Rob Kwortnik, Associate Professor of Services Marketing, joined Cornell’s faculty after earning his Ph.D. in Business Administration from Temple University in 2003. He also earned a B.A. in Journalism from Temple and an MBA from California State University, Northridge. Professor Kwortnik’s research focuses on consumer behavior in service contexts, with special attention to service experience management. He has published in the Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of Service Research, The International Journal of Research in Marketing, and the Cornell Hospitality Quarterly, among others. He has been honored eight times as a Teacher of the Year by students at the School of Hotel Administration. Prior to his career in academics, Professor Kwortnik held several professional positions in marketing and was a travel industry consultant. He is a recognized expert on the leisure cruise industry.
In order to be successful with your social media marketing, you must first understand how and why to structure a social media strategy to guide campaign execution.
In this course, you will explore social media marketing platforms, publishers, tools, agencies, and the foundational elements of running a successful social media campaign. You will also examine what social media marketing is and how it is part of a brand-driven integrated marketing communications strategy. As the course progresses, you will evaluate the main social platforms used for digital marketing and practice aligning these platforms with your marketing goals and campaign strategy. You will also examine how marketers incorporate effective social media content generated by the brand, influencers, or users. Lastly, you will assess the role of social media agencies to help you decide if and when to outsource your campaigns.
Key Course Takeaways
- Evaluate the alignment of social media marketing and brand strategy
- Examine how various social media sites work and explore ways to most effectively use each to target specific markets
- Propose a multiplatform social media marketing strategy that aligns campaign strategies and marketing goals
- Appraise the value of partnering with social media agencies
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How It Works
An entrepreneur from a young age, Stephanie Cartin walked away from her corporate career to launch Socialfly, a leading social-first digital and influencer agency based in New York City. Socialfly has blossomed to over 30 full-time employees, helping over 200 brands including the Girl Scouts, Samsung SmartThings, NEST Fragrances, 20th Century Fox, and Univision. Ms. Cartin is the co-author of “Like, Love, Follow: The Entreprenista’s Guide to Using Social Media To Grow Your Business” and the cohost of the Entreprenista Podcast. She has appeared and been featured on Bloomberg, Forbes, Entrepreneur.com, Refinery29, and CheddarTV. Ms. Cartin is also a recent recipient of the SmartCEO Brava Award, which recognizes the top female CEOs in New York, and a Stevie Award for Women-Run Workplace of the Year.
Who Should Enroll
- Content marketers
- Social media managers
- Marketing channel managers
- Product managers
- Account executives
- Brand marketers
- Marketing communications specialists
- Marketing consultants