Diploma in Advertising for the Fashion Industry via Online Distance Learning

Enrolment date: 26 May 2017

Benefiting from over 30 years’ experience, Fitzwilliam Institute’s Online Diploma in Advertising for the Fashion Industry course features:

  • Comprehensive modules covering all aspects of advertising: Introduction to Advertising, The Advertising Agency, Campaign Planning, Campaign Management, Creative, and many more. Additional Digital Marketing, E-Commerce and Public Relations modules are included in this course.
  • Interactive course expert support, advice and guidance from leading industry professionals. Always ready to help and answer any questions you might have throughout the course, all of our advertising course experts are top industry professionals with many years of successful experience. This online course contains the core and vital industry key skillset and, on completion, all of our students are industry-ready.
  • Real life advertising for the fashion industry briefs. Fitzwilliam Institute’s Diploma in Advertising for the Fashion Industry offers practical and specific skills that can be applied in real world situations. You will gain exposure to invaluable toolkits and prepare a real life advertising for the fashion industry brief, which will enable you to improve your work portfolio.
  • Flexible online learning. Fitzwilliam Institute’s Diploma in Advertising for the Fashion Industry course can be completed in your own time, from the comfort of your own home, to suit your lifestyle. You will have full access to online resources and subject expert support for one calendar year. However, you can complete the course in as little as 4-6 months, by dedicating 6-8 hours of study per week.
  • Advertising Jobs, Networking and Volunteer Opportunities. Benefiting from over 30 years of industry experience, Fitzwilliam Institute are extremely well placed within the industry. Employers are always looking for Fitzwilliam Institute’s students and alumni. Fitzwilliam Institute’s website features a comprehensive jobs and volunteer opportunities section.

Advertising - Strategic

Introduction to Advertising for the Fashion Industry

Advertising Defined; Role of Advertising; Representative Bodies; Codes of Practice; Law and Ethics of Advertising; Relationship between Advertising, Media and Public Relations; Advertising and Marketing - Brands, Consumer Expectations; Limitations of Advertising.

The Advertising Agency

Advertising Agency Structure; Advertising Agency Selection and Appointment; Remuneration; The Client - Agency Relationship; Brief Creation, Interpretation and Communication; Advertising Terminology.

Campaign Planning

How Advertising Happens: The Need for Planning; Advertising Objectives; The Advertising Process; Advertising Strategy; Budgets.

Campaign Management for the Fashion Industry

Formulating Strategic Advertising Campaigns to Support Branding, Segmentation and Positioning Strategies; Advertising Campaign Research and Evaluation of Advertising Effectiveness - Pre and Post Testing Techniques; Understanding Consumer Behaviour and Market Research in Advertising Composition.

Advertising – Creative

The Creative Process - Themes, Rationale and Emotional Motives to Purchase; The Creative Brief; Design Guidelines; Testing Creative Effectiveness; The Production Process - Artwork, Copyright, Layout, Photography, Design and Printing; Award Winning Campaigns; Exploring Opportunities for Integration with other Communication Techniques - Sponsorship, Public Relations, Sales Promotion, Direct Marketing and E-Commerce.

E-Commerce

The Business of E-Commerce & Online Marketing. Website Creation and Design. HTML development. Formatting, Links, Frames and Tables. Images and Animation - GIF Animation, Image Compression, Image Composition. Usability -Design and Layout guidelines for your website. Site Uploading - File Transfer Protocol.

Marketing

Marketing Environment for the Fashion Industry

Introduction to Marketing and the Marketing Concept. The Marketing environment, political, economic, social and technical factors. The market information system. The market research process, collecting and analysing data. Reporting the findings.

Marketing Management

Marketing Management and Planning. Organisation and management of the marketing department. Corporate Planning, SWOT Analysis, Competitor Assessment and Business Strategy. Product Portfolio Planning, Models and Management. Developing a Marketing Plan, Implementation and Control. Market Segmentation, Targeting and Positioning.

Online Marketing for the Fashion Industry

Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)

The Online Content Factor, Search Engine Algorithms, Impart, Spamming, Online Advertising, Web Keyword Strategy, Link Relevancy, Link Exchange.

Analysing the Web for the Fashion Industry

Website Hits, Website Page View Analytics, Recording Online Visitor Statistics, Time of Visit to website, Keyword Phrase Used, IP Address Information, Website Arrival and Exit Pages, Logfile versus Page Tagging, Web Click Tracks and Google Analytics, Benefits of Web Analytics.

