|| MM31610 |
|| MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS |
|| 2007/2008 |
|| Mr Richard D Godfrey |
|| Intended for use in future years |
|Next year offered
|| N/A |
|Next semester offered
|| N/A |
|| MM30710 final year students only |
| Course delivery
|| Lecture || 16 Hours. |
|| Seminars / Tutorials || 3 Hours. 3 per student |
|Assessment Type||Assessment Length/Details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment|| comprising - group report 20%, group presentation 10%, individual report 70%||100%|
|Supplementary Exam|| Essay ||100%|
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this module students should be able to:
Understand and critically evaluate the main marketing and communication processes used by organisations to promote/sell their goods and services.
Determine and academically justify best practice marketing communication strategies for a diverse range of goods and services and types of communication strategies
Successfully communicate effective marketing related communication strategies to other members of an organisation
At the end of this module students will be expected to have an increased understanding of how key aspects of the marketing communications tools operate. They will be in a position to examine communications options in terms of delivering a message to the target audience and to appreciate how this underpins the marketing process.
This module aims to provide students with an understanding of the range of communication concepts, tools and practices required by organisations to market their products/ services effectively. This course covers the range of the communication processes, including the issues of noise in the process, the issues of communication concepts and the links to buying behaviour. The importance of branding is then developed as a strategic communications tool. The module concludes with an evaluation of the marketing tools and their ability to communicate effectively to the target consumer.
Think of the marketing communications process as an iceberg, that will help to illustrate the nature of the course. The part of the iceberg you see reflects the communications tools but to ensure wise choices are made the underpinning concepts, which are below the water line are essential and form the start of the module.
The marketing communications planning framework
The marcoms process
To be able to research and gather information
To work independently and as part of a team
To apply marketing communications concepts to marketing campaigns
** Recommended Text
Pickton, D and Broderick, A (2005) Integrated Marketing Communications 2e
London: FT Prentice Hall
This module is at CQFW Level 6