutcomesBy the end of this course students should be able to:
1. Apply marketing communication theories and concepts to understand the business environment for a company and understand marketing communication objectives
2. Undertake analysis to develop appropriate marketing communication objectives and for a specified target market considering a range of media and methods available to marketers
3. Identify, analyse and evaluate data, information based on evidence to develop a relevant marketing communications brief and audit
4. Present a brief verbal presentation to class showing insight and analysis
5. Show analysis in case study and discussion work for participation mark which indicates crticial thinking. Activities may cover campaigns which consider ethical implications.
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s) Deep discipline knowledge
- informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
- acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
- accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
1, 2, 3 Critical thinking and problem solving
- steeped in research methods and rigor
- based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
- demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
2, 3, 5 Teamwork and communication skills
- developed from, with, and via the SGDE
- honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
- encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
4, 3 Career and leadership readiness
- technology savvy
- professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
- forward thinking and well informed
- tested and validated by work based experiences
3, 4 Intercultural and ethical competency
- adept at operating in other cultures
- comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
- able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
- demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
5 Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
- a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
- open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
- able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
Requred text book: Chitty, Luck, Barker, Sassenberg, Shimp and Andrews (2018 – 5th Edition), Integrated Marketing Communications,
CengageLearning, (ISBN 9780170386517).
A discount code is available off the My Uni site.
Other books referred to in the course are:
Belch, Belch, Kerr and Powell, (2015) 3rd Edition, Advertising and Promotion: An Integrated Marketing Communication Perspective, McGraw-Hill, Sydney
Duncan, T. IMC, using advertising and promotion to build brands, International Edition, Irwin McGraw-Hill. Australia, Sydney (2003)
Rix, Buss & Herford. Selling, a consultative approach, 2nd Edition, Irwin McGraw-Hill. Australia, Sydney. (2001)
Recommended ResourcesOver the next 2 months you will be surrounded by Marketing Communications – some of the best resources for learning and thinking you have will be in the way you pay attention to the marketing communication that is around you. Think about what you see on TV, the web, read in papers and hear on the radio. Relate it to what you are talking about in tutorials and lectures and you’ll enhance your learning. In addition, more formal resources can be found in the way of -
Journal of Advertising Research
Journal of Marketing
Journal of Marketing Research
Online LearningMyUni will be used in this course for
- Lecture Slides available as PDFs
- AV Recording of the Lecture Sessions
- Assignment Submission
- Class-sourcing - discussion and thoughts
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesAs outlined in the course timetable, this course uses face-to-face lectures with discussions and workshop, online video and learning content,
The timetable will be discussed in depth in the first lecture.
No information currently available.
Learning Activities Summary
Session Date Topic 1 Introduction to course
Integrated Marketing Communications - an overview
2 Persuasion and Segmentation 3 Advertising and Media Planning and Analysis
Legal and ethical discussion
4 Advertising Strategy and Implementation 5 Broadcast Media 6 Print and Support Media 7 Digital and social media marketing 8 Sales Promotion and Direct Marketing 9 Public Relations and Interactive Marketing 10 Personal Selling and Relationship Marketing 11 IMC Evaluation and Measurement and Exam Revision and Preparation
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- Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Assessment Task Task Type Due Weighting Learning Outcome Session Participation and Discussion Individual
10% CLO 1 and 5 Advertising Presentations Groups of 3-4, depending on final numbers,
marks given for individual work
Presentations from sessions 5 - 10 10% CLO 1 2 4 Communications Audit Group After Session 10 10% CLO 1 2 3 Campaign Briefing Report Group After Session 11 20% CLO 1 2 3 Exam (closed book) Individual Exam period 50% TOTAL 100%
Due to the current COVID-19 situation modified arrangements have been made to assessments to facilitate remote learning and teaching. Assessment details provided here reflect recent updates.
Group presentation Some groups were able to present in class as per the original criteria (Sessions 5 and 6). Some groups scheduled for sessions 7 or later will now put a script in the ‘notes’ section of the power point. ONE person puts this on the site but individuals are marked according to criteria below (avoiding comment on actual delivery as you will be doing this with audio or verbal element).
Assessment DetailThe assessment components are as follows:
Session Participation 10% Ongoing through trimester
During each session students have the opportunity to discuss case studies, make comments and add to the learning environment. You do not receive marks just for turning up - you must listen attentively, make contributions and also show insights in your participation.
Advertising Presentation 10%
This is presented as a trio or group of four but you are marked individually.
More details in class.
Communications Audit (groups of up to four) 10% 2500 words
You select a company that has been heavily promoted across a range of media. While it may be a global, national or regional campaign, focus on what is shown, viewed or accessible for Australian consumers. More details in class.
Campaign Briefing Report (same group of four) 20% 3500 words
Continuing from your Audit, you prepare an extensive brief to an Advertisign and Public Relations Agency. More details in class.
Three-hour exam. The format will be confirmed later. This is a closed book exam. No material, dictionaries or calculators are permitted.
SubmissionSubmission - via MyUni - Turnitin
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M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
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