Methodology of the marketing communication

mcomu2204  2019-2020  Mons

Methodology of the marketing communication
Note from June 29, 2020
Although we do not yet know how long the social distancing related to the Covid-19 pandemic will last, and regardless of the changes that had to be made in the evaluation of the June 2020 session in relation to what is provided for in this learning unit description, new learnig unit evaluation methods may still be adopted by the teachers; details of these methods have been - or will be - communicated to the students by the teachers, as soon as possible.
5 credits
30.0 h
Main themes
This course aims to understand the process of persuasive communications with a focus both on message and media. The first part of the course will be devoted to the context of persuasive communication and to study the main persuasion models. The second part focus on the measure persuasive communication effectiveness (Main questions around measure, Main measurement tools, Pretesting phase, Posttesting methodology and indicators). Finally the last part focus on Media that is :  different media specificities,  Media planning and Measures effectiveness

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :


Given the « competencies referential » linked to the LSM Master 120 in Sciences de Gestion et in Ingéniorat de Gestion, this course mainly develops the following competencies:

  • Master multidisciplinary body of knowledge in order to have a deep understanding of persuasive communication
  • Understand the scientific rigor required when marketing communication and media planning
  • Integrate and work in a team; exercise enlightened leadership;
  • Define and manage a project to completion;
  • Communicate effectively and convincingly.

At the end of the class, students will be able to

  • Understand the process of marketing communication
  • Know the main theoretical models of advertising persuasion
  • Be informed about practices regarding measure of persuasive communication effectiveness
  • To develop a critical analysis of the implemented measurement tools
  • Understand the specificity of each media
  • Implement a media planning

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
Teaching methods
Case study
Scientific Papers
Evaluation methods
Ongoing evaluation (Case study)
Written exam
DE PELSMACKER P., GEUENS K., VAN DEN BERGH J. (2013), Marketing Communications: A European Perspective. 5th Ed,  Pearson ISBN-10: 0273773224 ' ISBN-13: 9780273773221
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Master [120] : Business Engineering

Master [120] in Communication

Master [60] in Management

Master [120] in Management

Master [120] in Communication

Master [120] in Public Administration

Master [120] in Management