master marketing digital la salle campus barcelona

Master of Science in Marketing and Social Media Management

If you want to be an expert in digital marketing, web optimization, eCommerce and digital analytics, with this master you will be able to be-come one, working with professionals and a practical and innovative methodology

Digital Marketing and Advertising I

The subject of Marketing and Digital Advertising I is divided into three large blocks. The first introduces the concepts of general marketing at a strategic and tactical level and its evolution to digital marketing, as well as an introduction to the different digital communication policies, and their associated tools, and the consequences of digitalization. The second block focuses on SEO (search engine positioning) where the bases of the discipline and the different strategies associated with it are analyzed. Finally, legal aspects are introduced in digital and brand building environments.
Type Subject
Primer - Obligatoria
Previous Knowledge

The results of this subject are:

RA1: The student knows how to develop a digital marketing plan.
RA2: The student knows the main tools of digital marketing.


• Strategic levels and blended marketing
• The digital marketing plan
• The market and the digital consumer
• Introduction to digital advertising
• Media plan
• Search Engine Optimization


On-campus Methodology

The teaching methodology used in the on-campus modality is divided into four steps for each of the sessions that make up the subjects of the program:
• Students must prepare at home the previous tasks of the session recommended by the teacher: reading an article, watching a video, solving a practical case or exercise, etc. In this way, the student prepares the topic of the session and acquires prior knowledge that will allow him to take better advantage of the session together with the teacher and the rest of the classmates.
• The teacher dedicates the first part of the session to working on the concepts related to the theme of the day, encouraging debate and discussion among the students, taking advantage of the fact that they have prepared the previous tasks and are based on prior knowledge.
• The teacher dedicates the second part of the session to the analysis, debate and resolution of the practical case or exercise proposed in the previous tasks. In this way, the concepts covered in the first part of the session are taken to a practical environment to strengthen the student's learning. It is essential that students work on the case or exercise at home to make the most of the contributions of the rest of their classmates during the second part of the session, as well as make valuable contributions to the group.
• It is recommended that students prepare at home the subsequent tasks of the session recommended by the teacher, which aim to finish consolidating the knowledge discussed and worked on in class.

Online Guided Methodology

The teaching methodology used in the online modality is based on a proprietary methodology developed by La Salle URL called SDBL (Self Directed Based Learning). SDBL is an active methodology based on situational learning and self-directed learning. With situational learning, the student is taught, through challenges, to address real problems and situations of the company with which he can consolidate the new knowledge acquired. With self-directed learning, the student decides how to advance in their training based on their previous experience.
Weekly, the LMS (Learning Management System) platform releases the content of a new topic. The operation of the week is as follows:

• Synchronous kick-off session:

o The teacher makes an overview of the contents and tasks that the student will find throughout the week. The objective of this meeting is to try to discover and reveal on a personal level which aspects of the week that are going to be discussed may be more difficult for the individual student.
o The professor solves possible doubts of the students about the subject of the previous week.

• Among synchronous connections:

o The students view session contents and develops the tasks entrusted to them about the topic of the week to consolidate knowledge and identify doubts.

• Synchronous session Check point:

o The professor solves any doubts that students may have about the contents of the current week.
o The professor presents additional content or practical cases, which are interesting for the students.
o The professor generates debate and discussion among the students about the content of the current week to help the students in their assimilation, therefore, improving their learning.
o The professor provides oral feedback about the deliverables registered by the students in the feedback well of the previous week, emphasizing the difficulties and errors found. This instance is for feedback only and not for qualification. The feedback is an instrument so that the students to validate with the mentor, in general terms, the resolution to the proposed tasks. In this way, the feedback wells are created thinking of giving the students an opportunity to feel the answers with the mentor. Based on the feedback provided by the mentor, the students will be able to finish developing the task and present it as a final deliverable, with the advantage of having had prior advice from the professor.

