Rutgers Online Mini-MBA: Social Media Marketing Program [REVIEW]

Posted on February 18, 2011. Filed under: guestpost, Professional career, Social Media | Tags: , , , |

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The Rutgers Center for Management Development (CMD) will be offering an Online Mini-MBA: Social Media Marketing Program starting on February 28, 2011.  This unique Social Media Marketing course is the first online executive education program to be offered as one of the Rutgers Mini MBA programs.

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“From Facebook to LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube – firms and individuals are embracing social media platforms at an ever-increasing pace. This unique online program addresses the many issues surrounding this new phenomenon and provides a roadmap to help individuals and firms navigate social media to gain a competitive edge,” says Eric Greenberg, the Faculty Chair of the Online Social Media Marketing Mini MBA Course.

“While some people have flown to New Jersey from as far away as Seoul, South Korea, to take our in-class social media marketing course, we are excited to be able to offer our online course to a global audience. We will continue to increase the in-class offerings to additional locations, including China, but the online format will allow people, regardless of their location, to take advantage of our unique faculty and programs,” he adds.

Participants gain the knowledge, experience, and practical skills to immediately apply their learning in the workplace.

Justin Leshynski, the Vice President of Davanti Digital Media, who attended the first in-class social media marketing course in December 2010, created a video afterwards that is entitled, “Social Media for All: How Social Media Changed Small Business Marketing.”  The video says:

  • 75% of U.S. households use social media.
  • In 2010, 68% of small businesses increased their social media marketing, which drove immediate results to their business.
  • 20% of tweets are about products or brands.
  • Companies that blog receive 55% more traffic to their website than those that don’t.
  • 85% of social media users believe companies should interact with their customers.

Program

This program addresses questions such as:

  • How much should a firm invest in social media?
  • What are the best social media strategies and tactics to employ?
  • How can a firm measure and track social media?
  • How can a firm integrate social media into the overall marketing plan?
  • How can individuals employ social media to further their careers?

Topics

Topics covered include:

  • Intro to Social Media Marketing Strategy
  • Video & YouTube
  • Blogging for Business
  • Social Media Applications
  • Microblogging
  • Images & Social Media Marketing
  • Social News Networks
  • Viral Marketing
  • Online Reputation Management
  • Measuring Social Media ROI

The 12-week online faculty led program includes videos, faculty evaluated exercises, section quizzes, plus a final project and exam.  Additionally, different faculty members will host live weekly “Virtual Office Hours” throughout the program to discuss the most current developments in the field and answer student questions.  The program also features an innovative online learning environment, supported by a highly qualified team of Rutgers faculty mentors.

This online course is designed for executives or teams of professionals working in marketing, advertising, branding, communications, or sales. It is also appropriate for individuals seeking to employ social media to further their business careers.

The cost of the Online Mini-MBA: Social Media Marketing Program is $3,500, which includes all instructional materials and fees.

For more information go online to the Rutgers Center for Management Development at http://www.cmd.rutgers.edu/contact.html.

Greg Jarboe, the President of SEO-PR, is one of the industry experts in Social Media who will be teaching some of the modules in the Rutgers Online Mini-MBA: Social Media Marketing Program.

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Conference GO SOCIAL: Step Into a New World of Opportunities

Posted on December 1, 2010. Filed under: Fundesem, Social Media, socialnetworks, Speaking | Tags: , , , , |

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For those of you who have and for those of you who haven´t managed to attend the conference I spoke about GO SOCIAL in Fundesem Business School into the International MBA area , I invite you to click on the link below. Find out multiple ways to go beyond social media, add an extra strength to your business and enjoy a very up-to-date speech.

Go Social: Step into a New World of Opportunities…by Isra García.

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How to meassure ROI on social media

Posted on May 15, 2009. Filed under: approaches, Insights, opinions, PR, ROI, Social Media | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

roiIf the social media has advertising attached to it, you measure ROI by the number of views / connections in the network versus the ad rate. You determine the revenue generated from the ad and compare it to the expense of placing the ad. Your ROI would also be impacted by the value of the network you are interested in. For example, if you are promoting meat and animal products, you probably would find a vegan social network a pretty low ROI target. On the other hand, if you were promoting ecologically friendly cleaning products there might be a peripheral interest for that vegan group that rated a higher network value.”

“Social media as a marketing tool on a small scale is going to be disappointing at best. The nature of “social” interactions via the web require a large number of people in order to be compelling. that is to say that if you have 100 people on your social media site connected with your light manufacturing firm, what is going to compel those people to return? Now if your talking about running adds on twitter, the story is different, however you need to consider your audience as well. are the masses using twitter going to be interested in what you have to offer enough to pay attention to your feed? Its best not to worry about the ROI directly, but rather look at social networking in the context of a broader “grass roots” campaign to build name recognition and brand identity. Leverage a blog and a social site with links to twitter, facebook or other well established sites. Give it away until it hurts, then see if they flock to your cause. Besides, doing small things and leveraging big things costs almost nothing, but might get huge returns. That’s the best I can offer on such a general basis.”

“go to http://www.Stevegasser.com. He has a bunch of stuff on social media marketing

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  • About Isra García


    My job simply isn't make waves but riding them!

    I help and guide individuals and organizations on ”going social“. That is to say, I architect and execute social media strategies in order for them to maximize their reach, build influence and harness the power of global communications building social relationships within an engagement perspective.
    Let's make it happens!

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