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MK 380 Advertising
Barr, John Philip


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Course

MK 380 Advertising

Semester

F2T 2012 DL

Faculty

Barr, John Philip

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

BS, Business Administration, Valdosta (IGA) State Univ, 1963
MBA, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, 1964

Office Hours

Mon, Wed, 9:00PM- 10:00PM

E-Mail

John.Barr@park.edu

philbarr@bellsouth.net

Semester Dates

Oct. 22, 2012—Dec. 16, 2012

Class Days

TBA

Class Time

TBA

Prerequisites

MK351

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Advertising: Principles and Practices, 8 Ed
Sandra Moriarty, Nancy D. Mitchell, William D. Wells
ISBN-10: 0132224154
ISBN-13: 9780132224154
Publisher: Prentice-Hall
Copyright: 2009

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Course Description:
MK380 (CA380) Advertising: Designed to give the student an understanding of the creation, design, and production of material for advertising campaigns in all media. 3:0:3 Suggested prerequisite MK351 or equivalent.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Analyze how ethical considerations affect the development of advertising campaigns.
  2. Define the process known as STP marketing.
  3. Explain the concept of integrated brand promotion and the role advertising plays in the IMC process.
  4. Develop a basic advertising campaign.
  5. Explain and evaluate the role of public relations.
  6. Analyze the pros and cons of different classes of media used in the buying and placement process.


Core Assessment:
A comprehensive advertising case analysis is the chosen assessment device for the Advertising course.  The case is to be assigned during the 14th week of a 16 week class or during the 7th week of an eight week.

Link to Class Rubric

Class Assessment:
 

MK380 – Core Assessment

The Core Assessment for MK 380 is the development of an advertising campaign for a product or service of the student’s choice. The project involves research and analysis or the target market and the creation of multiple deliverables and mediums. 
 
 

MK380 – Course Assessment

Item

Quantity

Points

Total Points

Pct of Grade

Weekly Threaded Discussions and Weblinks

8

5

40

4%

TV Ad Storyboard Assignment

1

50

50

5%

Advertising Ethics Assignment

1

50

50

5%

Media Cost Assignment

1

50

50

5%

Business to Business Assignment

1

50

50

5%

Weekly Quizzes

8

20

160

16%

Midterm Exam

1

200

200

20%

Core Assessment Ad Campaign

1

200

200

20%

Final Exam

1

200

200

20%

1000

100%

The Ad Campaign Project:

Each student will work as if they were in an advertising agency/company on a “live case” of their choice. The student will need to gather information to assist with the creation of an ad campaign. There are two parts to this assignment: a paper and sample ads for online presentation.

The Paper:

Consider yourself to be an advertising agency and this paper a pitch to win a new business from a prospective client. You will discuss the feasibility of the given target market, campaign objectives, and your resulting ad campaign with media plan and evaluation metrics.

You should justify your campaign as one which appeals to your target market and effectively meets the campaign objectives. You must also justify your media choices. The paper should provide much more detail about the campaign than you will be able to fit into your project presentation. Your grade will be based on your ability to communicate that you have learned the course material and can effectively apply the appropriate concepts and information to a real world situation.

He papers should be double-spaced with 10 or 12 point font and one-inch margins. There is no page limit but use your words effectively

A Campaign Plan:

In addition to or instead of an annual plan, a firm may develop a campaign plan that is more tightly focused on solving a particular marketing communication problem in a specified time. Such a plan typically includes a variety of marketing communication (marcom) messages carried in different media and sometimes targeted to different audiences.

The following outline of the sections, and the decisions they represent, in a typical campaign plan.

