Course

Digital Promotions and Social Media

Faculty
Commerce & Business Administration
Department
Marketing
Course Code
MARK 4340
Credits
3.00
Semester Length
15 Weeks X 4 Hours per Week = 60 Hours
Max Class Size
35
Method(s) Of Instruction
Hybrid
Online
Lecture
Seminar
Course Designation
None
Industry Designation
PCM
Typically Offered
To be determined

Overview

Course Description
This course examines how practical application of digital promotional tools are used in a larger strategy to bolster Business to Consumer and Business to Business channels. The tools learned in this course will propel students and forward-thinking organizations to leverage the power of digital promotions and social media in a strong combination. Key areas include mobile, social, content marketing, and promotions. From this course, you will develop a portfolio through the term project.
Course Content
  1. Study the evolution of tools utilized in digital advertising and promotions.
  2. Review current trends in digital advertising and promotions – these include social media, email, content and search engine optimization marketing. 
  3. Assess dashboard tools to measure campaign results and how to connect with the audience. 
  4. Practice copywriting skills for effective digital promotions and advertising. Recognize the difference between advertising and promotions directed at business to business and business to consumer markets. 
  5. Examine design concepts for digital advertising and promotions.
Learning Activities

This course will be studied through lectures, videos, case studies, workshops, guest lecturers, group discussions, computer applications and industry related projects. 

Means of Assessment

Class Participation                                 5-10%
Assignments and/or Case Presentations 15-30%
Midterm examination                            20-25%
Term Project                                        25-40%
Final Exam                                           20-30%
Total                                                      100%

STUDENTS MUST COMPLETE ALL COMPONENTS OF THE COURSE AND ACHIEVE A MINIMUM AVERAGE GRADE OF AT LEAST 50 PERCENT ON THEIR TOTAL NON-GROUP EVALUATIONS TO OBTAIN CREDIT FOR THE COURSE. 

Students may conduct research as part of their coursework in this class. Instructors for the course are responsible for ensuring that student research projects comply with College policies on ethical conduct for research involving humans, which can require obtaining Informed Consent from participants and getting the approval of the Douglas College Research Ethics Board prior to conducting the research.

Learning Outcomes
  • Examine the evolution of the digital tools and how they impact business and communication goals along with client engagement. 
  • Apply different tools in the owned, paid, and earned spaces of digital promotions. 
  • Analyze the effectiveness of your competitors and companies social and digital promotions. 
  • Discover current trends in Search Engine Optimization, Social Media, Video, Digital Marketing, and how these relate to digital promotions. 
  • Use the latest digital tools in an effective manner as they relate to impacting business, communication goals, and client engagement.
  • Identify the many promotional techniques for social media, email, content, and SEO marketing. 
  • Apply PR techniques to digital promotions.
Textbook Materials

McStay, A. Digital Advertising. Palgrave Macmillian.  Latest edition or equivalent as approved by the Department.

Scott. D. The New Rules of Marketing & PR. Wiley.  Latest edition or equivalent as approved by the Department.

 

Requisites

Prerequisites

Corequisites

Courses listed here must be completed either prior to or simultaneously with this course:

  • No corequisite courses

Equivalencies

Courses listed here are equivalent to this course and cannot be taken for further credit:

  • No equivalency courses

Course Guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

Course Transfers

These are for current course guidelines only. For a full list of archived courses please see https://www.bctransferguide.ca

Institution Transfer Details for MARK 4340
Athabasca University (AU) AU MKTG 3XX (3)
College of the Rockies (COTR) COTR MKTG 3XX (3)
Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) KPU MRKT 2111 (3)
LaSalle College Vancouver (LCV) LCV DFV 252 (3)
North Island College (NIC) NIC BUS 3XX (3)
Simon Fraser University (SFU) SFU BUS 2XX (3)
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU MKTG 4XXX (3)
University Canada West (UCW) UCW MRKT 4XX (3)
University of Northern BC (UNBC) UNBC COMM 3XX (3)
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) UFV BUS 3XX (3)

Course Offerings

Fall 2022

CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
CRN
36513
Fri
Start Date
-
End Date
Start Date
End Date
Instructor Last Name
Ricard
Instructor First Name
Chris
Course Status
Open
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
Max Seats Count
35
Actual Seats Count
7
28
Actual Wait Count
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Fri
Building
Anvil Office Tower
Room
807
Start Time
9:00
-
End Time
11:50