Course Description

Course Name

Marketing Communications

Session: VPGS1324

Hours & Credits

6 ECTS Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


Course Description
The course will thoroughly guide students to initially understand the specific marketing objectives certain organizations plan to achieve and how the different promotional tools and communication channels can be utilized in order to successfully achieve them. The initial question then as to WHY such objectives should be attained is then followed by WHICH media and promotional tools are adequate to be combined. Consumer Behavior and the Core Marketing strategy of segmentation, targeting, differentiation, and positioning will be briefly discussed in order to order tor grasp which media tools are appropriate. The concept of Integrated Marketing Communication (IMC) will be discussed and applied. Both traditional and non-traditional media channels will be identified, including their advantages and disadvantages.
After having discussed what is to be achieved through marketing communications, the later part of the semester will be dedicated to HOW marketing communications are created and applied in reality. Individual and group projects based on current case studies allow the students to create real Creative Briefs and a Communication Plan for a real company and its assigned marketing objective(s). Emphasis will be placed on comprehending theoretical concepts as well as applying creativity to truly encompass all the elements related to Marketing Communications. Lastly, the latest trends in media, consumer behavior, and marketing will be discussed as well as the social implications these all have on society. After this course, students should be able to identify a marketing objective and create a sound Communication Plan integrating the latest trends.

Course Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:
–Identify different marketing objectives and how they may be achieved through the correct mixture of Communication channels and Promotional tools;
–Comprehend and apply strong strategic frameworks within which to make appropriate IMC decisions;
–Comprehend and have a clear understanding of Traditional and Modern Mass Media and their role today;
–Understand the concepts and theories of Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC). strategy so that strategy and concept go hand-in-hand with tactics and implementation;
–Apply the ability to find solutions to a variety of media problems; analytical skills;
–Design an IMC plan for a specific brand, including a tactical offer;
–Implement an IMC Strategy using a brief template and across media from on-line to off-line;
–Gain a workable knowledge of implementing a Media and Communications Plan;
–Apply specific tools andapproaches to common marketing communications challenges.

*Course content subject to change