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MKTG7002 – Marketing Communications

2020 – Session 1, Weekday attendance, North Ryde

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General Information

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Unit convenor and teaching staff Unit convenor and teaching staff
Dr. Kay Naumann
Contact via Please email to arrange consultation
Student Consultation Room Level 2 E4A
Monday 12pm-1pm
Credit points Credit points
10
Prerequisites Prerequisites
Admission to MRes
Corequisites Corequisites
Co-badged status Co-badged status
Unit description Unit description
Marketing communications are an integral part of an organization’s overall marketing activities and play a critical role in determining its success in the market. Today, marketing professionals face new opportunities, but also significant challenges in communicating with consumers in an evolving media landscape and dynamic interactions between consumers and brands.
This unit develops students’ skills to apply marketing communications theories and concepts to identify and analyse firms marketing communications. Students will learn to obtain and analyse data and interpret findings to make evidence-based decisions for planning effective marketing communications campaigns. Students will learn to communicate marketing communications ideas orally and in written forms to potential audiences.

Important Academic Dates

Information about important academic dates including deadlines for withdrawing from units are available at https://students.mq.edu.au/important-dates

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  • ULO1: Apply marketing communications theories and concepts to identify and analyse firms’ marketing communications.
  • ULO2: Obtain and analyse data and interpret findings to make evidence-based decisions for planning effective marketing communications campaigns.
  • ULO3: Communicate marketing communications ideas professionally (or technically) to potential audiences.
  • ULO4: Synthesise relevant literature streams and conduct a research project

Assessment Tasks

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General Assessment Information

Late assessment submissions must also be submitted through the appropriate submission link in iLearn. No extensions will be granted unless an application for Special Consideration is made and approved. There will be a deduction of 10% of the total available marks made from the total awarded mark for each 24 hour period or part thereof that the submission is late. Late submissions will not be accepted after solutions have been discussed and/or made available.

Note: applications for Special Consideration Policy must be made within 5 (five) business days of the due date and time.

Delivery and Resources

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Number and length of classes: 3 hours’ face-to-face teaching per week for 13 weeks consisting of lectures and student presentations.

The timetable for classes can be found on the University web site at http://www.timetables.mq.edu.au/.

Prescribed Textbook (The prescribed textbook can be purchased from the Macquarie University Co-op Bookshop): 

Ang, Lawrence (2014), Principles of Integrated Marketing Communications, Cambridge University Press

Recommended Texts

• Hill, Sam and Glenn Rifkin (1999), Radical Marketing, HarperPerennial

•Bedbury, Scott and Stephen Fenichell (2002), A New Brand World: 8 Principles for Achieving Brand Leadership in the 21st Century, Penguin Group

• Kim, Chan and Renee Mauborgne (2005), Blue Ocean Strategy, Harvard Business School Press

Supplementary readings: These readings will be posted on the course website.

Unit Webpage Course materials, including lecture notes, supplementary readings, project briefs and course related announcements, are available on iLearn at http://ilearn.mq.edu.au.

Unit Schedule

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Policies and Procedures

Macquarie University policies and procedures are accessible from Policy Central (https://staff.mq.edu.au/work/strategy-planning-and-governance/university-policies-and-procedures/policy-central). Students should be aware of the following policies in particular with regard to Learning and Teaching:

Students seeking more policy resources can visit the Student Policy Gateway (https://students.mq.edu.au/support/study/student-policy-gateway). It is your one-stop-shop for the key policies you need to know about throughout your undergraduate student journey.

If you would like to see all the policies relevant to Learning and Teaching visit Policy Central (https://staff.mq.edu.au/work/strategy-planning-and-governance/university-policies-and-procedures/policy-central).

Student Code of Conduct

Macquarie University students have a responsibility to be familiar with the Student Code of Conduct: https://students.mq.edu.au/study/getting-started/student-conduct​

Results

Results published on platform other than eStudent, (eg. iLearn, Coursera etc.) or released directly by your Unit Convenor, are not confirmed as they are subject to final approval by the University. Once approved, final results will be sent to your student email address and will be made available in eStudent. For more information visit ask.mq.edu.au or if you are a Global MBA student contact globalmba.support@mq.edu.au

Student Support

Macquarie University provides a range of support services for students. For details, visit http://students.mq.edu.au/support/

Learning Skills

Learning Skills (mq.edu.au/learningskills) provides academic writing resources and study strategies to help you improve your marks and take control of your study.

The Library provides online and face to face support to help you find and use relevant information resources. 

Student Enquiry Service

For all student enquiries, visit Student Connect at ask.mq.edu.au

If you are a Global MBA student contact globalmba.support@mq.edu.au

Equity Support

Students with a disability are encouraged to contact the Disability Service who can provide appropriate help with any issues that arise during their studies.

IT Help

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When using the University's IT, you must adhere to the Acceptable Use of IT Resources Policy. The policy applies to all who connect to the MQ network including students.

Changes from Previous Offering

Changes have been made to the weightings and the word counts for the Advertising Critique and the IMC Campaign.