|Module title||Social Media And Online Communication Strategies|
|Module lecturer||Piotr Firych, PhD|
|Lecturer position||assistant professor|
|Faculty||Faculty of Anthropology and Cultural Studies|
Module aim (aims)
Due to its great impact on today’s communication, the multidimensional phenomena of social media has been lately among the most discussed topics related to promoting culture in the XXI century. Therefore, during the course social networking platforms will be under close scrutiny. They are to be discussed and analyzed from the perspective of cultural managers who need to deal with the new standards of competing on the global market and its constantly changing trends. The course aim is to elaborate on the subject of the Internet and its specifics as well as to discuss the importance of new media development for cultural sector. Being more specific, it aims to bring a discussion about the extent social media such as Facebook might be treated as a relevant communication channel, a valid source of knowledge about an individual and finally: serve as a tool for promotion of the arts and culture. The course is meant to provide the students with a solid theoretical knowledge as well as a range of practical skills.
Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)
• Basic understanding of the Internet, its environment and actual trends
• Interest in the topic
• Good English language skills
Week 1 Introduction to international marketing communication development – characteristics, facts and actual trends
Week 2 Marketing communication tools on the Internet – characteristics, strengths and weaknesses
Week 3 Integrating online and offline marketing communication
Week 4 Online communication strategies
Week 5 Social media – understanding the phenomena – Part I
Week 6 Social media – understanding the phenomena – Part II
Week 7 Social media campaigns
Week 8 Building social media campaigns – What can go wrong?
Week 9 Understanding the Internet users
Week 10 Personal branding via social media – constructing one’s identity?
Week 11 Audience development
Week 12 Crisis communication: workshops, case studies, discussions
Week 13 Viral marketing
Week 14 Course project presentations
Week 15 Course project presentations, “Catching up” discussions
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