This course addresses the connection between media and markets from a quantitative perspective. Students learn to read and understand available statistical tools providing measurement data of media audiences and media usage patterns. The course covers media selection criteria, such a effective reach and frequency, cost per thousand and cost per rating point, weighting, and continuity patterns. Students also become cognizant of the impact of a firm's corporate strategies, particularly the marketing and financial strategies, on media planning. Lastly, the course considers the strategic issues of fragmentation and selectivity as new technology and methods of reaching target markets emerge. Writing Intensive Course.