Course Title: Coordinate advertising research

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2012

Course Code: MKTG7823C

Course Title: Coordinate advertising research

School: 650T TAFE Business

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5226 - Diploma of Advertising

Course Contact : Sally Parrott

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5175

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher: Tony Lorkin

Office: 9925 5486

Mobile: 0412 715 222


Nominal Hours: 50

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

This unit applies to individuals working in a supervisory or management advertising role within an advertising team or media organisation.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBADV503B Coordinate advertising research


2. Select research method/s

Performance Criteria:

1.1. Analyse information about the consumer, the product and the market environment to identify and justify the need for further research
1.2. Assess creative concepts to determine and justify the need for concept testing
1.3. Assess media options and scheduling to determine and substantiate the need for media research
1.4. Identify and assess legal, ethical and cultural considerations for advertising research to determine their impact on research methods


3. Utilise advertising research findings

Performance Criteria:

2.1. Confirm research budget and timeframe in selecting appropriate research method/s
2.2. Assess the capacity of primary and secondary research methods to provide the required information
2.3. Select pre-test advertising method/s which are the most likely to provide the required information on time and within budget
2.4. Prepare a research brief that specifies research objectives and method/s, budget, time, schedule and reporting requirements


1. Assess advertising research requirements

Performance Criteria:

3.1. Analyse research results using appropriate techniques to identify findings and their impact on advertising strategies, budgets and time lines
3.2. Adjust advertising strategies, budgets and time lines to reflect research findings
3.3. Revise advertising strategies to meet legal and ethical requirements, and the requirements of the advertiser

Learning Outcomes

This unit covers the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to conduct primary and secondary advertising research to test advertising themes and ideas.

Details of Learning Activities

A combination of lectorials, group work and Workplace Integrated Learning projects

Teaching Schedule

Week 1:

Course introduction and assessment overview

Week 2:

The different types of research.....primary; secondary; quantitative; qualitative and pilot studies

The introduction to assignment 1

The formation of students into working pairs

Week 3:

What are market place to research for trends, their impact on companies. markets and consumers

Week 5:

The introduction of a Work Integrated Learning project to utilize the various research methods and map market place trends

Week 6:

In class presentations covering requirements in assignment 1 culminating in a 5 minute PPT presentation by each pairing

Week 7:

Introduction to assignment 2........A Research Plan for a Focus Group

Week 8:

How to write a research hypothesis

Week 9:

Discussion on data collection methods, sources, project time frame  and research outcomes

Week 10:

Assignment 2 due.................completed Research Plan for a Focus Group

Week 11:

What is an advertising Focus Group and what does it aim to achieve?

Week 12:

Brand positioning line concepts for Focus Group testing

Week 13:

How to organise a Focus Group to test advertising concepts

Week 14:

Focus Group summary presentations via a 10 minute PPT presentation in pairings with a more detailed report

Week 15:

Resits and presentation resits if necessary

Week 16:

Resits and presentation resits if necassary

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Marketing Research by John Boyce. Published by McGraw Hill


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Students must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of a particular competency to be deemed competent. Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks.

Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including assignments, journals, presentation and written or test. Students are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met.

Assessment Tasks

MKTG 5834C Co-ordinate advertising research

MKTG 7823C Interpret market trends

These courses are taught in consultation with each other and are timetabled accordingly.

Assignment 1

Element 1: Interpret trends and market developments
Element 2: Analyse qualitative results
Element 3: Report on market data

Students will split into pairs and carryout qualitative and quantitative Research from both secondary and primary (Desk Top survey) sources from a client brief called Yoganics, map market place trends and summarize their findings and use this information as the basis for a research plan which is assignment 2.

This assignment will culminate in a 5 minute PowerPoint presentation which summarizes the student pairing’s findings.

This presentation will be held in class in week 6.

Assignment 2

Element 1: Assess advertising research requirements
Element 2: Select research method/s

Students will remain in pairs and come up with a Research Plan for a Focus Group from a Client Brief provided. This plan will offer your research recommendations to a WIL project client called Yoganics based on the issues from the brief.

The plan will culminate in a document covering the following elements:

• Statement of the client issues
• Hypothesis
• Pilot Study (Desk Top research), respondents profile and sample size
• Data collection methods
• Data collection sources
• Project timeframe
• Proposed outcome summary

This plan is due in week 10.


Assignment 3

Element 3: Utilize advertising research findings

Remaining in pairs students will come up with at least 5 different brand positioning line concepts to accompany the Yoganics brand name and logo and organise an at least 6 to 10 person Focus Group that best represents the target market for the Yoganics product.

Students will design a Focus Group survey questionnaire and test each of the 5 concepts on their Focus Group, record the results and summarize their findings in a report, then produce a 10 PowerPoint presentation to present their findings in class.

The report and the presentation are due week 14.

Assessment Matrix

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