Introduction to Social Media Marketing
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Introduction to Social Media Marketing

Learn the basics in marketing your brand via social media!
4.1 (16 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
233 students enrolled
Created by Gradberry Academy
Last updated 11/2013
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  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • 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
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  • None. This course is ideal for getting started with social media marketing in a business context.

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, 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 launch. She started 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.

Who 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
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Curriculum For This Course
8 Lectures
Planning and selecting your social media presence
3 Lectures 01:05:01

Lesson Summary:

1) Traditional VS. New Forms of Marketing

2) What is Social Media?

3) Aligning Social Media with Business Goals

Preview 26:20

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

An Introduction To LinkedIn And Youtube

Lesson Summary:

1) Social Network Presence: Pinterest, Google+ and

2) Interest Based Networks

3) Pitfalls of Social Media

An Introduction To Pinterest, Google+ and WordPress
Building a presence and engaging your target market, through Facebook Pages
2 Lectures 51:45

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

Facebook Page Management

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

Building Engagement (Instagram)
Twitter Page Management for Brands and Businesses
3 Lectures 50:23

Lesson Summary:

1) Building a presence on Twitter

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

3) Engaging Followers

4) Lists and Favourites

Twitter For Business

Lesson Summary:

1) Finding Target Audience and Followers

2) Follower/Following Rations

3) 3rd Party Apps

4) Hashtags and Events

5) Foursquare + Twitter

Third Party Apps, Hashtags and Events

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