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Social Media for Business Certificate

 

Get in on this exciting and growing way to communicate, market and serve your customers and clients.  For businesses, nonprofits, government, and other organizations. From Facebook to Twitter, blogging, YouTube, LinkedIn, and more, discover the new principles of communication that apply across all networks and how these specific social networks work and the possible uses for your organization.

Learn how social networks are used to develop a two-way communication and marketing strategy for your organization. Then find out what you can be doing, what you should be doing, and take back a plan to integrate social networks into your communication and marketing.

Whether you are new to social networks or already involved, you will come away with both an understanding of social networks and practical, how-to techniques to integrate social networks into your organization or business.Your instructors are outstanding practitioners who also speak, write, and train others on social networks.

The Social Media for Business Certificate includes the following web-based courses:

 

  • Introduction to Social Media
    Get involved in the move from in-person to online communication.  Learn what social networks are and their role in your business and personal life.  Find out the top sites and how businesses are using the sites for communication, customer retention, branding, marketing, market research, needs assessment and serving customers and clients.  Explore the options for your organization.  Look at case studies of what other organizations are doing.  Let your instructor guide your exploration of Facebook and YouTube.  For anyone interested in social networks.

  • Marketing Using Social Media
    Develop a two-way communication and marketing strategy for your organization using social networks.  Let your instructor guide you in exploring major social networks, including Twitter, LinkedIn, and blogging.  Learn quick, easy ways to use Twitter, blogs and LinkedIn to engage your customers or clients and keep them interested in your organization or business. You’ll find out the advantages and disadvantages of each, and learn what’s right for your work and kind of organization.

  • Integrating Social Media in Your Organization
    Take away a practical strategy and techniques for implementing social networks for your organization or business.  Learn how to create your own private social network using Ning, work socially using Google Docs and calendars, and move your web site to an interactive Web 2.0 site. Then your instructor will help you choose which social network tools are right for your situation, and then integrate them into your web site to develop a social networking strategy for your organization.

Courses can be taken in any order all together as a certificate program or individually. Please be sure to register for either the individual classes or the entire program on the registration form.

Instructor: Suzanne Kart & Jennifer Selke

Start Dates:

Introduction to Social Media
Feb. 3-28,
April 7-May 2,
June 2-27

Marketing Using Social Media
March 3-28,
May 5-30,
July 7-Aug. 1

Integrating Social Media in Your Organization
April 7-May 2,
June 2-27,
Aug. 5-29

Price for Certificate program: $495.00
Price per individual class: $195.00

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