Inclusive Marketing Initiative 2023

Students in MKTG-437 get real-world experience and make an impact on a real community organization

The College of Business at California State University Long Beach is working to elevate minority-owned businesses within the greater Long Beach community by offering free digital marketing services. Services garnered are provided through the CSULB upper-division marketing course, MKTG 437: Digital Marketing and Media, offered in the Fall and Spring semesters. As part of a semester-long project, and under the guidance of a seasoned faculty member in the Department of Marketing, students enrolled in this course will partner with a small business to offer digital marketing strategy and content.

Our student consulting projects are intensive, semester-long projects undertaken by groups of business students enrolled in MKTG 437: Digital Marketing & social media, in the CSULB College of Business.

The objective of the student team’s consulting project is for students to learn about digital media and marketing by working on behalf of a real organization. To this end, they will work hard to make lasting improvements in their client’s digital media and marketing operations.

In this graded class activity, students will be working on a digital marketing campaign for a business or organization. This activity has FOUR parts:

  1. The development of a Digital Marketing Plan
  2. Development of digital marketing materials as specified in the plan o Teams will focus on TWO digital marketing areas (i.e. website creation and/or updating, creating email campaigns, creating social media accounts, advertising through social media, etc.)
  3. Implementation of a short-term digital marketing campaign for your organization
  4. Digital Marketing report and presentation

The client will receive all deliverables. The mission of Cal State Long Beach's Marketing Business Center (MBC) is to help small businesses like Lee’s by providing free marketing services from College of Business students.