Social Media Marketing

  • Credits: 8
  • Format: Self-Study eBook
  • Field of Study: Marketing
  • Author/Speaker: Michael Walker
Available Formats:  
Advanced Preparation: None
Experience Level: Basic
Program Prerequisites: General Understanding of Marketing
Course ID: MW-114.22-S
Published Date: Mar 2022

In technical terms, social media refers to a variety of Web-based applications (such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, et al) that facilitate:

  1. Communication and collaboration amongst users of the Internet and
  2. The creation of “user-generated content” in the form of words, pictures, audio, and videos.

However, social media represents much more than this simple definition; social media signifies nothing less than a revolution in the ways that people communicate, consume media, and conduct business. Many businesses are rethinking entire marketing strategies to focus on this new world known as “Web 2.0”. Social media tools such as social networks, blogs, and podcasts are now commonly used to market products and services to consumers.

Topics include:
  • This course provides an overview of social media and its impact on the marketing process.
  • This overview includes descriptions of the various forms of social media and profiles of the most popular social media websites.
  • This course also introduces the concept of social media marketing and discusses how you can use social media to market your business, promote your brand, and influence your potential customers.
  • Finally, this course provides a step-by-step guide for CPAs and other professionals to utilize when launching a social media marketing campaign.

Learning Objectives:

After reading the course material, you will be able to:

  • Identify the unique characteristics of "social media" websites.
  • Recognize the most popular social media tools (including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, Wikipedia, etc.) and des.
  • Recognize the primary functions and characteristics of each tool.
  • Identify "social media marketing" techniques and the role that social influence plays in the marketing process.
  • Recognize best practices for launching a social media marketing campaign.

Who Should Attend:
  • All Certified Public Accountants (CPAs)

Qualifies and Approved with all State Boards of Accountancy and the following sponsorships: