Fast Track Digital Marketing - Dubai Training

Venue: Westin Hotel Dubai Marina

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Event Date/Time: Feb 06, 2011 End Date/Time: Feb 07, 2011
Registration Date: Feb 06, 2011
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This intensive two-day course will look at the key considerations for digital marketers, how to build the dream online strategy and assess what the future has in store.

This course will run through the acquisition tools (search, affiliate marketing, display advertising) and retention techniques (email, web personalisation) as well as some of the management issues (legal issues, data gathering, integration with offline activity).

It will also demystify the technical jargon commonly used in digital marketing: RSS feeds, mash-ups, tag clouds, AJAX, social bookmarking and more...all in a simple, easy to understand way.

Who should attend?

Marketers with some experience of offline channels but little or no exposure to online marketing channels, and people who need to know how all the pieces of the digital marketing jigsaw fit together, such as business owners and management teams.

How will I benefit?

You will gain a valuable understanding of the key differences between offline and online marketing, and how online can fit into a multichannel approach. You’ll understand which online channels are key in terms of customer acquisition, conversion and retention. Discover the success factors for different ecommunications techniques, and the influence of other key factors such as the design and creative process. Importantly, discover ways to improve results delivered by digital marketing for the same budget.

What will I learn?

Why online marketing is so important, and how you can use the major channels to improve your customer communications. It will also demonstrate best practice methodology for the major channels such as email, search engines and advertising, using case studies to illustrate the benefits that can be achieved through proper execution. The course is broken down into manageable modules most of which include either exercises or case studies for you to work through.

Setting the Scene
What do we mean by Digital Marketing?
Why integration is important
Some key terms and definitions
Who is online?
How do they use the internet?
Knowing your customers - external resources
Knowing your customers - internal data

Planning and Strategy
What is different about planning online?
Some planning models to build with
Budgeting - why it is different in digital marketing
A few legal considerations

Gathering data
Why you need to identify individuals
What data do you need to gather?
Click-stream data - you are what you click

Website Design and Usability
Setting objectives
Planning your website - functionality, navigation and content
Customer personas and customer journeys
Copywriting for the web
Usability testing - how to make sure things are working
What's new - on-demand video, mashups, UGC

Tracking and Measurement
What can you measure and how do you measure
What does ‘good’ look like - key metrics
Traffic-driving - advertising, search, email, affiliates and referrals
Web measurement - what you can track and how you can use it

Testing in Digital Marketing
Why online is a testing paradise
How do you test?
What can you test?

Creative Considerations
How is writing for the web different to offline?
Costs, skills and time-scales - how to manage the creative process
Tone of voice guidelines
An integrated creative experience from offline to online
Some great websites and emails to get you thinking

The Digital Marketing Toolkit
Display Advertising – pricing, creative and optimisation
SEO – what is it and how do you do it better?
Paid Search – what is it and how do you do it better?
Affiliate Marketing – what is it and how do you do it better?
Email marketing - acquisition and retention
Viral Marketing – why it’s hard to get right
Online PR – what are the secrets?
Interactive TV – what can it do for your business?
Mobile – acquisition and retention…anywhere!
Other acquisition tools – gaming, blogging, podcasting

Key considerations for digital marketers
What will the future hold?
How to build the dream on-line strategy
Further reading and sites to keep an eye on.

Key learning outcomes
Understand how to weave together acquisition and retention tools to deliver an efficient digital marketing strategy
How to build great websites through content, navigation and optimising it using analytics
Evaluating traffic-driving techniques to get more of the right people to your site, profitably
Customer retention, using log-ins and email marketing to stay close and build long-term relationships
What can disrupt the user experience - browsers, firewalls and slow connections


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