Module Title:Contemporary Marketing Practice
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 14 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Learners will be exposed to contemporary marketing practice through the exposure to and study of, academic materials and industry practice materials. Class delivery will be tutorial in nature where learners will be expected to actively engage with module materials, practical tasks and to participate in class discussion and debate.
Module Aim: The aim of this module is to provide the learner with an opportunity to practically apply the principles of marketing in a digital era. The learner should be able to identify and develop customer focused solutions to marketing problems.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Generate customer insights using primary research methods
LO2 Apply the principles of Market Segmentation, Targeting and Positioning
LO3 Recommend an appropriate marketing mix to form a cohesive & integrated strategy to address a given marketing problem
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is recommended before enrolment in this module.

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Incompatible Modules
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Co-requisite Modules
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This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed.

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
1.Consumer Insights (2)
Marketing Information Systems & Consumer Insights (2) • Marketing Research Process – Qualitative & Quantitative Analysis
2.Market Segmentation, Targeting & Positioning
Application of Segmentation, Targeting and Positioning Processes
3. Marketing Mix: Product, Price & Place
Product Classification & Brand Management • New Product Development: Diffusion of an Innovation, Product Life Cycle, Boston Consultancy Group & Ansoff Matrix • Factors impacting on pricing decisions • Pricing strategies • Distribution channels • Supply chain Management • Shopper Marketing • Category Management
4.Marketing Mix: Promotion & Integrated Marketing Communications
Formulating an Integrated Marketing Communications Plan using Owned, Earned and Paid Media • Advertising & Personal Relations • Personal Selling & Sales Promotion • Direct, Online, Social Media & Mobile Marketing • Impact of Technology on the IMC strategy • Regulation & Ethics • Emerging Digital Marketing Trends
5. Marketing Planning & Strategy
Practical tools to formulate & present a robust Marketing Strategy
6. Marketing Specialisms & Careers in Marketing
Exploration of specialisms and careers in Marketing including, Services Marketing, B2B Marketing, Global Marketing & Non-Profit Marketing
Assessment Breakdown%
No Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Through Primary Research including Observation, Focus Group, In-Depth Interviews & Survey, create a Consumer Insights Report for an assigned brand 1 40.00 Week 6
Project Based on an assigned brand, create and present a Marketing Strategy 2,3 60.00 Week 12
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

SETU Carlow Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Every Week 3.00
Independent Learning Time Every Week 6.00
Total Hours 9.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Every Week 1.50
Independent Learning Every Week 7.50
Total Hours 9.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_BBACF_B Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Accounting and Finance 4 Mandatory
CW_BBLAW_B Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Business with Law 4 Elective
CW_BBHRM_B Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Human Resource Management 4 Mandatory
CW_HHIBU_B Bachelor of Business (Honours) in International Business 4 Mandatory
CW_BBBBM_B Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Management 4 Mandatory
CW_BBSCM_B Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Supply Chain Management 4 Mandatory
CW_BBBUS_D Bachelor of Business in Business 4 Mandatory
CW_BBHRM_D Bachelor of Business in Human Resource Management 4 Mandatory
CW_BBINB_D Bachelor of Business in International Business incorporating Double Degree 4 Mandatory
CW_BPMKT_D Bachelor of Business in Marketing 4 Mandatory
CW_BBSCM_D Bachelor of Business in Supply Chain Management 4 Mandatory
CW_BBCAA_C Higher Certificate in Accounting 4 Mandatory
CW_BBBUS_C Higher Certificate in Business 4 Mandatory
CW_BBLAW_C Higher Certificate in Business with Law 4 Elective