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Deciphering Consumer Desires with Data

For Lindie Wang, ’19, understanding marketing and making the best decisions comes down to leveraging and understanding the limitations of data. During her time at Booth, uncovering the power of analytics—and understanding the limitations of numbers—has been a critical lesson for her career as a brand manager. “Data was a big part of my exceptional marketing education at Booth,” she said.

Here, Lindie reveals how her marketing education experience at Booth is transforming her post-MBA career and discusses her outlook on the future of marketing.

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When Marketing Meets Innovation

When Shota Ido, ’19, applied to Booth, he’d already identified his next career move.  In an application essay for Booth, he outlined his goal of becoming a product manager at an enterprise tech company after graduation.

Now, thanks in part to the opportunities he had as a Kilts Marketing Fellow, Shota will realize that goal. Upon graduation, he’s joining Adobe as a product manager in the tech giant’s San Jose, California-based office.

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My burning questions answered firsthand at Marketing Day Forum

The Kilts Center for Marketing at Booth recently hosted the second annual Marketing Day Forum that brings together students and industry leaders. Through round-table discussions with distinguished Booth Marketing alumni, students have the opportunity to ask questions and have candid conversations about everything from the alumni’s background to successfully navigating a career in Marketing. At the forum and subsequent dinner, I witnessed interesting discussions and had my own burning questions answered.

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Marketing Curriculum Series: Channel Marketing at Booth

After my summer internship in brand management, I knew more than ever that I needed to get a better understanding of managing channel dynamics and product distribution. Just a few of the questions I had to grapple with are: What types of retailers exist and what negotiation tactics should we leverage? What is an exclusive deal and should we pursue one? How do we achieve category captaincy? 

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Tech Product Management Starter Pack

“Build a better bus system.” In 30 minutes!? Public transportation is a big policy problem in the United States and…Wait, this is a product management interview, the tech industry’s equivalent of casing—trial by fire. In a brief 30-minute interview, case questions are supposed to evaluate your product design sense, your understanding of strategy, and sometimes, analytical skills. As I thought about the hours I poured into interview prep my first year, I knew as Booth Tech Group (BTG) co-chair, I wanted to create an even better Tech PM Workshop this year.

The percentage of Boothies who enter tech has nearly doubled since 2013, from 12% to 20%, and BTG has seen our numbers double, too. We’re proud to say we match Management Consulting Group in number of members. In general, we are seeing more students interested in tech. Specifically, they’re looking at product management, that popular role for new MBAs at Google, Amazon, Facebook, and others. But what is product management? And do you need a computer science degree?

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