• The Open University
  • Target Internet delivers digital marketing training to some of the world’s leading organisations, as well as building online learning that is used in over 100 countries worldwide.

Digital Marketing in Perspective

Understand the role of digital marketing, latest trends, and how digital marketing can help you to achieve your objectives.

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  • Duration

    2 weeks
  • Weekly study

    3 hours
  • 100% online

    How it works
  • Included in an ExpertTrack

    Course 1 of 4
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Gain sought-after skills from digital marketing experts

Developments in digital media and technologies have dramatically changed the way businesses of all sizes engage and build relationships with their consumers.

On this two-week course, you’ll gain the confidence to respond to the opportunities and challenges of a digital world and have a positive impact on your organisation and career.

Discover how core marketing principles can help your digital strategy

While the speed, availability, and functionality of marketing tools continue to change and develop, there are many core marketing principles that can help you to plan your digital marketing campaigns. This course will guide you through those principles and help you in your shift to digital.

You’ll discover critical tools and techniques that will help you plan effective campaigns and activity that resonates with your audience, and creates results for your business.

You’ll explore the latest trends in digital marketing and how technology is driving change and innovation. Importantly, you’ll be able to understand what that means for your audiences and their journey with your organisation.

Designed by digital marketing experts, Target Internet with The Open University

You’ll develop your skills with expert practitioner Daniel Rowles, CEO of Target Internet, who is an award-winning author and voice of the Digital Marketing Podcast. He’s worked with leading brands such as the BBC, Sony, Tesco, Mercedes, L’Oreal and Warner Bros.

By the end of the course, you’ll understand the fundamentals of digital marketing, and have a clear focus on your business objectives and how they align with those of your audience.

What topics will you cover?

  • What is digital marketing?
  • Growth in digital adoption and constant change
  • Audience attention and noise
  • Technology driving change and innovation
  • Latest trends in digital marketing
  • Focussing on objectives and the user journey

Prove you're job ready

Highlight the new, job-relevant skills you’ve gained and supplement existing qualifications with a hard-earned, industry-specific digital certificate – plus one for every course within your ExpertTrack.

  • Learn the latest in your chosen industry or subject.
  • Complete each course and pass assessments.
  • Receive certificates validated by the educating organisation.
  • Impress employers with learning outcomes you can add to your CV.
  • Make your career dreams a reality.

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Learning on this course

On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Describe the core concepts and role of digital marketing
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the latest trends and technologies that are driving change in digital marketing
  • Reflect on the level of noise and constant change within digital marketing
  • Apply core marketing principles to make sure you focus on your organisational objectives and take a user centric approach

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for anyone who would like to increase their awareness and understanding of digital marketing. You don’t need any prior digital marketing knowledge, although any work experience will help contextualise and enhance your learning.

Who will you learn with?

CEO TargetInternet.com - helping upskill the world's leading organisations in Digital Marketing & Digital Transformation.

Host of the Digital Marketing Podcast, a global top 20 business podcast.

Who developed the course?

The Open University

As the UK’s largest university, The Open University (OU) supports thousands of students to achieve their goals and ambitions via supported distance learning, helping to fit learning around professional and personal life commitments.

  • Established

    1969
  • Location

    Milton Keynes, UK
  • World ranking

    Top 510Source: Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020

Target Internet

Target Internet delivers digital marketing training to some of the world’s leading organisations, as well as building online learning that is used in over 100 countries worldwide. As publishers of the global Digital Marketing Skills Benchmark and the Digital Marketing Podcast, they have unrivalled access to market insights and expertise.

About this ExpertTrack

Build core digital marketing skills and knowledge to plan and implement first-class digital campaigns

Start learning today - free 7-day trial

After your free trial you can:

  • Pay $39 per month to keep learning online
  • Have complete control over your subscription; you can cancel any time
  • Work at your own pace and set your own deadlines at every stage
  • Only pay while you’re learning; the subscription will cancel automatically when you finish
  • Complete online assessments to test your knowledge and prove your skills
  • Earn digital course certificates and a final award that you can share online, with potential employers, and your professional network
  • Keep access to the content of courses you complete even after your subscription ends

Learning on FutureLearn

Your learning, your rules

  • Courses are split into weeks, activities, and steps to help you keep track of your learning
  • Learn through a mix of bite-sized videos, long- and short-form articles, audio, and practical activities
  • Stay motivated by using the Progress page to keep track of your step completion and assessment scores

Join a global classroom

  • Experience the power of social learning, and get inspired by an international network of learners
  • Share ideas with your peers and course educators on every step of the course
  • Join the conversation by reading, @ing, liking, bookmarking, and replying to comments from others

Map your progress

  • As you work through the course, use notifications and the Progress page to guide your learning
  • Whenever you’re ready, mark each step as complete, you’re in control
  • Complete 90% of course steps and all of the assessments to earn your certificate

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