Facebook. Twitter. Blogs. YouTube. Instagram. Everyone is buzzing about how these free social networking sites can be powerful marketing tools for your small business. But where do you start? What's the right approach for you? In this course you will delve into the major Internet-based social media, the technology, interface and etiquette. The focus will be on learning to use social media as a marketing tool to establish and maintain your small business' online presence. At the end of the course you will have designed a social media marketing campaign, presented it and have it ready to implement for your small business.
Students are allowed to register up until the end of the first week without approval. ***This is not a self-paced course. There will be specific timelines for assignments and exams.*** Course content, kind and quality of assignments and general standards for this online course are the same as classroom courses. To be successful in our online courses, plan to spend 7-10 hours per course each week on your studies, starting Week 1. Our courses are paced and highly interactive with participation requirements weekly. Frequent contributions to asynchronous (not real time) online discussions are required to achieve a passing final grade. You must have an email address and access to a computer capable of downloading basic documents. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start
date. Check your myBCIT email account to
access this information.
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This class will be held in a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) classroom. Students must supply their own devices. Plug in outlets will be provided at each station. Please ensure you bring a laptop or device to every class.
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In Progress and Full
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to:
Define traditional marketing methods and new media marketing methods, and understand the difference between them.
Assess which social media will work best to market your small business and how to use these tools.
Construct a social media marketing plan for a business, plus a calendar which will drive your future social media marketing.
Be able to clearly define best practices and understand the etiquette of each of the major social networks.
Effective as of Fall 2016
MKTG 1550 is offered as a part of the following programs:
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