Module 4: Advertising

This unit aims to ensure knowledge and understanding of the process of advertising, advertising planning and measuring effectiveness.

By the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • Explain the role and structure of advertising in the marketing mix, the communications mix and society.
  • Explain the structure of the advertising industry and be able to identify the relationships between the advertiser, advertising agencies, suppliers (e.g. research, production) and media owners.
  • Set appropriate advertising objectives, strategies and budgets.
  • Understand how to plan strategies for creative and media execution.
  • Describe the controls on advertising; social acceptability, legal controls & voluntary constraints, and be able to apply them to given advertisements.
  • Select appropriate methods for measuring the effectiveness of advertising.