Course Title: Execute an advertising campaign

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2016

Course Code: MKTG7924C

Course Title: Execute an advertising campaign

School: 650T Vocational Business Education

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6146 - Advanced 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


Joseph Matthews


Nominal Hours: 70

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 unit describes the skills and knowledge required to coordinate and monitor an advertising campaign, including developing an implementation strategy, negotiating media contracts and monitoring the campaign

It applies to individuals working in a senior advertising management or account management role within an advertising or media organisation.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBADV604 Execute an advertising campaign


1 Develop an implementation strategy

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Analyse creative brief and media plan, and determine factors affecting implementation of campaign
1.2 Ensure strategy outlines implementation tasks and timelines, and includes a contingency plan for dealing with omissions and errors


2 Negotiate media contracts

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Confirm media plan and budget for implementation with client
2.2 Negotiate advertisement positions and price with each media vehicle in accordance with client’s requirements
2.3 Negotiate and agree on contingency factors and solutions with media representative
2.4 Establish media contracts that meet legal and ethical requirements, and requirements of the advertising campaign brief and schedule


3 Monitor advertising campaign

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Evaluate media performance against conditions of the contract, and identify and analyse any variations
3.2 Apply provisions of media guarantees and make adjustments to media schedules if necessary
3.3 Execute advertising campaign so it complies with the advertising schedule and budget and meets legal and ethical requirements

Learning Outcomes

This course is structured to provide students with the optimum learning experience in order to demonstrate the skills and knowledge required to coordinate and monitor an advertising campaign, including developing an implementation strategy, negotiating media contracts and monitoring the campaign.

Details of Learning Activities

A range of learning activities are planned for this course including self-paced and collaborative classroom based activities.
The self-paced activities will be delivered thought various technology platforms and include your contribution to wikis and discussion threads, reflective journals, quizzes and interactive sessions.
The collaborative classroom based activities will include group discussion, group problem solving activities and opportunities to practice your skills in a simulated/real workplace environment.
We expect you to participate and contribute in all scheduled learning activities.

Teaching Schedule


This course is clustered, co delivered and co-assessed with BSBADV605 (MKTG7925C) Evaluate campaign effectivenes


WeekWeek CommencingTopics Assessment
1 Feb 8Course Introduction
Introduction to the Course including:
• Course requirements
• Course support documents
• Course Blackboard access
• Accuracy of enrolment
• Assessment requirements/Cover Sheets
• Reminder re Plagiarism
• Reminder re Appeals
• Extensions/Resubmissions
• Feedback in this course
• Reminder re submission requirements
• Getting help


 2 Feb 15Writing a ‘Campaign Brief’ – Guest speaker (TBC)

 3 Feb 22 The role of advertising in marketing communications

 4 Feb 29

 Industry skills and expectations- Guest speaker (TBC)

 5 Mar 7          Business objectives and Advertising objectives  Assessment 1 due

 Mar 14

Labour day mon

 Campaign planning - Scope & Stakeholders

 7 Mar 21 Campaign planning - Timing & Budgets

   Easter break march 24 - April 3 inclusive

 8 April 4 Campaign planning – Writing the Plan

 9 April 11            Social responsibility, ethics and legal compliance


 10 April 18 Campaign monitoring - Risks & Contingencies

 11 April 25


 12 May 2 Workshop – Writing the Campaign Execution Plan

 Assessment 2 due
 13 May 9

 Measuring campaign effectiveness - metrics



 14 May 16 Measuring campaign effectiveness - metrics

 15 May 23 Presentations – Campaign effectiveness reporting

 16 May 30 Workshop – Report writing

Assessment task 3 due


















Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

There is no additional text for this subject.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment Methods

Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of the requirements in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks, for example:

  • direct questioning combined with review of portfolios of evidence and third party workplace reports of on-the-job performance by the candidate
  • review of final printed documents
  • demonstration of techniques
  • observation of presentations
  • oral or written questioning to assess knowledge of software applications

You are advised that you are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate your assessment work to your teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met.

Performance Evidence

You will be required to provide evidence of the ability to:

  • develop an advertising campaign implementation strategy
  • negotiate with media representatives to get price and positions for an advertising campaign
  • evaluate media performance against contractual obligations for an advertising campaign.

