Our two-day series of entry-level seminars was created to familiarize small-business owners with digital marketing strategies and provide resources for building a cohesive brand identity. Marketing industry veterans who are seeking to adapt to this rapidly changing landscape will also benefit from a survey of digital marketing platforms and practices.
Through lectures and interactive exercises, our expert instructors will introduce students to the latest digital marketing and social media platforms, strategies and trends. Students will also have the opportunity to present real-life scenarios and network with local industry leaders.
Intro to Digital Marketing & Marketing Technology
In today's always-on, digital and mobile society, breaking through the noise to modern consumers is more difficult than it's ever been. On top of this, consumer expectations of your marketing and advertising are higher than they've ever been. In this introductory session, we will be covering the modern digital landscape, and discussing the rapidly changing face of digital marketing and advertising.
Additionally, we will be addressing the fact that it's simply no longer possible to gain consumer attention, engage your customer base, and compete at scale, without the use of marketing technology to create and disseminate your message.
We'll be "going under the hood" to gain an understanding of the various tools that are powering today's modern marketing and advertising efforts. We will be teaching you how to create a marketing technology blueprint that will ensure you are using the right products, both for your budget and your goals. It's not necessarily the coolest part of marketing, but in today's economy, it's a critical component for success!
Whether it's the incumbents like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, or, the newer players like Snapchat and Instagram, your customers are there, and you should be too. In this seminar, we'll be discussing how to determine the right channels for your target audience, as well as how to leverage social media for marketing, advertising, customer care and reputation management.
Engaging content attracts repeated website visits, populates social media channels, and drives search engine traffic. In this seminar, students will learn how to grow their business through developing a content-focused online strategy.
Search Engine Optimization
It's possible that no other field in digital marketing has changed more over the past 5 years than search engine optimization (SEO). It's possibly the least understood and potentially the most difficult to master due to the hundreds of annual algorithm changes that Google alone makes. In this session, we will be covering a high-level overview of the technical elements of SEO, which haven't changed all that much, and still remain critical to organic search success. We will also cover what inbound marketing is, and how it's also critical for success.
Pay-Per-Click (PPC) Marketing is generally considered the gold standard for direct response online marketing. While there are numerous channels that offer a PPC model, it is most commonly associated with search engine marketing. In this seminar, students will learn how to leverage Google AdWords, the most widely used PPC marketing platform.
Google Analytics is an exhaustive source of consumer data which monitors website behavior. In this seminar, students will learn how to use this data to make better marketing decisions.
- Rivers Pearce, Facilitator, Digital Marketing, SEO
- Tina Arnoldi, Google Analytics
- Ashley T. Caldwell, Social Media
- Chris Cousins, Pay-Per-Click/Google Adwords
- Holly Fisher, Content, Blogs, and Catchy Titles
- Zack Hanebrink, SEO/Marketing Technology