2199 Social Media Marketing
Dr. Ulrike Phieler
Contact details
Weekly hours
Language of instruction
09/13/23 to 09/17/23
Registration via LPIS
Notes to the course
This class is only offered in winter semesters.
Day Date Time Room
Tuesday 10/10/23 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM Online-Einheit
Tuesday 10/17/23 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM Online-Einheit
Tuesday 11/07/23 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM Online-Einheit
Tuesday 11/14/23 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM Online-Einheit
Tuesday 11/21/23 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM Online-Einheit
Tuesday 12/05/23 03:00 PM - 06:00 PM Online-Einheit
Tuesday 12/12/23 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM Online-Einheit

The notion of consumer interactions in marketing exists since the 1960’ies. Due to digital transformation and interconnectedness, there is a growing interest by companies wishing to connect with their customers and utilize upon their interactions. Thus, a deep understanding of consumer interactions and social influence within social networks play important role in the future of businesses. Therefore, this course deepens students basic understanding of consumer interactions by taking the corporate perspective. Based on recent research students will gain more in-depth knowledge enabling them to discuss consumer interactions and their managerial use from different angles.

Learning outcomes

After successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Understand concept of social media interactions, social networks and network related phenomena, and how these can impact consumer behavior
  • Identify and differentiate between different ways to utilize consumer interactions, their potential, and limitations
  • Understand how social media interactions can be effectively used enabling students to discuss strategical choices based on empirical findings
Attendance requirements

Overall, a minimum of 80% attendance of total class time is needed for passing.

In the exceptional case that you cannot attend a session because of important reasons (e.g., providing proof for sick leave, quarantine etc.), please contact the lecturer for further advice.

Teaching/learning method(s)

This course is taught using a combination of: 

  • Lectures with interactive discussions
  • Case study discussions
  • Reading material

The final grade consists of three weighted components: 

  • Take-home assignment: 40%    
  • Case write-ups: 30%
  • Quizzes: 20%
  • In-class participation: 10%

     The course has 5 ECTS, which translates into a workload of 125 hours, 22,5 hours of which are contact hours in the classroom. That means that you’ll need to work for about 100 hours outside the classroom. The workload (in hours) that you can anticipate for every grading component is approximately proportional to the weight that each grading component has for your final grade (i.e., expect a workload of approx. 10 hours for a case that has a 10% weight for your final grade).

      Overall Points           Grade 

      90 - 100                     1.0
80 - 89                       2.0
70 - 79                       3.0
60 - 69                       4.0
below 60                    5.0


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Last edited: 2023-07-03