This course program assumes no prior digital or social media experience in a business context, but it is also not a good starting point for beginners.
The topics are positioned for people with a sound business, marketing, sales or communications background who need a digital top-up. For instance, you have been given expanded digital responsibilities as part of your work role, are returning to the workforce after an extended leave, embarking on a career move, bringing digital or social media responsibilities in-house after using an agency, or are about to set up your own business.
For HR or résumé purposes a certificate of training is provided.
Note: this program dovetails into the 'Social Media Strategy & Reporting' course running the following day - there is a combined discount when booking both courses together.
- Your website – star of the online show. Making the most of it.
- Google Analytics – use easily accessible data from your website for actionable marketing insights and paid campaign reporting.
- Organic search (search engine optimisation) – still a key potential driver of qualified traffic to your website, and why outsourcing the responsibility almost never works.
- Content marketing – play to your subject-matter strengths. Publish online for visibility and to build brand credibility.
- QR codes – and yes, they’re back. Clever placement opportunities across your offline marketing and communications collateral.
- Aligning each of your social media platforms to meet organisational outcomes (group exercise).
- Generating social media campaign reports – maintaining the focus on objective-level measurables, not vanity metrics.
- Paid vs. organic social media – the pros and cons.
- Social media conventions – using hashtags, geotags, mentions and attributions in context.
- Social media publishing - quality vs. quantity. Original vs. curated. Sales related vs. a value-add.
- Embracing video production – social media cat-nip.
Even if you have been working in digital or social media for some while, this would be an opportunity to familiarise yourself with other nuts-and-bolts marketing concepts such as increasing the effectiveness of your website as a sales funnel, drawing insights from a Google Analytics report, positioning social media as a publishing platform to increase organisational visibility and build brand credibility, optimising your website or YouTube videos for organic search (SEO) and how to fully open the content marketing tap across all of your online channels.
What participants thought
Small Business Owner
Easy and practical information, the net101 courses are a must for anyone who is using social media for business. Tim and his team are extremely knowledgeable and provide a fantastic insight with information that you can take away and actual use afterwards! These courses have been invaluable to my business. Thanks again Tim and look forward to the next one!
Brand and Marketing Manager
Great training that is hands-on, actionable, responsive, and supported with a swathe of good material. Tim is a great trainer and facilitator and I recommend his courses for marketing practitioners in businesses small and large.
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