Introduction to Social Media Marketing

Learn the basics in marketing your brand via social media!
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  • Lectures 8
  • Length 3 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 11/2013 English

Course Description

Course Overview

In this course, we cover social media planning and marketing, building a presence and targeting the most effective social media networks for your brand depending upon your audience. Linkedin, Youtube, Pinterest, Google+, Instagram and Foursquare and their usage will be explained briefly.

Facebook and Twitter for business will be discussed in detail, along with effective content management strategies to inform and engage your users.

Section 1- Planning in Social Media Marketing- How to select your social network presence

1) Introduction: Traditional vs New forms of marketing

2) Digital marketing and social media: How they work together

3) What is social media?

4) How social media, aligns with your business goals

5) Building an MVP through social media

6) Concept of virality

7) 9 key steps in building a presence

8) Identifying your target audience and key branding messages

9) Selecting your social network presence:

  • Wordpress as a blogging platform
  • Linkedin
  • Youtube
  • Pinterest
  • Google+
  • Prezi

10) Other networks tailor made to interests

11) Things to remember: A few pitfalls of social media

Section 2 - Building a presence and engaging your target market, through Facebook pages

1) Profiles Vs Groups Vs Pages

2) Facebook for Business- first steps in creating a fan page

3) Facebook Page features: apps, milestones and more

4) Telling an effective business story using facebook timeline

5) Content Management: tips and effective strategies for user engagement

6) Marketing your products, and the right mix of Promotional VS Informative posts

7) Dealing with trolls and angry customers effectively

8) Using Instagram effectively, alongside facebook

9) The new Facebook graph search and what it means for brands

Lesson 3 - Twitter page management for brands and businesses

1) MVP testing

2) Twitter profiles, photo-streams and backgrounds

3) Important terminology to understand

4) Lists and creating favorites

5) Strategies to increase and engage followers

6) Effective event management techniques for live-tweeting + hashtags

7) Tools to use Twitter even more effectively: third-party apps

8) Using Foursquare and Twitter together

About The Instructor

Iba Masood is currently the account director, at the Australian based social media and web design firm, 3elements Digital. She is also a co-founder of Gradberry.com, and has received several awards for her work in digital marketing, including being nominated alongside international and regional marketing campaigns for the Internet Awards, for the Gradberry.com launch. She started Gradberry.com and The Fruit Bowl (a leading careers blog for students) with a $0 social media marketing budget. Iba is a recipient of the Cartier Women's Initiative Award, and has written for the Huffington Post on digital marketing and entrepreneurship.

What are the requirements?

  • None. This course is ideal for getting started with social media marketing in a business context.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • By the end of this course, the student will be able to understand and define specific social media marketing terminology
  • Learn to plan and start a social media presence for a brand/company/business on various networks, depending upon target audience
  • Comprehend fundamental concepts of content management and user engagement on social media
  • Be able to implement tips, tricks and strategies to inform and entertain users via their social media presence
  • Know how to market a brand on social media, with a limited budget, as an entrepreneur, or as a social media executive

What is the target audience?

  • Those looking to forge a career in Social Media
  • Aspiring entrepreneurs
  • Those looking to add additional skills and qualifications to their résumé
  • Businesses intending to begin Social Media campaigns

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Planning and selecting your social media presence
26:20

Lesson Summary:

1) Traditional VS. New Forms of Marketing

2) What is Social Media?

3) Aligning Social Media with Business Goals

25:37

Lesson Summary:

1) Virality and “MVP” Key Concepts

2) The 9 Steps of Building a Presence

3) Target Audience

4) Branding Guidelines

5) Social Network Presence: LinkedIn and Youtube

13:04

Lesson Summary:

1) Social Network Presence: Pinterest, Google+ and WordPress.com

2) Interest Based Networks

3) Pitfalls of Social Media

Section 2: Building a presence and engaging your target market, through Facebook Pages
24:53

Lesson Summary:

1) Building a Presence

2) Profiles VS. Groups VS. Pages

3) Facebook for Business

4) First Steps: Usernames and Vanity URL

5) Creating a Fan Page

6) Facebook Apps

7) Pin, Star and Hide Comment

8) Private Messaging

9) Milestones: Telling a Brand Story

26:52

Lesson Summary:

1) Building Engagement Through Content Management

2) Promotional VS. Informative

3) Unhappy Fans

4) Tips on using Instagram and Facebook

5) New Graph Search

Section 3: Twitter Page Management for Brands and Businesses
29:44

Lesson Summary:

1) Building a presence on Twitter

2) Twitter Terminologies: @Mentions, Interactions and Direct Messaging

3) Engaging Followers

4) Lists and Favourites

20:39

Lesson Summary:

1) Finding Target Audience and Followers

2) Follower/Following Rations

3) 3rd Party Apps

4) Hashtags and Events

5) Foursquare + Twitter

Course Outcome
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