Oct 17th 2016

Digital Marketing: Challenges and Insights (FutureLearn)

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Explore the latest trends in digital marketing. Get beneath the hype. What are the implications? How will you respond?

This short course introduces you to exciting new concepts and applications of digital marketing. It takes an informal “story telling” approach, encouraging you to share your own stories as consumers and/or marketers for the benefit of the learner group as a whole.

What will I learn and how might this benefit me?

We will focus on emerging trends in digital culture and online consumer behaviour, data analytics and privacy. Throughout the course, we examine the implications of these developments for both marketers and consumers.

- Week 1 will introduce you to the course, the tutors and how it all works. We will examine the evolving changes in how we behave online and what this means for the organisations we support and do business with.

- Week 2 will discuss developments in the technologies we use and the relationship between “online” and “offline” - is this still a meaningful distinction?

- Week 3 will examine the opportunities and challenges in obtaining value from the vast amounts of social data now generated, at a time when much uncertainty still exists about personal privacy and control of online assets.

What will the learning experience be like and what will be expected of me?

The course will take place online and will consist of a variety of videos, articles, discussions, quizzes and activities based on your experience.

You should be willing to reflect upon the ideas we will discuss in the context of your own experiences, and to share your stories and reflections with others on the course.

You will be encouraged to create and share digital assets through interactive exercises and games and post a short video at the end of the course reflecting on what you have learned and how you will make use of the skills you have acquired.