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In this first project, you’ll prepare for your new role as a digital marketer. You’ll market a B2C or B2B product, summarize the business model of the company, articulate the marketing objective, and develop a target persona for the product you choose to market.

So after hosting 3 of these conferences I haven’t been moved as much by any speaker as I was by Marcus Sheridan.  Okay, that’s a lie.  Theo Fleury was unreal last year but it’s pretty hard to compare those two topics.

It’s designed to be very visual and has “Automated Insights” which are insights that are picked up by Facebook Analytics AI and are shown to you on top of the Overview page. This feature is still in beta but works pretty well so far.

Social media exploded because of people’s desire to put information out there. Make it easy. Including recent articles in a weekly or monthly roundup type of email? Give them the option to read more or just share it immediately.

Canva helps you create beautiful photos with easy drag-and-drop technology. Select one of their countless templates or choose a blank design pre-sized for the platform of your choice. You can even customize the branding section so you always have your colors, fonts, and logos available.

All noncredit certificate programs are not credit-bearing and are not eligible for financial aid. All for-credit certificate programs are credit-bearing, and are eligible for federal financial aid for students who quality.

John Chow was able to grow his blog from $0 revenue to more than $40,000 per month in just two years, working only two hours a day. Today, his blog is one of the biggest blogs on the Internet, welcoming more than 200,000 active daily readers and followers. His blog is ranked number 16 on the AdAge Power 150 list and number 1 in the list of the Top 50 Canadian Internet Marketing Blogs.

There’s a diverse mix of free tools available, one of the enjoyable aspects of working in digital marketing today. I’ll start with the most widely used. Please let us know about the “essential free tools” you use in the comments. For many more tools suggestions – check out our free guide.

Did you know that in 2016, visual content is more than 40X more likely to get shared on social media than other types of content? Today, it’s becoming important, even crucial for marketers to have at least some basic knowledge of key design terms.

The Nielsen Global Connected Commerce Survey conducted interviews in 26 countries to observe how consumers are using the Internet to make shopping decisions in stores and online. Online shoppers are increasingly looking to purchase internationally, with over 50% in the study who purchased online in the last six months stating they bought from an overseas retailer.[19]

The only thing we had complaints about in the past, was the price of the Four Seasons rooms for our out-of-town guests.  This year we have set up a deal with a close by hotel that is going to provide us with a special DealerTalk rate.

If your site isn’t responsive or mobile-friendly yet, start working on that immediately. Searches on mobile devices currently make up the majority of Google searches; your site must offer a good user experience, or users will go elsewhere. A mobile-friendly site helps eliminate the possibility of frustration and ensures they stay on the page.

The quote above comes from a blog article on How to Create Content to Attract Your Target Market. Porterfield says that once you know your target market well enough, creating content for them becomes surprisingly easy. This holds true whether that piece of content is a social media post, video, image or blog post. The key to great content is consistency, because it’s one of the primary ways a brand earns trust and respect. Porterfield also recommends diversifying your content (blog posts, series of images, podcast) and opening the conversation with your customers. She says you can start the conversation by identifying a commonly asked question and writing a post about it, or reviewing your three most popular social media posts in the last 6 months and finding the common thread to elaborate on.

The awesome thing is that it has a ton of predefined sections and if you happen to not like one of them you can easily edit it with the HTML, CSS, Javascript editors or you can use the special section which enables you to just type in the text you want, change the color or the width of an element.

While not a social media “class” in a traditional sense, Buffer’s Week-of-Webinars covers everything from content curation to social media analytics to getting your content seen in the Facebook News Feed.

The Online Campus will be your virtual classroom for the duration of your course. Through its easy-to-use interface you’ll have access to a diverse variety of course content formats, including: interactive video lectures, module notes, practice quizzes, Prezis, assignment briefs, and additional web resources.

The Online Marketing Crash Course: Traffic, Leads, & Clients ($197): This 30 day crash course promises to take you step by step through the marketing process and leave you with a killer strategy by the end of the month. Geek-speak fluency not required.

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