The Digital Economy: Selling Through Customer Insight

Hilary Collins, The Open University

Build a holistic view of your customers

No matter how sophisticated your marketing is, if it doesn’t result in attracting customers, your business is set to fail.

This online course applies fresh thinking to how marketing and selling activities combine to create customers who keep coming back.

You will develop an understanding of how customer relationship management breeds business development success; critically evaluate accepted wisdom on how marketing influences customers; and learn how marketers increasingly draw on powerful information systems to build a holistic view of customers.

This course is intended for anyone who wants to learn about attracting and retaining customers. No previous experience of studying sales or marketing is required, but some basic knowledge of how businesses work would be beneficial.

Find further information about OU registration, the assessment module and MBA in the entry requirements.

IMPORTANT! If you are aiming to use your study of courses in the Digital Economy program to obtain academic credit, please be aware that the final planned presentation of the Open University Assessment Course BXM871 Managing in the Digital Economy starts July 2020. Please ensure that you allow yourself enough time to obtain all four Certificates of Achievement from courses in the program before registering for the Assessment Course. Details of runs of the relevant FutureLearn courses in 2019 and 2020 are available here.

Dates:
  • 24 June 2019
  • 1 April 2019
  • 7 January 2019
  • 25 June 2018
  • 2 April 2018
  • 8 January 2018
  • 26 June 2017
  • 3 April 2017
  • 9 January 2017
  • 12 September 2016
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