At a high level, digital marketing refers to advertising delivered through digital channels such as search engines, websites, social media, email, and mobile apps. While this term covers a wide range of marketing activities, all of which are not universally agreed upon, we’ll focus on the most common types below.

Course Overview

Introduction to Digital Marketing

Business Strategy & Marketing

  •   Define basic components of every business and how those components interact with each other
  •   Describe different types of business models, and the marketing implications of each business model
  •   Clearly articulate a value proposition and elevator pitch for a given business

Brand Strategy

  •   Describe the components of every brand (personality, values, definition, and promise)
  •   Analyze how popular brands have defined these components
  •   Articulate brand components to create a brand brief.

Marketing Analytics

Introduction to Marketing Analytics

  •   Apply fundamental marketing analytics concepts (e.g. performance measurement, normalcy, comparison and optimization)
  •   Describe the role of marketing analytics and commonly used analytics tools and techniques
  •   Apply the basics of Google Analytics, including important concepts such as goal tracking

Excel, Statistics & Data Visualization

  •   Apply foundational statistical concepts, and describe how these apply to quantitative marketing (e.g. causation v.s. correlation, isolating variable etc.)
  •   Communicate marketing data in a clear and concise way that is both visually appealing and simple to interpret
  •   Apply Excel techniques and shortcuts commonly used by marketing teams

Metrics, Sources & Statistics

  •   Identify the metrics that matter to your business, define KPIs
  •   Describe how to draw customer insight from different sources of web traffic
  •   Describe statistical techniques used to measure performance

Segmentation, Targeting and Tracking

  •   Use marketing analytics tools to segment and target customers
  •   Track customer behavior across multi-step conversions
  •   Build a basic attribution model

Testing & Experimentation

  •   Identify where and when to conduct marketing experiments
  •   Describe and apply different types of experiments (e.g. A/B testing)
  •   Effectively conduct and manage marketing experiments in a controlled way

Budgeting & Planning

  •   Draft an end-to-end marketing plan
  •   Effectively allocate marketing budget across a number of marketing channels

Presenting & Storytelling

  •   Create a compelling and straightforward narrative from disparate data and information
  •   Craft a presentation to satisfy the needs of a variety of different audiences
  •   Confidently present information and ideas to both large and small groups

Mid-course Lab

  •   Prior to this session, students will be set a short marketing assignment based on a typical real-world marketing scenario. Student will be expected to analyze a marketing data set and draw insights from that data
  •   Student will have an opportunity to discuss and share their findings as well as receive feedback and direction from the instructional team

Acquiring & Engaging Users

UX Fundamentals & Trends

  •   Identify and rectify common design flaws across both desktop and mobile devices
  •   Test, analyze and optimize different landing pages
  •   Identify key user experience design techniques to help increase conversions

Developing a Content Strategy

  •   Describe the importance of content and how to do content marketing well
  •   Describe the relationship between content and branding, and its impact on sales

Activation & Retention

  •   Define activation and retention processes and their respective metrics
  •   Apply techniques to improve activation
  •   Apply growth hacking techniques to spur viral reach

Email Marketing

  •   Determine metrics to track and analyze the performance of a campaign
  •   Describe the different types of email campaigns (e.g. triggered, segmented, content, promotional)
  •   Create compelling emails and run A/B email marketing tests

Search Marketing

  •   Describe the difference between Search Engine Optimization and Search Engine Marketing
  •   Create a Google AdWords campaign
  •   Analyze the performance of a paid search campaign

Social Media Management & Influencer Marketing

  •   Describe the role of social media in marketing
  •   Describe the core differences between the various social media channels and identify which ones are best for your business objectives
  •   Apply the latest trends in influencer marketing

Facebook Advertising

  •   Create a robust Facebook advertising campaign
  •  Target an audience using Facebook advertising, and track performance of a Facebook campaign

Twitter, LinkedIn & Display Advertising

  •   Leverage insight about different social media channels to create and execute advertising campaigns on Twitter and LinkedIn
  • Describe how to effectively target an audience using display advertising, as well as track the performance of a display campaign
  • Describe the role of retargeting campaigns within a marketing plan

Final Presentations

  •   Groups will be asked to present an end-to-end digital marketing strategy and corresponding results to a panel of experts
  •   The presentation must demonstrate the following: clearly defined business and brand brief; data-based strategy (KPIs); well designed experimentation proposals; optimized site; sample social media content; paid marketing campaigns and results

DIGITAL MARKETING: 16weeks +project

Title: Digital Marketer

1)You will be in a growing industry
2) You become an Internet whizz
4) You get to play with new technology
5) Being creative and a little bit mad is a good thing
6) You learn something new every day
7) Digital marketers come from a wide range of backgrounds
8) We make friends on social media
9) Our offices are the coolest
10) You meet the best people