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Marketing Implications of Big Data: An Examination of the Retail Industry

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As the use of Big Data gains momentum and transitions into mainstream adoption, marketers are racing to generate valuable insights that can create well-informed strategic business decisions. The retail market

As the use of Big Data gains momentum and transitions into mainstream adoption, marketers are racing to generate valuable insights that can create well-informed strategic business decisions. The retail market is a fiercely competitive industry, and the rapid adoption of smartphones and tablets have led e-commerce rivals to grow at an unbelievable rate. Retailers are able to collect and analyze data from both their physical stores and e-commerce platforms, placing them in a unique position to be able to fully capitalize on the power of Big Data. This thesis is an examination of Big Data and how marketers can use it to create better experiences for consumers. Insights generated from the use of Big Data can result in increased customer engagement, loyalty, and retention for an organization. Businesses of all sizes, whether it be enterprise, small-to-midsize, and even solely e-commerce organizations have successfully implemented Big Data technology. However, there are issues regarding challenges and the ethical and legal concerns that need to be addressed as the world continues to adopt the use of Big Data analytics and insights. With the abundance of data collected in today's digital world, marketers must take advantage of available resources to improve the overall customer experience.

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  • 2014-05

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The Effect of Social Media on Stock Prices

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Every day, millions of messages are posted across various social media channels, creating a golden opportunity for diligent stock traders. This "big data" can be overwhelming, yet incredibly powerful when

Every day, millions of messages are posted across various social media channels, creating a golden opportunity for diligent stock traders. This "big data" can be overwhelming, yet incredibly powerful when analyzed properly. The Effect of Social Media on Stock Prices uncovers the ways in which social media messages can trigger abnormal stock price movements, and provides insight into how traders can utilize this information. These findings are organized into a step-by-step action plan that allows traders to formulate trading plans using data from social media channels. This action plan is fueled by an in-depth look at the stock market and social media industries, an analysis of the most important social media channels and messages, and case studies that took place during the duration of this project. This data may used to enable traders to focus on the right messages from the right sources at the right times. By developing the proper criteria for finding, filtering, and analyzing appropriate social media messages, traders can gain an edge in the stock market and increase their profitability.

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  • 2015-05

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Digital Media and Technology in the Fashion Industry

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The purpose of this thesis is to examine the effects of digital on the fashion industry. In order to accomplish this, we must first examine the fashion industry, as well

The purpose of this thesis is to examine the effects of digital on the fashion industry. In order to accomplish this, we must first examine the fashion industry, as well as the emerging digital space, and how these two industries are rapidly colliding. Fashion, an industry that has been around since the early 1800s in the United States (Fashion History: The American System for Fashion, 2009), is being forced to pivot, and change its traditional practices, in order to remain relevant in a world heavily influenced by the Internet and consumer preferences. The largest changes taking place within fashion include the power of various industry influencers, including designers, magazines, retailers and lifestyle bloggers, and the rise of blogging as a fashion news source. Although designers, magazines and retailers still have significant clout within the industry, bloggers are becoming a force to be reckoned with, adding a new variable to the industry.

Meanwhile, digital is still being defined, as countless people work to determine best practices and reconcile the unending amount of information available into something that can be used. Trends in digital include the concept of new media, blogging, social media and new channels of media. Overall, we are seeing a shift to user-­‐ generated content, available all the time, and a proliferation of content being created and published on the Web.

Some of the ways these two industries are colliding include the rise of lifestyle bloggers, developments and usage of technology, an abundance of new e-­‐commerce models, and finally, a shift in the ways consumers curate and discover products online.

Predictions for the future include a more streamlined and user-­‐friendly process for search and product discovery online, increase in social commerce and personalization of products, and finally, a return to brick and mortar shopping, but with an improved, experiential model. These trends will affect industry stakeholders dramatically, and so necessary actions for these stakeholders are also discussed, such as allocating more resources to content generation and e-­‐commerce, giving consumers the ability to personalize, and improving their physical shopping experiences to provide something valuable and entertaining.

