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Social Media for Business

Course Number

VEL-1

Time Required*

100 minutes

Assessment

Formal (multiple choice)

Approvals

CPD

The Internet has changed our lives both personally and commercially. The boundaries between personal and business communication are now much less defined. Three quarters of us in the developed world use the internet and Social media has become a serious business marketing technique with over 90% of businesses with an in‐house marketing department using social media for marketing and committing up to 20% of marketers time in that direction. So far as your social media audience in concerned, 43% of people aged 20‐29 spend more than 10 hours a week on social media sites.

The starting point in any social media activity for business is your website or microsite and your social media activities will invariably be referencing this site so the first measurement of success in your social media activity will be the traffic you’re generating for your site through social media channels.

This course is designed to assist people in business to understand how social media techniques can be used as an effective business marketing tool. The object is to provide sufficient information to enable you to develop a social media strategy for a business and implement that strategy personally or through the informed engagement of third party specialists.

Recommended System Requirements

  • Browser: Up to date web browser
  • Video: Up to date video drivers
  • Memory: 1Gb+ RAM
  • Download Speed: Broadband (3Mb+)

Suitable for:

Care, Education and Commercial

Care, Education and Commercial

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Course

Social Media for Business

Duration: 100 minutes (Note: This is based on the amount of video content shown and is rounded off. It does not account in any way for loading time or thinking time on the questions).

CourseModule NumberModule NamePass % Required
Social Media for Business1Introduction70
Social Media for Business2What is Social Media?70
Social Media for Business3Introduction to POST Methodology70
Social Media for Business4Websites and Microsites70
Social Media for Business5Facebook70
Social Media for Business6LinkedIn70
Social Media for Business7Twitter70
Social Media for Business8Blogging70
Social Media for Business9Video70
Social Media for Business10Bringing it all Together70
Social Media for Business11Is Social Media Worth It?70