Typical Campaign Plan Outline:

I.     Situation Analysis

·         Background research

·         SWOTs: strengths , weaknesses, opportunities, threats

·         Key advertising problem/s to be solved

II.    Key strategic campaign decisions

·         Objectives

·         Target audience (or stakeholder targets in an IMC Plan)

·         Brand position: Product features and competitive advantage

·         Campaign Strategy: Key strategic approach or marcom tool

III. Media strategy (or Points of Contact in an IMC Plan)

·         Media objectives

·         Media selection

·         Media planning and buying:

·         Vehicle selection

·         Budget allocation

·         Scheduling

IV. Message strategy

·         Key Consumer Insight (Brand Relationship Insight in IMC)

·         Message objectives

·         Selling premise

·         Big idea

·         Message design and executions

V.    Other marcom tools used in support

·         Sales promotion

·         Public relations

·         Direct marketing

·         Personal selling

·         Sponsorships, merchandising, packaging, point-of-purchase

·         Integration Strategy (maximize synergy)

VI. Campaign Management

·         Evaluation of effectiveness

·         Campaign Budget

The outline is useful as a guide for the planning document but more importantly, it also identifies the key strategic decisions that guide various sections of a campaign plan. They include:

1)       identifying the key problems and opportunities,

2)       stating objectives,

3)       targeting the audience,

4)       creating or reinforcing a position,

5)       identifying the key strategic approach that will deliver the objectives, and

6)       using management controls to determine efficiency in budgeting and effectiveness through evaluation.

Sample Ads:

The student must deliver at least one print ad and at least two additional media options (TV, radio, cable, internet, billboard, magazine, etc.). 

Previous campaigns have included travel and cruise lines, new degree programs, cell phones, and casinos.

Grading:

   

MK380 – Grading Scale

The final grade will be based on the percentage of total points earned.

Grade

Minimum

 

Maximum

Low Points

High Points

A:

90%

or

more

900

1000

B:

80%

to

89%

800

899

C:

70%

to

79%

700

799

D:

60%

to

69%

600

699

F:

Less

than

59%

0

599

The course grade for students will be based on the overall average of homework and tests taken during the course in accordance with the weighting of the various requirements as stated in the syllabus.

All final exams in all School of Business courses will be comprehensive and will be closed book and closed notes. They will constitute 30% of the total course grade and will not be a take-home exam. They will be completed during the test week in the period designated by the registrar or by the Proctor in the case online courses. If calculators are allowed, they will not be multifunctional electronic devices that include features such as: phones, cameras, instant messaging, pagers, and so forth. Electronic Computers will not be allowed on final exams unless an exception is made by the Dean of the School of Business.

Late Submission of Course Materials:
All assignments are due by midnight of the date posted. Please see the chart below for weekly submission deadlines. It is the student's responsibility to insure that assignments are received by the instructor.
 
Quiz Sunday - Midnight
Activity Sunday - Midnight
Discussion Question Sunday - Midnight
Discussion Thread Sunday - Midnight
 
You will be allowed one (1)late submission and still receive full credit if the assignment is received by the instructor by the end of the next following week. (Sunday - Midnight, Central Time)
 
Please utilize this option wisely, either for a computer problem, or possibly the week of another course deadline, family matter, or business related travel.
 
Discussion activities must be fulfilled during the week assigned. These deadlines are non-negotiable.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Always use good grammar and your  best online etiquette. Be clear;edit before you hit the "respond" button.
 
In this course, some people may have different opinions which you do not agree with. Be objective and respectful when responding to different points of view. Working online may make communication more difficult since you don't see each other's body language.
   
   1.   Online communications need to be composed with fairness, honesty, and tact. Spelling and grammar are very important in an online class. What you pyt into an online course reflects your level of professionalism.
   2.   It is important not to take disagreement personally.
   3.   Responses to different ideas and observations need to be objective. Being objective means maintaining boundiaries and not making personal attacks on the ability of others or making statements that have the potential to be taken personally.
   4.   An important part of online learning is discussion. Differences in thinking is good because our knowledge is broadened.
   5.   Because we have differences we will have conflict. The important thing is to handle conflict in a way that does not create defensiveness, which does not promote learning.
 
