Social media has become one of the dominant forms of communication in the digital space, drastically altering the traditional relationship between a consumer and a business. Modern professionals need to know how to leverage these important marketing channels to grow their business and protect its reputation. This course provides a solid foundation for those intending to build and protect their brand in the world of social media so register today to start learning.
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8 Live Interactive Lessons
8 hours +
Getting to Know Social Media
Monday, 03 Apr 18:00 PM GMT
What is Social Media? What are the fundamentals? How does this all impact your business? You will learn exactly why your business should be using Social Media Marketing as a tool to reach more customers. We introduce social content and the benefits of using it to reach more followers. We will look at the basics of identifying your audience and targeting them correctly so you can leverage that knowledge into building a community of followers online, that can be turned into buying customers.
Knowing Your Audience
Wednesday, 05 Apr 18:00 PM GMT
Social Media is all about having a conversation online. Social Media Marketing is all about turning that conversation into drawing potential customers towards your business. If you don’t know who you’re talking to though, how can you know what they want to talk about? In this lesson, we look at identifying your potential audience, how to talk to them correctly and how to convert your broader audience into leads, and your leads into buyers.
The Platforms – Social Content
Monday, 10 Apr 18:00 PM GMT
In lesson 3, we look at immersing ourselves in the world of Social Media, taking advantage of tools like hashtags and trends to keep up to date with everything around us. We talk about the fast-paced nature of the platforms, using these to our advantage, and look at some tools to keep our content relevant and engaging. Through creating great content, we ensure that we are only engaging with the strongest leads in a meaningful way, which we can then turn into our most loyal buyers.
User Generated Content – YouTube, Instagram & Beyond…
Wednesday, 12 Apr 18:00 PM GMT
In a world where video and pictures make the strongest Social Media content, how do we utilise these mediums to engage our leads correctly? In a massively competitive landscape, where quality and value are the difference between a conversion and a share, we look at the most popular platforms that utilise these mediums and how we can leverage them to create content that converts views to leads, and leads to buyers.
Monday, 17 Apr 18:00 PM GMT
Do you want to understand how to get and keep the right customers? In this lesson, we are going to show you how to target your audience for lead generation. You will learn how to create content and get that content in front of the right audience to drive conversions. Most importantly, we will show you how to track your successes.
The Sales Funnel – Turning Your Leads Into Buyers
Wednesday, 19 Apr 18:00 PM GMT
Once you have established a strong social media presence, identified your audience and created a constant reliable lead flow, what then? Do you know the expected numbers in terms of conversion or drop off? Do you know the value of repeat business? Understanding the Sales Funnel of our customer journey is essential. We want to turn leads into buyers, but also to maximise the efficiency of those efforts and have our buyers come back again as loyal repeat customers.
Data Driven Marketing & Sales
Monday, 24 Apr 18:00 PM GMT
During lesson 7, we discuss the importance of analysing our data to understand the impact of our Social Media efforts. We introduce many processes and tools which will help guide our decision making so we can alter our campaigns for maximum impact. Remember, data drives decisions for professional marketers and allows you to take control of your own destiny in the social space and how to get the absolute maximum return on investment possible while optimising your efficiency.
Strategy – Monetising the Process
Wednesday, 26 Apr 18:00 PM GMT
In our final lesson of this introductory course, we look at Social Media from a purely “Return on Investment” perspective. How can we use our quality content to generate measurable commercial gain? We explore the world of E-commerce, look at some different models and approaches, and learn how to optimise our content and channels to guarantee a high return on investment for our business. We will take everything we have learned so far and look at how to bring it all together into a strategy that not only works, but works in an efficient, profitable manner.
My SMM & ORM class has been great so far. Daniel has been wonderful!
The Social Media and ORM course has been awesome so far. I have learned a lot of about social media and how to use it more for my business.
LOVE THE ONLINE SOCIAL MEDIA COURSE..
My name is Dele from Lagos, Nigeria and I am on my 3rd course with Shaw Academy. I have thoroughly enjoyed myself and learned a whole lot.
Thoroughly enjoying the Social Media course by Daniel Byrne. Well presented, clearly explained, all basics covered.
If you like to learn online and at your leisure, Shaw Academy is the place for you. Timely and relevant lessons.
I am currently doing the Social Media course and it's excellent all round :)
So far I'm loving the Social Media course. It's already taught me some things I didn't know, and has cleared up a few questions.
This is the third class I've taken with Shaw Academy. The lower level courses do have lots of students and you may not get your questions answered within the live course session but you can get them answered quickly by e-mail or post to social media.
Currently busy with the social media course & loving it!