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Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 20

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What you'll learn in this digital marketing course:

This is a 10-week part-time or 1-week accelerated course. 

In this 10-week course, students will learn to plan and execute a marketing campaign, acquire and engage users, and quantify a strategy's success.

Skills & Tools: Gain proficiency in social advertising and use Facebook, Google AdWords, and Google Analytics to find meaning in user behavior.

Production Standard: Develop and plan a campaign driven by data and paid-search strategies—and measured by key performance indicators.

The Big Picture: Become a driver of your company's  bottom line by using cutting-edge techniques and platforms to market products and acquire users.

What You'll Learn:

Unit 1: Introduction to Digital Marketing

Business Strategy & Marketing 
  • Define basic components of every business and how those components interact with each other 
  • Describe different types of business models, and the marketing implications of each business model 
  • Clearly articulate a value proposition and elevator pitch for a given business
Brand Strategy 
  • Describe the components of every brand (personality, values, definition, and promise) 
  • Analyze how popular brands have defined these components 
  • Articulate brand components to create a brand brief
Unit 2: Marketing Analytics

Introduction to Marketing Analytics 
  • Apply fundamental marketing analytics concepts (e.g. performance measurement, normalcy, comparison and optimization) 
  • Describe the role of marketing analytics and commonly used analytics tools and techniques 
  • Apply the basics of Google Analytics, including important concepts such as goal tracking
Excel, Statistics & Data Visualization 
  • Apply foundational statistical concepts, and describe how these apply to quantitative marketing (e.g. causation v.s. correlation, isolating variable etc.) 
  • Communicate marketing data in a clear and concise way that is both visually appealing and simple to interpret 
  • Apply Excel techniques and shortcuts commonly used by marketing teams
Metrics, Sources & Statistics 
  • Identify the metrics that matter to your business, define KPIs 
  • Describe how to draw customer insight from different sources of web traffic 
  • Describe statistical techniques used to measure performance
Segmentation, Targeting and Tracking 
  • Use marketing analytics tools to segment and target customers 
  • Track customer behavior across multi-step conversions 
  • Build a basic attribution model
Testing & Experimentation 
  • Identify where and when to conduct marketing experiments 
  • Describe and apply different types of experiments (e.g. A/B testing) 
  • Effectively conduct and manage marketing experiments in a controlled way
Budgeting & Planning 
  • Draft an end-to-end marketing plan 
  • Effectively allocate marketing budget across a number of marketing channels
Presenting & Storytelling 
  • Create a compelling and straightforward narrative from disparate data and information 
  • Craft a presentation to satisfy the needs of a variety of different audiences 
  • Confidently present information and ideas to both large and small groups
Mid-course Lab 
  • Prior to this session, students will be set a short marketing assignment based on a typical real-world marketing scenario. Student will be expected to analyze a marketing data set and draw insights from that data 
  • Student will have an opportunity to discuss and share their findings as well as receive feedback and direction from the instructional team
Unit 3: Acquiring & Engaging Users

UX Fundamentals & Trends 
  • Identify and rectify common design flaws across both desktop and mobile devices 
  • Test, analyze and optimize different landing pages 
  • Identify key user experience design techniques to help increase conversions
Developing a Content Strategy 
  • Describe the importance of content and how to do content marketing well 
  • Describe the relationship between content and branding, and its impact on sales
Activation & Retention 
  • Define activation and retention processes and their respective metrics 
  • Apply techniques to improve activation 
  • Apply growth hacking techniques to spur viral reach
Email Marketing 
  • Determine metrics to track and analyze the performance of a campaign 
  • Describe the different types of email campaigns (e.g. triggered, segmented, content, promotional) 
  • Create compelling emails and run A/B email marketing tests
Search Marketing 
  • Describe the difference between Search Engine Optimization and Search Engine Marketing 
  • Create a Google AdWords campaign 
  • Analyze the performance of a paid search campaign
Social Media Management & Influencer Marketing 
  • Describe the role of social media in marketing 
  • Describe the core differences between the various social media channels and identify which ones are best for your business objectives 
  • Apply the latest trends in influencer marketing
Facebook Advertising 
  • Create a robust Facebook advertising campaign 
  • Target an audience using Facebook advertising, and track performance of a Facebook campaign
Twitter, LinkedIn & Display Advertising 
  • Leverage insight about different social media channels to create and execute advertising campaigns on Twitter and LinkedIn 
  • Describe how to effectively target an audience using display advertising, as well as track the performance of a display campaign 
  • Describe the role of retargeting campaigns within a marketing plan
Final Presentations 
  • Groups will be asked to present an end-to-end digital marketing strategy and corresponding results to a panel of experts 
  • The presentation must demonstrate the following: clearly defined business and brand brief; data-based strategy (KPIs); well designed experimentation proposals; optimized site; sample social media content; paid marketing campaigns and results

Remote Learning

This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.

Upon registration, the instructor will send along additional information about how to log-on and participate in the class.

School Notes:
For students enrolling in 12 week part time and immersive classes, it is not recommended that you book more than one class simultaneously.

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