Communicating with Consumers: The Basics of Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations (COMN0240)

Fall - October 17–December 20, 2020
Days & Time:
Sunday, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Corey Liberman

Course Description

Have you ever wondered how companies make commercials, how many thousands of ads you see in a single day, why Procter & Gamble sells 12 brands of detergent, or why you buy what you buy?

This course answers these questions and many more as students explore the various strategies used by companies to communicate with the consumer. Through selected readings including marketing texts, case studies, and current news articles, students acquire a general background in marketing, advertising, and public relations. The course includes asynchronous work, which students are expected to complete between class sessions.

COMN0240 | Call Number: 22341 | View this listing on the Directory of Courses


Corey Liberman

Corey Jay Liberman is an associate professor in the Department of Communication and Media Arts at Marymount Manhattan College. He earned his B.A. in communication from the University of Delaware and his M.A. and Ph.D. in communication from Rutgers University. He teaches courses in interpersonal communication, communication theory, group communication, organizational communication, persuasion, and communication networks, and has scholarly interests in both how employees communicate upward dissent to superiors and the role of persuasion in health campaigns. He recently coauthored the book Organizational Communication: Strategies for Success (2nd Ed) and edited the book Casing Persuasive Communication. In addition, he is working on two new texts: a coauthored book titled Risk and Crisis Communication: Communicating in a Disruptive Age and a coedited book titled Casing Risk and Crisis Communication. He is a member of the National Communication Association and the Eastern Communication Association, and is also the immediate past president of the New York State Communication Association.  

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