Digital Marketing

CERTIFICATE ID: LSMC15

Certificate Overview

  • 2 month duration
  • 4 two-week courses
  • 3-5 hours per week

In a world where more and more activities are centered online, digital marketing is one of the most effective ways to build customer relationships and promote your organization's products or services. But it can also be a struggle to make sense of the sea of acronyms, technologies and platforms. 

This certificate series begins with an overview of the digital marketing landscape, preparing you to implement a series of proven frameworks within your organization. The program then takes a detailed look at opportunities and strategies associated with leading channels and platforms including digital, mobile and emerging technologies. You will be guided, step by step, in assessing customer needs and marketing objectives and in creating your own digital marketing plans for both paid and owned media. By the end of this program, you’ll pull your marketing ideas together into a single, integrated plan based on your organizational priorities and resources.

  • Identify key players and types of companies involved in advertising and marketing on digital platforms.
  • Thoroughly assess customer needs and determine marketing objectives based on those needs.
  • Analyze opportunities and strategies associated with paid advertising on websites and digital platforms owned by other companies.
  • Analyze opportunities and strategies associated with content marketing and other initiatives on websites, social media pages, and digital platforms that you will control or own.
  • Develop a comprehensive marketing plan that establishes priorities and resourcing plans for the use of paid and owned media appropriate to your organization.
  • Any marketing manager, product manager or entrepreneur looking to gain a deeper understanding of digital marketing.  
  • Anyone who is looking to move into digital marketing or wants to have general knowledge of the role digital marketing plays in an organization.  This program is also suited for individuals who are looking to improve their ability to converse with marketing team members.

Faculty Author

Clarence Lee

Certificate Courses

Course Description

Given all the players, platforms and opportunities associated with digital marketing, it can seem overwhelming. Don’t let that stop you.

This course provides  a clear overview of the digital marketing world.  Discover  how players such as ad networks, demand-side platforms and data management platforms interact with advertisers, agencies and publishers. Then learn how to use time-proven frameworks to assess your customers’ needs and identify your primary marketing objectives. Once you’ve put that all together, you’ll learn how to  evaluate the performance of digital marketing campaigns. 

Course Description

Using paid media, such as buying ad space on well-known websites, may be the fastest way to promote a product or service on digital platforms. In addition to display ads, paid media includes initiatives like search engine marketing, email marketing, video marketing, social media ads, and mobile ads. 

This course provides a tour of opportunities and strategies associated with these various paid media channels, and guides you in drafting a paid media marketing plan that addresses your own marketing objectives.  

Note: This course assumes that you have completed LSM515, or alternatively, are familiar with “customer funnel” and “customer journey” marketing models.

Course Description

Marketing within your own digital properties—such as your organization’s website, blog or social media pages—is an effective way to build deeper relationships with existing customers and attract the attention of new ones. 

This course covers the unique opportunities of “owned media” and how those differ from “paid media”. You will learn more about  content marketing, search engine optimization, social media “fan pages”, mobile apps, and virtual reality apps and assess the relevancy of owned media initiatives for your own marketing objectives. By the end of this course, you will have a plan outlining a strategy for your own potential use of these channels.

Note: This course assumes that you have completed LSM515, or alternatively, are familiar with “customer funnel” and “customer journey” marketing models.

Course Description

Properly utilizing digital marketing allows you to promote your products and services while building customer relationships through “paid media” and “owned media” initiatives. So how do you put them together to create a comprehensive, effective marketing plan?  

This course will help you evaluate and combine your ideas to create a single, encompassing marketing plan.  This plan will include the priorities, resourcing and performance metrics appropriate for your organization. Once complete, you will be able to immediately put this plan in place to drive results. 

Note: This course assumes that you have completed the previous courses in this series, or alternatively, are familiar with the primary paid and owned digital media channels and are acquainted with “customer funnel” and “customer journey” marketing models.