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Subtitles: English, Vietnamese
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Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Hours to complete

Approx. 14 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 1-3 hours/week...
Available languages


Subtitles: English, Vietnamese

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Course Overview & Week 1

Welcome! Before you start today's videos, please have a look at the syllabus. In this first session, I'll give you an overview of what marketing is all about and why it's key to communicating a company’s value proposition. You’ll also get a grasp of marketing essentials, particularly how to frame challenges and what to think about when making decisions. Objectives: To gain insight into the basic pillars of marketing. ...
16 videos (Total 78 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
Video16 videos
1.- Course Outline2m
2.- Week 1 Overview3m
3.- Framing Marketing Challenges, Part 14m
4.- Framing Marketing Challenges, Part 26m
5.- The Marketing Process, Part 16m
6.- The Marketing Process, Part 24m
7.- Segmentation, Part 14m
8.- Segmentation, Part 23m
9.- Segmentation Part 35m
10.- Segmentation Part 42m
11.- Marketing Research, Part 17m
12.- Marketing Research, Part 25m
13.- Marketing Research, Part 34m
14.- Targeting and Positioning, Part 16m
15.- Targeting and Positioning, Part 25m
Reading4 readings
About Week 110m
Required Reading10m
Week 1 Quiz Solutions Key10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Week 118m
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Week 2: Product, Pricing & Channel Design

It’s hard to remember what the world was like before iPods, iPhones and iPads. But when Apple released the first iPod in 2001, it was not an automatic blockbuster. The product was great, but it took a lot of marketing savvy to set it on it’s successful path. All companies – whether selling electronics, gastronomic experiences, or credit cards – need to worry about making product, pricing and channel decisions. In this second session, we will explore what a product really is, how to estimate its demand and manage it. In addition, we’ll discuss the fundamentals of pricing, channel design and channel management. Objective: To gain an understanding of what a product really is, how to manage pricing and make decisions about channels. ...
17 videos (Total 80 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
Video17 videos
2.- Product Definition, Part 17m
3.- Product Definition, Part 23m
4.- Estimating Product Demand, Part 14m
5.- Estimating Product Demand, Part 24m
6.- Managing Products, Part 13m
7.- Managing Products, Part 25m
8.- Managing Products, Part 33m
9.- Pricing Fundamentals, Part 15m
10.- Pricing Fundamentals, Part 24m
11.- Pricing Fundamentals, Part 33m
12.- Pricing Fundamentals, Part 45m
13.- Pricing Fundamentals, Part 54m
14.- Channel Design, Part 14m
15.- Channel Design, Part 27m
16.- Channel Management7m
17.- Week 2 Recap1m
Reading3 readings
About Week 210m
Required Reading10m
Week 2 Quiz Solution Key10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Week 216m
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Week 3: Building Strong Brands

Strong brands make a great impact on individuals and society; they are key to communicating value and getting the word out about a product or service. In this session we will explore the importance of brands as assets and branding in general. We will define the concept of brand equity and the essence of managing brands for value. Objective: To understand how branding contributes to a company’s value and how to go about developing a strong brand. ...
13 videos (Total 55 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Video13 videos
2.- Defining Brands4m
3.- What Things Can Be Branded?4m
4.- Why Are Brands Important?, Part 14m
5.- Why Are Brands Important?, Part 23m
6.- The Value of a Brand, Part 14m
7.- The Value of a Brand, Part 26m
8.- Brand Equity5m
9.- The Branding Process, Part 16m
10.- The Branding Process, Part 23m
11.- Brand Extensions, Part 14m
12.- Brand Extensions, Part 26m
13.- Week 3 Recapm
Reading2 readings
About Week 310m
Week 3 Quiz Solution Key10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Week 316m
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Week 4: Communication Strategy

Once a company has a good grasp of its customers, it can now develop a communication strategy to appeal directly to their interests and needs. In this session I will introduce a framework that will show you how to organize your communication strategy in order to successfully launch a product or service. We will also discuss what the objectives and target market of that strategy should be. Mapping the decision-making process is also key since you will need to learn to adapt the message and content to each stage of the customer journey. Objective: To define the elements and list the steps for building a sound communication strategy. ...
11 videos (Total 47 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
Video11 videos
2.- Communications Framework1m
3.- Mission And Market7m
4.- Map The Decision Making Process, Part 16m
5.- Map The Decision Making Process, Part 24m
6.- Message and Content4m
7.- Media, Part 14m
8.- Media, Part 26m
9.- Measurement5m
10.- Week 4 Recap1m
Conclusion to the Course1m
Reading1 reading
About Week 410m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Week 4 - Part 114m
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Top Reviews

By RTMay 2nd 2017

Good understanding of methods to know what customer think and how they think.\n\nUseful for anyone doing market related activities. No indepth background needed to get into this course.

By MPMar 9th 2018

Content wise its very rich and a good course for marketing student...must learn from this course.



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