• Class Number 7378
  • Term Code 3260
  • Class Info
  • Unit Value 6 units
  • Mode of Delivery In Person
    • Dr Stephen Dann
    • Dr Stephen Dann
  • Class Dates
  • Class Start Date 25/07/2022
  • Class End Date 28/10/2022
  • Census Date 31/08/2022
  • Last Date to Enrol 01/08/2022
SELT Survey Results

This course introduces students to the process of developing and managing effective digital marketing communications. Central to the course is the idea of integrated marketing communications (IMC) as guiding philosophy for Digital Marketing Communications (DMC). Specific topics include online marketing campaigns, integrated marketing communication frameworks, integration of marketing goals into the management & design of online customer engagement and understanding how e-marketing can drive organisational responses in uncertain market conditions.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Define the core elements of Integrated Marketing Communications as a marketer’s mindset
  2. Describe the digital marketing communication processes
  3. Critically appraise the integration of DMC into broader marketing strategies
  4. Assess online marketing campaign case studies
  5. Critically evaluate opportunities and challenges faced by internet mediated business practices in uncertain market conditions
  6. Engage online platforms, tools and software to achieve marketing outcomes
  7. Create elements of digital marketing communications campaigns such as online, digital and social media content

Research-Led Teaching

This course will consist of interactive digital participatory learning environments, asynchronous learning spaces, self-services content libraries, and self directed experiential learning.

Digital Marketing Communications utilizes the evidence base of industry practice and reviewing and reflecting on real-world applications. Course content is informed by peer-reviewed research and industry best practices. The course will draw on case studies for teaching and will utilize the evidence base of world-leading knowledge practices from consulting and agency firms around the world.

Field Trips

The digital marketing course is delivered on the Internet, making it inherently an ongoing field trip.

Additional Course Costs

Supporting textbook purchases are recommended. Digital and paper versions of the text exist, and are recommended to supplement in-class and on Wattle content.

  • Kingsnorth, S. (2022). The Digital Marketing Handbook. Kogan Page. https://koganpage.vitalsource.com/books/9781398603400
  • Kingsnorth, S. (2019). Digital Marketing Strategy. [Kogan Page]. Retrieved from https://koganpage.vitalsource.com/#/books/9780749484231/

Examination Material or equipment

This course does not include an examination.

Required Resources

Internet access. Students will be required to engage in a range of online tasks and activities that are best experienced on a computer. Mobile-phone only users may have a different experience than that expected for desktop and laptop based users.

Internet access, computer, handheld device. Students need to be able to access the internet and to engage the internet as their area of research, practice and exploration.

Kingsnorth, S. (2019). Digital Marketing Strategy (2nd edition). Kogan Page. https://koganpage.vitalsource.com/books/9780749484231

A copy of the textbook will be made available through the ANU Library via the reserve and short loan collection.

A copy of the ebook will be made available via the library website: https://anulib.anu.edu.au/

Staff Feedback

Students will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:

  • written comments
  • verbal comments
  • general feedback to whole class
  • video conference discussions
  • individual consultations

Student Feedback

ANU is committed to the demonstration of educational excellence and regularly seeks feedback from students. Students are encouraged to offer feedback directly to their Course Convener or through their College and Course representatives (if applicable). The feedback given in these surveys is anonymous and provides the Colleges, University Education Committee and Academic Board with opportunities to recognise excellent teaching, and opportunities for improvement. The Surveys and Evaluation website provides more information on student surveys at ANU and reports on the feedback provided on ANU courses.

Class Schedule

Week/Session Summary of Activities Assessment
1 Foundations
2 Digital Marketing Strategy
3 Digital Marketing Tactics Continuous Assessment Task Week 00 Practice Week
4 The Online Audience Project Proposal due Monday Continuous Assessment Task Week 01
5 Digital Marketing Value Co Creation Continuous Assessment Task Week 02
6 Digital Marketing Market Offers and Marketplaces Continuous Assessment Task Week 03
7 Digital Marketing Communications I - Message and Meaning Continuous Assessment Task Week 04
8 Digital Marketing Communications II - Medium and Mechanism Continuous Assessment Task Week 05
9 Digital Deliverable I - engaging the audience online Continuous Assessment Task Week 06
10 Digital Deliverable II - working with audio and video as a medium
11 Digital Deliverable III - using text and image for product and promotion
12 Digital Deliverable - eMetrics for Decision Making Project Report (40%) in Exam period

Tutorial Registration

Further details about the structure and teaching activities for this course will be available on the course Wattle site by 0 week.

