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Digital and Social Media Marketing BMA343


This unit has required software - Social Media Simulator: Mimic Social. You will be provided with a link to purchase the software in MyLO.


This unit covers the area of digital and social media marketing. Businesses are increasingly confronted with the need to adapt to a real-time digital environment. This unit focuses on providing students with a comprehensive understanding of the evolution and the role of traditional advertising versus digital advertising. You will learn the fundamental of digital and social media marketing and learn how to develop digital marketing strategies to create engaging and effective marketing content. This approach to digital and social media marketing planning considers the strategic use of a range of media.

In undertaking this unit, you will focus on a digital and social media marketing approach to marketing communications that considers how the integration of messages may achieve maximum impact, primarily through the coordinated use of a range of traditional and digital advertising tools (e.g. Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, TikTok, Pinterest, and more).

The course is placed in the context of more digital and social media marketing issues faced by organisations of all sizes including the establishment of objectives, budgeting and organising for effective coordination and delivery of digital promotional messages.

You will find that understanding the complexities and issues involved in digital and social media marketing will be of value to you when making both marketing and general business decisions in the future.


Unit name Digital and Social Media Marketing
Unit code BMA343
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Discipline Marketing
Coordinator Doctor Kevin Swarts
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania and Third Party (Universal College of Higher Education Hong Kong)


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Accelerated Study Period 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Online Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic
Online Accelerated Study Period 2 Off-Campus International Domestic
Hong Kong Universal Ed Semester 1 On-Campus International


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Accelerated Study Period 2 22/5/2023 14/6/2023 6/7/2023 20/8/2023
Semester 1 20/2/2023 21/3/2023 10/4/2023 28/5/2023

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Learning Outcomes

  • Apply digital and social media marketing theory to marketing problems.
  • Create an effective social media campaign in a business context.
  • Evaluate digital marketing strategy using contemporary marketing theory and practice.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
100799 $1,892.00 $888.00 not applicable $2,567.00

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BMA151 or BMA251 or ZAA104 or ZAA134


Teaching Pattern

Distance students will have access to a weekly lecture recordings available on MyLO. 

Students enrolled in distance mode are expected to undertake the workshop activities as self-directed learning but will need to ensure that they keep up to date with the weekly material supplied. Students will have access to a weekly workshop video recording available on MyLO. The recording will discuss the key points students should concentrate on when working through the workshop activities. Note that there are no set-time (i.e., ‘live’) online workshops for this unit. 

AssessmentBriefing Note (25%)|Social Media Simulation (35%)|Digital Marketing Audit (40%)
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.


Larson & Draper 2022, Digital Marketing Essentials


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