Social Media Strategy for Business

Social media is no longer just for keeping in touch with people on the other side of the world. It’s now very much recognised as a crucial business tool and powerful method of communication, no matter what sector you work in.

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Is this for you?

This course is ideal for business owner who wish to harness the power of social media to increase their prospects.

These skills would also be useful for PAs, EAs, Office Managers, Marketing Assistants, Business Development Managers as well as others involved in PR, event management and promotion.

A basic knowledge of the internet and an awareness of social media would be an advantage.

Award and Associated Qualifications

Awarded 17 CPD points upon successful completion

Start Date

Flexible

Study Type

In centre, online, or a combination

Training Type

course

Duration

17 hours

About this course

The course has been designed for those who wish to learn about social media strategy for their own business or want to find work in this field.

The course is suitable for Personal Assistants, Executive Assistants, Office Managers, Marketing Assistants, Business Development Managers, as well as those involved in public relations, event management, and promotion.

Course Content

Module 1 - Setting the Scene - What is social media and what are the benefits? Why use social media? What worries you and excites you? Taking a strategic approach.

Module 2 - Review - A review of how social media marketing fits into current marketing activities.

Module 3 - Aims and Audience - The reasons for using social media. Identifying social media audience groups. Understanding keywords.

Module 4 - Channel - You will explore a range of social media channels including blogs, newsletters, niche tools, videos, podcasts, forums, and the leading social platforms.

Module 5 - Content - You will think about what you are going to say on social media – choosing content or relationship marketing, content ideas, content plans, and re-using content.

Module 6 - Resources - Let’s take a look at social media policy, the risks of social media, and crisis management.

Module 7 - Measure - Ensuring a return on investment.

Module 8 - Putting it All Together - Creating a social media strategy and best practices for social media.

Aims and Objectives

The course has one simple aim – to learn how social media can be used in business for marketing purposes.

Pre-Requisites

There are no pre-requisites for this course.

Finance Options

Wherever possible our training is tailored to your needs. The cost of our training programmes depend on the course(s) you choose and varies according to duration and breadth. Rest assured we have a number of payment options available to ensure the cost of training is affordable and can be worked alongside your other financial commitments. Common ways people fund their training include: - 

 

Self-Funded: 

  • Flexible payment plans to help you spread the cost* available at many of our centres;
  • You could opt to pay upfront.

 

 

Company Funded:

Requesting funding from your employers needn’t be a daunting task. Many employers support and encourage their employees with their professional development and consider it a worthwhile investment to fund any training required.

What we can help with:

  • Providing a comprehensive training programme outlining learning outcomes
  • Tailored personnel letters
  • Communication with finance departments to arrange payment options (upfront or payment plan*).

* Terms and Conditions apply. Speak to a Course Advisor for full information on the options available to you.

 

 

Career Path

This will help anyone who wants to take on the social media activities for a business. Roles such as Social Media Assistant or Executive, Social Media Manager will look for people with such learnt skills and experience. It would also be useful for any would-be entrepreneurs who are looking to start their own business and will need to reach out to a new target audience. 

Social Media Strategy for Business Course Training Centres

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Carlow Pitman Training Carlow, Wexford Road Business Park, Carlow Town Enquire &
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Cork Pitman Training Cork, Unit 4, Airport East Business & Technology Park, Cork Enquire &
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Galway Pitman Training Galway, Centrepoint, Liosban Business Park, Tuam Road, Galway Enquire &
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Kerry Pitman Training Kerry, 2nd Floor Davcon Building, Monavalley Business Park, Tralee, Co. Kerry Enquire &
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Limerick Pitman Training Limerick, Unit 8 Chapel Court, Cathedral Place, Limerick Enquire &
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Maynooth Pitman Training Maynooth, Unit H 11 - First Floor, Maynooth Business Campus, Straffan Road, Maynooth Enquire &
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Mullingar Pitman Training Mullingar, Castle House, Castle Street, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath, Enquire &
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Naas Pitman Training Naas, Monread Shopping Centre, Monread Road, Naas Enquire &
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Swords Pitman Training Swords, Chamber Buildings, North Street, Swords, Co.Dublin Enquire &
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Wexford Pitman Training Wexford, Unit 10, Westpoint Business Park, Clonard, Wexford Town Enquire &
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Waterford Pitman Training Waterford, Unit 630C, Northern Extension, IDA Business Park, Cleaboy Road, Waterford Enquire &
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Laois Pitman Training Laois, Kea-Lew Business Park, Mountrath Road, Portlaoise, Co Laois, Enquire &
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Carlow
Pitman Training Carlow, Wexford Road Business Park, Carlow Town R93 K260
Cork
Pitman Training Cork, Unit 4, Airport East Business & Technology Park, Cork T12 KW88
Dublin
Pitman Training Dublin, 3 Westland Square, Pearse Street, Dublin D02 N567
Dundalk
Pitman Training Dundalk, First Floor, Ramparts Shopping Centre, The Ramparts, Dundalk, Co Louth A91 R820
Galway
Pitman Training Galway, Centrepoint, Liosban Business Park, Tuam Road, Galway H91 RYD2
Kerry
Pitman Training Kerry, 2nd Floor Davcon Building, Monavalley Business Park, Tralee, Co. Kerry V92 XY58
Limerick
Pitman Training Limerick, Unit 8 Chapel Court, Cathedral Place, Limerick V94 F6K2
Maynooth
Pitman Training Maynooth, Unit H 11 - First Floor, Maynooth Business Campus, Straffan Road, Maynooth W23 R9V4
Mullingar
Pitman Training Mullingar, Castle House, Castle Street, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath, N91 Y896
Naas
Pitman Training Naas, Monread Shopping Centre, Monread Road, Naas W91 YR12
Sligo
Pitman Training Sligo, Abbey House, JFK Parade, Sligo V94 YH6Y
Swords
Pitman Training Swords, Chamber Buildings, North Street, Swords, Co.Dublin K67 A347
Wexford
Pitman Training Wexford, Unit 10, Westpoint Business Park, Clonard, Wexford Town Y35 YX60
Waterford
Pitman Training Waterford, Unit 630C, Northern Extension, IDA Business Park, Cleaboy Road, Waterford X91 HY58
Laois
Pitman Training Laois, Kea-Lew Business Park, Mountrath Road, Portlaoise, Co Laois, R32 W0DT

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