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  • 2013-05

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From Italy, with Love

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With everything that one achieves in life, without passion and dedication, one might find it difficult to reach the optimal result; this of course most definitely applies to my honor

With everything that one achieves in life, without passion and dedication, one might find it difficult to reach the optimal result; this of course most definitely applies to my honor thesis. Prior to diving into the actual marketing pitch, I'll briefly provide support for it, by telling you a little bit about myself, why I chose this particular project, and conclude with my outlook for the future and how it pertains to this campaign.

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  • 2012-12

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A Conceptualization of Branded Viral Marketing

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This thesis provides a conceptualization and evaluation of the different dimensions of viral marketing (i.e., good digital strategy, viral and mega viral), as well as an identification of what triggers

This thesis provides a conceptualization and evaluation of the different dimensions of viral marketing (i.e., good digital strategy, viral and mega viral), as well as an identification of what triggers consumers to share videos and other digital content made by and for brands. In addition, based off of the research and three case studies that exemplify viral marketing (i.e. Nike, Blendtec and Old Spice), this thesis provides an application of viral marketing to the brand JanSport.

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  • 2013-05

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Erasing the Stigma Around Seeking Mental Help- Creating a Digital Campaign

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This honors thesis project provides analysis on the barriers to treatment seeking regarding mental health. Research on treatment seeking barriers was done, and then used to create a digital campaign

This honors thesis project provides analysis on the barriers to treatment seeking regarding mental health. Research on treatment seeking barriers was done, and then used to create a digital campaign that was run via organic sharing and a boosted Facebook post using custom audiences. The research begins to examine the relationships between stigma and help-seeking regarding mental health. The leading barriers for seeking mental health treatment include both social and self stigma. Social stigma involves fearing judgment from others regarding mental health, and self stigma involves people's negative judgments about having mental health issues themselves. There is a negative cycle between self and social stigma as people's self perceptions often reflect into society, and society's general opinions often influence people's perceptions of themselves. In order to decrease mental health stigma efforts must be made to erase both self and social stigma. Research on consumer psychology showed the effectiveness of targeting people's need for belonging. In order to target people's need for belonging the campaign was designed to show mental health issues as a commonality between people that can be solved, rather than as a negative discrepancy. Research into digital marketing trends showed Facebook as one of the most powerful platforms for reach and audience targeting, so it was chosen as the ideal platform for this campaign. The analysis of barriers to treatment seeking, consumer psychology, and digital marketing culminated in the digital campaign, "Just because you can't see it...doesn't mean it's not there," promoting mental health awareness, which ran for 5 days reaching 9,874 people and getting 5,117 views.

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  • 2017-05

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Building an Audience through Engaging Content: A Content Marketing Best Practices Guide

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Brands are increasingly turning towards content marketing as a tactic to engage with the people they are trying to serve. While creating content is a way to increase awareness about

Brands are increasingly turning towards content marketing as a tactic to engage with the people they are trying to serve. While creating content is a way to increase awareness about and affinity towards a brand beyond its product and service offerings, there are many brands that are not creating engaging and valuable content as it does not align with the objectives of the brand or the goals and pain points of its audience. Understanding content marketing best practices allows brands to see a higher return on investment for the content it is publishing. The content marketing learnings in "Building an Audience through Engaging Content" are applied to a project designed for the W. P. Carey Marketing Department. The Marketing Department wants to increase student engagement with and affinity towards the Department in the short term as students move from exploring their major and career opportunities into the long term as students become alumni. Marketing Matters is a marketing resource site designed by students for students. Research from interviews with content marketing professionals and secondary research on best practices from content marketing mavens resulted in the creation of a content marketing strategy for Marketing Matters that aligns with the objectives of the Marketing Department and the students it is serving. The content marketing strategy includes a discussion of strategy and tactics developed for the site, a voice and tone guide that content creators should follow when creating content for the site, and examples of content that would be used for the site.

