University of Westminster
Area of Study
Communication Studies, Marketing
Taught In English
Pre-requisite: BBUS402 Principles of Marketing or equivalent
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units6
Hours & Credits
Marketing communications together are one of the four key ingredients of marketing strategy identified by Culliton
(1948) to describe the role of a marketing manager. Borden (1953) called this the ?marketing mix?, and McCarthy
(1960) listed the ingredients of this mix as the Four Ps. The ?P? that stands for Marketing Communications itself is
further subdivided into the Marketing Communications Mix: as advertising, sales promotion, PR, personal selling, and
direct marketing. This module covers these areas and more recent developments. It provides the theoretical and
practical foundations of marketing communications by considering their role and function within business
organisations; their evolution over the past ten to fifteen years; planning the marketing communications process; and
the analysis of marketing communications dynamics as a prelude to planning and execution. It considers marketing
communications from a consumer?s point of view as well as from an organisational perspective. It considers the
importance and benefits of integrated marketing communications. It explains how organisations interact with media
agencies. Finally the module presents models for measuring the success rate in evaluating the overall communication
process and individual marketing communications programmes.
Assessment: Group Coursework (30%) and Examination (70%)
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