Media Analysis and Planning (11098.1)
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| Bruce, Canberra
|Faculty Of Arts And Design
|School Of Arts And Communications
|Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit
| Band 2 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan Social Work_Exclude 0905)
Learning outcomesAfter successful completion of this unit, learners should be able to:
1. Explain the broad Australian media landscape, review channel selection, and explain the research metrics employed in determining an effective media schedule;
2. Analyse and experiment with target audience analysis, using a variety of media research tools while developing skills in strategic decision-making; and
3. Interpret media industry dialogue, its operation, terminology and components of the media planning process.
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In this unit you will explore the broad media landscape and channel planning in lieu of research metrics, proprietary tools (and software), allowing you to demonstrate competence in channel selection to prescribed media budgets and specified time frames. A media plan sets out a systematic process that synchronizes all contributing elements in order to achieve specific objectives. You will learn how to select optimal media platforms while reaching the right audience at the right time to generate desired responses. The planning and implementation of media is a multibillion dollar business which critically impacts communication effectiveness. The knowledge and skill sets acquired throughout this unit will prepare you to face the challenges of today's complex and fast evolving media landscape.
All assessments must be attempted to pass this unit.
Prerequisites11096 Foundations of Marketing Communication and 11097 Managing Brands.
Equivalent units9120 Media Analysis and Buying.
|Teaching start date
|29 July 2024
|Mr Temple Uwalaka
Katz, H. (2022). The media handbook: A complete guide to advertising media selection, planning, research, and buying. Routledge.
Other required readings for this unit will be provided on the Canvas site
Education resources will be made available as e-resources from the Media Federation of Australia, iab Australia websites and LInkedIn Learning.
Students who attend campus for class or other purposes must play their part in keeping our campus and community safe by following these basic guidelines to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission:
- Practise good hand hygiene, washing hands regularly;
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- Stay off campus if you are unwell and get tested according to ACT Government guidelines, and
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As in-class quizzes (Assessment 1) will be held in class during the first 10mins, it is important to be punctual for the start of the tutorial. Late arrival may result in less time to complete the quiz or missing that week's quiz. If unable to attend the normal tutorial time will require advising the unit convener in advance to arrange attendance at another of that week's tutorials. Missing allocated tutorials for Assessment 2 presentations without prior arrangement with the unit convener will be graded as not having presented.
Required IT skills
Basic Excel and Word
Work placement, internships or practicums