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Strategic Brand Marketing BMA710


Brands and brand management are increasingly important for organisations in almost every industry. In many sectors, as products become increasingly similar, organisations are turning to branding as a way to differentiate their offerings and create customer preferences for them. In the modern world, branding goes well beyond the consumer goods markets, and is just as relevant to sporting teams, musicians, national parks and religions. In markets where competition is multifaceted, brands are valuable assets in developing effective marketing strategies and competitive advantage. Brands and brand equity need to be recognized as strategic assets and the basis of competitive advantage and long-term profitability. The focus of this unit is on developing students knowledge and skills to be able to develop and manage brands. The unit first builds the theoretical foundations that are needed to understand brands and brand management. It then investigates key aspects of brand management, such as the measurement of brand performance and brand equity. Students will learn how to plan and apply skills to develop and manage brands. They will also develop a critical understanding of the issues surrounding the planning and evaluating of brand strategies. The final sections of the unit focusses on contemporary issues that are particularly important for branding practice.


Unit name Strategic Brand Marketing
Unit code BMA710
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Discipline Marketing
Coordinator Doctor Denni Arli
Delivered By University of Tasmania


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Online Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 26/2/2024 22/3/2024 15/4/2024 2/6/2024

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Learning Outcomes

  • Explain theories and concepts related to branding.
  • Apply specific branding theory and concepts to solve a marketing case study
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate brand strategies.
  • Communicate a strategic brand marketing case study analysis orally and in written contexts.

Fee Information

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
080505 $2,040.00 $1,597.00 not applicable $2,979.00

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Teaching Pattern

Introduction Lecture: 1hr, once in a term 

Weekly recorded lecture: 1hr, 13 weeks 

Workshop: 3hrs, 4 times in a semester 

AssessmentMultiple Choice Quiz (25%)|Individual Presentations (30%)|Case Study Analysis (45%)
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A textbook is not required for this unit.


Andreasen, A. & Kotler, P .(2013). Strategic marketing for non-profit organizations (Pearson New International edn), Pearson Education, Hoboken, NJ.

Beverland, M. (2018), Brand management: Co-creating meaningful brands, SAGE Publications, Inc, London.

Johansson, J. K. & Carlson, K. A. (2015). Contemporary brand management, SAGE Publications, Inc, London.

Keller, K.L. & Swaminathan, V. (2019). Strategic brand management: Building, measuring, and managing brand equity (5th Global edn), Pearson Education Limited¿, Upper Saddle River, NJ.  

Kotler, P. & Pfoertsch, W. (2006). B2B Brand Management, Springer, Berlin. Uncles, M. (2011). Perspectives on brand management, Tilde Publishing, Melbourne.

Riezebos, R. (2003). Brand management: A theoretical & practical approach, FT Prentice Hall, Harlow.

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