** Infosession date is on Tuesday (23rd), 5-7 PM, Cheit 110.
Within the last few years, new technologies have revolutionized the marketing industry at a fast pace. Iconic social media platforms are quickly changing and companies are rushing to adapt the new marketing fields via focused content, storytelling, and creative campaigns. In this course, we will explore social media marketing strategies, campaigns, personal branding, and careers.
Course Instructor's Background:
I am currently a fourth year student with a focus on marketing. This December I was chosen as one of the LinkedIn Top Voices for Marketing & Social Media (https://lnkd.in/gkKNY6s). I have managed social media presence for NBCUniversal’s Telemundo 52. Additionally, this past summer I used my Google AdWords certifications to help local businesses advertise with digital platforms. I write on everything marketing via LinkedIn.
Learn more: bit.ly/juliangamboa. You can follow him on Twitter (@juliangumbo) as well as the course's publication platform: @digiviewpoint.
Goal of this course?
We aim to help students achieve the following objectives:
-Understand the steps to building a personal brand via LinkedIn
-Understand the relevance of social media presence and networking
-Understand the importance of analytics in social media marketing campaigns
-Understand the importance of staying up to date with marketing publications
-Understand the steps to developing an effective thought leadership image through publishing
What Do Former Students Say About This Course Series?
"Digital Marketing Today is structured such that people from a diverse set of backgrounds can gain something out of the class experience. All students will find some takeaway specific to their interests and personal brand. I am very grateful for how my professional skillset has been diversified through a focus on digital marketing. The tools I have learned in this class can transfer into any professional industry, and have given me greater confidence in pursuing my career." -Andrea S.
"I have learned a lot about marketing, especially the very important digital marketing in this course! Throughout this course, I have grown more and more interested in the marketing industry, and this class helped me to go forward with my career interest. The way this class is taught really allows me to engage and actively learn the material." -Ryan W.
"Digital Marketing Today allowed me to learn how to market myself as a brand more effectively through the three LinkedIn publishing assignment along with the journals each week and understand different kinds of social media marketing through first-hand experience from top marketing professionals." -Arah G.
"This course made me more confident in myself as a student and as an individual. To be able to market yourself is a necessary skill and I am so happy that I have taken this class. Not only is Digital Marketing Today fun, but it also provides you with an important skillset to create your own personal brand." -Julie T.
One of the many goals for this class is to prepare its students for corporate America with real-life scenarios, and this includes critical assessment of a brand, as well as consulting effective and sustainable campaigns ideal for the marketing industry. This is assigned in lieu of a final exam. The final project is to be done in groups of 4-5 students. Some groups will have pre-assigned business partners and customized case study.
Attendance will be taken at each class. You will receive a late arrival/early leave penalty if you arrive late (after 4:10 pm) or leave early, where two penalties = one absence. You are given TWO unexcused/excused absences. You may make up the second absence by completing an additional Journal #2 (brand of your choice) and receiving a satisfactory grade on the assignment (>=75%), which is due the following class after your absence at 4 PM via email. Note that this absence make-up exception can only be used once. You will receive a No Pass (NP) if you miss more than TWO classes.