Digital Marketing and Metrics

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Digital Marketing and Metrics

  • Host University

    Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

  • Location

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    During this course, your will develop an in-depth understanding of online marketing from a theoretical, analytical and practical perspective (Academic Skills).
    Building on the knowledge of Marketing II, this advances your knowledge on how to strategically design online marketing activities, and also how to analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of these online marketing activities (Knowledge, Quantitative Skills).
    Moreover, you will apply this knowledge and skills in a real-life setting, enabling you to translate and apply theoretical knowledge into practice (Bridging Theory and Practice).
    By the end of this course you will be able to:
    - identify the right metrics and methods to evaluate online marketing activities;
    - assess qualitatively and quantitatively online marketing strategies and tactics;
    - identify which activities are more effective and why;
    - use the information obtained to build an effective digital marketing strategy.

    In the past decade, the Internet has caused fundamental changes in the way we live, learn, and do business. For marketers, the intense use of digital media, and the widespread adoption of smartphones has truly revolutionized the way marketing ‘is done’. More than ever before, word of mouth and consumer communities are considered important market forces that influence consumer decision-making all along the purchase process. Moreover, companies are increasingly adopting a business logic based on co-creating value propositions with customers. Marketing, as a function that is closest to the consumer, plays a key role in giving shape to this new era in business management. With today’s consumers continuously connected online, it is imperative for marketing managers to monitor the customer journey online in order to fully understand the impact of their marketing activities and plan successful new online marketing strategies. However, in the era of big data, managers often do not know which metric to focus on and how to extract valuable information from the data at hand.

    By the end of this course, you will be able to assess qualitatively and quantitatively online marketing strategies during three important moments of the customer journey online:
    (1) Product search;
    (2) Purchase;
    (3) Post-purchase.

    For each moment, you will identify which factors play a bigger role in influencing consumers’ attitude and behaviour, based on the literature and your own analyses. You will also be able to use the information obtained to evaluate the ROI of digital marketing and social media campaigns and build a successful online marketing strategy

    Lectures. Tutorials.

    (Interim) Assignment(s) - Group assessment.
    Exam - Individual assessment.

    Marketing I and Marketing II.

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