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Brand Communications HEJ347


It is recommended that students complete HEJ250/350 Public Relations before enrolling in this unit. Please refer to the program for further advice.


This unit examines the storytelling tactics and strategies associated with the design and communication of brand narratives. The unit addresses the ways in which, in the changing media environment, brand narratives are now communicated via social networks and key 'influencers' as much as they are communicated via traditional methods and channels of storytelling. Case studies range from the study of personal brands through to the brands of organisations as diverse as corporations, sporting clubs, consumer brands, government agencies, and charities and not-for-profits. You will be equipped to undertake brand research and analysis incorporating key theoretical, ethical and regulatory concepts in contemporary brand narrative development. You will also produce materials central to the implementation of effective brand communications.


Unit name Brand Communications
Unit code HEJ347
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Discipline Media

Dr Donald Reid

Teaching staff

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


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For Bachelor of Media and Bachelor of Media with Honours students: 4 HEJ level 100 units

For students outside the Bachelor of Media: 2 HEJ level 100 units

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

HEJ247 Brand Communications


Teaching Pattern

Five contact hours fortnightly


Campaign Analysis – 1500 words (20%); Social Media Audit (30%); Brand Communications Strategy (50%)

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