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  • 2017-05

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ASU Men's Gymnastics Marketing Plan

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The ASU Men's Gymnastics Team has had a rich tradition rooted in success for over 60 years. Since being dropped from the NCAA in 1993, this team has fought to

The ASU Men's Gymnastics Team has had a rich tradition rooted in success for over 60 years. Since being dropped from the NCAA in 1993, this team has fought to regain NCAA status as well as continue the tradition of men's gymnastics at Arizona State. Despite the adversity that the sport of collegiate men's gymnastics has faced in terms of a nationwide loss of funding, the ASU team continued to grow over the past three years and serve as an example to struggling college programs looking to combat a loss of funding and scholarships. Marketing plays an instrumental role in the journey towards re-instatement into the NCAA. Through digital marketing, direct marketing, business partnerships and detailed market segmentation, this organization has made strides towards achieving its goal of re-gaining Division 1 status as an organization. Evidence of continued growth of fundraising has allowed the team to attract recruits as well as gain more exposure as a team through competing at higher profile competitions both in the United States and abroad. Fundraising success paired with a restructured social media strategy and approach has translated to increased support and exposure for this program. From a digital perspective, the program has stayed ahead of the curve in terms of digital marketing strategy relating to video production, website design and crowd funding. Partnerships with businesses and gymnastics support organizations have furthered the ASU Men's Gymnastics teams mission and goals. These partnerships have stimulated our relationship with our community as well as provided us with countless funds and opportunities to continue to grow as a program.

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  • 2016-12

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The Use and Future of Applications for Mobile Marketing

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Combining the research of case studies with a creative application, this thesis consists of four main sections: an overview of data surrounding current application marketing efforts on mobile devices, an

Combining the research of case studies with a creative application, this thesis consists of four main sections: an overview of data surrounding current application marketing efforts on mobile devices, an analysis of three brands that have successfully used applications marketing to engage their audiences and sell their products, the creation and explanation of a proposed application marketing strategy, and a practical use of the previously found conclusions to a mobile application marketing strategy for Nutella USA. The outcome is to determine how companies use mobile applications to successfully engage consumers and lead to product purchases.

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  • 2015-05

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Tech2Learn Marketing Plan

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Tech2Learn, a privately owned tutoring company, serves students in kindergarten through eighth grade at its Phoenix location. The company's founding mission "is for every child to build individual competence and

Tech2Learn, a privately owned tutoring company, serves students in kindergarten through eighth grade at its Phoenix location. The company's founding mission "is for every child to build individual competence and confidence in essential skills." It accomplishes this mission by providing a safe, fun, and engaging environment where children feel comfortable learning. In addition to tutoring in traditional subjects such as math and reading, Tech2Learn also offers a dyslexia reading lab, and a High School Placement Test prep course. The goal of this plan is to find a low cost and easy to manage way for Tech2Learn to market its services and encourage referrals. To achieve this goal, I conducted both an external and internal analysis. In order for Tech2Learn to remain competitive in the industry, it must be aware of trends such as the rapidly evolution of teaching technology, new government mandates on curriculum, and parents' desire to be involved in their children's education. While these trends create opportunities for growth, there are also threats that arise. One threat to Tech2Learn is a large number of competitors in the market. The company relies on its strengths of human capital and unique teaching approach to minimize these threats. The tactics and strategies recommended in this plan are intended to reduce the company's weaknesses. Specifically, tactical recommendations target Tech2Learn's digital presence through the creation of a Facebook page, consolidation of company owned web domains, and updating business information on both owned and earned online sites. Additionally, strategic suggestions aim to prepare Tech2Learn for future growth through the implementation of a formal training procedure, consideration of an additional office location, and differentiation through the early adoption of new technologies, such as virtual reality.

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  • 2015-12