Digital Marketing

Course code GSBS6014Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Business and LawNewcastle Business School

Global Business is increasingly confronted with the need to participate and manage in a real-time digital environment. Hence businesses need to consider how to take advantage of digital technologies as a tool and potential imperative for competitive advantage and whether their current marketing strategies are coherent with strategies for the digital market. Designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the impact of marketing in the digital environment, Digital Marketing targets the Web, mobile, iPads as well as social media in the context of both their technological underpinnings and facilitation of delivery mechanisms. Students investigate globalisation, adaptation, and real-time communication issues together with new forms of segmentation and an entire new paradigm of understanding consumer in this rapidly changing digital environment.

Available in 2014

Newcastle City PrecinctTrimester 1, Trimester 3
Sydney Bathurst StreetTrimester 2
WebLearn GradSchoolTrimester 1, Trimester 2
Previously offered in 2013, 2012
ObjectivesOn successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

1. Analyse the confluence of marketing, operations, and human resources in real-time delivery.
2. Demonstrate cognitive knowledge of the skills required in conducting online research and research on online markets, as well as in identifying, assessing and selecting digital market opportunities.
3. Explain emerging trends in digital marketing and critically assess the use of digital marketing tools by applying relevant marketing theories and frameworks.
4. Investigate and evaluate issues in adapting to globalised markets that are constantly changing and increasingly networked.
5. Interpret the traditional marketing mix within the context of a changing and extended range of digital strategies and tactics.
6. Comprehend the importance of conversion and working with digital relationship marketing.
7. Analyse cross-cultural and ethical issues in globalised digital markets.
ContentThe following topics will be included in the course:
1. Introducing Internet marketing
2. The Internet micro-environment
3. The Internet macro-environment
4. Internet marketing strategy
5. The Internet and the marketing mix
6. Relationship marketing using the Internet
7. Delivering the online customer experience
8. Campaign planning for digital media
9. Marketing communications using digital media channels
10. Evaluation and improvement of digital channel performance
11. Business-to-consumer Internet marketing
12. Business-to-business Internet marketing
Replacing Course(s)N/A
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeSuccessful completion of GSBS6005 Marketing Management and Planning.
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsNew digital development concept brief.
Essays / Written AssignmentsNew digital development project.
Examination: Formal
Presentations - Individual
Contact HoursLecture: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for GSBS6014