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ADVT11-140: Digital and Experiential Advertising January 2021 [Standard]

General information

The internet has disrupted - and continues to transform - the way advertising is thought of and practised. Understanding the opportunities that the evolving digital media landscape offers for novel forms of promotional communication is at the core of this introductory-level subject. It explores the evolution of digital advertising and provides you with an overview of the most relevant current tools and practices, ranging from search engine marketing and dynamic display ads to the latest developments in the use of biometrics, big data and AI as key features of innovative, experiential forms of advertising. You will learn how to evaluate these digital tools from the perspective of digital campaign planning and consider important ethical and societal questions that they raise. You will then apply your knowledge practically in the context of developing a digital advertising strategy.


Academic unit:Faculty of Society & Design
Subject code:ADVT11-140
Subject title:Digital and Experiential Advertising
Subject level:Undergraduate
Semester/Year:January 2021
Credit points:10

Delivery & attendance

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Workload items:
  • Lecture: x12 (Total hours: 24) - Weekly Lecture
  • Tutorial: x12 (Total hours: 12) - Weekly Tutorial
  • Personal Study Hours: x12 (Total hours: 84) - Recommended Study Hours


Prescribed resources:
  • Andrew John McStay (2016). Digital Advertising. Palgrave , 224.
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Subject Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

On successful completion of this subject the learner will be able to:
  1. Analyse and explain the dynamics of the developing digital media environment and their impact on the advertising industry and its practices.
  2. Apply relevant advertising theories and concepts for evaluating the usefulness and appropriateness of specific digital media technologies in the context of digital advertising and integrated marketing communications.
  3. Practically apply advertising theories, concepts as well as creative imagination by developing a basic digital advertising campaign concept based on a client brief.
  4. Evaluate and critique digital advertising practices and the affordances of digital media technologies in relation to their impact on society.


Assessment details

TypeTask%Timing*Outcomes assessed
Case Analysis Case study of digital media platforms and practices. 40% Week 6 1, 2, 4.
*Campaign Digital Advertising Campaign Concept. 40% Week 12 2, 3, 4.
Essay Reflective essay on digital media/advertising ethics. 20% Week 13 2, 4.
  • * Assessment timing is indicative of the week that the assessment is due or begins (where conducted over multiple weeks), and is based on the standard University academic calendar
  • C = Students must reach a level of competency to successfully complete this assessment.

Assessment criteria

High Distinction 85-100 Outstanding or exemplary performance in the following areas: interpretative ability; intellectual initiative in response to questions; mastery of the skills required by the subject, general levels of knowledge and analytic ability or clear thinking.
Distinction 75-84 Usually awarded to students whose performance goes well beyond the minimum requirements set for tasks required in assessment, and who perform well in most of the above areas.
Credit 65-74 Usually awarded to students whose performance is considered to go beyond the minimum requirements for work set for assessment. Assessable work is typically characterised by a strong performance in some of the capacities listed above.
Pass 50-64 Usually awarded to students whose performance meets the requirements set for work provided for assessment.
Fail 0-49 Usually awarded to students whose performance is not considered to meet the minimum requirements set for particular tasks. The fail grade may be a result of insufficient preparation, of inattention to assignment guidelines or lack of academic ability. A frequent cause of failure is lack of attention to subject or assignment guidelines.

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Subject curriculum

Course overview and introduction to key terms and concepts.

Fundamental concepts related to digital advertising.

Creative leaps: From 'traditional' to 'digital' advertising.

What makes a good website? And what are useful metrics for evaluating advertising effectiveness?

What makes Search Engine Marketing such an effective advertising tool? And what are 'algorithms', actually?

What are the characteristics of good display advertising? And to what extent do machines now manage digital advertising?

How to think strategically about social media content.

Thinking about advertising as 'media innovation' and technology that 'plays' with our senses.

What is machine learning? How does it impact advertising? And can machines be creative?

Thinking critically about digital advertising: Surveillance, privacy and behavior modification.

Time for you to prepare your final campaigns.

Campaign presentations!

Approved on: Nov 4, 2020. Edition: 4.4
Last updated: May 18, 2021.