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Subtitles: English, Arabic

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Learner Career Outcomes

50%

started a new career after completing these courses

47%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

33%

got a pay increase or promotion
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines
Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Approx. 8 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English, Arabic

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

Capstone Project

1 hour to complete
6 videos (Total 45 min), 3 readings
6 videos
How You Will Build Your Social Media Marketing Strategy7m
Linked Cells in your Social Marketing Planning Worksheets2m
Your Market Planning Tool6m
Secondary Research to Start the Process17m
Defining Your Social Market9m
3 readings
Download the Project Templates and Worksheets10m
Steps to Complete for this Unit10m
Download PDFs of the Presentation Slides10m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Selecting a Strategy

3 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 156 min), 2 readings
8 videos
Selecting Your Strategy6m
Engagement Marketing10m
Nurture Marketing11m
Social IMC5m
Community Support Sites7m
March 9, 2016 Online Meetup Recording1h 1m
June 2, 2016 Online Meetup Recording45m
2 readings
Steps to Complete for this Unit10m
52 Week Scheduling Template for Engagement Marketing10m
Week
3

Week 3

1 hour to complete

Develop Your Marketing Program

1 hour to complete
7 videos (Total 60 min), 2 readings
7 videos
Creating Your Program's Budget7m
Finding Performance Metrics to Power Your Plan2m
Performance Funnels and KPIs10m
Marketing is Funnel Management16m
Finding Funnel Performance Metrics2m
Justifying Your Program8m
2 readings
Steps to Complete for this Unit10m
Download a Budget and Metrics Example10m
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

Complete and Submit Your Capstone Projects

3 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 20 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
4 videos
Social Marketing Schedule5m
Presenting Your Plan4m
Final Presentation of the Specialization6m
1 reading
Steps to Complete for this Unit10m

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About the Social Media Marketing Specialization

In a 2018 survey of businesses, Buffer found that only 29% had effective social media marketing programs. A recent survey of consumers by Tomoson found 92% of consumers trust recommendations from other people over brand content, 70% found consumer reviews to be their second most trusted source, 47% read blogs developed by influencers and experts to discover new trends and new ideas and 35% used blogs to discover new products and services. Also, 20% of women who used social considered products promoted by bloggers they knew. Today, businesses and consumers use social media to make their purchase decisions. Created in 2014, this Specialization is updated every quarter to ensure you are receiving the most up-to-date training. The Social Media Marketing Specialization is designed to achieve two objectives. It gives you the social analytics tools, and training to help you become an influencer on social media. The course also gives you the knowledge and resources to build a complete social media marketing strategy – from consumer insights to final justification metrics. In each course, you will also receive special toolkits with timely information & when you pay for the Capstone, you receive a market planning toolkit. Each of the individual courses can be audited for free. To see more, visit each course: 1-What is Social?, 2-The Importance of Listening, 3-Engagement & Nurture Marketing Strategies, 4-Content, Advertising & Social IMC, 5-The Business of Social....
Social Media Marketing

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