National University




COM410A Advertising Strategies

Lead Faculty: Dr. Joan-Marie Van Tassel

Course Description

Presents strategies for the successful development of integrated advertising messages. Focuses on creative copywriting and art direction, and on analyzing clients, products, and audiences. Considers the challenges and rewards provided by advertising campaigns directed to increasingly diverse consumers and markets.

Learning Outcomes

  • Develop an understanding of the core advertising roles and responsibilities, including copy, art, and client management/planning.
  • Choose a popular brand or product of interest for analysis.
  • Understand the concept of "positioning," and explain the brand/product's current position.
  • Analyze a brand/product through the framework of the "copy platform."
  • Extend the copy platform process into a "creative brief" for the brand/product under study.
  • Understand and analyze the dynamic marketplace of consumers in terms of gender, ethnicities, and lifestyles.
  • Integrate and organize project content and research into a structured advertising "campaign" including the key components of: advertising, promotion, public relations, Internet marketing, social media, direct, and mobile Mmrketing.