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Marketing (MKTG)

MKTG 480 Intermediate Social Media Marketing (3) Social Media Marketing tools, techniques, and strategies to build brands and customers.

MKTG 480 Intermediate Social Media Marketing (3)

In today’s business world, marketers must become more creative in the ways in which they present their company on an Internet based platform such as Twitter, Facebook, and Linked-In in order to present increasingly relevant products and services to a more receptive customer base. The course, Intermediate Social Media Marketing, is designed to provide hands-on experiences with the use of Social Media Marketing tools and techniques while adhering to socially acceptable and ethical standards and protocols.

The technology tools and platforms include but not limited to: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, Google+, Pinterest, Foursquare, Friendster, Technorati, Blogs, Vlogs, Podcats, Hootsuite, Radian6, various search engines, and QR codes. These social media tools can be used to find, reach, connect, and automate marketing messages to efficiently and effectively build relationships, stronger brands and loyalty. These technologies may be utilized with or without a fully realized marketing automation structure, allowing ideas to be shared on a global platform.

Students will learn and apply the major categories of Social Media tools, the how’s and why’s of their use, and decide what venues to use to reach the social media marketing objectives of firms, which may include improving the content to increase online presence, brand awareness, fan likings, customer inquiries, and sales.

During this course, students will devise a social media marketing plan for a local firm (or firms) that addresses (1) platform, (2) content, and (3) interaction. This course will achieve academic excellence by having students research the latest techniques and practices of social media, mobile, and direct marketing to build a social media marketing plan for a local firm (or firms) to expand its markets. Students will be analyzing a firm’s current traditional and social media marketing practices, and short-term and long-term goals for its target markets.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Spring 2014
Prerequisite: MIS 204 andMKTG 301

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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