Online ExpertTrack in Business & Management

Creative Strategy for Emerging Digital Media

4.2 (6 reviews)

Discover how to build digital marketing strategies and use emerging digital media to enhance your business’ value and purpose.

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Ravensbourne University London

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Co-created by

Moving BrandsMoving Brands

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Endorsed by

Kairos MediaKairos Media

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Endorsed by

The Wilderness AgencyThe Wilderness Agency

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Endorsed by

The Office of Future InteractionsThe Office of Future Interactions

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Develop your digital communication skills to shape engagement

Recent events have accelerated the need for digital transformation across every sector. Engineering successful communication in the digital landscape is now core to the success of any organisation.

Across the four courses of this ExpertTrack, you’ll grow your understanding of brand, social media, influencer, and extended reality marketing, learning to build different marketing strategies and use digital media to enhance your brand.

Discover how digital storytelling plays into your brand strategy

Communication is key in the digital landscape and developing a fully realised brand is an important part. Whether it’s brand story, tone of voice, or visual language, each part of the brand needs to be consistent and reflect the brand’s purpose.

With first-hand advice from award-winning international creative agencies, you’ll be introduced to industry-standard thinking frameworks and develop key tools that will help you operate productively within the digital marketing landscape.

Use social media and influencer marketing to enhance brands

Social media and influencer marketing have grown exponentially in the last decade, making them almost essential parts of any brand strategy.

You’ll learn how to articulate the ethos of an organisation using social media and other technology-driven communication platforms, developing your social media and influencer marketing skills.

Explore the creation of successful marketing using AR, VR, and Extended Reality

Extended reality technology is already part of everyday life. From Augmented Reality Snapchat filters to creative collaboration in games like Fortnite, these technologies provide huge marketing opportunities.

On the final course in this ExpertTrack, you’ll dive into extended realities, learning about the immersive technologies that are shaping the metaverse and how this will change the landscape of digital communication forever.

Using case studies from MB Labs and insights from the Office of Future Interactions, you’ll explore the marketing opportunities these technologies present, and how to create future-facing strategies.

Learn from the experts at leading marketing agencies

You’ll be guided through this course by exceptional educators from Ravensbourne University, one of the top-ranking universities for art and design.

Throughout the course, you’ll also hear from leading specialists at top marketing agencies including Moving Brands, MB Labs, the Wilderness Agency, Kairos Media, and the Office of Future Interactions.

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Skip to 0 minutes and 9 seconds The strategy, the think, and all of those things were where the real value lay within the future of design and branding.

Skip to 0 minutes and 22 seconds Consistency is important, but consistency is kind of quite rigid. The clients were going, ah, interesting. We should be thinking about these things. It’s about teasing it out from the client. Our approach at Wilderness is to think like a fan. I think it’s important that you’re always experimenting; you’re always trying new things. You can pull the data together you want. It’s then about telling the story from it. This term influencer is actually now kind of a bit of a buzz word. It’s not just a case of saying, come and buy my stuff. It’s how are you going to make them care? What are you offering them in return?

Skip to 0 minutes and 56 seconds If your brand is about helping them communicate or struggling with an audience. Because the thing with social is that is it immediate. You know if something’s worked or it hasn’t. The algorithm purely picks up on what your audience are responding to. When brands can kind of see that community is very active and engaged, brands will then work with creators that obviously gives brand exposure.

Skip to 1 minute and 21 seconds Everything you see in VR is artificially created, so it’s an illusions. I think a virtual reality often is about being transported to somewhere else.

Skip to 1 minute and 31 seconds There will be a place which will be a world of connected experiences that will have dynamic situations. Fact is definitely following fiction.

Key skills you will learn

  • Strategic planning
  • Digital communication design
  • Brand Strategy
  • Social media design
  • Extended Reality design
  • Influencer marketing
  • Creative Industry insight
  • Professional practice
  • Creative strategy
  • Concept development
  • Creative thinking
  • Digital marketing

Experience required

This course covers the basics of digital marketing, so you do not need any prior experience. It may help to have some knowledge of marketing, communication design, or branding but you will still find the course beneficial without it.

Getting started

This course is designed for anyone looking to improve their digital marketing skills, especially brand strategy, social media, influencer marketing, and extended realities.

ExpertTrack course overview

  • Course 1

    4.2 (6 reviews)

    Learn the key concepts of brand strategy and how to use digital storytelling to build interaction with a brand.

    2 tests

    1 peer-graded assignment

    3 weeks

    4 hours per week

  • Course 2

    Learn how to build social media strategies for the entire pipeline, from creative content design to audience-led optimisation.

    1 peer-graded assignment

    3 weeks

    4 hours per week

  • Course 3

    Dive into influencer marketing, learn why it’s so important, and discover how to create branded content with influencers.

    1 test

    1 peer-graded assignment

    3 weeks

    4 hours per week

  • Course 4

    Discover how to use extended reality to enhance your digital marketing and tell brand-related stories through VR and AR.

    1 test

    1 peer-graded assignment

    3 weeks

    4 hours per week

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World-class learning with Ravensbourne University London

Champions of creativity and collaboration, Ravensbourne is the definitive destination for study in digital media and design courses. Situated in the heart of London, Ravensbourne is a top-ranking university for graduate salaries in art and design.

World-class learning with Moving Brands

Moving Brands are a multi award winning design business who have been at the forefront of innovation in brand communication for over twenty years. They have offices in London, San Francisco, New York and Zurich and a client list includes Google, Hewlett Packard, the BBC, You Tube, Facebook & Netflix. They are experts in brand strategy & design, digital product development & design for new realities.

This ExpertTrack is endorsed by Kairos Media

Kairos are the people behind the infamous KFC gaming console and are one of the UK’s fastest growing creative and social agencies. They have offices in London, Manchester and Los Angeles and specialise in gaming related & influencer marketing.

This ExpertTrack is endorsed by The Wilderness Agency

Wilderness are one of Europe’s fastest-growing independent agencies. They have a growing team of close to 40 specialists across London and Amsterdam delivering work with a global reach.

This ExpertTrack is endorsed by The Office of Future Interactions

The Office of Future Interactions is an international design studio working with the world’s most ambitious organisations to define how people interact with and adapt to the world as it changes around them. They are based in London.

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