The course introduces participants to the fundamentals and business relevance of digital, mobile and social media platforms. It will introduce the concepts of search engine optimisation, digital advertising, social media and online marketing. The course will equip participants with the technical skills needed to manage successful businesses in the digital age at minimal costs.
The purpose of this course is to provide an actionable framework for analyzing, designing and implementing targeted brand awarenes campaigns (that generate revenue) on readily available social media and other online platforms, The course will critically analyse and provide solutions to the challenges preventing many businesses from taking advantage of the vast publicity opportunities offered by these FREE online platforms.
This short course is aimed at businesses or individuals seeking to improve bottom line profitability through cost-effective digital marketing strategies.
The course is also suitable for industry entrants seeking new careers within Digital Marketing, Social Media Marketing/Management and/or Search Engine Optimisation.
ONLY 15 SPACES AVAILABLE, HURRY!
With the emergence of social media and advancements in technology, individuals are spending more time on their mobile devices than ever before; accessing social media and online content. Every day there are over 500 million Tweets, 4.5 billion Likes from 1.79 billion users on Facebook, 3.5 billion searches on Google and 95 million photos & videos uploaded to Instagram. As such, social media platforms and search engines generate a huge amount of data about potential/current customers in real time — who they are, where they are, what they like, how they buy and how they feel about your brand. There are no better avenues to provide easy access to business content, products and services for such customers than these, which they are already accustomed to. With the sheer amount of targets to potentially reach out to on these platforms, it would be detrimental to disregard the potential increase in both revenue and brand visibility that is possible through digital and social media marketing.
When combined with Digital marketing, Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) can generate around 25% more business revenue. Search is the primary driver of traffic to content websites, beating social media by more than 300%. According to research, 93% of online experiences and Internet usage begin with a keyword search; making search engines a focal point for online lead generation. It is estimated that SEO leads have a 14.6% close rate compared to outbound leads (such a direct mail or print advertising), which have a 1.7% close rate. All considered it is apparent that businesses need clear strategies, like those offered on this course to remain relevant in the digital age or risk being overtaken by competitors.
This session will unearth practical solutions and strategies for utilising SEO techniques, social media and other IT platforms towards customer acquisition & retention, increased brand awareness, increased sales & revenue. It will provide an opportunity for start ups and SMEs without technical expertise to cost-effectively acquire hands-on, practical training on some of the skills required to run successful SEO, Digital & Social Media marketing campaigns that improve business revenue.
Participants will gain first-rate taught and practical experiences from industry leading trainers through lectures, workshops, DIY sessions & use of real-time case studies. Specifically, individuals will learn to:
- • Create digital strategies with high ROI that are closely aligned to the core business objectives.
- • Increase online visibility and bottom-lne profitability through search engine optimisation.
- • Design and implement targeted marketing and content delivery with real-time results
- • Acquire, retain and extend customers through digital avenues
- • Generate higher converting leads via social media & new media platforms
- • Provide rich customer experiences through creation of engaging content
- • Increase website traffic and search ranking through practical, industry-standard search engine optimisation techniques.
- • Acquire new skills for entry into a new industry as a Digital Marketer/SEO Consultant.
- • Stay up to date with the latest trends in the digital, social & mobile marketing industry
Increased Revenue, Reduced costs
Digital marketing delivers a higher ROI than other traditional forms of marketing, mainly by generating higher conversion rates in relation to initial costs. A well-planned and implemented digital strategy can significantly improve revenue and reduce operational costs. Organisations save £6,000 / annum on average by undertaking DIY SEO & Digital marketing.
Real-time Customer Services
Through daily active engagement, organisations can respond quicker to customer requirements and through social listening, gain valuable insights that aid smarter business decisions.
Increase brand awareness and customer loyalty
Connecting with customers online makes it easier to find your products and services, increase top of mind brand awareness, customer retention and brand loyalty.
Improved Competitive Advantage:
Digital marketing, Search Engines & Social media all provide level playing grounds for businesses as the cost of participation is relatively low or FREE. It keeps you at par with rivals, allowing competition with even the largest corporations. With social media monitoring you can gain key information about your competitors, allowing you to make strategic business decisions.
