Andrea Ippolito is a Lecturer in the Engineering Management Program at Cornell University as well as the founder and Director of Women Entrepreneurs Cornell (W.E. Cornell). Additionally, Andrea is currently the CEO and Founder of SimpliFed, a company supporting every family on the baby feeding journey. Prior to joining Cornell, she served as the Director of the Department of Veterans Affairs Innovators Network within the VA Center for Innovation. Ms. Ippolito completed her M.S. in Engineering and Management at MIT. Prior to MIT, she worked as a research scientist within the Corporate Technology Development group at Boston Scientific. Ms. Ippolito obtained both her B.S. in Biological Engineering in 2006 and Master’s of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering in 2007 from Cornell University.
In any organization, sales and marketing go hand in hand. Like sales, unless you are well versed in the marketing field, it can feel foreign to you. At some point in your career, you may be asked to provide input for your organization's marketing efforts. While just about anyone can give feedback, knowing the core concepts that go into marketing can help your input be more effective and comprehensive.
In this course, you will explore the relationship between an organization's brand and the value of the products it offers. You will examine the product's life cycle and the importance of market research. You will identify the roles within marketing teams and how these can vary based on the size and age of an organization (startup vs. established). From there, you will dive into identifying your customer base and crafting your marketing message.
Once you are ready to go to market with your product, you need to develop your go-to-market strategy and determine how to reach your target customers. When going to market, it is important to consider your product's pricing by exploring the various revenue models and pricing tactics to identify which ones can help you reach your product goals. And how will you monitor the performance of your product once it is on the market? That is where key performance indicators (KPIs) come into play. You will explore their importance and how best to use the information gathered from them.
Key Course Takeaways
- Identify your product's value, including recognizing your organization's and product's distinct brand
- Explain how your customers are segmented
- Determine your go-to-market strategy
- Describe different revenue and pricing models
- Define your organization's marketing key performance indicators (KPI)
How It Works
Who Should Enroll
- Tech industry professionals
- Researchers and academics
- Graduate and Ph.D. candidates seeking to move into business
- Individual contributors looking for career advancement opportunities