COM 597: Community Engagement: Communication Design for the Networked Age (Marr)

Former Tags: Spring 2014, MCCN

Please Note: While fundamentally geared towards MCCN students this quarter, this class will not substantially differ from the MCDM “Marketing and Branding in Digital Communication” class, so those who previously took the MCDM version cannot receive credit for this class.

Course Description:

This course is designed for students that will be utilizing their MCCN education and experience in the marketing arenas in businesses and organizations (including non-profits) or in leadership functions where an understanding of marketing is an important skill. The focus on the course will be on how to best utilize digital media vehicles along with more traditional forms of communications and advertising (and other marketing or Research and Development functions). Because of the ever changing nature of the advertising world with the advances and acceptances of digital media platforms, we will showcase industry “heavy hitters” from local marketing and advertising agencies to discuss the trends and issues the industry faces, using real life situations to explore alternatives and solutions. We will also explore how new media can be used with traditional channels of distribution (clicks and bricks), as well as in the R & D functions by encouraging and mining information from current and potential customers. Students that have not had a basic marketing class will be assigned pre-course supplemental readings and we will do a quick review at our first session so that everyone has a common understanding of the subject before we move into the more cutting edge concepts.

Ilona IdlisCOM 597: Community Engagement: Communication Design for the Networked Age (Marr)
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