The Google Factor

Google Adwords features, Adwords Policies, Google Adwords Distribution, Google Adwords Pricing and Ranking, Internet Position Performance, Google Online Account Creation and Navigation, Google Keyword Matching, Google Location Targeting, Google Web Text Ad Creation, Google Online Reports, Web Analytics and Conversion Tracking.

Public Relations

PR Defined; Its Role within the Promotional Mix; PR Techniques and Methodologies - Online & Offline Press Relations, Public Affairs, Lobbying, Press Releases, Broadcasting, Photography, Literature and Printing; Crisis Management, Contingency Planning and Corporate Image; PR Planning - Setting Objectives, Budgets, Proposals; Fundamentals of Sponsorship; Types of Sponsorship - Sports, Cultural, Education and Charity; The Sponsorship Management Programme - Objectives, Selection, Budget, Agency and Event Management; Measurement of Effectiveness.

Online Public Relations

Online Influences on Present PR Practices

Internet influence on News, Internet Journalists, Economics of Online News Production, Internet Critics and other influences, the PR Practitioner as an Online Publisher, Ethical Internet PR, Truthfulness and Duty of Care, Online Ethics, Debate, Guidelines and Best Practice.
Monitoring and Evaluation of Social Media Discourse, Trends and Value. Policy Influences, corporate speak. Implications of Social Media for Corporate Social Responsibility.

Social Media and PR strategy

Local versus Global Communication, Landscaping Platforms, Channels and context, Online PR Organisational Analysis and Segmentation, Developing Online PR Strategies, Online PR Tactics and SEO considerations, Online PR Planning, Managing Online PR Risk and Opportunities.

The Social Media Landscape

Blogs, Microblogs, Chatrooms, Delicious, Email, Flickr, Twitter, Instant messaging, Message Boards, Mobile Internet , New Media Releases, Online Conferencing, Online Surveys, Pay per click, Podcasts, RSS, Search Engines, SEO, Social Networking Service Sites, Video Sharing, Virtual worlds, VoIP, Wiki and Widgets.

The Internet as a Media

Commercial Implications of the Internet, Social Interaction with the Internet, Web 2.0 and its Implications, Internet Convergence, the Network Effect, Internet Information Exchange, Internet Audience Size and Exposure, Internet Culture and Communication, Transparency and the Internet.

Methods of Training

 

Online Lecture Modules, Subject Expert Feedback Sessions after each Module, practical case studies, end of module assignments. etc.

Subject Experts

Marketing Courses has a panel of Subject Experts.

Possible Careers

Graduates from this programme will find the course very beneficial in terms of supporting their primary career and also providing a platform for new opportunities in the Marketing, Advertising, PR and E-Commerce sectors. The course also provides an excellent foundation for those who wish to pursue further study with any of the professional bodies or academic institutions.

Who Should Apply

Anyone working in Advertising or a Marketing function in a senior or support role, or those who wish to develop a career in this area. The course would also benefit anyone who plans to organise their own Advertising strategy.

Qualifications

Successful candidates are awarded the Diploma Advertising for the Fashion Industry  at Pass, Credit or Distinction level.

On successful completion of this course you will receive a Diploma level qualification that is certified and awarded by the ICM (Institute of Commercial Management)

The Institute of Commercial Management was founded in 1979 and is one of the leading Professional Examination and Certification Bodies in the world today. Fitzwilliam Institute have developed and provided practical skills training courses in liaison with the Institute of Commercial Management qualifications and certifications framework for over 25 years. The Institute of Commercial Management certifications and continual professional development training awards are recognised throughout Europe, the USA, Canada, Australia, South Africa and Asia in a total of 140 countries, by leading industries, bodies and professions.

next start date: 26th May 2017

Duration: You will have full access to online resources and subject expert support for one calendar year. However, you can complete the course in as little as 4 - 6 months, by dedicating 6-8 hours of study per week.

Course Fees: 995.00 EUR

To secure your place on the course the full fee is required. All fees must be paid in full before the course begins. Please note, the full course fees are inclusive of all course materials and certification costs.

Enrolment intake is strictly limited on this course. Early application is advised. Places are allocated on a first come first served basis.

Fitzwilliam Institute closes on Bank Holidays and for a number of days at Christmas and New Year. Fitzwilliam Institute reserves the right to postpone, cancel or alter courses without notice or to change any of the details in this brochure. Fees are not refundable unless the course is cancelled by Fitzwilliam Institute. Distance Learning courses are provided by Fitzwilliam Institute BGLS Ltd.

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