SMstudy® Certified Digital Marketing Professionals facilitate well-planned digital marketing strategies to meet the targets set by the overall Marketing Strategy. Given the nature of the constantly evolving online world – with new channels developing with greater frequency, and audiences exploring new sources of online content- Digital Marketing is one of the most crucial aspects of sales and marketing. A SMstudy® Certified Marketing Strategy Professional is able to define all marketing activities that use electronic devices connected to the internet to engage with customers. Successful candidates will be awarded the SMstudy® Certified Digital Marketing Professional certification by SMstudy after passing the exam.
Following is a brief description of topics covered in Digital Marketing certification training.
Overview of Digital Marketing: This section provides the purpose and framework of the DMBOK® Guide; an overview of the Aspects of Sales and Marketing; the Digital Marketing certification schema; and a brief history of Digital Marketing.
Overview of Digital Marketing Elements: This section provides an overview of Digital Marketing elements—e-mail marketing, web analytics, search marketing, popular social media platforms, affiliate marketing, and search engine optimization. It includes a brief discussion on e-mail marketing and its related metrics; web analytics tools such as Google Analytics; search marketing; popular social media marketing platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn; affiliate marketing; and search engine optimization.
Understand and Evaluate Digital Marketing (DM) Channels: This section provides an understanding of DM channels such as website, mobile devices, and social media. It focuses on tools used to identify and understand the dynamics of all available Digital Marketing channels. This also goes into the technical details of evaluating and selecting channels that help achieve a company’s overall organizational goals and objectives.
Plan and Develop DM Channels: This section discusses the processes associated with developing DM channels. It includes specific steps required to create an effective website; develop an effective mobile site or app; build an effective social media presence; and set targets for each of them.
Optimize Website: This section takes a close look at the first DM channel—the website. Once the website has been created, it is critical to ensure that it is optimized to achieve maximum reach; build strong relationships with customers; and support the company’s reputation. Some of the important tools discussed in this section include search engine optimization, search engine marketing, and website analytics among others.
Optimize Mobile/Tablet/Devices: The mobile channel, which includes both the mobile site and mobile app, is discussed in detail in this section. It focuses on optimizing the mobile channel to achieve maximum reach; build and enhance relationships with customers; and support the company’s reputation. Important tools discussed for mobile site or app optimization include mobile analytics, mobile app updates, and search engine advertising among others.
Optimize Social Media: This section describes the steps required to optimize a company’s presence on various social media platforms such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, and Instagram. Important tools discussed for optimizing social media for reach, relationship, and reputation include social media advertising, sentiment analysis, and guest blogging among others.
Important Elements of DM Channels: This section discusses DM elements in detail. The following elements should be considered while creating a comprehensive Digital Marketing strategy:
- E-mail Marketing: This discusses components of e-mail marketing, types of e-mail marketing, benefits of e-mail marketing, and important metrics of e-mail marketing.
- Web Analytics: This discusses the important Digital Marketing metrics, web analytics tools, mobile analytics, and social media analytics.
- Search Marketing: This provides information about search engines and key metrics used for search engine marketing.
- Popular Social Media Platforms: This discusses activities such as video marketing, image marketing, and blogging that are relevant to different social media platforms
- Affiliate Marketing: This provides an overview of affiliate marketing and how it can be used to increase marketing reach of a company.
- Search Engine Optimization (SEO): This provides an overview of SEO, benefits of SEO, and SEO guidelines.
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