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Social Media Marketing with Advertising Week

New to social media marketing? Upskill with AWLearn and master how to plan and run powerful social media marketing campaigns.

Social Media Marketing with Advertising Week
The CPD Certification Service

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Learn from the successful social media campaigns of top global brands

This 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.

Learn 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, Snapchat, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, and TikTok.

Plan a 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.


  • Week 1

    Understanding social media

    • Welcome to the course

      Welcome to this course on social media marketing. We're going to cover strategic thinking and then work out how best put it into practice.

    • What is social marketing and why do it?

      Learn about what social marketing is and how it fits into the wider marketing discipline.

    • Before social media, think customers!

      Customers are where every marketer's thinking should start and end. Understand who you're targeting before beginning campaigns.

    • Social media platforms

      What are the social media platforms and what are their advantages and disadvantages? We take a look.

    • Wrapping up the week

      Reflect on the week and what you've learned during this time.

  • Week 2

    Social media planning and tools

    • Welcome to Week 2

      Welcome back to week two of social media marketing. It's time to dive into more practical elements.

    • Social media advertising

      What is social media advertising and how do you do it? We provide a guide to how to advertise on each of the main platforms.

    • Content marketing, analytics and guidelines

      What content works well for social media? And how do you prove it? We look at social media content and how you can assess success using analytics.

    • Social media marketing plan

      Create a social media marketing plan to help you capture your thinking and turn it into reality.

    • Reflect and connect

      Reflect on the course and share your thoughts and insights with other learners.

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.

When would you like to start?

  • Date to be announced

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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 for anyone working in marketing who’d like to enhance their knowledge of social media marketing techniques and principles.

It will be useful for those just starting out in marketing and those already working in marketing who haven’t specialised in social media marketing previously.

The course will also be informative for SMEs who create social media marketing content but do not have a dedicated marketing team, as well as individuals who use social media to promote themselves but don’t have formal training on the strategy behind each of the platforms and how to use them.

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.

What's included?

This is a premium course. These courses are designed for professionals from specific industries looking to learn with a smaller group of like-minded individuals.

  • Unlimited access to this course
  • Includes any articles, videos, peer reviews and quizzes
  • Certificate of Achievement to prove your success when you're eligible
  • Download and print your Certificate of Achievement anytime
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