Diploma in Digital Marketing – QQI Level 5

Start date: 03 June 2020

Duration: 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th June & 1st & 8th July - 9:30am - 4:30pm

Location: Online Live Webinar

Certificate: QQI Level 5

Cost: TBC

Course code: N/A

Programme overview

With most of our business and sales now taking place online, Mastering Digital Marketing will be key to sales and business recovery post C19. 

This practical hands on course will give you a complete overview of all of the core channels and how they fit together in order to plan and deliver successful digital and social media marketing campaigns, applicable for both B2B and B2C businesses.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the training programme, participants will:

How to target and engage with your prospects & customers across the digital channels
Search strategies, testing options & landing page best practices to generate leads
How to use social media to reach & engage with the right audiences anywhere on the web
Multi-channel content marketing & how you can measure your ROI
How to execute and improve the ROI of any online campaign
How to stay current and competitive on the latest digital & social media trends
How to use your web analytics to measure what matters, identify changes that you can make to improve business results quickly
Which metrics to focus on based on your objectives, audience and offering
How to plan a digital marketing campaign from inception to completion
You will gain practical, real-world digital marketing training that will grow your business and accelerate your career

Who Is This Course For?

Small Business owners/managers
Sales & Marketing professionals
IT & HR professionals
Consultants and Account Executives


Module 1: Introduction to Digital Marketing

Logistics & key Digital resources
Overview of the course and assignment
Overview of the Digital Marketing landscape
Digital Marketing channels
Benefit and Importance of content and inbound marketing
Case studies

Module 2: Search Engine Optimisation

Introduction to Search Engine Marketing
Why Search Engine Marketing is so important and how it works
The Search Engine Optimisation process
SEO planning, keyword research and analysis
On–page optimisation
Off–page optimisation
Link Building
Conversion Optimisation
Localisation and getting found in Local Search
A structured process for SEO with 10 top tips and best practices.

Module 3: Pay Per Click

Pay Per Click and Search Engine Marketing
The paid search market
How Google Adwords works
Setting up an adwords account
Adtext & Landing pages
Display Network
Quality Score
Reporting & Measuring
Mobile & Social
Further support & reading

Module 4: Google Analytics

How Google Analytics works
Getting set up on Google Analytics
Privacy and Tracking codes

Understanding your visitors and improving reach
Tracking Goals
Using campaign tracking for social media
Google Analytics reports & actionable insights

Module 5: Facebook Marketing

How to ensure that your Facebook Page reflects your visual identity or
that of your current marketing campaign
Understanding Facebook Page guidelines
Tips and tools for hosting competitions and promotions on your Facebook Page
Using applications to integrate your marketing Guidance managing Facebook comments
Developing a content plan that will support your Facebook marketing goals
How to increase visibility of your Facebook Page through Facebook advertising
Measuring the impact of your Facebook marketing through Facebook Insights

Module 6: Linkedin for Business

Understanding the new LinkedIn layout for personal profiles and how to optimise it for lead generation
Best practice tips for building your business network on LinkedIn
Best practice tips for LinkedIn endorsements and recommendations
Etiquette for participating in LinkedIn Groups to help you
build visibility an authority in your field
Essential tips for setting up your own LinkedIn Groups
Establishing a Company Page to promote your products and services
An overview of Linked Advertising to help you promote
your products and services

Module 7: Mobile Marketing

Mobile traffic v’s desktop traffic
Smartphones in demographics
Mobile browsing
Social Media Marketing and mobile
Mobile Apps
Mobile commerce
Mobile Advertising
Mobile Marketing Tools
Mobile Landing Pages
Current and Future Trends
Best Practice Case Studies

Module 8: Display Advertising

What is Display Advertising?
Market trends
Display Advertising Formats
Publishers & monetisation
Planning a campaign
Creative & SMART banners
Tracking & reporting

Module 9: Twitter, Blogging & Online Video

Exploring the types of video that can support your marketing campaign
Platforms and tools to help you create your online videos
Platforms to host your online videos including using YouTube for business
Essential best practice tips for using YouTube in your business to host your online videos

Module 10: Email Marketing

Understanding email marketing best practices
Identifying ownership and where email marketing sits
Briefing on the latest privacy laws and guidelines
Building and segmenting your database
Understanding Email reporting
How to improve email campaign results
Strategies to improve deliverability

Module 11: Affiliate Marketing

What is Affiliate Marketing?
The main players
Affiliate networks
How it all works
Practical examples
Affiliate marketing SWOT
Why Set Up An Affiliate Programme
Affiliate Marketing Benefits
Affiliate Best Practice

Module 12: Developing a Digital Marketing Strategy

Bringing it all together
Overview of the course assignment
How to create a Digital Marketing plan
Core components of a Digital Strategy
Frameworks to follow
Setting business objectives and
Digital goals
Trackable KPI’s
Developing a metrics mix
Ongoing KPI & Metrics analysis

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