Individual 2500 word (plus charts and diagrams) report. You may use links, video clips and other digital material but these must be referenced in accordance with University regulations.
Understand the principles of managing the customer experience
Understand the different dimensions of the customer experience and key factors for managing that experience
Know how to monitor and measure customer experiences in context
Select an either a B2C or B2B brand that you intend studying for this assessment. By 3rd week of the module be prepared to discuss with your lecturer what the brand is and why you have selected it. The carry out the following
Set out what the brand is and where it sits in its market
Set out who are its key customers by frequency of use and by key demographics
Identify the relevant attitudes of these customers that can be used to define their attitudes to the brand and to customer services in general
Clearly set out statements that can be used to identify what the brand says about customer service and what beliefs and organisational culture underpins these statements
Demonstrate that an audit of all the manifestations of customer of the brand has been carried out Critically assess these against models and theories set out in the module and teaching material
Your work will be assessed on the extent to which it demonstrates your achievement of the stated learning outcomes for this assignment (see above) and against other key criteria, as defined in the University’s institutional grading descriptors. If it is appropriate to the format of your assignment and your subject area, a proportion of your marks will also depend upon your use of academic referencing conventions.
This assignment will be marked according to the grading descriptors for Level 6 with specific guidance detailed in the assessment criteria grid below.
Excellent and comprehensive critical use of secondary data analysis and qualitative research work clearly aligned with ,models theories and other referenced sources Strong and with clear attempt use of secondary data analysis and qualitative research work clearly aligned with ,models theories and other referenced sources Clear evidence secondary data analysis and /or qualitative research work., with some attempt at links to models theories and other referenced sources
Spasmodic evidence secondary data being used, but not analysed limited qualitative research work linked to models theories and other referenced sources Little or no evidence of secondary data analysis and /or qualitative research work or reference to models or theories
Knowledge and Understanding
Concise and detailed knowledge of wide range of issues related to customer experience delivery within the modern economy, the brand sector, and to the brand itself Excellent understanding of critical significance of these in relation to theories and models.
Clear knowledge of wide range issues related to customer experience delivery, with reference to the modern economy, the brand sector, and to the brand itself. Good understanding of significance of these in relation to theories and models
Some knowledge of some issues related to customer experience delivery, with attempt at linkage to the modern economy, the brand sector, and to the brand itself. Attempt at linking these to theories and models
Weak and descriptive statements about of some issues with some attempt at linking this to theories and models. No knowledge or understanding displayed of specific issues.
No coverage of relevant theories and models.
Excellent analysis, of issues which are interlocked and which are related in a very logical manner to clear rationalised conclusions. Excellent Referencing carried out to a high standard
Good analysis, of issues which are interlocked and which are related in a very logical manner to clear rationalised conclusions. Very good semiotic analysis Referencing carried out with a few small errors.
Basic analysis, of issues which are interlocked and clear attempt at rationalised conclusions.
Good semiotic analysis, but not completed.
Superficial attempt at analysis, with some evidence of an attempt to interlink issues. No rationalised conclusions. Poor attempt at analysis of semiotics. Referencing carried out but not consistent No analysis carried out of course material or other sources. Text too descriptive. No semiotics analysis at all. Issues raised in isolation and not interlinked.
Theories described in detail and relevancy with justified application, and related back to knowledge of issues. Developed rational and practical conclusions well set out
Theories described in detail and relevancy with justified application, and related back to knowledge of issues. Some attempt to develop a rational conclusions. Theories described with some justified application, with clear attempt at relating back to knowledge of issues. Broad conclusions descriptive in approach Theories described but with shallow and unjustified attempt at applying and rationalising these.
Limited attempt at a rational conclusions
None or limited reference to theoretical work or concepts
No attempt at a rational conclusions
·Please also note that work that is submitted up to 10 working days beyond the submission date will be considered a late submission. Late submissions will be marked and the actual mark recorded, but will be capped at the pass mark (typically 40%), provided that the work is of a passing standard. Work submitted after this period will not be marked and will be treated as a non-submission.
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