Oct 17th 2016

Content Strategy for Professionals: Ensuring Your Content's Impact (Coursera)

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In the fourth course of the Content Strategy Specialization - Ensuring Your Content's Impact - you will look at visual communication and the ways you can be more effective with your font choices, photography, and video.

You'll also dive deeper into social communities to help you understand how these communities form and what you can do to build your role within them. The last module is pivotal for Content Strategists. It will help you to understand how best to measure your content to maximize its effectiveness relative to the time you commit to it.

While this MOOC does share the theoretical elements of Content Strategy, there is a much greater emphasis on its application. Creating trend-worthy headlines and blogs, social media plans, digital measurement templates, video and photography content are all skills you will have in your toolkit by the end of the MOOC, ready to apply at your organization. And speaking of toolkits, we have included one that you can download and take back to work which includes the practical tips from the learnings in this course as well as the previous one on Expanding Your Content's Reach.

Guest lecturers in this course include:

-- Zach Wise, Associate Professor, Medill Northwestern

-- Rich Gordon, Professor & Director of Digital Innovation, Medill, Northwestern

-- Randy Hlavac, Lecturer, Medill, Northwestern (and lead professor of the Social Media Marketing Specialization also on Coursera)

Content Strategy for Professionals: Ensuring Your Content's Impact is course 4 of 5 in the Content Strategy for Professionals Specialization..

Content Strategy uses credible, trustworthy, transparent media to communicate stories and information to enhance an organization’s strategic goals. In this sequence of courses, you will learn best practices from recognized industry and academic experts on how to create and implement engaging content across media platforms that the people you want to reach will really value. The Specialization concludes with a Capstone project that allows you to apply the skills you've learned throughout the courses in response to a real challenge facing organizations today. To fit easily into busy schedules, the sequence is constructed as four, three-week courses to better fit into any lifestyle. It is a program for you as a professional to master and then be able to use what you learn here and take it back to work. It's knowledge that will improve both your effectiveness, and your organization's. While the Specialization sequence and Capstone Project is a paid service, each of the individual courses can be taken for free. To enroll in any single course free of charge, click on the following course to navigate to its enrollment page: 1-Engaging Audiences, 2-Managing Content, 3-Expanding Your Content's Reach, 4-Ensuring Your Content's Impact.