MM274-Brand in Practice

Module Provider: Marketing and Reputation
Number of credits: 20 [10 ECTS credits]
Level:5
Terms in which taught: Spring term module
Pre-requisites:
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Co-requisites: MM255 Marketing Management
Modules excluded:
Current from: 2018/9

Module Convenor: Dr Anastasiya Saraeva

Email: anastasiya.saraeva@henley.ac.uk

Type of module:

Summary module description:

Brands are some of the most valuable assets managed by companies today. Strong brands have a major influence on purchase decisions and help companies achieve sustainable competitive advantage. This module follows on from Marketing Management (MM255) and focuses on two key issues within Marketing: Branding and the preparation of a Branding orientated project. This Project provides students with an opportunity to apply concepts and tools acquired in MM255 and MM274 in a creative and challenging group task. Guidance for this task is provided through the term. The lectures explore and discuss theories and business practice related to building and managing strong brands.



 


Aims:

To provide students with an in-depth understanding of theories and business practice concerning the management of brands and the process of building strong brands; to equip students with the skills and expertise necessary for them to apply this learning within real world scenarios.


Assessable learning outcomes:

By the end of the module students will be able to:



- Design and present a Branding orientated project for an existing product or service



-  Explain the role of brands in a broad economic and social context



- Illustrate the importance of brands and branding by firms within the marketplace



-  Discuss and appraise key branding techniques



- Apply key branding techniques to business practice


Additional outcomes:

The module is an opportunity for students to develop their presentation skills and their ability to work in groups. 


Outline content:

- How brands work



- Brand equity & brand value



- Brand marketing & positioning



- Brand extension



- Branding acquisition and portfolios



- Legal issues



- Project


Brief description of teaching and learning methods:

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Lectures 20
Seminars 6
Guided independent study 174
       
Total hours by term 200.00
       
Total hours for module 200.00

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Written exam 50
Project output other than dissertation 50

Summative assessment- Examinations:

Length of examination: 

One 2-hour unseen written paper.



 


Summative assessment- Coursework and in-class tests:

Groups will be tasked with producing a report and a presentation.



Group report - To be submitted week 11 of Spring Term

A maximum of 3000 words is permitted.  Overlong assignments will be processed according to the standard university policies.





Group presentation - During week 10 of Spring Term

The group presentation will be a maximum of 15 minutes.



 


Formative assessment methods:

Discussion/feedback during the seminars and support for the group work


Penalties for late submission:
The Module Convener will apply the following penalties for work submitted late:

  • where the piece of work is submitted after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): 10% of the total marks available for that piece of work will be deducted from the mark for each working day[1] (or part thereof) following the deadline up to a total of five working days;
  • where the piece of work is submitted more than five working days after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): a mark of zero will be recorded.

  • The University policy statement on penalties for late submission can be found at: http://www.reading.ac.uk/web/FILES/qualitysupport/penaltiesforlatesubmission.pdf
    You are strongly advised to ensure that coursework is submitted by the relevant deadline. You should note that it is advisable to submit work in an unfinished state rather than to fail to submit any work.

    Assessment requirements for a pass:
    A minimum mark of 40%

    Reassessment arrangements:
    By examination only, in August/September.

    Additional Costs (specified where applicable):

    Last updated: 28 January 2019

    THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS MODULE DESCRIPTION DOES NOT FORM ANY PART OF A STUDENT'S CONTRACT.

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