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MKTG 375: Consumer Behavior

Contemporary approaches to marketing emphasize the importance of adopting a consumer focus, from determining consumers' wants and needs to shaping their attitudes and ensuring their loyalty. This course provides insight into consumer psychology and the means by which consumer behavior can be influenced or altered. The course has both theoretical and practical objectives in that it will: (1) explore theory and research that is relevant to understanding consumer psychology and behavior, and (2) apply these theories and findings to generate ideas for developing effective marketing techniques and tactics. By shedding light on the psychological underpinnings of consumers' thoughts, attitudes, preferences, needs, and decision-making styles, this course will help students make more insightful and effective marketing decisions. Moreover, because this course takes a broad psychological perspective, it highlights novel ideas for grabbing attention, shaping behavior, and changing people's minds both within and outside of traditional marketing contexts.
Units: 4 | Grading: GSB Letter Graded

MKTG 526: Customer Acquisition for New Ventures

The focus of this course is on the strategies and methods used by early-stage companies to acquire customers (through outbound or inbound marketing) and to activate them (i.e., to encourage repeat behavior and/or increase the frequency of interaction). Throughout the course, we will examine topics such as search engine marketing (SEM), content marketing, affiliate marketing, social media campaigns, mobile applications, freemium strategies, and the use of web analytics for tracking customer acquisition and conversion. The focus will be mainly on digital marketing channels, and the emphasis will be more B2C than B2B. Instruction will consist of case discussion and guest lectures, with students working in groups to apply their learning to improve the process of customer acquisition.
Units: 2 | Grading: GSB Letter Graded

MKTG 532: Persuasion

The aim of this course is to provide insight into the psychology of persuasion. We will explore research and theory in this domain and discuss potentially powerful techniques for changing people's attitudes and behaviors. We will apply our insights broadly to examine the features that make for an effective persuasive appeal in a wide range of settings (e.g., an ad, a pitch to investors, etc.), and students will practice designing and implementing persuasive messages. In each session, I will share classic and cutting edge research on persuasion emanating from the fields of social and consumer psychology. These insights will be organized around a few basic principles. We will then work together to brainstorm and practice the application of the insights to real world persuasion settings.
Units: 2 | Grading: GSB Pass/Fail
Instructors: Tormala, Z. (PI)

MKTG 534: The Travel and Airline Industry

This class will provide an overview of the travel and hospitality industry focusing on strategy, business models, institutions and innovations. Issues we will cover include pricing and yield management, service quality assessment and loyalty and reward program management within verticals such as airlines, hotels and cruise lines. We will also discuss new innovations such as shared consumption models and the role of online reviews and user generated content in facilitating travel. The class will involve a mix of cases and lectures; a site visit to a Bay Area travel/hospitality firm for a tour of operations and discussion of strategy; and interactions with several industry leaders in the travel space.
Units: 2 | Grading: GSB Letter Graded

MKTG 535: Product Launch

Our focus is on the question, "When launching a product, what are the framing issues that will help determine success?" In particular, we will provide you with tools to analyze market situations and determine whether it makes sense to launch a product or engage in a marketing-related investment. The course is not designed to cover issues such as execution of a strategy (although we will touch on this a bit), but on whether to enter a market to begin with. Thus, the course is decision oriented; we want you to think about market entry decisions and how you would make them. The tools that you will be provided won't consist of equations; instead, we'll arm you with a set of questions to ask, whose answers will help you make better decisions.nnnThis course is an advanced applications marketing course. Unlike the base core course that is designed to cover every basic topic in marketing, here we focus on a number of basic questions and explore them in depth. Although we will have some lectures for background, the bulk of this endeavor will be accomplished through case discussions. In other words, we can't and won't cover everything, as this course is not designed to be comprehensive. We are going to rely on your academic background in marketing to cover the basics; here and there, it is possible that some material will be a review of what you've done before (there's nothing wrong with a little de ja vu). Unfortunately, due to the tight schedule we will not be able to cover any of the basics that are not already included in the course material.nnnThe course includes, cases, lectures, and guest lectures.nn
Units: 2 | Grading: GSB Letter Graded

