Teaching: Digital Marketing: class notes & slides
I also created and taught a class “Internet for first time starters,” at Woodbine race track for backstretch workers.
I taught at the University of Delaware from 1992 – 2014 (with a couple of breaks). I taught undergraduate marketing students for the most part, but also taught 2 MBA electives. My core focus has been how technology has impacted marketing, teaching Digital Marketing (under a variety of names) for 17 years. I have also taught Introduction to Marketing, Retail and Channels, and Advertising Strategy (MBAs).
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This is the archive of the class I have taught from 1997 – 2014: Digital Marketing. It includes links to class notes for each topic, as well as slides for each topic.
- Notes: Background
Social Media Evolution
Key takeaways: We are at a moment in time, we have come far, and we will go far. Which events, and people, shaped the internet and technology as it is today. Why is this important? Examine the state of the social media landscape so we can understand how the different platforms co-exist.
- From HTML to SEO:
Notes: Learning HTML
Notes: Search Engine Marketing
Slides: Search Engine Marketing
Key takeaways: Learn the language of the internet, and the structure of a web page. Use this to understand search engine optimization and other design issues to maximize the return of a web presence. Do the design issues change for mobile consumption?
- Media Evolution
Notes: New Media Economics
Slides: New Media Economics
Notes: Changing Media Landscape
Slides: Changing Media Landscape
Notes: Mobile Adoption
Slides: Mobile Adoption
Key takeaways: Understand the key drivers behind the shift in media consumption, from a top-down, controlled paradigm, to a fragmented, algorthmically-driven paradigm. Why these changes are occuring and their relevance to marketers who rely on media to communicate with audiences.
- Consumer Behavior
Notes: Consumer Behavior
Slides: Consumer Behavior
Key takeaways: We look at the rapid growth in the use of the internet and social media. We also explore the increasing shift from PC-based access to mobile access. These changes impact consumer behavior, as does the rapid rise in the use of the internet. Consumers are now more empowered through the decision making process, as the internet has become more ubiquitous.
- Marketing Evolution
Notes: Digital Advertising
Slides: Digital Advertising
Notes: Engagement Marketing
Slides: Engagement Marketing
Notes: Content Marketing
Slides: Content Marketing
Notes: Viral Marketing
Slides: Viral Marketing
Notes: Building Community
Slides: Building Community
Key takeaways: Digital media is different. It used to be paid media opportunities only for advertisers; advertisements were designed to disrupt traditional media consumption. Now we have an explosion of paid, owned and earned media opportunities, as a result of the internet and the subsequent evolution of social media, which has expanded the “free marketing” space. Marketers can engage in a direct dialogue, rather than a one-way monologue via an independent medium, with consumers. Marketers’ investment continues to shift to digital, while the Super Bowl continues to break records for advertisers. We will explore all this, and more.
- Global Governance
Slides: Global Governance
Key takeaways: We are used to living in a society that is governed at a nation-state level. The internet is global and rather chaotic in design. We look at China and Wikileaks, separately, to understand some of the new challenges
- Analytics: One-to-One Targeting
Notes: Big Data
Slides: Big Data
Key takeaways: More data, cheaper storage, better analytics. What does all this mean? How are algorithms changing marketing, and how real is machine learning. We also look at Cloud Computing, and how this changes the costs of computing, and provides additional services opportunities. All this presents privacy challenges that are proving difficult to legislate effectively.
- Product Issues
Notes: Open Source, Crowdsourcing, Ecosystems, Intellectual Property
Slides: Open Source, Crowdsourcing, Ecosystems, Intellectual Property
Key takeaways: How did Open Source development go from a “geeky cool” idea to a mainstream product development methodology used in many fundamental technologies? How do ecosystems impact product success, and additional intellectual property issues.
- Distribution Issues
Notes: Online Retail, Disintermediation, Short Channels, Smart Channels
Slides: Online Retail, Disintermediation, Short Channels, Smart Channels
Key takeaways: How the new internet channel has disrupted traditional channels, and how mobile disrupts even the traditional shopping experience, for good and bad.
- Price and Payment Issues
Key takeaways: How transparency has increased price competition, and the evolution of new online payment systems.