Courses Advertising and Promotion Planning

23083 Advertising and Promotion Planning , 4 sp

Intermediate studies
Teaching language
Course description

The world of media is vastly different than it was even 10 years ago. This course provides a practical introduction to the advertising and promotion planning process in today’s media environment. During the course, students will focus on how to research, select, and buy advertising media as well as creating and presenting an advertising plan. A fundamental understanding of how media planning, research and buying works is essential for any student who seeks a career in marketing, advertising, or communication.

Learning Goal

You are acquainted with the basics of planning advertising and making communication channel choices. You are familiar with the strategical and tactical goals of advertising and how to critically assess these.

After completing the course, you will be able to
  • identify the roles of different players in the advertising and marketing communication field
  • identify the process steps in advertising planning, including briefing, budgeting, selling/purchasing, planning and scheduling
  • plan advertising and marketing promotion
  • make basic budget decisions in media purchasing

Lectures, guest lecture, team assignment, individual assignment

Total Student Workload

107 hours divided into
scheduled contact hours: 14 h
non-scheduled work: 93 h (assignments)


Team assignment 70 %
Individual assignment 30 %

  • Katz, H. E. (2019). The media handbook: A complete guide to advertising media selection, planning, research, and buying. 7th edition. New York, NY : Routledge. ISBN: 9781138352643
Non-degree studies (Open University, JOO and Contract Studies)

Quota for the Open University: 3
Quota for JOO-students: 3