Marketing Communications

Code MKT 450
Semester Spring
Type On Campus Lecture (livestream & recorded)
Hours/week 2
ECTS Credits 3
Assessment Written Exam (100%)
Language English
Contact Dr. Maximilian Gaerth
Lecturer Prof. Dr. Florian Kraus
Timetable Session I Friday, 18 February 2022, 10:15am – 1.30pm Room: SN 163
Introduction: Overview of class, course requirements, goals, and format
Brand and Benefit Positioning: T-C-B positioning model & I-D-U benefit analysis

Session II Friday, 25 February 2022, 10:15am – 1.30pm Room: SN 163
Campaign Objectives: Campaign target audience selection and action objectives & Campaign communication objectives + Exercise 1

Session III Friday, 4 March 2022, 10:15am – 1.30pmRoom: SN 163
Creative Strategy: Creative idea generation and selection & Attention tactics
Campaign Budgeting

Session IV Friday, 11 March 2022, 10:15am – 1.30pm Room: SN 163
Media Strategy: Media-type selection & Reach pattern
Guest Lecture (Naomi Emiko, Director of Communications & Brand Strategy at Dorothee Schumacher)

Session V Friday, 25 March 2022, 10:15am – 1.30pm Room: SN 163
Exercise 2 + Exam Q&A
Kick-off Date 18 February 2022, 10:15am – 1.30pm
Registration All students must register by joining the ILIAS e-learning group of this course. Registration 18 February 2022. Detailed information and the password required for the ILIAS e-learning group will be announced in the first lecture.
Exam 08.04.2022, 10.30 – 11.30
Short Description Marketing communications is concerned with the methods, processes, meanings, perceptions and actions associated with the ways in which organizations (and their brands) engage with their target audiences.
Learning Outcomes This course has four specific learning objectives:

(1) Understanding of what Marketing Communications is and how it works.
(2) Understanding of the different process steps of marketing communications (planning, organization, execution, monitoring of communication actions).
(3) Knowledge of the various aspects and perspectives of marketing communications (i.e., advertising, public relations, sponsoring, sales promotion, direct marketing).
(4)Develop the ability to criticize various communication instruments and their application.
Course Outline The lecture covers all elements of the communications mix, including advertising, public relations, sponsorship, sales promotion, direct marketing, point-of-purchase communications, exhibitions, and personal selling.
Course Material A selection of lecture slides will be uploaded onto ILIAS.

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