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Digital Marketing Psychology

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The importance of psychology in the development of effective marketing has long been expressed in marketing models, methods and practice. However, it is only in recent years that the development of cost-effective brain science and technology has begun to inform and influence marketing theories. The emergence of neuropsychology has coincided with the mobile Internet revolution that has suddenly made available a wealth of automatically collected behavioral data, along with explicitly entered personal data. This growth of data, technology and marketing science has led to a deep understanding and application of human experience, decision-making, memory and social motivations in marketing planning, design and execution.

In 2014, the UK government became the first to setup a behavioral science tactical unit in the Prime Minister’s Office. Google, Rakuten, Tencent and AirBnB have since developed psychology and behavioral science teams to complement their core business and communications divisions. Through 6 interactive modules, this course will verse students in the current cutting-edge marketing psychology and its application in real-world marketing campaigns.

This course is intended for students who wish to adopt human-centered perspective on marketing strategy and tactics. At the end of the course, students should be able to understand and communicate the key theories of psychology that are used in marketing, and apply the principles and methods to maximize marketing effectiveness.

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*Due to the characteristics of the course, application of the substitute class and leave of absence system is not available.

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