Digital Marketing Strategy Course

Certified by the Digital Marketing Institute (DMI)

Course Overview

Salford Professional Development’s brand-new Digital Marketing Strategy course has been designed to provide participants who have sufficient knowledge and experience in marketing to now start thinking on a more strategic level - by incorporating emerging digital marketing trends.

The aim of the course is to enable you to systematically develop a digital marketing strategy by using emerging technology trends such as machine learning, the internet of things and data analytics. The course will highlight the four major components of digital marketing strategy (customer, channel, content and data) and how businesses can use it to develop unique selling propositions. This programme will enable delegates to develop digital customer profiles, perform marketing analytics, enhance a customer journey experience and increase web traffic by optimizing their SEO and social media strategy.

At a glance

Face-to-face and Virtual
£1200 + VAT
8 places remaining

The Digital Marketing Strategy Course will explore the digital context in the contemporary business landscape, discovering the trends that businesses can take advantage of to become more competitive, or even get ahead of the competition. This programme will then examine different aspects of marketing through a digital lens, such as internal and external communication, consumer segmentation, brand positioning and many others. It will bring all those elements together and enable the delegates to work on their own strategy – including the design, implementation and evaluation of its effectiveness. 

The course incorporates two days of virtual classroom tuition, followed by the option to achieve an officially recognised qualification in Digital Marketing Strategy Development accredited by the DMI. The qualification is achieved by attending the two day virtual live classroom days followed by the completion of the self-paced e-learning module after the classroom days (24 weeks to complete 15 hours of additional learning).

    Day 1 – Marketing in the age of Digital media – How Big data, customers and digital channels inform marketing strategy

    • Discussion: The rise of Digital Marketing in the age of Covid-19 and Nationalistic centric global economic order (e.g., Brexit, America First).
    • Digital marketing strategy informed by organisational vision and objectives.
    • Integrating Marketing: The rise of Omni-Channel Communicational Approach.
    • Digital Business Models.
    • Big Data: The driver of a business marketing strategy.
    • Market Research: social media listening, customer reviews, online surveys, online competitive analysis.
    • Data analytics tools: (Google Analytics, Hootsuite, BuzzSumo, Ubersuggest, Similarweb, Jungle Scout).
    • Making conclusions from data.
    • Digital Customers: Motivations and expectations.
    • Buyer personas.
    • Mapping Customer Journey (online and offline).
    • Online relationships and loyalty.
    • Researching the online customer.
    • The post-literate consumer.
    • Digital Devices (desktops, laptops, mobile phones, iPad, Apple Watch).
    • Digital Platforms (Are they all same?).

    Day 2 – Digital technologies; Design, Implementation and Evaluation

    • Introduction to Search engine optimization (SEO).
    • Keywords analysis and traffic building through SEO.
    • Artificial Intelligence: answer engine optimisation, bots, image recognition).
    • Cloud Computing (Time + Place Independence = Mobile working).
    • Internet of Things (Siri, where is my Husband?).
    • Introduction to Content Marketing.
    • Content creation and development.
    • Content Implementation and Delivery.
    • Case study (Content in the Age of Digital Disruption and Covid-19).
    • Designing and implementing your marketing strategy:
      • Integrated Marketing Plan.
      • Situational analysis.
      • SMART Objectives.
      • Strategy.
      • Tactics.
      • Actions.
      • Control.
    • To explore Digital Marketing Strategy (DMS) and its growing importance in the post-Covid/Brexit world.
    • To investigate the effectiveness of digital Channels, Content and Data and how they inform digital marketing strategy.
    • To identify emerging technological trends - machine learning, internet of things and data analytics - and how they are reshaping DMS and enabling businesses to identify and engage customers.
    • To understand the digital customer journey and how it is helping businesses to identify online value propositions and remain competitive in the market.
    • To refocus on offline marketing and develop integrated marketing communications to cater for both online and offline customers. 

    Dr Ali Hayder

    Dr Ali Hayder has a PhD in Digital Marketing and Entrepreneurship and has experience working in the academic, government and private sectors. He has conducted various workshops on Digital Marketing for small and medium businesses in the UK and abroad. The focus of these training programs is to explore how SMEs can use emerging technologies (machine learning, internet of things and data analytics) to develop effective marketing strategies.

    He is teaching business-related and more specifically digital entrepreneurship-related courses at several of universities in the UK. He has also worked in HM Revenue and Customs and the Food Standard Agency where he was part of the projects linked to modernising tax revenue collection and developing policies by using evidence-based research via data analytics. Previously, he worked for a B2B IT company as a Digital Marketing Executive where he was responsible for developing and implementing their digital marketing strategy via SEO optimisation and social media marketing. Currently, he is running a consultancy helping entrepreneurs and small businesses to remain competitive in the market by harnessing the power of digital media. 

    As part of this package, you will also be provided with a range of supporting benefits including:

    • A wide range of additional e-learning videos on a wide selection of topics related to digital marketing.
    • Members forum/chat, to share ideas and gain advice from other Marketing professionals.
    • Case studies on successful campaigns and strategies employed by organisations across a wide selection of industries.
    • Toolkits for planning your own strategies and campaign activity across all channels developed and used by industry leaders.

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    All Dates and Locations

    Sep 27 - Sep 28, 2022
    £1200 + VAT
    Dec 5 - Dec 6, 2022
    £1200 + VAT
    May 8 - May 9, 2023
    £1200 + VAT