Assessment Summary

Assessment task Value Due Date Return of assessment Learning Outcomes
Digital Deliverable Project Proposal 20 % 15/08/2022 28/08/2022 1, 7
Continuous Assessment Task (40%) 40 % * * 2, 3, 4, 5
Digital Deliverable Project Report (40%) 40 % 03/11/2022 * 5,6,7

* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details


ANU has educational policies, procedures and guidelines, which are designed to ensure that staff and students are aware of the University’s academic standards, and implement them. Students are expected to have read the Academic Misconduct Rule before the commencement of their course. Other key policies and guidelines include:

Assessment Requirements

The ANU is using Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the Academic Integrity . In rare cases where online submission using Turnitin software is not technically possible; or where not using Turnitin software has been justified by the Course Convener and approved by the Associate Dean (Education) on the basis of the teaching model being employed; students shall submit assessment online via ‘Wattle’ outside of Turnitin, or failing that in hard copy, or through a combination of submission methods as approved by the Associate Dean (Education). The submission method is detailed below.

Moderation of Assessment

Marks that are allocated during Semester are to be considered provisional until formalised by the College examiners meeting at the end of each Semester. If appropriate, some moderation of marks might be applied prior to final results being released.


Expectations: Digital Marketing will be taught using a combination of seminars, workshops and online content. Students are encouraged to engage with the course content for the week's seminar prior to attending the session. Attendance at the seminar should be considered a part of the experience of study, and a voluntary choice to attend, engage, and participate will be respected. During the continuous assessment period, students will be expected to engage in their projects, and integrate learning from that experience into their forum discussions, course engagement, seminar activity and other tasks.


This course does not include an examination.

Assessment Task 1

Value: 20 %
Due Date: 15/08/2022
Return of Assessment: 28/08/2022
Learning Outcomes: 1, 7

Digital Deliverable Project Proposal

Worth: 20%

Type: Individual

Words: 1500 words. Part of assignment in excess of word limit with neither be read nor marked.

Submission: via Turnitin

Due: Monday, Week 4

Return: Within two weeks of submission

Overview: A short overview of the live project that the student will undertake from Weeks 4 to 10 as part of their work-integrated study activity. This project proposal will outline how the student will use an internet based platform of their choice to pursue a relevant marketing outcome, goal or activity for their personal project. This project proposal assesses the key learning from Weeks 1 to 3.

This task is individual, and describes each individual's contribution to their project. Where a project will be collaborative, it may be the basis for a group submission in the Digital Deliverable Project Review. However, each individual within that collaborative project must submit an individual project proposal that is focused on their contribution to the project, and must be original to that individual.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Define the core elements of Integrated Marketing Communications as a marketer’s mindset

7. Create elements of digital marketing communications campaigns such as online, digital and social media content

Further information, including the assessment guide and the marking rubric, will be on Wattle by the end of Week 1.

Assessment Task 2

Value: 40 %
Learning Outcomes: 2, 3, 4, 5

Continuous Assessment Task (40%)

Worth: 40% (Weekly Tasks from Weeks 4 to 9 inclusive )

Type: Individual - Online engagement with forum exercises

Due: Friday 5 pm each week.

Feedback by: online through Wattle 2 weeks following submission

Assessment Description:

The course requires students to read, understand, learn and apply material throughout the semester. In order to encourage students to engage with the content material on an ongoing basis, short activities will be conducted providing the opportunity for students to apply what they have learned in their preparation. These activities will consist of short responses to assessments of real-life examples or the application core concepts to scenarios, discussions of the application of the weekly lecture content to the live project, and other engagement tasks. This task supports the students in developing, progressing and delivering their project outlined in the Project Proposal.

Purpose: To ensure students are active in their engagement these activities support progressive learning and feedback across the semester. Students will have the opportunity to illustrate their understanding of the digital marketing communication processes and assess online marketing campaign case studies.

Due: Must be completed in Wattle by Friday of the respective week.

Assessment criteria: will be available prior to Week 3

Feedback: Continuous. Each week is graded at the culmination of the week to provide performance feedback.

Learning Outcomes:

2. Describe the digital marketing communication processes

3. Critically appraise the integration of DMC into broader marketing strategies

4. Assess online marketing campaign case studies

5. Critically evaluate opportunities and challenges faced by internet mediated business practices in uncertain market conditions

Assessment Task 3

Value: 40 %
Due Date: 03/11/2022
Learning Outcomes: 5,6,7

Digital Deliverable Project Report (40%)

Worth: 30%

Type: Group Optional (Group of 1 to 4 students)

Words: Up to 3000 words - part of assignment in excess of word limit will neither be read nor marked.