Knowledge Evidence

To complete the unit requirements safely and effectively, you must:

  • outline and explain principles of media pricing policies, guarantees and campaign contingencies
  • describe media vehicles and media options
  • outline organisational budget, product and/or services
  • explain principles of advertising, creative briefs and media plans
  • describe print, television, film and video production processes
  • explain ethical requirements of the advertising industry
  • identify and give an overview of key provisions of relevant legislation, codes of practice and national standards affecting advertising.


Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or online discussions. You are encouraged to ask and answer questions during class time and online sessions so that you can obtain feedback on your understanding of the concepts and issues being discussed. Finally, you can email or arrange an appointment with your teacher to gain more feedback on your progress.

You should take note of all feedback received and use this information to improve your learning outcomes and final performance in the course.

Assessment Tasks

This task requires students to research a business and write an Advertising Campaign Brief.

This is an individual assessment task, worth 10% of the student’s total grade

This task requires students to prepare and present a comprehensive Advertising Campaign Execution Strategy Plan, based on the Advertising Campaign Brief sourced from Assessment Task 1.

This is a ‘paired’ or individual task, worth 60% of the student’s total grade.

This task requires students to prepare and present an Advertising Campaign Evaluation Report, based on the campaign from Assessment Task 2.

This is a ‘paired’ or individual assessment task, worth 30% of the student’s total grade.

Submission Requirements

You should:

• Ensure that you submit assessments on or before the due date. 
• Always retain a copy of your assessment tasks. (hard copy and soft copy)
• When you submit work for assessment at RMIT University you need to use a cover sheet that includes a declaration and statement of authorship. You must complete, sign and submit a cover sheet with all work you submit for assessment, whether individual or group work.  On the cover sheet you declare that the work you are presenting for assessment is your own work.  An assignment cover sheet for submission of each assessment task is available on blackboard.
• Each page of your assessment should include footer with your name, student number, the title of the assessment, unit code and title and page numbers.   For example, Julie Macpherson, 324567, Task 2, OHS2345C Ensure safe workplace, Page 1 of 10.

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Late Submission Procedures
You are required to submit assessment items and/or ensure performance based assessment is completed by the due dates.
If you are prevented from submitting an assessment item on time, by circumstances outside your control, you may apply in advance to your teacher for an extension to the due date of up to seven calendar days.  <check links are still current>
More Information:
Form to use:
Where an extension of greater than seven days is needed, you must apply for special consideration.  Applications for special consideration must be submitted no later than two working days after the assessment task deadline or scheduled examination. <check links are still current>
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Resubmissions (VET Programs):
If you are found to be unsuccessful in a Course Assessment Task you will be allowed one resubmission only.  Your teacher will provide feedback regarding what you need to do to improve and will set a new deadline for the resubmission.  The highest grade you will receive if your resubmission is successful is “CAG”.
If you are still not meeting the assessment requirements you must apply to your Program Manager in writing outlining the steps you will take to demonstrate competence in your course. Your submission will be considered by the Program Team and you will be advised of the outcome as soon as possible.
Adjustments to Assessment
In certain circumstances students may be eligible for an assessment adjustment. For more information about the circumstances under which the assessment arrangements might be granted please access the following website: <check link is still current>
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Marking Guide (Competency):

You must demonstrate that you have all the required skills/knowledge/elements in the unit of competency you are studying.

You will receive feedback on each assessment task that will inform you about your progress and how well you are performing.

Marking Guide (Grading)

After achieving competency we then grade your performance in the unit and you will achieve one of the following grades:

Final Grades table:

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

Further information regarding the application of the grading criteria will be provided by your teacher.

Assessment Matrix

Full details on how this course is assessed against the Unit elements and performance criteria plus critical aspects of evidence can be found in the Learning and Assessment Tool available from your course teacher.

Other Information

This course will be condensed in regards to the delivery format and will run alongside course Develop an advertising campaign. Students will use the same client, campaign and groups they have developed in subject Develop an Advertising Campaign to carry across into subjects Execute an Advertising Campaign / Evaluate Campaign Effectiveness (clustered subject). Weeks will be divided into a condensed format of 6 hours delivery per week, and divided into Week 1a (3hours delivery) and Week 1b (3 hours delivery).

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