Marketing in Context


This assignment requires you to become well versed in exemplary marketing organisations and those who don’t perform as well. Based on your course material to date and secondary research, including chats (personal communications) conducted over Christmas functions, develop a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation to your management team with 5 examples of either impressive or less than impressive marketing capability across a range of organisations or industries.

Your justified (through research) cases should include brief details of the organisation and then specifically brief discussion on how they organise internally for marketing, their STP approach (or lack of it), how their marketing or concepts are working in the current Marketing environment and aspects of the marketing mix which they are leveraging well (or not).

Examples might be from global corporations, NFP, government or your favourite coffee house (or micro business). Sources of information should include a range from journal articles to contemporary and including fresh sources like trending topics on social media.

Your presentation which should run for a maximum of 15 slides (plus titles and bibliography) or 15 minutes when played. Before or by the due date post a link to the Subjects discussion forum so everyone is able to interact with your examples and work.

Voice is required and it is expected you will build your presentation with graphics, video and other engaging material to demonstrate your expertise in understanding great marketing and as a marketing communicator!


This assessment has been designed in order to:

Assist you to develop and demonstrate your understanding about the nature of marketing and the performance of organisations.
Allow you to develop your research and critical thinking skills; and
Provide you with further experience in academic and business writing and communication.
Develop a deeper understanding of organisational issues around marketing and its execution
Prepare a report and presentation to communicate to your work place peers examples of high and low performance marketing organisations.
Providing a shareable link so all students can interact and “like” your material for powerful shared learning.

Marking criteria:

Your assessment will be assessed on the following criteria:
Key issues Are the questions all answered fully, with theory explained, cited, and applied? Demonstrated understanding of the theory is the main assessment criteria – this understanding will be shown through clear explanations of the relevant theory, as well as sound application of that theory to the organisation studied.

Critical analysis: Is some in-depth analysis evident or has the source material been accepted uncritically?
Research: Has research from a range of authoritative sources been integrated into your work?
Structure: Is the essay developed logically and well-structured? Does the writing flow well?
Writing style: Is the style concise and lucid or is it difficult for the reader to get the point? Is the grammar and language appropriate for a postgraduate level academic essay?
Presentation: Have you presented a quality product with tidy layout, and free of typos?
Word limit: Does the assessment meet the word limit?
Referencing: Have books and articles which have contributed directly to the assessment been acknowledged appropriately throughout the essay? Is a well formatted reference list been included?
The assignment specifically addresses the following learning outcomes

2 be able to find relevant and important information about organisations, their industries and marketplaces from secondary sources;

3 be able to evaluate the key marketing aspects of segmentation, targeting and positioning (STP) and be able to analyse an organisation’s approach to STP;

5 be able to discover and evaluate how contemporary issues of environment, social media and other technology, society and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) might affect marketing.

Presentation & Format

This is a report/presentation, you may be as creative as you like in developing a compelling presentation to highlight your well justified grasp of examples of high and low performance marketing.

should include audio, video, graphic and colour and movement, use it to your advantage.

A bibliography is a must, no executive summary is required