Marina Cooley spent 15+ years in strategic marketing roles such as brand management at Coca-Cola, CMO at Lavva, and management consulting at IBM. While at Coca-Cola, Marina was part of the meteoric growth of two unicorn brands, Gold Peak and Honest Tea.
A storyteller at heart, Cooley is passionate bringing her love of modern marketing to her newly launched course at Goizueta, Content Marketing. She thrives on teaching through unconventional methods, most recently launching a Tik Tok account and cracking the code to virality.
Outside of class, Cooley enjoys consulting for brands, ranging from legacy to start-up.
MBA in MarketingEmory University's Goizueta Business School
BS in Marketing & Information SystemsNew York University's Stern School of Business
In a Noisy World, How Do Cult Brands Succeed with Viral Videos?
January 6, 2023
In her Content Marketing course, Cooley delivers powerful lessons on social media platforms (now and future), the science behind sticky ideas, storytelling techniques, and how to manage cult brands. More than that, she teaches students how to translate these skills to create content that goes viral.
Go Viral, Get An ‘A’: Content Marketing Course Puts Gen Z’s TikTok Skills To The Test
Poets & Quants
January 31, 2023
Cooley says the TikTok experiment was a way to present the age-old ideas of storytelling, narrative arcs, and sticky ideas – concepts used for generations to capture attention and spread ideas – and apply them to a modern platform. “TikTok will come and TikTok will go,” Cooley says. “But the things that appeal to us as humans don’t fundamentally change. The platform is just the delivery mechanism.”
‘Z Suite’ Gives Industry Leaders Insight Into The Priorities & Plans Of Gen Z
Poets & Quants
October 24, 2022
Marina Cooley, Goizueta marketing professor, says that the importance of action aligning with values is because Gen Z cares — deeply — about the impact brands have on people. This generation expects influencers to be inclusive and take a stand on social issues. “They can’t just hit the mute button,” she says. “Influencers have to stand up for the issues we’re facing today.”