Sean Melessa

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Instructor

Department Marketing

Email Address sjm6134@psu.edu

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Courses Taught

MKTG 473 – DIGITAL MKTG (3)
In recent years, marketing has dramatically shifted from traditional (e.g., commercial, print advertising) to digital using technologies such as the Internet, social media, augmented reality, mobile, Internet of Things, and wearables. This course will introduce students to the changing landscape of marketing through a digital marketing perspective. Major topics covered are digital marketing themes, communication platforms, content marketing, digital advertising, real-time marketing, marketing automation, search engine optimization (SEO) and search engine marketing (SEM), social media, mobile, video, digital technologies, and measurement.This course helps students understand, and evaluate the digital marketing landscape to aid in effective marketing campaigns. Students will learn the fundamentals, frameworks and useful concepts developed specifically for digital platforms. How core marketing and business principles (i.e. segmentation, marketing mix, commerce) are used or have been altered will be discussed. Case studies and examples of successful and failed campaigns will be analyzed. The course utilizes group work assignments to create and present a digital marketing plan of a company, brand or specific product/service. Last, there is a large emphasis on including guest speakers from the industry.