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Social Media Marketing with Advertising Week
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Learn from the successful social media campaigns of top global brands

This two-week course will equip you with the skills you need to run creative social media marketing campaigns that get real results.

With 4.5 billion global users, over half the world is on social media. Social channels are now a key marketing avenue for any business promoting themselves online.

Using real-life case studies, you’ll build the knowledge and tools to not only understand social media strategy but also the tactics you should be using as a social media marketing professional.

Gain insights from experts at TikTok, Snapchat, and Facebook

Packed full of intelligence from some of the world’s biggest brands and organisations, this course shares insights on the power of social media from key players at leading social media networks.

From Facebook COO Mark D’Arcy to VP of global business solutions at TikTok, Blake Chandlee, you’ll find out what digital marketing is like in a social media environment and explore the latest social media formats.

Learn how to create engaging social media content

Using in-depth case studies on social media campaigns by Ben & Jerry’s and Dove, you’ll examine the strategy behind different social media approaches.

You’ll learn how to identify the right social media channel for your marketing goals, and get tips for growing your audience on social by creating great content on key platforms like LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and TikTok.

Plan your successful social media campaign

By the end of the course, you’ll feel empowered and prepared to run a brand-appropriate and engaging social media marketing campaign that reaches your intended target audience.

Plus, with guidance from the experts at Advertising week, you’ll learn how to track and analyse social media metrics and measure the ROI and impact of your social media campaigns.

What topics will you cover?

  • What is social media? An overview of platforms and best practice
  • How to build an audience on social media
  • Creating engaging social media content
  • Planning an effective social media campaign
  • Understanding social media metrics and analytics
  • Measuring ROI and impact of social media campaigns

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.
  • Create a shareable certificate link for your CV and LinkedIn.
  • Impress employers with learning outcomes you can add to your CV.
  • Make your career dreams a reality.

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Who is this accredited by?

The CPD Certification Service
The CPD Certification Service:

The CPD Certification Service was established in 1996 and is the leading independent CPD accreditation institution operating across industry sectors to complement the CPD policies of professional and academic bodies.

What will you achieve?

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

  • Assess what types of social media marketing might be right for you
  • Investigate choices in social media marketing formats
  • Explore where to experiment with your social media marketing creation and where to plan
  • Describe your social media marketing goals
  • Produce a social media marketing plan

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for anyone who would like to enhance their knowledge of social media marketing techniques and principles.

You may be new to marketing or already working in the field and looking to build specialist skills in social media.

Who will you learn with?

Managing director for global education at Advertising Week. I run our thought leadership and our learning platform AWLearn.

A supporting educator for the course is Brendan Porter, a practitioner and constantly curious consumer of marketing. Working across a variety of industries including hospitality, CPG and entertainment

Who developed the course?

Advertising Week

AWLearn is the education arm of Advertising Week. Advertising Week is a global thought leadership organization. The AWLearn philosophy is that all our courses and learning follow the same philosophy: Educate, Entertain, Enable. This means our courses offer the educational oversight on a particular topic; we use real-life entertaining case studies featuring professionals who already do these jobs; and show you the tactics that will enable you to get ahead in your career.

About this ExpertTrack

Learn creative marketing from award-winning marketer Fernando Machado and upskill in branding, ads, social media and podcasts.

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  • Complete 90% of course steps and all of the assessments to earn your certificate

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