Application of Social Media for Business Growth

This course builds on top of the courses "Fundamentals, Social Media Marketing" and "Advanced Social Media Marketing: A Practical Approach for Business," enabling students to apply the range of their newly acquired social media and marketing skills in a simulated real world environment. Students will expand upon the social media marketing strategies they have created during the "Advanced Social Media Marketing: A Practical Approach for Business" course, adding the depth required to succeed in a Silicon Valley work environment.

Emphasis is placed on creating a social media campaign that:

  • Teaches students to support all of their decisions with facts
  • Acknowledges the reality of often limited resources and competing priorities
  • Presents a clear assessment of the best marketing mix without a bias for social media
  • Demonstrates the application of cutting-edge social media tools, techniques and concepts
  • Gives students the opportunity to present and defend their ideas in front of a Silicon Valley employer
  • The course will further hone students’ social media marketing proficiency by introducing concepts like cross-platform campaigns, programmatic marketing, as well as the application of social media management tools for teams.

Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of the course, you should be able to:

  • Allocate resources to each step of your project
  • Assign objectives, metrics, and tools to each channel
  • Create highly targeted ads using advertising networks and platforms
  • Conduct additional market research to validate your social strategies
  • Evaluate the practicality of marketing automation and analytics tools for your project, in the areas of planning, execution, decision-making, monitoring, and reporting
  • Apply best practices for cross-platform campaigns across different devices
  • Expand your target audience personas
  • Create a professional looking project presentation

It is recommended that students have a marketing background, or take "Principles of Marketing" prior to enrolling in this course.


Sections Open for Enrollment:

Open Sections and Schedule
Start / End Date Units Location Cost Instructor
11-21-2020 to 12-12-2020 2.0 ONLINE $700

Alice B Goldstein



Date: Start Time: End Time: Meeting Type: Location:
Sat, 11-21-2020 9:00 a.m. 3:30 p.m. Live-Online ONLINE
Wed, 12-02-2020 6:00 p.m. 9:30 p.m. Live-Online ONLINE
Sat, 12-05-2020 9:00 a.m. 3:30 p.m. Live-Online ONLINE
Sat, 12-12-2020 9:00 a.m. 3:30 p.m. Live-Online ONLINE

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