Prof. Ted Katagi conducted the Digital Marketing course, an elective module for MBA students of the Global Leader Program focusing on deepening knowledge of how to build marketing propositions. The internet has sped up the pace and nature of marketing, but many of the basic principles have not changed - particularly the necessity for a strong value proposition.
The course discusses the use of internet strategies, commercial models, website marketing, SEO marketing and social media marketing, and how to integrate digital marketing into the traditional marketing context.
Using various business cases that allow students to develop problem-finding and problem-solving skills by reliving real events in existing companies from their own perspectives, Prof. Katagi, who has broad experience in marketing and technology, discussed many global tech cases to provide a context for encouraging students to think ‘out of the box’. He highlighted his own start-up company, Kenja, to explore the concept of content marketing.
The Participant-Centered Learning philosophy encourages discussion among students and roleplay exercises providing rich and effective learning experiences through which we aim to broaden the students’ perspective and understanding of the world to that of manager or executive, as well as teaching them knowledge necessary for business in an evolving world.
Prof. Ted Katagi Biography:
Mr. Ted star his business career in Enterprise Sales for IBM. He joined Bain and Company after Business school and used his four years of experience there to then become Director of Strategy for AirTouch. His 20 year career experience as an executive included: Chief Marketing Officer positions with Vodafone Japan/Verizon Wireless/and the Digital Phone Group; Global head of Commercial Strategy for Vodafone; the head of the 2 Billion USD enterprise group at Japan Telecom; head of their Private Equity Group in Asia for Fidelity; Picsel Software as their COO.
Academic Background: MBA Harvard Business School
Specialized Field: Marketing, Internet Business Strategy