Advertising Campaign Practice


Course Description

  • Course Name

    Advertising Campaign Practice

  • Host University


  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Advertising, Communication, Mass Communications, Media and Journalism, Media Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    58118 Principles of Advertising

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Students gain insight into the various agency disciplines and their contribution to campaign research and strategy, creation and production of ideas, media planning, and pitching as an agency team. Topics include the significance of strategic planning in campaign development, conceptual issues involved in the production of advertising ideas, and the development and selling of an integrated campaign to a client. Students engage in scriptwriting and the production of storyboards for broadcast media.
    Subject objectives
    a. Explain an agency's activities and the contribution of various disciplines
    b. Research consumers, products and advertising strategies
    c. Prepare an idea-generating creative brief
    d. Produce creative concepts in script and storyboard form and audio track for multimedia broadcast/channels
    e. Work supportively and professionally as a team
    f. Present campaign work in professionally
    Teaching and learning strategies
    The subject is delivered in lecture and tutorial mode. Students will form teams to replicate the disciplines and relationships that occur within an advertising agency in the development of a campaign for a client pitch. A mix of individual and team assessment provides the opportunity for students to demonstrate their contribution and commitment to delivering a team result for the briefed project.
    There will be a weekly one-hour lecture on key content, which may include guest lectures from industry in areas of particular expertise, plus a 2-hour tutorial. The tutorial sessions are designed to enhance students' ability to contribute to the briefed project with group work-in-progress sessions and scheduled debriefings by students in their teams on the project's campaign components.
    Weekly reading of prescribed texts is essential for student learning. Each week tutorial activities will rely on students having either read material ahead of time or sourced examples of advertising to work on in the session. Students will be advised of these requirements in the first lecture. Students will have independent access to computer labs and self-directed tutorials will be available in broadcast software to guide production of their creative concepts.
    Advertising agencies as a component of creative industries, roles and functions and responsibilities in business and society; disciplines within agencies and their relationships with clients.
    Strategic campaign planning for advertising purposes; research and planning for creative and media advantage; understanding advertising strategies and appeals and consumer relationships; creative brief; objectives, budget considerations and evaluation.
    Consumer use of broadcast; media proliferation; advertising as intrusion, impact versus salesmanship; use of humour and advertising as entertainment; debate on award versus strategic advertising.
    Creative ideas and concept presentation for TV and radio, storyboards, scripts, sound and elements of production.
    The pitching process; presenting to win accounts; working as a team; selling creative ideas.
    Assessment task 1: Campaign Work-In-Progress Research Debriefs
    b, c and f
    Weight: 30%
    Clarity and logic of presentation structure
    Quality of research -identification of research sources and key findings
    Relevance of research processes to media decision-making and/or creative strategy development
    Contribution to key insights for creative strategy or media strategy development
    Persuasiveness of presentation
    Efficacy of equipment use
    Breadth of references
    Assessment task 2: Creative Execution Pitch, in Radio and Video Formats
    a, d, e and f
    Weight: 40%
    Establishment of presentation framework/content
    Cohesiveness of strategy for an integrated advertising idea
    Level of integration for linked radio campaign and video presentation
    Demonstration of effective presentation skills and techniques
    Appropriateness of selection of presentation tools and/or props
    Cohesiveness of 'agency' team
    Assessment task 3: Agency Pitch Document
    b, c, d, e and f
    Weight: 30%
    Professionalism and branding of agency document
    Relevance of consumer, product and advertising research
    Specificity of concept to the audience/proposition identified from consumer insights in the creative brief
    Originality or strength of the creative concept
    Appropriateness for broadcast media
    Unity of the creative idea across the media chosen
    Depth of academic referencing

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.