The Young Marketing & PR Programme

The Young Marketing & PR Programme

London • Ages 15-18

28th - 29th March 2020
University College, London (UCL)

The Young Marketing & PR Programme gives students aged 15-18 an immersive experience of the world of Marketing and Public Relations (PR). You will take part in a series of interactive simulations, seminars and Q&A sessions with Marketing and PR experts who work for multinational corporations and high-profile politicians.

The programme includes an opportunity for you to: build and deliver an entire Marketing strategy for an exciting young start-up; conduct a live consumer focus group to research your target audience; launch a promotional PR campaign for an innovative brand; rescue your client from a rapidly-escalating PR disaster.

The programme takes place over two days – Saturday dedicated to Marketing and Sunday to PR. You can choose to attend either one or both days.

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An Immersive Experience of Marketing & PR:

  • Marketing & PR experts will coach you through live, interactive simulations, including:
  • Devising the ultimate marketing strategy for an exciting start-up: create your logo, slogan, digital marketing strategy, advertising focus and more
  • Conducting a live consumer focus group to gain a detailed insight into your target audience
  • Launching an attention-grabbing PR campaign for an innovative brand
  • Rescuing your client from a rapidly-escalating PR disaster

      Career Coaching for Students Aspiring to Work in Marketing or PR:

      • You will be trained on how to fulfil your career ambitions in Marketing and PR
      • An action plan of how to get to the top, starting now
      • Coaching by experts on study choices; work experience; extra-curricular activities and more

        An Audience With Top Marketing and PR Executives:

        • Q&A time with a panel of Marketing and PR executives to ask all your burning questions
        • Meet Marketing and PR experts who work for both multinational corporations and high-profile politicians
        • Unlimited lifetime access to our depth of expertise. Students can contact us for further advice at any time

            Boost Your UCAS Form and CV:

            • Attendance demonstrates you've gained key skills such as teamwork, creativity, problem-solving and communication
            • Complete the online assessment after the programme and receive a personalised certificate to include in your applications


                Programme Format:

                The programme takes place at UCL, with group activities in break-out areas and seminar aspects in a lecture hall. The programme involves a mixture of interactive simulations, exercises and Q&A sessions. A full timetable can be found below.

                Programme Fee:

                £250/student for both days. £135/student for one day. Places are limited. If 2 or more places are booked students receive a 10% discount. Enter code GROUP10 at checkout to benefit from this.


                For a full list of terms and conditions, please click here.

                  Programme Timetable Saturday: Marketing Day
                  10.30am The World of Marketing - Marketing as the most powerful force in world business
                  - Winning the hearts and minds of consumers
                  - Iconic brands, slogans and logos
                  - Marketing vs Sales
                  10.50am You Become the Marketing Manager - You will now be assigned the role of prospective Marketing Manager for a start-up. Throughout the rest of the day you will be coached on how to devise the ultimate 360-degree marketing strategy by industry experts . Using what you learn, you and your team will devise a holistic marketing strategy for the start-up. Compete against other teams in a dynamic, vibrant atmosphere that will immerse you in the real world of Marketing
                  11.00am Building a Brand - Know your audience: breaking into the minds of your consumers
                  - The Psychology of Marketing: Product, place, price, promotion, people, positioning and packaging
                  - Game-changing logos and slogans
                  - The power of advertising: TV, radio, print and experiential advertising
                  - Guerilla marketing campaigns
                  12.00pm Meet the Start-Up - Meet the "founders" of the brands you'll be marketing for
                  - Understand the fundamentals of their business, which will drive your marketing strategy
                  12.30pm Meet the Customers - Live focus group session with a group of people who represent your target audience
                  - Carry out live research to inform your marketing strategy
                  1.00pm Lunch Break
                  2.00pm Online Marketing - Getting your brand to go viral
                  - Selecting your platform: Instagram, Tiktok, Snapchat, Facebook, Google and more
                  - Building personas and delivering key messages via Influencers
                  - Content marketing: blogs, vlogs and other 'thought leadership'
                  3.00pm Create Your Marketing Pitch - Design your 360-degree marketing pitch for the start-up
                  - Bring together what you've learnt from your interviews with the founders and consumers, and the coaching sessions
                  - Experience the thrill of your licence to be creative
                  - Create your logo, slogan, digital marketing strategy and advertising focus
                  - Marketing experts on-hand to guide you
                  4.30pm Live Marketing Pitches - Deliver your marketing pitch to the experts, competing against the other teams
                  - Test your skills of marketing and presentation
                  - Live feedback from industry experts
                  5.00pm Career Coaching and Q&A - Coaching on the path to becoming a Marketing Manager, starting now
                  - A-level, degree and university choices
                  - Work experience and extra-curricular activities
                  - Career options in marketing
                  - Followed by Q&A with industry experts
                  5.30pm Close

                  *exact programme format subject to change without notice.

                  Programme Timetable Sunday: Public Relations Day
                  10.30am The World of PR - Building a strong public image for clients
                  - Influencing opinions and behaviours
                  - The psychology of 'spin'
                  - Courting the media
                  10.50am You Become the PR Consultant - You will now be assigned the role of PR Consultant for a exciting new start-up. Throughout the rest of the day you will be coached on how to handle the 2 key aspects of PR: promotion and crisis management. The start-up requires both skills from you: learn how to do it and then show that you can do it!
                  11.00am PR and Promotion - Planning a PR strategy to build brand momentum
                  - Convincing the press to give you exposure
                  - Writing a powerful press release
                  - Lobbying politicians
                  - Choosing a celebrity endorser and media spokesperson
                  - Creating a new and original publicity campaign
                  12.00pm Promote Your Client - Devise a promotion strategy for your client
                  - Convince the world that your client is changing the game in their industry
                  - Pitch your strategy to PR experts
                  1.00pm Lunch Break
                  2.00pm PR and Crisis Management - Responding to a PR crisis
                  - Preparing an emergency strategy
                  - Using your friends in the media to limit the damage
                  - Reversing a social media backlash
                  - Preparing for television interviews
                  3.00pm Manage Your Client's PR Crisis - Breaking news! Your client is involved in a rapidly-escalating crisis which could end their business
                  - Avoid a PR nightmare by using your crisis management skills
                  - Influence the media, reverse the Twitter meltdown, draft a statement to the press
                  - Prepare your client for a live TV interview and watch it happen
                  4.30pm Career Coaching and Q&A - Coaching on the path to becoming a PR consultant, starting now
                  - A-level, degree and university choices
                  - Work experience and extra-curricular activities
                  - Career options in PR
                  - Followed by Q&A with PR experts
                  5.30pm Close

                  *exact programme format subject to change without notice.


                  Programme Location

                  University College, London (UCL)
                  The Roberts Building
                  Torrington Place
                  WC1E 7JE
                  United Kingdom

                  Click here to see a map

                  WHO CAN ATTEND?

                  This programme is for students aged 15-18 who have the passion and ambition to both learn about this career, and start boosting their UCAS/college applications & CVs. If you are a student who is slightly older or younger than our guidelines, then please do get in touch with us to discuss your specific situation.

                  There is no application process, and you can secure your place simply by clicking “Register Now”. We operate on a first-come first-served basis and programme places are limited; we are usually full a couple of months in advance of the programme date. No prior knowledge or experience is required to join this programme as we build your knowledge from the basics up to more advanced concepts.


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