Submission: via Turnitin

Due: 5 pm Friday 4th November

Return: With the release of final grades

Overview - Building on Assessment 2 students will produce a full report outlining the experience of delivering a digital marketing project, including an appraisal of how their proposed strategy (assessment 1) was able to support their implementation over a 10 week period (Weeks 4 to 12, inclusive of semester breaks)

Students may form a group (1-4 students) to deliver a collaborative project outcome from the proposed projects outlined in Assessment 1. Groups will need to reflect ont he relative contributions, successes and challenges faced by working in partnership with others. Individual projects will reflect on similar challenges based on solo delivery. Students will draw on their experience of conducting a real world, live online project during the semester..

Students will be encouraged to engage with online platforms, tools, and software and create elements of digital marketing communications campaigns in bringing to life their ideas.

Learning Outcomes:

2.Describe the digital marketing communication processes

5 Critically evaluate opportunities and challenges faced by internet-mediated business practices in uncertain market conditions

6 Engage online platforms, tools, and software to achieve marketing outcomes

7 Create elements of digital marketing communications campaigns such as online, digital and social media content.

Further information, including the assessment guide, additional assessment, and learning resources, will be on Wattle by Week 5.

Academic Integrity

Academic integrity is a core part of the ANU culture as a community of scholars. At its heart, academic integrity is about behaving ethically, committing to honest and responsible scholarly practice and upholding these values with respect and fairness.

The ANU commits to assisting all members of our community to understand how to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support academic integrity. The ANU expects staff and students to be familiar with the academic integrity principle and Academic Misconduct Rule, uphold high standards of academic integrity and act ethically and honestly, to ensure the quality and value of the qualification that you will graduate with.

The Academic Misconduct Rule is in place to promote academic integrity and manage academic misconduct. Very minor breaches of the academic integrity principle may result in a reduction of marks of up to 10% of the total marks available for the assessment. The ANU offers a number of online and in person services to assist students with their assignments, examinations, and other learning activities. Visit the Academic Skills website for more information about academic integrity, your responsibilities and for assistance with your assignments, writing skills and study.

Online Submission

You will be required to electronically sign a declaration as part of the submission of your assignment. Please keep a copy of the assignment for your records. Unless an exemption has been approved by the Associate Dean (Education) submission must be through Turnitin.

Hardcopy Submission

No hard copy required. This is a digital subject with digital assessment components.

Late Submission

Individual assessment tasks may or may not allow for late submission. Policy regarding late submission is detailed below:

Referencing Requirements

Accepted academic practice for referencing sources that you use in presentations can be found via the links on the Wattle site, under the file named “ANU and College Policies, Program Information, Student Support Services and Assessment”. Alternatively, you can seek help through the Students Learning Development website.

Returning Assignments

Assessments will be returned via Wattle.

Extensions and Penalties

Extensions and late submission of assessment pieces are covered by the Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure. Extensions may be granted for assessment pieces that are not examinations or take-home examinations. If you need an extension, you must request an extension in writing on or before the due date. If you have documented and appropriate medical evidence that demonstrates you were not able to request an extension on or before the due date, you may be able to request it after the due date.

Resubmission of Assignments

Not permitted.

Privacy Notice

The ANU has made a number of third party, online, databases available for students to use. Use of each online database is conditional on student end users first agreeing to the database licensor’s terms of service and/or privacy policy. Students should read these carefully. In some cases student end users will be required to register an account with the database licensor and submit personal information, including their: first name; last name; ANU email address; and other information.
In cases where student end users are asked to submit ‘content’ to a database, such as an assignment or short answers, the database licensor may only use the student’s ‘content’ in accordance with the terms of service – including any (copyright) licence the student grants to the database licensor. Any personal information or content a student submits may be stored by the licensor, potentially offshore, and will be used to process the database service in accordance with the licensors terms of service and/or privacy policy.
If any student chooses not to agree to the database licensor’s terms of service or privacy policy, the student will not be able to access and use the database. In these circumstances students should contact their lecturer to enquire about alternative arrangements that are available.

Distribution of grades policy

Academic Quality Assurance Committee monitors the performance of students, including attrition, further study and employment rates and grade distribution, and College reports on quality assurance processes for assessment activities, including alignment with national and international disciplinary and interdisciplinary standards, as well as qualification type learning outcomes.

Since first semester 1994, ANU uses a grading scale for all courses. This grading scale is used by all academic areas of the University.

Support for students

The University offers students support through several different services. You may contact the services listed below directly or seek advice from your Course Convener, Student Administrators, or your College and Course representatives (if applicable).

Dr Stephen Dann

Research Interests

youtube, social media, instagram, e-marketing, new technology adoption

Digital transformation;

Governance models for emerging digital infrastructures, platforms and applications.

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