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Course Outlines

MKTG 1352 Digital Marketing

School School of Business + Media
Program Marketing Management
Course Credits 3
Minimum Passing Grade 50%
Start Date January 04, 2021
End Date March 27, 2021
Total Hours 36
Total Weeks 12
Hours/Weeks 3
Delivery Type Other
CRN 88377

Acknowledgement of Territories

The British Columbia Institute of Technology acknowledges that our campuses are located on the unceded traditional territories of the Coast Salish Nations of Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), and xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam).

Instructor Details

Name Blair Kaplan Venables
E-mail Instructor to provide
Location Online - Zoom
Office Hours Instructor to provide

Course Description

The focus of this course will be to provide the student with e-Marketing techniques and strategies that can help any forward-thinking organization be competitive in today's business environment. Key areas that promise to leverage the power of Internet are: customer relationship management (CRM); 1:1 marketing; permission-based e-mail marketing; viral marketing; attributes of a good Website and Website marketing goals; Website promotion/search engine positioning/ranking, and key Internet technologies/terminologies/acronyms.

Course Learning Outcomes/Competencies

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Analyze any website from the perspective how its user experience supports business goals.
  • Articulate how to integrate Internet marketing programs, tactics and strategies into traditional marketing strategies and plans to meet corporate objectives.
  • Audit a company’s organic search engine presence and make recommendations to elevate its position for desired keywords.
  • Define important Internet Marketing terminology and acronyms.
  • Measure the effectiveness of various Digital Marketing channels, such as website performance, email and PPC advertising.
  • Use email marketing to build programs that drive awareness, as well as loyalty and retention.
  • Utilize paid search engine marketing programs to drive qualified traffic to an organization’s website.

Learning Resources

  • Readings and other resources will be provided.
  • Access to a computer and the internet are essential.
  • Please ensure you have an active Facebook account so that you can join the class Group (link will be shared on the first day of class).

Evaluation Criteria

Criteria % Comments
Participation (online discussion)10
Reflection Log15
Assignment 115
Assignment 215
Assignment 315
Final Project30

Attendance Requirements

Attendance to the live recording of class is not mandatory. Joining the private Facebook Group and participation in that group is a part of your participation mark and is mandatory.

Course Specific Requirements

Live class on Zoom will be every Monday from 4:00pm - 5:00pm PST. All recordings will be uploaded to the Learning Hub and watching the class videos is mandatory.

Course Schedule and Assignments

January 4, 2021

Introduction to digital marketing

Reflection log
January 11, 2021

Integrated marketing strategies

Reflection log
January 18, 2021

Marketing plan construction

Reflection log
January 25, 2021

Website creation and audit process

Reflection log 1 due

+ Assignment 1 review

February 1, 2021

Search Engine Optimization

Assignment 1 due

February 8, 2021

Search Engine Marketing

Reflection log

February 15, 2021


Email marketing

Reflection log
February 22, 2021

Social media marketing

Reflection log 2 due +

Assignment 2 due

March 1, 2021

Analytics and measurement

Reflection log
March 8, 2021

Reputation management

Reflection log
March 15, 2021

Mobile marketing

Reflection log 3 due +

Assignment 3 due

March 22, 2021

Digital marketing review

Final assignment due

BCIT Policy

Any student who needs special assistance in the event of a medical emergency or building evacuation (either because of a disability or for any other reason) should promptly inform their course instructor(s) and Accessibility Services of their personal circumstances.

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Students should make themselves aware of additional Education, Administration, Safety and other BCIT policies listed at

Guidelines for School of Business + Media

Students must successfully complete a course within a maximum of three (3) attempts at the course. Students with two attempts in a single course will be allowed to repeat the course only upon special written permission from the Associate Dean. Students who have not successfully completed a course within three attempts may not be eligible to graduate from their respective program.

Regular attendance in lectures and labs is seen as integral to student success, therefore, attendance in class is monitored. Unexcused absences in excess of 10% of the time prescribed for this course may result in the assignment of a failing grade. Attendance may be taken at any time during class. A student not present for attendance will be marked absent. A student who leaves class for a period of time deemed excessive by the instructor may be considered absent regardless of whether they are present when attendance is taken.

In case of illness or other unavoidable absence, students must communicate with the instructor, or the appropriate Program Head, as soon as possible (preferably in advance) indicating the reason for the absence. Students who are seeking accommodation for a medical absence must have a BCIT-approved medical certificate ). For other absences, students must be prepared to provide appropriate supporting documentation.

A student who has unexcused absences in excess of 10% of the time prescribed for the course by the Withdrawal Deadline is considered to have ‘Vanished’ and will be assigned a grade of ‘V’. In these cases, no further work will be graded.

These requirements are set out in accordance with BCIT Policy 5101 Student Regulations. More information regarding withdrawals from PTS courses is available at


I verify that the content of this course outline is current.
Blair Kaplan Venables, Instructor
December 21, 2020

I verify that this course outline has been reviewed.
Danielle Wilson, Program Head
December 21, 2020

I verify that this course outline has been reviewed.
Tracey Renzullo, Program Head
December 22, 2020

I verify that this course outline has been reviewed and complies with BCIT policy.
Morgan Westcott, Associate Dean
December 22, 2020

Note: Should changes be required to the content of this course outline, students will be given reasonable notice.