You can see more about core rules of netiquette at http://www.albion.com/netiquette/corerules.html. If you have any questions about any of these policies, please contact your instructor.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

 

 

 

MK 380 – Assignment Descriptions

Week

Assignment

Description of Chapter and Areas of Concentration

Due Date

 

 

1

Reading

Chapter 1.  Introduction to Advertising

A Matter of Practice, page 15

 

 

Chapter 2. Advertising’s Role in Marketing

A Matter of Practice, page 48

 

 

Chapter 3. Advertising and Society

A Matter of Principle, page 75

 

Quiz

10 Questions - Online, multiple choice based on readings and lecture notes

Sunday - Midnight

 

Activity

Web Links, brief email comments to the instructor

Sunday - Midnight

 

Discussion Questions

3 questions on the role of advertising in society

Thursday - Midnight

 

Discussion Thread

Interaction one of the weekly discussion questions with class members

Saturday - Midnight

 

 

 

 

2

Reading

Chapter 4. How Advertising Works

A Matter of Practice, page 114

 

 

Chapter 5. The Consumer Audience

A Matter of Practice, page 154

 

Quiz

10 Questions - Online, multiple choice based on readings and lecture notes

Sunday - Midnight

 

Activity

TV Advertisement Storyboard Assignment

Sunday - Midnight

 

Discussion Questions

3 questions on consumer behavior and advertising

Thursday - Midnight

 

Discussion Thread

Interaction one of the weekly discussion questions with class members

Saturday - Midnight

 

 

 

 

3

Reading

Chapter 6. Strategic Research

A Matter of Practice, page 178

 

 

Chapter 7. Strategic Planning

A Matter of Practice, page 207

 

Quiz

10 Questions - Online, multiple choice based on readings and lecture notes

Sunday - Midnight

 

Activity

Advertising Ethics Assignment

Sunday - Midnight

 

Discussion Questions

3 questions on research and strategic planning

Thursday - Midnight

 

Discussion Thread

Interaction one of the weekly discussion questions with class members

Saturday - Midnight

 

 

 

 

4

Reading

Chapter 8. Media Basics and Print Media

A Matter of Practice, page 229

 

 

Chapter 9. Broadcast Media

A Matter of Principle, page 269

 

Quiz

10 Questions - Online, multiple choice based on readings and lecture notes

Sunday - Midnight

 

Activity

Web Links, brief email comments to the instructor

Sunday - Midnight

 

Discussion Questions

3 questions on the media mix

Thursday - Midnight

 

Discussion Thread

Interaction one of the weekly discussion questions with class members

Sunday - Midnight

 

Midterm Exam

Open Book, Open Note, Online, 10 essay questions

Saturday - Midnight

 

 

 

 

5

Reading

Chapter 10. Internet and Nontraditional Media

A Matter of Practice, page 297

 

 

Chapter 11. Media Planning and Buying

A Matter of Principle, page 324

 

Quiz

10 Questions - Online, multiple choice based on readings and lecture notes

Sunday - Midnight

 

Activity

Web Links, brief email comments to the instructor

Sunday - Midnight

 

Discussion Questions

3 questions on ecommerce

Thursday - Midnight

 

Discussion Thread

Interaction one of the weekly discussion questions with class members

Saturday - Midnight

 

 

 

 

6

Reading

Chapter 12. The Creative Side and Message Strategy

A Matter of Practice, page 379

 

 

Chapter 13. Copywriting

A Matter of Principle, page 398

 

 

Chapter 14. Design and Production

A Matter of Practice, page 430

 

Quiz

10 Questions - Online, multiple choice based on readings and lecture notes

Sunday - Midnight

 

Activity

Media Cost Assignment

Sunday - Midnight

 

Discussion Questions

3 questions on ad copy and target audiences

Thursday - Midnight

 

Discussion Thread

Interaction one of the weekly discussion questions with class members

Saturday - Midnight

 

 

 

 

7

Reading

Chapter 15. Direct-Response Marketing

It’s A Wrap, page 477

 

 

Chapter 16. Sales Promotion, Events, and Sponsorships

A Matter of Practice, page 492

 

