MARKETNG 7025 - Integrated Marketing Communications (M)
North Terrace Campus - Trimester 3 - 2022
General Course Information
Course Code MARKETNG 7025 Course Integrated Marketing Communications (M) Coordinating Unit Adelaide Business School Term Trimester 3 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, 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, business-to-business promotions, regulations and ethics.
Course Coordinator: Amelie Burgess
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)
Attribute 1: Deep discipline knowledge and intellectual breadth
Graduates have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of their subject area, the ability to engage with different traditions of thought, and the ability to apply their knowledge in practice including in multi-disciplinary or multi-professional contexts.
1, 2, 3
Attribute 2: Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving
Graduates are effective problems-solvers, able to apply critical, creative and evidence-based thinking to conceive innovative responses to future challenges.
2, 3, 5
Attribute 3: Teamwork and communication skills
Graduates convey ideas and information effectively to a range of audiences for a variety of purposes and contribute in a positive and collaborative manner to achieving common goals.
Attribute 4: Professionalism and leadership readiness
Graduates engage in professional behaviour and have the potential to be entrepreneurial and take leadership roles in their chosen occupations or careers and communities.
Attribute 5: Intercultural and ethical competency
Graduates are responsible and effective global citizens whose personal values and practices are consistent with their roles as responsible members of society.
Attribute 8: Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
Graduates are self-aware and reflective; they are flexible and resilient and have the capacity to accept and give constructive feedback; they act with integrity and take responsibility for their actions.
Requred text book: Chitty, Luck, Barker, Sassenberg, Shimp and Andrews (6th edition), 2021 Integrated Marketing Communications,
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 Modes
Students are expected to have read the appropriate chapter(s) from the text before each lecture; the lecture will expand on the key points and provide examples. Workshops are used to discuss cases and theory application to enhance the learning development.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.
The University expects full-time students (i.e. those taking 12 units per semester) to devote a total of 48 hours per week to their studies. This means that you are expected to commit approximately 9 hours for a three-unit course or 13 hours for a four-unit course, of private study outside of your regular classes.
Students in this course in Adelaide are expected to attend all lectures throughout the semester each week as scheduled. Please refer to Access Adelaide for your timetable and enrolment details. With COVID 19 some students will be offshore so they can listen to the lecture. There will be participation questions for offshore students to do each week.
“Essential Information for Students” document contains crucial dates and information
Learning Activities Summary
Topic: Lecture - Introduction to course, Integrated Marketing Communications an overview
Text: Chapter: Please read chapters 1 and 2 (to page 57) from the text book
Topic: Lecture - Persuasion
Text: Chapter 2 (page 57 to 69) and Chapter 3
Topic: Lecture - Advertising, Media Planning and Analysis
Text: Chapters 4 and 6
Topic: Lecture - Advertising Strategy and Implementation
Text: Chapter 5
Topic: Lecture - Broadcast Media
Text: Chapter 7
Topic: Lecture - Print and Support Media
Text: Chapter 8
Topic: Lecture - Digital and Social Media Marketing
Text: Chapters 9 and 10
Topic: Lecture - Sales Promotion and Direct Marketing
Text: Chapter 11
Topic: Lecture - Marketing Public Relations and Interative Marketing
Text: Chapter 13
Topic: Lecture - Personal Selling and Relationship Marketing
Text: Chapter 12
Topic: IMC Evaluation and Measurement
Topic: Exam Revision and Preparation
Please note further details will be on MyUni
Specific Course RequirementsTo gain a pass for this course, a mark of at least 50% must be obtained on the examination as well as a total of at least 50% overall. Students not achieving the minimum exam mark will be awarded no more than 49.
All assignments are to be lodged by the due date and time. A late assignment where no extension has been granted will be penalised by a reduction of 5% of the mark given for each day, or part of a day, that it is late.