• Rest of the week. The objective is to finish the development of the tasks of the current week from the clarifications received in the synchronous check point session to pass the exercises, tasks and / or deliverables of the topic. It is worth mentioning that most of the time spent during this last part of the week should be spent on solving tasks and deliverables, rather than assimilating content (an aspect that should have been resolved between the kick-off and check point sessions).
The LMS platform gradually opens content (week by week) so that the whole group follows the same academic itinerary. In other words, the sequential opening of topics is done so that all students in the program are working on the same subjects simultaneously.

The synchronous sessions with the mentor are of optional assistance for the students, last approximately one hour, and are recorded and posted on the subject in the LMS.


Face-to-face modality.

Highly significant evaluation activities:
• Final questionnaire [30%]
• Subject project [70%]

Online modality

The evaluation of this subject consists of the following milestones and weightings:

Deliverable: First Steps MK Plan 20%
Deliverable: SEO Plan 20%
Entregable: Brand Book 20%
Final deliverable of subject and interview 40%

Evaluation Criteria

Face-to-face modality

• Final questionnaire: Test answers.
• Subject work. The TFM tutors responsible for evaluating the weekly deliveries will be based on:

o The quality of the content of the works according to the requirements defined in each deliverable.
o The adjustment to the objectives of the current subject.
o Consistency with the strategy marked in the TFM for the case.
o The adjustment to the reality of the chosen case/company.
o The format of the document, the written quality and style of the deliverable.
o Compliance with the terms of delivery. If they are delivered out of time they will be rated as "not delivered" and the rating will be "0".

Online modality

The student is able to:
• Detect various competitors and their types.
• Perform a complete SWOT analysis.
• Detect at least 4 objectives that meet the 5 premises of the SMART objectives.
• Understand what the STP methodology is, determines which segments it will be targeted, how it will be positioned and what push/pull strategy it will carry out.
• Perform a complete study of criteria using different tools.
• Understand and define a web architecture.
• Understand the importance of links.
• Know the different metrics that an SEO dashboard should contain.

Basic Bibliography

• Dirección de Marketing 12ª edic. Philip Kotler. Pearson Prentice Hall. 2006.
• Marketing Management. Philip Kotler. Pearson Prentice Hall.
• Paul Smith, "SOSTAC ® Guide To Your Perfect Digital Marketing Plan"
• Pere Rosales, "Estrategia digital: cómo usar las nuevas tecnologias mejor que la competencia".
• Javier Alvarez Hernando y Rebeca San José Cabezudo. Comunicación Digital Eficaz y Legal. Editorial Lex Nova - Thomson Reuters ISBN: 978-84-9898-376.
• Guía de uso de cookies de la Agencia Española de Protección de Datos. Disponible en
• Geoffrey Moore, “Crossing the Chasm: Marketing and Selling High-Tech Products to Mainstream Customers”Jeroen Boschma , “Generación Einstein”
• The Art of SEO. Rand Fishkin, Eric Enge. Ed.O’Really. 2012
• Posicionamiento en buscadores. Fernando Maciá. Anaya. 2012
• Branding. Tendencias y retos en la comunicación de marca. Javier Velilla marca/dp/8497880765/ref=pd_sim_b_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=1G9S83WCYVD0N0X5CA9B
• Lovemarks. El futuro más allá de las marcas. Kevin Roberts Edition/dp/8495787806/ref=pd_rhf_dp_s_cp_2_741Q?ie=UTF8&refRID=1YR0ZM9SQ2W15EE CDHWB
• Brand. Wally Olins Especiales/dp/847506664X/ref=sr_1_12?ie=UTF8&qid=1422745402&sr=8- 12&keywords=wally+olins

Additional Material

In each session, and as part of the program, complementary multimedia content will be identified and suggested that will be updated by the teachers as necessary.

List of Professors
Jordi Rubio Portella
Jose Comerma Losantos
David Soler Freixas
Ruf Silvestre Olle