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Chair of Digital Marketing –

Our digital art is data smart.

About us

The Chair of Digital Marketing investigates questions concerning digitalization of our everyday lives. Collaborating with leading companies in the digital sector, we strive to foster exchange between research and practice.

We provide expertise in the following areas:
- Preference measurement for digital goods using, e.g., choice-based conjoint or discrete choice experiments (Demo)
- Customer management and actionable customer analytics for better targeting
- Online marketing for NGOs.

Are you a company looking to join forces for a project, particularly on questions concerning digitalization? Are you a student at the end of your master and are you interested in writing your PhD on business related and scientific highly relevant research questions? Please contact Professor Dr. Christian Schlereth directly here.

News and stories

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Keep up with the latest events and activities.

Prof. Dr. Christian Schlereth will advise Welthungerhilfe in the future

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The Chair of Digital Marketing invites applications for the posititon of Research assistant /Doctoral Student (f/m/d) located at WHU campus Vallendar, starting as soon as possible.

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In the first paper, we examine the willingness to pay for midwifery, and in the second publication, we examine the pricing of health data

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Simon Stolz successfully completes his doctoral degree.

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The article appeared in the July 2021 special issue on Conversational Commerce

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From Aug. 20 to Aug. 23, the Chair of Digital Marketing hosted a joint PhD colloquium with friendly marketing professors at the University of Passau and various offsite activities.

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For the sixth time, Prof. Dr. Christian Schlereth supported the annual Digital Leader Award from the scientific side.

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Our team

Professor Dr.
Christian Schlereth

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Dörthe Barlach

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Sven Beisecker

Research Assistant
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Béatrice Martin

Research Assistant
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Christina Reh

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Our alumni

Dr. Simon Stolz

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Dr. Sebastian Hein

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Dr. Joséphine Kreische

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Theses

Important information about theses.

The Chair of Digital Marketing offers a wide range of topics around digitalization and supervisory capacity for Bachelor and Master Theses - contact us for details. Part of the courses and theses requires the use of  XML editors. Licenses are kindly sponsored by Liquid Technologies with their software solution Liquid XML Studio. When writing your thesis, the following template is a helpful guide and contains additional information.

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Publications

Practical, relevant, and innovative –
Explore research and publications.

Have we caught your attention? Do you want to take a deeper look at pre-print versions of the publications listed below? Many of these can be downloaded via ResearchGate.

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Proceedings of the 50th Conference of the European Marketing Academy, Madrid, Spain
Social Capital Accumulation in Career Networks

Weiler, Michael / Stolz, Simon / Lanz, Andreas / Schlereth, Christian / Hinz, Oliver (2021) - Online

Proceedings of the 50th Conference of the European Marketing Academy, Madrid, Spain
Threshold Determination Using Extensions of Best-Worst Scaling

Beisecker, Sven / Schlereth, Christian / Eggers, Felix (2021) - Online

Proceedings of the 50th Conference of the European Marketing Academy, Madrid, Spain
How did the COVID-19 crisis change the social media peer-to-peer fundraising landscape?

Martin, Béatrice / Schlereth, Christian (2021) - Online

Proceedings of the 50th Conference of the European Marketing Academy, Madrid, Spain
Effectiveness of Online-only Coupons on Online and Offline Channels

Reh, Christina Antonie / Schlereth, Christian (2021) - Online

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Digital knowledge

Digital Marketing in motion –
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Research, interviews, and teaching.

Take a look at videos from the different areas the Chair is involved in: research, teaching, and interviews with key figures within the field of Digital Marketing, including student club WHU Inside Business.

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Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung awards scholarships to students and graduates with exceptional academic achievements and outstanding political or social commitment. Since 2016 Professor Dr. Christian Schlereth has held the position of liaison lecturer of the Konrad-Adenauer Foundation and supervises the Koblenz group of BSc, MSc, and Doctoral program scholarship students.

These scholarship students at WHU are part of a group that regularly participate in academic lectures, as well as cultural and social activities.

Are you looking for a financial scholarship? Do you have outstanding grades and course achievements? Are you involved in political, social, or cultural groups? Then you may be eligible for sponsorship by the foundation.

If you already have a KAS scholarship, contact:

christian.schlereth(at)whu.edu

+49 (0)261 6509 455

If you need support or further information, contact:

doerthe.barlach(at)whu.edu

+49 (0)261 6509 456

Application documents

Download application documents or request them via post:

Konrad-Adenauer- Stiftung e.V.
Rathausallee 12
53757 Sankt Augustin

zentrale(at)kas.de

Contact

Get in touch with us –
We look forward to hearing from you.

Dörthe Barlach

Personal Assistant
+49 (0)261 6509 456
doerthe.barlach(at)whu.edu

WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management

Chair of Digital Marketing
Burgplatz 2
56179 Vallendar

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