Who should attend
- Emerging and experienced CMOs who are motivated to lead and ignite change in their organizations — from any industry and country
- Senior-level marketing leaders with at least eight years of management experience — from any size or stage company — looking for a marketing executive program
About the course
Transform marketing in your organization with strategic frameworks, customer-centric innovation, and persuasive communication and leadership skills.
With an ever-expanding mandate, today’s CMOs need to own the customer experience, think strategically, and communicate with purpose to give their organizations the edge in a fiercely competitive marketplace. The Emerging CMO: Strategic Marketing Leadership provides you with innovation, marketing strategy, and leadership skills to help you reach the C-suite and thrive.
Designed for senior-level marketers as well as newly appointed CMOs, this one-week strategic marketing management program will give you the skills, confidence, and insights to lead a more customer-focused and competitive organization.
Learn how neuroscience, customer psychology, and data analytics can impact marketing strategy. Explore the impact of emotions and context on customer decision making. Discover where in your organization to nurture marketing innovation, and how to scale it. And, develop the communication and leadership skills to tell your story, share your vision, and get buy-in across the organization.
In this strategic marketing management program you’ll experience cutting-edge empirical research, innovative Silicon Valley thinking, and proven Stanford GSB strategic frameworks. All designed to help you maximize satisfaction for your customers and profit for your company.
Develop marketing strategy frameworks, innovative approaches, and visionary leadership required in the C-suite.
- Develop strategic marketing management frameworks that drive your company’s growth and empower a customer-centric culture.
- Understand how customer psychology and storytelling can influence and advance your marketing and communications efforts.
- Learn how data analytics can uncover customer insights and shape strategy.
- Enhance communication and leadership skills to get buy-in at the C-suite level and across the organization.
- Immerse yourself in Silicon Valley innovation, companies, and ideas.
- Build a strong network of peers with whom you can share ideas and experiences.
Prepare for the CMO role with curriculum that blends strategic marketing management, customer-centric innovation, communication, and leadership.
How can customer psychology drive marketing innovation? How can you use AI and data analytics to predict customer preferences? How can you unleash your team’s talent and scale marketing excellence? The Emerging CMO: Strategic Marketing Leadership executive education program helps you answer all this … and more.
The academically rigorous and comprehensive curriculum in this live online program gives you exposure to cutting-edge, interdisciplinary research from almost every academic discipline at the Stanford GSB. You’ll engage directly with the world’s leading experts in strategy, marketing, and leadership. Hear from guest speakers, collaborate on business challenges with fellow marketing executives, and participate in interactive Q&A sessions with faculty.
Below are just a few of the sessions you’ll attend as part of the program.
Deriving Customer Insights from Data
We live in the age of big data. But data do not speak for themselves. The story they tell needs extracting through careful analysis. In this session, we will discuss the possibilities, and pitfalls, that come with data-driven customer management. We will discuss how data can inform customer segmentation, acquisition, and retention. We will primarily focus on how new data types and data analytic techniques help us understand the social and cultural processes that mediate between product makers and their customers.
Scaling Up Excellence
Scaling is a skill necessary for leaders — from small startups and teams to departments and large organizations. Professor Huggy Rao helps you come to grips with the two major challenges of scaling excellence — getting people to do MORE and getting them to do it BETTER. Scaling excellence is all about building a mindset rather than merely creating a short-lived footprint.
The Power of Story
When people think of advocating for their ideas, they think of convincing arguments based on data, facts, and figures. However, studies show that if you share this as a story, people are often more likely to be persuaded. And when data and story are used together, audiences are moved both intellectually and emotionally. Stanford Marketing Professor Dan Klein demonstrates the importance of story in shaping how others see you and as a tool for engendering confidence in you and your vision.
Research Statement Baba Shiv's research expertise is in the area of neuroeconomics, with specific emphasis on the role of neural structures related to emotion and motivation in shaping decisions and experiences. His recent work examines the interplay of the brain’s "liking" and "wanting" systems ...
Research Statement Jonathan Levav studies consumer behavior and behavioral decision theory. He combines laboratory and field experiments, as well as secondary data analysis, in order to study the factors that influence people's choices and judgments. His research on choice focuses on three inter-...
Research Statement Harikesh Nair is interested in marketing analytics and computational social science. His research brings together social science theory, statistical tools and Marketing data to better understand consumer behavior and to improve the strategic marketing decisions of firms. This w...
Research Statement Professor Tormala is a social and consumer psychologist who works in the areas of attitudes, persuasion, and social influence. At a general level, his research on these topics seeks to shed light on the factors that open and close attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors to change. Re...
Research Statement Amir Goldberg’s research lies at the intersection of cultural sociology, data science and organization studies. He is interested in understanding how social meanings emerge and solidify through social interaction, and what role network structures play in this process. The co-di...
Research Statement Professor Huang’s research focuses on consumer motivation. Her work in this area has been programmatic, documenting how consumers have different concerns in different stages of goal pursuit, and thus derive motivation in very distinct ways. Professor Huang uses experiments to t...
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