The Capstone is the culminating project in the Digital Marketing Specialization. The corporate partner for the specialization is W.W. Grainger(http://www.grainger.com/) . They are the largest supplier of Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) products. Millions of businesses and institutions worldwide rely on Grainger for pumps, motors, hand tools, janitorial supplies, fasteners and much more. In 2014, they had sales of US Dollar 9.96 Billion, and e-commerce accounts for about 35-40% of sales. They are the Number 13 retailer in terms on e-commerce sales in the Top 500 list for US and Canada.
You will be working on a problem specified by the Digital Marketing team at Grainger, to develop a channel strategy to increase sales of Bosch power tools on Grainger.com.
You will have the opportunity to combine the tools and techniques obtained through all the courses in this specialization (Marketing in a Digital World, Digital Analytics for Marketing Professionals, and Digital Marketing Channels) and apply them to a real business problem. The Capstone project will be 6 weeks long. You must take the Capstone project class after taking all the other courses in this Specialization.
This course is part of the iMBA offered by the University of Illinois, a flexible, fully-accredited online MBA at an incredibly competitive price. For more information, please see the Resource page in this course and onlinemba.illinois.edu.
Course Overview & Module 1 Client/Brand Analysis In this module, you will get an overview of the Captone, learn about the client and the problem statement, and get to know your peers. You will also start research into the client and the brand before you work on your campaign.
Module 2 The Consumer Decision Journey In this module, you will complete the PLAN part of the Marketing Analytics Process. You will map out the Consumer Decision Journey for the scenarios described in the Problem Statement and identify key objectives, the questions to be answered, and plan out your data collection.
Module 3 Collect and Analyze Data In this module, you will continue along the Plan, Collect, Analyze, Report framework you learned in the Marketing Analytics courses to prepare the foundation for your marketing campaign.
Module 4 The Channel and Content Strategy In this module, you will identify and describe the marketing strategy and digital channels to be used for the campaign.
Module 5 Test and Control Plan In this module, you will present a plan to verify and measure the recommendations developed in the digital marketing strategy
Module 6 Final Digital Marketing Plan Submission In this module, you will bring together the previous module submissions in a final report
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