The world of marketing changed exponentially with the introduction of social media. Not only did social media platforms allow for a major expansion in marketing demographic outreach, but they introduced an affordable avenue for businesses and companies to market their brand. Since its inception in 2010, Instagram rapidly became a sought-after platform for marketing.
As with any form of marketing, Instagram marketing requires research, legwork and a budget. However, the potential to reach the masses is far greater than with any other platform for product marketing, albeit in print, digital format or social media.
In this Instagram Marketing course, we will look at the brief history of Instagram to gain a better understanding of how the platform works. In addition, we will learn how to effectively use Instagram as a means of domestic and global brand outreach to maximize the potential for success. If used effectively, Instagram marketing may be the only form of marketing that is required for a brand.
What You Will Learn
The Four modules are overflowing with valuable information that you can use in your Instagram Marketing career, this includes:
- The history of Instagram
- The role that Instagram marketing plays
- The formula for Instagram’s success
- Defining business goals
- Setting marketing objectives
- How to create a content strategy
- How to define your target market on Instagram
- Instagram marketing challenges
- How to take advantage of Instagram tools
In general, marketing requires a good bit of research. It is important to clearly identify a brand and to market the product/service to the right demographic. Although Instagram is a social media platform, it is not exempt from the rules of efficient marketing.
Therefore, to be a successful Instagram marketer or to make sure that the right form of marketing is used for a business, communities and users need to be identified. The latter is particularly important, as it is estimated that 95 million photos and videos are shared via Instagram every day. Therefore, to ensure that a brand is not lost within the sea of many brands and businesses, the correct target audience needs to be identified.
Who can take the course?
Anyone who has an interest in learning more about this subject matter is encouraged to take the course. There are no entry requirements to take the course.
What is the structure of the course?
The course is broken down into 4 individual modules. Each module takes between 20 and 90 minutes on average to study. Although you are free to spend as much or as little time as you feel necessary on each module, simply log in and out of the course at your convenience.
Where / when can I study the course?
You can study the course any time you like. Simply log in and out of the web based course as often as you require. The course is compatible with all computers, tablet devices and smart phones so you can even study while on the move!
Is there a test at the end of the course?
Once you have completed all modules there is a multiple choice test. The questions will be on a range of topics found within the modules. The test, like the course, is online and can be taken a time and location of your choosing.
What is the pass mark for the final test?
The pass mark for the test is 70%. If you don’t pass the test first time you will get further opportunities to take the test again after extra study. There are no limits to the number of times you can take the test. All test retakes are included within the price of the course.
When will I receive my certificate?
Once you have completed your test you can log in to your account and download/print your certificate any time you need it.
How long does it take to complete the course?
We estimate that the course will take about 3 hours to complete in total, plus an additional 30 minutes for the end-of-course test.