Course Title: Manage the marketing process

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2014

Course Code: MKTG5806C

Course Title: Manage the marketing process

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6104 - Advanced Diploma of Sound Production

Course Contact : Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4815

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher: John Favaro

Teacher: Elena Popa

Tech Coordinator: Michael Pollard


Nominal Hours: 50

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

This course offers an opportunity to research, develop and implement marketing plans for live music events that students will host in a known venue. The events will showcase students learned sound engineering and event management skills.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBMKG603B Manage the marketing process


Element 1 Plan marketing and promotional activities

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Identify the institution’s promotional needs
1.2 Research, plan and schedule promotional activities in accordance with the enterprise’s marketing plan or project requirements
1.3 Develop action plans for promotional activities based on research and taking into account such factors as:
• Time constraints
• Budget allocation
•Target audience
• Seasonal variations
•Resources including human resources


Element 2 Implement marketing and promotional activities

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Allocate responsibilities and functions to the relevant personnel
2.2 Design and develop resource materials which may include
•Press releases
•PR materials
2.3 Establish and conduct relationships with industry and media colleagues in a manner that enhances the positive image of the project or organisation
2.4 Liaise with relevant people which may include:
•Community leaders


Element 3 Review and report on promotional activities

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Prepare reports in accordance with the institution’s marketing policy and required timeframes
3.2 Present market intelligence in a manner which provides clear and concise information to those responsible for sales and marketing planning
3.3 make informal reports to relevant colleagues to maximise opportunity to meet team targets
3.4 Review all activities in accordance with agreed evaluation methods, and incorporate the results into future planning
3.5 Agree evaluation processes through consultation and negotiation

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to plan, implement and report on a marketing plan within a given budget. In addition you will acquire event management skills with your involvement in the events that you have marketed. You will gain music industry experience from these events as well as from your work experience.


Details of Learning Activities

You will be expected to take part in class activities and discussions as well as the organised events that will take place out of scheduled class time. You will also be expected to undergo 30 hours of work experience.

Learning activities will consist of:
- In class activities
- Out of class activities
- Events/group activities
- Group and individual presentations
- Workshopping
- Research
- Guest speakers
- Report writing
- Work experience
- Work within teams
- Work with teams from other departments
- Liaise with music industry and media professionals
- Analysis of students reports


Teaching Schedule

Class ContentElements
Week 1

Introduction to course
Overview of assessment


Element 1
Week 2Find a placement for work experience
- How to promote and market yourself as a worker
- Networking
- CV writing
- Industry contacts
Element 1
1.1 1.3
Week 3Plan activity to be marketed
- Plan event theme
- Venue
- Final product to be developed from the event eg documentary, DVD, film clip, sound recording etc
- Performers
Element 1
1.1 1.3
Element 2
Week 4Market the event to bands, booking agents and venue
- Venue costings, roles and responsibilities
- Promoters roles and responsibilities
- Artists payments, roles and responsibilities
Element 1
Week 5Research marketing and promotional activities factoring in:
- Target audience
- Budget constraints
- Seasonal variations
- Time constraints
-Resources including human resources
Element 1


Element 2

Week 6Develop marketing strategies, reports and action plans including:
- Press releases
- Radio carts
- Promotional artwork
- Web and social networks
- Public relations materials
- Invitations
Element 1


Element 2

Week 71. Allocate student roles to implement marketing plan
2. Students allocated roles and responsibilities for event including:

- Venue liaison
- Band liaison
- Sound engineers for outside broadcast van, front of house and monitors
- Merchandise sellers
- Door person
Element 1
Element 2
Week 8Review and report on promotional activities
- In class
- Report to venue
- Report to booking agents
- Report to artists
Element 2
2.1 2.3 2.4
Week 9Prepare schedules, roles and responsibilities for the event to:
-The artists, including sound checks and playing times
-The venue including load in times
-Timeline of event including AV and sound departments access to stage
Element 3
3.1 3.2
Week 10Review and evaluate the implemented marketing planElement 2
2.3 2.4
Week 11Excursion to the venueElement 3
3.3 3.4 3.5
Week 12Plan for post production, allocate student rolesElement 2
Week 13Marketed EventElement 2
Week 14Review of eventElement 2
Week 15Review of the marketing plan post eventElement 3
3.3 3.4 3.5
Week 16Present and review marketing strategies from organisations from students work experienceElement 3
Week 17Assessment & Review 

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


You are advised to look at the course Blackboard site for ongoing updated information.

Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Assessment of this course will involve a written marketing plan within a given budget and a marketing report on your work experience host organisation.


Assessment Tasks

You must submit all pieces of assessment in order for your competency to be assessed in this course.
Assessment tasks in this unit are either ungraded or graded. Ungraded tasks provide the basis for ongoing feedback and can be considered as essential building blocks for more substantial (graded) assessment tasks.
To demonstrate competency in this course, you will need to complete the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback on all assessment.

Research promotional activities
Report to class research findings
Implement marketing strategy

Complete a minimum of 30 hours of work experience, and on completion make an in class presentation of relevant work experience

Active participation in marketing & production of Music Event(s)

Written report of event, including marketing strategy and event budget
Due date: Week 17

For further information on the grading system and criteria used, please refer to the course blackboard site.

Grades used in this unit are as follows:
Grades which apply to courses delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment, but which also use graded assessment:
CHD    Competent with High Distinction
CDI      Competent with Distinction
CC       Competent with Credit
CAG     Competency Achieved - Graded
NYC     Not Yet Competent
DNS     Did Not Submit for Assessment

Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency. These are available through the course contact in Program administration

Other Information

Cover Sheet for Submissions
You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications.

The major learning experience involves theory and practical training and assessment sessions, including individual and group practical exercises. It is strongly advised that you attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to achieve competency in this unit.

Feedback - You will receive spoken and written feedback from teachers on your work. Where appropriate, this feedback will also include suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.
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Student Progress
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Special consideration Policy (Late Submission)
All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension. You can apply in writing for up to a week’s extension from your course teacher. If you need a longer extension, you wil need to apply for special consideration. Special consideration, appeals and discipline;ID=qkssnx1c5r0y

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism - RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy go to Academic Integrity;ID=kw02ylsd8z3n

Work Placement:
It is a requirement of this program that all students participate in authentic work related tasks. These may be either simulated or in a real work environment. On occasion, we are approached by industry and given opportunities for students to apply for short term placements. When these placement opportunities arise, students are required to negotiate the specific details with the relevant program coordinator or teacher. All industry placements require students, RMIT staff and host organisations to sign a written agreement prior to the commencement of the placement.

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