Brand Design

Module description

Summary:

Brands have increasingly become a focus of marketing activity with some arguing that marketers no longer make products – rather they create brands. This module will examine the development of brands and their management from different disciplinary perspectives. Theoretical insights from these perspectives will be used to critically evaluate current brand campaigns and the role of marketing communications in effectively delivering these campaigns.

Additional Information:

Internationalisation
Branding has a global perspective and there are implications in creating, developing, and marketing of a brand on a global scale or in different countries. This module draws extensively on international branding examples and encourages students to examine brands from their home countries in their assignments.

Employability
In gaining an understanding of developing and managing a brand, and how it affects lives, students are equipped with knowledge that would help them work either with clients or agencies. They also develop their research skill and their ability to put theory into practice.

Sustainability
Some green issues are considered in this module, such as the accusations of ‘green-washing’ which are made against some brands.
All of the resources for this module are available on the ELE (Exeter Learning Environment).

It is critical that students are prepared for a module that is rich in colourful and descriptive language, including the use of subtle and not so subtle metaphors and nuances. Without a very good command of the English language this elective is likely to be notably difficult.

Full module specification

Module title:Brand Design
Module code:BEMM128
Module level:M
Academic year:2016/7
Module lecturers:
  • Dr Sotiris Lalaounis - Convenor
Module credit:15
ECTS value:

7.5

Pre-requisites:

None

Co-requisites:

None

Duration of module: Duration (weeks) - term 2:

11

Module aims

Brands have increasingly become a focus of marketing activity with some arguing that marketers no longer make products rather they create brands. This module will examine the development of brands and their management from different disciplinary perspectives spanning the social sciences. Theoretical
insights from these perspectives will be used to critically evaluate current brand campaigns, the role of marketing communications in effectively delivering these campaigns, and the central place of these campaigns in daily life.

ILO: Module-specific skills

  • 1. understand the managerial significance of branding in a competitive marketplace and how
  • 2. understand and apply core branding principles and communication theories and recognise their role and importance in brand management and marketing management decision-making.
  • 3. develop brand management and communications strategies to meet marketing objectives

ILO: Discipline-specific skills

  • 4. analyse and critically evaluate the branding and communications strategies pursued by
  • 5. recognise the importance of studying branding and marketing communications from an

ILO: Personal and key skills

  • 6. demonstrate writing skills
  • 7. demonstrate independent study skills
  • 8. demonstrate researching skills
  • 9. demonstrate critical reflexivity towards the subject matter.

Learning activities and teaching methods (given in hours of study time)

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad
361140

Details of learning activities and teaching methods

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Contact hours36Lectures/seminars/workshops

Summative assessment (% of credit)

CourseworkWritten examsPractical exams
50500

Details of summative assessment

Form of assessment% of creditSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Individual Assignment502500 words1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9Feedback on request
Examination502 hour1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 9Feedback on request
0
0
0
0

Details of re-assessment (where required by referral or deferral)

Original form of assessmentForm of re-assessmentILOs re-assessedTimescale for re-assessment
Individual AssignmentIndividual Assignment (50%)1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9August/September Assessment Period
ExaminationExamination (50%)1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 9August/September Assessment Period

Syllabus plan

• History of branding; 
• Psychological perspectives on branding 
• Developing brand equity
• Brand Management
• Sociological Perspectives on branding • Iconic Brands
• Communicating brands in a global context.

Indicative learning resources - Basic reading

Rosenbaum-Elliott, R., Percy, L., & Pervan, S. (2011). Strategic Brand Management. Oxford University Press.

Keller, K. L., Aperia, T. and Georgson, M. (2012) Strategic Brand Management: A European Perspective, London: Financial Times/Prentice Hall.

De Chernatony, L. (2010) From Brand Vision to Brand Evaluation: The Strategic Process of Growing and Strengthening Brands, London: Butterworth-Heinemann.

De Chernatony, L. (2011) Creating Powerful Brands, London: Butterworth-Heinemann

Module has an active ELE page?

Yes

Indicative learning resources - Web based and electronic resources

Articles to be posted

Indicative learning resources - Other resources

Video case studies

Text case studies (to be distributed)

Origin date

01/09/2007

Last revision date

30/09/2015