Quiz

10 Questions - Online, multiple choice based on readings and lecture notes

Sunday - Midnight

 

Activity

Business to Business Advertising Assignment

Sunday - Midnight

 

Discussion Questions

3 questions on sales management

Thursday - Midnight

 

Discussion Thread

Interaction one of the weekly discussion questions with class members

Saturday - Midnight

 

 

 

 

8

Reading

Chapter 17. Public Relations

A Matter of Practice, page 523

 

 

Chapter 18. Special Advertising Campaigns

A Matter of Practice, page 545

 

 

Chapter 19. Evaluation of Effectiveness

A Matter of Practice, page 568

 

Quiz

10 Questions - Online, multiple choice based on readings and lecture notes

Sunday - Midnight

 

Activity

Web Links, brief email comments to the instructor

Sunday - Midnight

 

Discussion Questions

3 questions on advertising metrics

Thursday - Midnight

 

Discussion Thread

Interaction on one or more of the weekly discussion questions with class members

Sunday - Midnight

 

Core Assessment

Advertising Campaign Project

Saturday - Midnight

 

Final Exam

Interaction one of the weekly discussion questions with class members

Last Day of Finals Week

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rubric

CompetencyExceeds Expectation (3)Meets Expectation (2)Does Not Meet Expectation (1)No Evidence (0)
Evaluation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Outcomes
1, 2                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
The student's case analysis demonstrates the student's ability to analyze six or more alternative solutions.  The student will choose what they consider best alternative for solving the case and show how to implement their one best alternative. The student's case analysis demonstrates the student's ability to analyze four or five alternative solutions that will solve the case.  The student will pick their best alternative for solving the case. The case analysis demonstrates the student's ability to analyze two or three alternative solutions.  The student will pick an alternative for solving the case. The case analysis does not show the student's ability to analyze alternative solutions. 
Synthesis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
1, 2, 3, 4, 5                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
The student's case analysis demonstrates the student's ability to synthesize information from the case and from at least six other professional sources. The student's case analysis demonstrates his/her ability to synthesize information from the case and from four or five professional sources. The case analysis demonstrates the student's ability to synthesize information from the case and from three professional sources. The case analysis fails to demonstrate the student's ability to synthesize information from the case. 
Analysis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
1,3,4,5                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
The student's case analysis demonstrates the student's ability to identify and analyze six or more alternative solutions that could potentially solve the case. The case analysis demonstrates the student's ability to identify and analyze four or five alternative solutions that could solve the case. The case analysis demonstrates the student's ability to identify and analyze two or three alternative solutions.  The student will pick an alternative for solving the case. The student's case analysis does not analyze alternative solutions and just retells the details of the case. 
Application                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
1,2,3,5                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
The case analysis demonstrates the student's ability to apply advertising principles. The case analysis demonstrates the student's ability to apply advertising principles in a basic way. The case analysis shows the student's ability to apply a few advertising principles. The case analysis not show the student's ability to apply the advertising terms. 
Content of Communication                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
Correctly demonstrates a comprehensive understanding of advertising terminology. The student demonstrates a basic understanding of advertising terminology.  One or two errors in terminology are acceptable. The student often demonstrates a basic understanding of advertising terminology.  Three or four errors are noted. The student does not show a basic understanding of the terminology of advertising. Five or more errors are noted. 
Disciplinary Competency                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Outcomes
1,2,3,4,6                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
The case analysis shows excellent knowledge of advertising and includes four or more examples of correct advertising terminology. The case analysis shows good knowledge of advertising and includes three examples of correct advertising terminology. The case analysis shows basic knowledge of advertising and includes two examples of correct advertising terminology. The case analysis does not show basic knowledge of advertising and includes one or fewer examples of correct advertising terminology. 
Disciplinary Competency                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Outcomes
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The case analysis shows excellent knowledge of public relations. The case analysis shows good knowledge of public relations. The case analysis shows basic knowledge of public relations. The case analysis does not show basic knowledge of public relations. 

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