Needed: Social Media Marketing Projects for spring quarter 2022

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For the past 9 years, I’ve had numerous real-world clients in my digital marketing classes. The clients shown above are some of the more memorable businesses/projects. (We also help startups/small businesses.) This is an incredible experience for my students and the clients. The students get real-world experience and the clients get free work from some of the brightest minds. If you’re interested please contact me at michael(DOT)myers(AT)du(DOT)edu.

Logistical Details are below:

  • Approximately 2 weeks into the quarter teams will be assigned to the client. Teams usually include 2-4 students.
  • You will discuss your business goals with the team and they will work to develop a campaign (or strategy) that achieves those goals. Business goals are items like “increase revenue” or “increase qualified leads”. Business goals are not things like improve our website. That’s a tactical item.
  • Students are graduates and undergraduates and I am for the most part, hands off.
  • A primary and a secondary contact will be introduced to the client via email (or text).
  • The team’s primary will email clients every Friday with an update, questions, etc. The secondary contact and I will be Ccd.
  • The time requirement for the client is minimal. (It’s important for students to understand that they are “not a priority”, because clients have day jobs and that they may have to move forward with strategies/tactics, without much feedback.)
  • The digital marketing strategies/tactics can include social media, search, content, mobile, etc. Clients will receive a marketing campaign and/or marketing plan. Deliverables are dependent on client’s needs.
  • Students will create a modular strategy/tactics that allow for clients to select elements by cost and/or effectiveness. (They will consider your budget, but they are tasked with creating a comprehensive strategy/tactics.)
  • Students are also tasked with creating the best digital marketing strategy/tactics, aside from the client’s opinions/biases.
  • Clients will be invited to the final presentation in early-June.
  • Once the project is complete, many clients bring students on as interns to execute on the strategy/tactics.

By Michael Myers

I'm currently the Academic Director of the Denver MBA at the Daniels College of Business. I manage the student experience and enjoy helping our students acquire the leadership skills they need for the next phase of their professional journey.

I'm also an Associate Teaching Professor of Digital Marketing at the Daniels College of Business, University of Denver. Since 2010, I've developed the 2nd most collegiate-level, digital marketing courses in the United States. I teach across a wide array of programs including Executive MBA, MBA@Denver, MS Marketing and Entrepreneurship.

I'm professionally passionate about digital culture, artificial intelligence and cognitive neuroscience. I'm married to an amazing woman and have two incredible children. I was raised in Colorado and spend my free time with family, cycling, snowboarding and going to the Pacific Ocean to SCUBA dive + surf.

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