Create Visibility and Build Credibility that Increase Profitability by engaging consumers effectively on several media platforms that they utilise daily.
Business Analysis, SEO & Digital Marketing Fundamentals
- • Define SEO & its relevance to businesses
- • Define Digital Marketing; explore its evolution, ecosystem and the current landscape.
- • Online Brand Visibility
- • Challenges of implementing Campaigns with good ROI.
- • Define business model and Objectives
- • Define clear mission statement and elevator pitch.
- • Define target audience
- • Identify customer and/or end-user requirements
Online Visibility: Understanding the Search Engine Algorithm. Google, Bing & Yahoo
- • Factors that determine page rankings and online visibility on search engines
- • Dealing with Search Engine crawlers
- Introduction to Keywords & Keyword Research
Optimising Websites for Profitability
Visibility + Credibility = Profitability
- • On-site SEO Basics
- • Website Accessibility & Usability
- • Mobile Responsiveness
- • Utilising Keywords & keyword phrases
- • Code / Mark-up optimisation: using keywords
- • Content optimisation: creating search engine friendly Images, Videos, links & texts using keywords.
- • Website Promotion, Analytics & Reporting
- • Website traffic management
- • Introduction to User Experience Design (UX)
- • The Funnel Principle: lead generation
- • Landing Pages
- • Social media integration
- • Blogging for SEO
- • Sitemaps
OFF-SITE Optimisation Strategies
- • Link Building & Backlinks
- • Search Engine & Online directory submissions
- • Guest Blogging
- • Social Media Optimisation (basics)
- • Social Bookmarking
- • Video Promotions
- • Online PR
Building Buisiness Credibility Through Quality Content
- • Content: “The King”
- • Rich content creation Strategies
- • Video Content Creation
- • Copywriting
Digital Marketing Strategies & Framework for Profitability
- • Aligning business objectives with digital strategies
- • Social Engagement
- • Customer Acquisition, Retention & Extension
- • Segmentation & its role in targeted marketing.
- • Retargeting
- • How to attract & retain an audience through content marketing
- • Geo-targeted content delivery
- • Storytelling & Persuasion Marketing
- • Video Marketing
- • Viral content & marketing
- • Introduction to Google AdWords
Social Media Marketing & Paid Social Advertising
- • Social Media marketing best practices
- • Facebook paid adverts
- • Twitter advertising
- • Instagram promotions & adverts
- • Acquiring subscribers ethically & efficiently
- • Aligning contents to email marketing strategy
- • Designing effective email & newsletter campaigns
Mobile Marketing & Advertising
- • Engaging mobile audience
- • Location based marketing
- • Metrics, Reports, & KPIs
- • Delegate Feedback
£99 - Early Bird Registration (Before 20th May)
£199 - Standard Registration
Tea, Coffee & Light Snacks provided.
Digital Marketing Strategist / SEO Consultant
Christian is a multi-skilled IT Specialist with over 10 years practical experience in the Information & Communication Technology industry. He maintains an impressive portfolio of over 200 successfully executed projects within various disciplines encompassing; business analysis, marketing, digital advertising, social media marketing/management, UX design, mobile and web development to name a few.
Christian is the Founder & CEO of RHICS, an international Digital Agency headquartered in London, UK. In this role, he has consulted on numerous IT projects for international clientele; managing stakeholders and workforce spread across several countries. Most recently, he has led the design of campaigns for brands including Virgin Atlantic, British Airways, Chartered Insurance Institute of London, Antigua High Commission London, Caribbean Confederation of Credit Unions, Cooling Tech, MICAH Church, Sterling Business Network amongst many others.
Known as the “IT Guru” he is passionate about exploring modern technology; social and new media platforms. He has developed proven understanding of customer and stakeholder requirements through the delivery of innovative solutions that fulfil the core objectives of businesses.
A firm believer in knowledge & skills transfer, Christian travels around the world educating business leaders on cost-effective IT strategies for achieving excellent customer services, brand awareness, maximum productivity and profitability.
His hobbies include travelling, football, reading, socialising & “staying connected online”