Module 1

Embracing change

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What you'll learn

You’ll start your Squared Online journey by exploring the concept of digital disruption and what it means for your role in marketing. As consumer behavior and technology change rapidly, companies are pressured to transform marketing practices to stay relevant in business. You’ll identify characteristics that lead to successful adaptation and obstacles to that sometimes cause organisations to struggle.

Digital marketing topics covered in Module 1:

  • Digital disruption and marketing transformation
  • Changes in consumer behavior
  • Changes in the technology landscape
  • Adopting a digital-first approach in organizational characteristics and leadership behavior

By the end of this module you'll be able to:

  • Explain why digital disruption is forcing businesses to embrace digital-first marketing strategies
  • Analyse disruptive changes in technology and consumer behavior in order to transform marketing strategies in your organization
  • Suggest how businesses should adopt digital-first behaviors to survive in the digital age

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Leadership challenge - keeping up and leading the way with digital changes

As digital disruption puts pressure on companies to adapt, some respond well, and others struggle. Because of this, marketers need to take the lead on driving change. This module explores four key attributes for digital leaders, which you’ll continue to develop throughout your Squared journey.

Assessment: Group Project

Drawing on the digital marketing and digital-first behaviors, you’ll create a ‘case for change’ that outlines a high-level strategic plan for transforming marketing practices and processes of a company that’s at risk of becoming outdated or failing. You’ll identify the challenges and opportunities facing that company and propose new marketing strategies to address them.