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Approx. 14 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 8-10 hours/week...


Subtitles: English

Learners taking this Course are

  • Marketing Specialists
  • Marketers
  • Marketing Managers
  • Marketing Analysts
  • Associate Directors

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

3 hours to complete

Course Overview and Principles and Concepts

9 videos (Total 53 min), 8 readings, 2 quizzes
9 videos
1-1 Understanding Marketing as Communication5m
1-2 Marketing Communication Functions and Challenges5m
1-3 The Media and Mediums of Marketing Communication2m
1-4 Evolution of Marketing Media2m
1-5 Marketing Communication Using Traditional Media Channels2m
1-6 Advantages and Disadvantages of Mass Marketing Communication3m
Interview: Jan Slater - Chief Marketing Officer24m
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8 readings
About the Discussion Forums10m
Brand Descriptions10m
About the Rubric for Peer Assessment10m
Getting to Know Your Classmates10m
Module 1 Overview10m
Module 1 Readings30m
2 practice exercises
Orientation Quiz10m
Module 1 Quiz20m
4 hours to complete

The Changing Landscape

5 videos (Total 47 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
5 videos
2-2 The Impacts of Digital Media on Human Communication9m
2-3 Defining Features of Digital Media Technologies5m
2-4 The Impacts of Digital Media on Marketing Communication7m
Interview: The Trade Desk19m
2 readings
Module 2 Overview10m
Module 2 Readings30m
1 practice exercise
Module 2 Quiz20m
2 hours to complete

Core Strategies

4 videos (Total 49 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
4 videos
3-2 Overview of Search Marketing12m
3-3 Overview of Social Media Marketing13m
Michelle Stenger - Illinois Athletics16m
2 readings
Module 3 Overview10m
Module 3 Readings1h
1 practice exercise
Module 3 Quiz20m
5 hours to complete

Growing Trends and New Frontiers

7 videos (Total 55 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
7 videos
4-2 Content Marketing Part 27m
4-3 Mobile Marketing Part 110m
4-4 Mobile Marketing Part 215m
4-5 Out-of-Home (OOH) Marketing5m
4-6 Direct Marketing in the Digital Era3m
4-7 New Frontiers in Digital Marketing Communication5m
2 readings
Module 4 Overview10m
Module 4 Readings1h
1 practice exercise
Module 4 Quiz26m
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Top reviews from Digital Media and Marketing Principles

By SKSep 2nd 2019

The course gives a introductory insight into the digital marketing. It'll enable the students of this course to introduce themselves to world of digital marketing. Thanks for this amazing course.

By LMAug 30th 2015

Very good, informative and useful. My only wish is that the presenter was a bit more natural, rather than appearing to read the text off the screen all the time. But that is just a minor comment



Mike Yao

Associate Professor of Digital Media
Charles H. Sandage Department of Advertising

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This course is part of the 100% online Master of Business Administration (iMBA) from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. If you are admitted to the full program, your courses count towards your degree learning.

About University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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About the Digital Marketing Specialization

Master strategic marketing concepts and tools to address brand communication in a digital world. This Specialization explores several aspects of the new digital marketing environment, including topics such as digital marketing analytics, search engine optimization, social media marketing, and 3D Printing. When you complete the Digital Marketing Specialization you will have a richer understanding of the foundations of the new digital marketing landscape and acquire a new set of stories, concepts, and tools to help you digitally create, distribute, promote and price products and services. In 2016, this was one of the top 10 specializations in terms of enrollments. INC Magazine rated the first course, Marketing in a Digital World, as one of The 10 Hottest Online Classes for Professionals in 2015. In addition, this course was also ranked in the top five courses across multiple MOOC providers. Finally, the Digital Marketing Certificate was the top coveted certificate on Coursera in 2015. Get more updates on the specialization at http://digitalmarketingprofs.com/ This Specialization is part of the University of Illinois Masters of Business Administration degree program, the iMBA. Learn more about the admission into the program here....
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  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. Your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

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