Extensions to the due date of individual assessment may be granted under special circumstances. An extension request based on medical or compassionate grounds must include a professional report and evidence found in the Replacement Assessment application available at: http://www.adelaide.edu.au/student/exams/pdfs/maca_medical_compassionate_applic.pdf
Students applying for an extension based on medical reasons must visit their medical practitioner, with the approved University form, and have the medical practitioner complete it. A normal doctor's certificate will not be accepted. For replacement examination due to extenuating circumstances refer to: http://www.adelaide.edu.au/student/exams/pdfs/maca_extenuating_circs_applic.pdf
Legible hand-writing and the quality of English expression are considered to be integral parts of the assessment process.
Students in this course are not permitted to take a DICTIONARY (English or English-Foreign) into the examination nor bring in mobile phones.
The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:
- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
- Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
- 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 Weighting Learning Outcome Session Participation Individual 10% Advertising Presentation as a power point with written script Individual 10% Communications Audit Group 10% Campaign Briefing Group 20% Exam Individual 50%
To pass this course you must gain a mark of at least 50% in the examination as well as a total mark of 50% overall.
Assessment DetailSession Participation (Individual) 10%
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 show insights in your participation. You are marked on insight, relevance of comment, understanding. Those offshore will need to listen to the recorded lecture and respond to a participation question each week.
Advertising Presentation (Individual) 10%
Students create a power point presentation on the topic outlined in the course outline. Because of COVID this will involve a written 'script' underneath in notes with references and referencing.
Communications Audit in group (Group) 10% 2500 words
Select a company that has been heavily promoted across a range of media. You are auditing elements such as factual background on the company, an overview of its brands, customer markets. You reflect on theory as taught to this date. Choose three examples of its marketing communications campaign (such as TV or radio, print, digital) and analyse whether the campaign is successful in marketing communication terms. Conclude with a recommendation.
Campaign Briefing (Group) 20% 3500 words
Continuing on from the Audit, prepare an extensive brief for an Advertising Agency which also has a PR agency attached.
Exam (Individual) 50%
There will be a three hour online exam.
To pass this course you must gain a mark of at least 50% in the examination as well as a total mark of 50% overall.
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Assignment to be submitted using MyUni. You will find this on the assignments tab of the Course Web Page. Retain a copy of each submission
Assignment Guidelines including Referencing Details
A copy of the Postgraduate Programs: Communication Skills Guide will have been given to you at the beginning of your program. This guide will assist you structure your assignments. A copy of the guide can also be downloaded from http://www.business.adelaide.edu.au/current/mba/download/2009MBACommSkillsGuide.pdf
This publication also provides guidelines on a range of other important communication skills including writing essays and management reports, making oral presentations etc.
In preparing any written piece of assessment for your postgraduate studies it is important to draw on the relevant ‘literature’ to support critical analysis. Also essential is to reference the literature used. Correct referencing is important because it identifies the source of the ideas and arguments that you present, and sometimes the source of the actual words you use, and helps to avoid the problem of plagiarism. (Further information on plagiarism is provided later in this course outline.)
The Harvard system is widely used in the Business School. Guidelines for the use of this style of referencing can be found in the Communication Skills Guide.
Further assistance with referencing is available from the Faculty’s Learning Support Advisors. The contact details are provided on page 6 of the Communication Skills Guide.
Late Assignment Submission
Students are expected to submit their work by the due date to maintain a fair and equitable system. Extensions will generally only be given for medical or other serious reasons. All requests for extensions must be emailed to the lecturer in charge of the course before the due date. Each request will be assessed on its merits. A late assignment (without prior arrangement) will be penalised by a 5% mark reduction for each day that it is late.
Return of Assignments
Lecturer’s aim to mark and return assignments to students within two (2) weeks of the due date with written feedback. Students are responsible for collecting their marked assignments from either their lectures. If assignments aren’t collected after two (2) weeks, the assignments will be available at the Student Hub for two (2) weeks. The remaining assignments will only be posted out to the students, if the correct mailing addresses are on the assignments.
Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
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
Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.
Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.
Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.
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