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Social Media Marketing

Virtual Classroom

For the next few months this course will be delivered live through a virtual platform. All courses are delivered through Zoom or WebEx and allows us to stream HD-quality video of our courses direct to your laptop, desktop or tablet. These courses are limited to a maximum of 6 people.

Master the fundamentals of Social Media in a day

 

We have been delivering Social Media training courses for over 10 years and have delivered to more than 800+ students (see testimonials) from 100’s of companies.This 1-day course is designed to give delegates a complete overview of social media marketing. The course is currently delivered as a Virtual Classroom but still offers a balance of interactive presentation of social media fundamentals and open discussion.

This course is ideal for anyone in a marketing or PR role, admin staff who want to improve their skills and owner/managers.

Upcoming courses

Sept 16, 2020, Sept 16, 2020
Oct 14, 2020, Oct 28, 2020

‘Live’ classes via zoom

£189

(excl. VAT)

I have done plenty of training courses over the years but the two that I have done recently with Marketing Tom have been by far the best. The Social Media course I did with Alun John was great. I left with so many points I could actually action. It took me weeks to complete everything I wrote down but in one month, my GA stats were massively improved.
Juliet Davies

Cardiff University

The social media course was excellent. Alun provided the group with lots of practical advice on how to make inspiring content and increase user engagement. He also used lots of fantastic examples that were really thought-provoking. As a result, engagement across my organisation’s social media platforms has increased significantly over the past five months.
Isabel Gillen-Smith

Architects Registration Board

The Social Media Training course was the most informative and useful I have attended. Marketing Tom provides all the information you need regarding social media & digital marketing practices including multiple social platforms, blogs, SEO, strategy and tips for getting the most out of your organisation’s communications. Highly recommended.
Katie Peplow

Royal Voluntary Service

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this 1-day course you will:

  • Learn a new framework for developing a digital marketing strategy
  • Discover how the major social networks work and how they differ to one another
  • Gain confidence in  managing your own social media activities
  • Explore different approaches to using the social media platforms
  • Encounter new tools for creating, monitoring and publishing social media

Who is the course aimed at?

It is aimed at beginner-intermediate marketing and PR professionals and those who are managing social media accounts. Whether you are involved in Social Media for SME’s, councils, charities, the NHS or education departments, you should find this course of particular interest

Modules Covered

Social Media Objectives

  • SOSTAC – developing a Social media strategy
  • Social Media fundamentals & stats
  • SEO and Social media

Twitter

  • What is it and how are organisations using it?
  • What and how do you use elements like retweets, replies, hashtags, lists, etc?
  • How to build and nurture a following.
  • How to monitor, research and listen?
  • 3rd party applications and analytics.

Facebook

  • What are Facebook pages and how do organisations use them?
  • Understanding the Facebook interface.
  • Explore techniques to create great updates
  • Discover tools and tips for adding images to Facebook
  • Exploring Facebook Analytics and ads

Video and Image Channels

  • Exploring the channels – YouTube, Instagram and Pinterest.
  • How are they being used by organisations?
  • Categorising media – how to guides, PR, FAQ’s, testimonials, product previews, etc
  • How to make your content more findable.
  • Creating and embedding content and the role of user generated content.

LinkedIn

  • Creating high quality LinkedIn profiles.
  • Developing connections and recommendations.
  • Learn to craft engaging content on your timeline
  • Using LinkedIn groups for yourself and your business.
  • How to create and develop company pages.

Blogging

  • How are companies using blogs?
  • Understanding how blogs work and how companies are using them.
  • Blog ambassadors, blog strategies,  editorial calendars & embedding content.
  • Considering writing strategies for blogs.

Cost

Delegate rates for London courses start at £279 (+VAT) and for Cardiff courses at £179 (+VAT). Please note that during the pandemic prices will start at the Cardiff rate. Prices include:

  • Slides for the day.
  • Access to our password-protected area where you can access latest slides and self-help guide, along with links to useful resources and videos.
  • Lunch and refreshments throughout the day (for our in-person courses only)

Discount
Get 15% off course bookings if your organisation is a registered charity (not applicable to Early Bird discounts)
If you have 2 or more staff attending, we can offer a discount of 10% (off the standard NOT Early Bird rate).

Times

Courses start at 9.00 am, though we ask delegates to arrive at the venue by 8.45 am (for our virtual classes we ask people to sign in to Zoom by 9.00 am). The courses end at 4.30 pm and lunch is usually taken at 12.30 pm with tea and coffee breaks mid morning and mid afternoon. To work out your travel times, please see the venue addresses below. If you have any dietary requirements, please let us know

Locations

Cardiff location (training)
Our principal training venue is located in the offices of Liberty Marketing in Cardiff Business Park, Llanishen. This location is conveniently located between the M4 (junction 32) and Cardiff City Centre, making it easily accessible from Cardiff, Swansea, Newport, the valleys and South West England.  Please note on occasion our training venues may be located in Cardiff City centre (always check the events page for correct location).

London location (training)
The venue for the workshop is in the heart of London and therefore ideal for transport links. We hold the training at either Portland Place or Holborn Bars in London. Both venues offer free wifi, teas/coffees and a sit-down lunch in a restaurant on-site.

Testimonials

The social media course was excellent. Alun provided the group with lots of practical advice on how to make inspiring content and increase user engagement, and was happy to answer any questions or queries we had. He also used lots of fantastic examples that were really thought-provoking. I came away from the course with lots of ideas that I have been able to put into practice very successfully. As a result, engagement across my organisation’s social media platforms has increased significantly over the past five months.

Isabel Gillen-Smith

Professional Standards Officer , Architects Registration Board

I found the course very informative & extremely helpful. I didn’t really know what to expect but to be honest I was massively impressed with the information & advice I walked away with. Canva alone has been a great tool for me. I have been using paid advertising through FB & we’re already achieving results. Through the analytics I’ve been able to monitor traffic & we are on a steady increase.

Dan Heap

Nouveau Clinic

Marketing Tom Media provided a thorough overview of the latest social media marketing tools and techniques with great examples, insight and delivery – a very worthwhile day!

Tom Holbourn

Head of Marketing, Caspian Media

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