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Mobile MarketingSocial MediaPlanningDigital Marketing

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Approx. 15 hours to complete

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


Subtitles: English

Learners taking this Course are

  • Marketing Specialists
  • Marketers
  • Marketing Managers
  • Community Managers
  • Public Relations Specialists

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

5 hours to complete

Course Overview and Optimizing Your Digital Assets

9 videos (Total 82 min), 9 readings, 2 quizzes
9 videos
1-1.1 Overview: Essential Steps to Prepare for Digital Marketing Success1m
1-1.2 Know Yourself: Digital Marketing Self-Assessment9m
1-1.3 Know Your Target: New Ways to Identify & Reach Target Consumers12m
1-1.4 Know Your Goal: Aligning Strategies, Goals, & Business Objective9m
1-1.5 Know Your Message: Digital Content & Communication Channels7m
1-1.6 Know Your Message: Digital Asset Management & Development Marketing Considerations of Your Company's Website7m
Interview: Mary McIlrath, SVP & Partner at C+R Research23m
1-3.1 Big Data in Digital Marketing7m
9 readings
About the Discussion Forums10m
Brand Descriptions10m
About the Rubric for Peer Assessment10m
Getting to Know Your Classmates10m
Module 1 Overview20m
Module 1 Readings1h
1-3.2 Extra Resources20m
2 practice exercises
Orientation Quiz10m
Module 1 Quiz10m
5 hours to complete

Online and Video Marketing

8 videos (Total 59 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
8 videos
2-1.2 Online Advertising: Opportunities & Challenges7m
2-1.3 Online Advertising: Nuts & Bolts5m
2-1.4 Search Optimization: SEO Strategies6m
2-1.5 Search Optimization: Essential Steps6m
2-1.6 Search Optimization: Future Trends3m
2-1.7 CRM and Marketing Automation8m
Interviews: AMOBEE Executives19m
3 readings
Module 2 Overview20m
Module 2 Readings1h 30m
Mod 2 Extra Resources30m
1 practice exercise
Module 2 Quiz10m
3 hours to complete

Social and Email Marketing

8 videos (Total 67 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
8 videos
3-1.2 Online Video Marketing: Content, Ads, Campaigns, & Process8m
3-1.3 Online Video Marketing: New Strategies and Other Considerations6m
3-1.4 Social Media Marketing Strategies Overview5m
3-1.5 Buzz & Influencer Marketing: Strategies6m
3-1.6 Buzz & Influencer Marketing: Other Considerations7m
3-1.7 Buzz & Influencer Marketing: Planning and Executing8m
Interview: Steve Raquel, President at IOVMedia & Adjunct Lecturer21m
3 readings
Module 3 Overview20m
Module 3 Readings1h
Mod 3 Extra Resources30m
1 practice exercise
Module 3 Quiz10m
5 hours to complete

Putting It All Together for Your Digital Plan

7 videos (Total 65 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
7 videos
4-1.2 Measures of Campaign Success: Web Analytics10m
4-1.3 Measures of Campaign Success: Social Media Metrics8m
4-1.4 Challenges & Pitfalls: Ad Fraud & Brand Safety9m
4-1.5 Challenges & Pitfalls: Consumer Privacy & Ad Blocking4m
4-1.6 Course Wrap-Up: Key Take-Aways & Integrated Approach10m
Interview: Jill Ferguson, Chartbeat’s Head of Product Education20m
3 readings
Module 4 Overview20m
Module 4 Readings50m
Mod 4 Extra Resources1h
1 practice exercise
Module 4 Quiz10m
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Top reviews from Digital Media and Marketing Strategies

By VCNov 23rd 2018

Mike Yao sir did a great job. He started all with basics and taught everything very well. I'm so glad I choose this course it'll for sure help me advance my career.

By CUJan 22nd 2019

Course material is very well presented. It is very condensed and practical and exceeds expectations. Much better than any other online course I have ever done.



Mike Yao

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

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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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