MKTG 536: Entrepreneurial Ventures in Luxury Markets

The broad goal of this Bass Seminar is to apply the key concepts covered in The Frinky Science of the Human Mind ( GSBGEN 520)* for identifying and proposing new ventures in the "luxury" space. For this course, "luxury" will be viewed in a broader than usual fashion, namely creating distinctive differences to fundamentally change an otherwise mundane product category. An example of such a view will be the venture, Mr., an upscale barbershop in San Francisco, started by two GSB alums, Kumi Walker and Sean Heywood. Another example will be Voss, an upscale brand in the bottled water category. Students in this course will work in groups to identify promising opportunities in the "luxury" space early in the quarter. The groups will then hone their new venture ideas through meetings with entrepreneurs, experts in private equity, product design, etc., who will serve as guest speakers in this course. In this regard, each session will be structured to begin with a guest speaker followed by a brainstorming/ discussion session. The final deliverable will be a business plan that is put together by each group for a new venture in the "luxury" space.nnn*Students who could not take GSBGEN 520 are strongly encouraged to attend preparatory sessions that will be scheduled in the first week of December. Such students may also contact the instructor (shiv_baba@ gsb.stanford.edu) to see if they can sit in on some of the GSBGEN 520 sessions that will be relevant for this Bass Seminar.
Units: 2 | Grading: GSB Letter Graded

MKTG 541: Social Brands

A hands-on two-week survey of Marketing's cutting edge, where bold brands are becoming ever more open, participatory, experiential & experimental. nnnInspired by a smattering of provocative real-world examples and mind-blowing guests, diverse student teams will employ design methods to conceive of and visualize their own creative proposals for how the Stanford GSB itself might engage with the world in radical new ways. Teams will ultimately pitch their final concepts to the GSB's Chief Marketing Officer for consideration, feedback and potential real-world implementation. nnn
Units: 2 | Grading: GSB Pass/Fail

MKTG 542: Designing Story in a Digital World

Our world is changing at an incredible pace. We're in the middle of a commerce revolution that is consumer-driven and technology-enabled. Consumer expectations have risen. They want to be inspired by engaging, meaningful experiences, and they want to engage with people and brands that have compelling, data-driven, and authentic stories to share. But how do you develop that story?n nStorytelling has always been a significant part of history, but the means through which the stories have been told has evolved with each civilization. From the oral histories, to the works of scribes, to newspapers, television, and now the Internet, personal narrative has been used to communicate the events of the past. Digital media now combines tradition with technology and allows us to tell stories through voice, text, images, audio, and video. The immersive workshop is structured around three key principles: (1) know your goal, (2) craft your story, and (3) prototype to learn. You will be a part of an ultra-faced paced design sprint to come up with a compelling story about a brand or person of your choosing, and design the story to be leveraged across digital media.
Units: 1 | Grading: GSB Pass/Fail

MKTG 547: Strategic Marketing Communication - Compressed

The course is designed to sharpen students' grasp of the strategic and tactical aspects of Marketing Communications that lead to competitive advantages in the marketplace. The course will begin a focus on strategy and introduce students to frameworks that address two broad goals of any firm: (1) Establish a competitive advantage by offering a superior customer value proposition and (2) Generate sustainable organic growth. The course will then segue into marketing communication tactics that will enable the firm effectively accomplish its strategic objectives. Here, the concepts and frameworks will only be applicable to traditional approaches (such as the use of television, print, and point-of-purchase promotions) but also to emergent approaches (such as the use of the internet, mobile media, etc.). Designed from the perspective of executives who are often involved in making strategic as well as tactical marketing decisions to solve contemporary business problems, this course is intended for students whose career plans include consulting and entrepreneurial ventures, apart from those thinking of careers in marketing.
Units: 2 | Grading: GSB Letter Graded

MKTG 552: Building Innovative Brands

Building Innovative Brands is a hands-on two-week dive into how leading brands may leverage a Design Thinking approach to become ever more participatory, experiential and experimental. Together, we will explore how leading organizations stoke conversations, co-create experiences, spark stories and build engaging relationships with consumers. Inspired by provocative real-world examples and industry guests, diverse student teams will employ human-centered design methods to conceive of and visualize their own creative proposals for how a brand could engage in innovative, brand-enhancing new ways. Teams will ultimately pitch their experience design concepts to the program leadership for feedback, consideration and potential real-world implementation.
Units: 2 | Grading: GSB Pass/Fail
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