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Advanced Social Media Marketing Course

Learn Advanced, Practitioner-level Social Media Marketing Strategies as Executed by Industry Experts

Check your funding eligibility (up to 70% subsidies) and reserve your seat

Modes of Delivery:
In-Person or Online Classroom

Duration: 16 Hours (2 Days)

Accredited by SkillsFuture Singapore (WSQ)

3-Year Access to Course Resources

3-Year Refresher and Ask Me Anything Sessions

Corporate Clients

Be assured of the highest quality of training in the classroom.

Course Description

Are your social media marketing efforts yielding results? Keen to continuously improve your brand’s growth on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube or other social platforms?

By the time you read this, social media is no longer novel. Brands and companies both big and small have harnessed it to grow their brands online presence, generate leads, and boost their sales. They include well-known B2B and B2C brands like Apple, Intel, Caterpillar, Singapore Airlines, Ikea, Changi Airport, Coca-Cola, Nike and Starbucks.

While some have succeeded, the majority find that their online efforts do not bring the result which they desire. Often, this is due to a poor understanding of how social media works, or a lack of deeper understanding of the platform’s dynamics.

Targeted at current corporate and individual users of social media, this advanced-level course will provide a step-by-step guide to managing your social media marketing function in a systematic and sustainable fashion. Using the easily remembered acronym ACE-ING!, it covers the following 5-steps:

  • Analyse: Assessing your current social media situation
  • Curate: Developing content ideas and putting them into a calendar
  • Execute: Advanced social media content strategies and techniques
  • Infer & Navigate: Understanding and responding to data
  • Governance: Managing your social media function for the long-term

Guided by best practices in both B2C and B2B businesses, it introduces a process for you to build your social media influence in a more scientific manner.

During the course, you will learn and apply the more advanced strategies and tactics gleaned from the worlds of behavioural economics, storytelling, data analytics, and brand building. You will also be equipped with the tools and techniques needed to manage your company’s social media function as well as to develop your own SOPs for social media.

Target Audience

VPs and Marketing directors, PR directors, Marcom directors, social media managers, community managers, bloggers, digital marketing executives, PR executives, account managers, account executives, and anybody who needs to use social media to attract customers and prospects, cultivate leads, deepen customer relationships, increase brand awareness, improve public perception and drive sales.

  • CMOs, VPs, Directors and Managers of Marketing and PR functions
  • Digital marketing and social media marketing managers and executives
  • Business owners
  • Entrepreneurs
  • PMETs who use social media marketing in their work
  • Learners from Equinet Academy’s Social Media Marketing Course

* NOTE: As this is an advanced level course, learners are expected to be familiar with how Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube, or other social platforms work.

Course Highlights

In the Advanced Social Media Marketing course, participants will learn how to:

  • Build a sustainable social media marketing management process
  • Tap on the latest trends in social media marketing
  • Analyse and audit competitors and company’s social media efforts
  • Develop techniques to brainstorm and source for social media content ideas
  • Craft winning social media content for campaigns
  • Build their online brand influence through storytelling and social psychology
  • Optimize social media marketing budgets and track ROI
  • Manage social media teams and internal processes

Course Objectives

By the end of the class, participants will be able to:

  • Develop a systematic process for managing their social media marketing function
  • Audit, track and optimize their social media marketing processes
  • Create more effective social media marketing campaigns using content best practices
  • Improve their online influence and strengthen their fan communities
  • Develop a social media budget and track their social media ROI
  • Manage their social media marketing functions effectively and sustainably

Course Outline

Download the full course brochure here.

1) Introduction to Advanced Social Media Marketing Management
Instructor-Led | Lecture, case study

  • Navigating the ACE-ING! Framework
  • Step-by-step walk through of the Advanced Social Media Marketing Management Process
2) ANALYSE: Conducting a Company and Competitor Social Media Analysis
Instructor-led | Lecture, demonstration and modelling, drill and practice, case study, group discussion, group presentation, group project work

  • Recent Trends in Social Media
  • How to do a Social Media Marketing Audit
  • How to Spy on Your Competitors
3) CURATE: Social Media Content Ideation, Curation and Scheduling
Instructor-led | Lecture, demonstration and modelling, case study, group discussion, group presentation, group project work, games/quizzes

  • Content Brainstorming and Curation – Where to find ideas
  • Crafting a Social Media Funnel (including Retargeting/Remarketing)
  • Managing a Social Media Content Plan: Curate vs Create
4) EXECUTE: Advanced Social Media Content Strategies
Instructor-led | Lecture, demonstration and modelling, drill and practice, case study, group discussion, group presentation

  • Developing a Social Media Brand
  • Six-steps to building a solid social brand
  • Advanced Social Media Content Creation
  • Techniques in Live Streaming and Stories
  • Ninja social media copywriting techniques
  • Repurposing content for Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn
  • Growing Your Influence with the Six Weapons of Influence
5) INFER & NAVIGATE: How to Read, Track and Manage Social Media ROI

Instructional-led | Lecture, demonstration and modelling, case study

  • How to work out your Social Media Marketing budget
  • Using a Social Media Analytics Template
  • Calculating social media ROI
6) GOVERN: Social Media Marketing Governance
Instructional-led | Lecture, concept formation, case study

  • Building a Social Media Team (Jobs and Roles)
  • Social Media Management Workflows and Templates
  • Inhouse vs Outsourcing Social Media Marketing
  • Crafting a social media brief

Certification

A SkillsFuture WSQ Statement of Attainment (SOA) – ICT-PRE-5003-1.1 Integrated Marketing under the National Infocomm Competency Framework (NICF) and Certification of Completion by Equinet Academy will be awarded to candidates who have demonstrated competency in the NICF WSQ Advanced Social Media Marketing course assessment and achieved at least 75% attendance.

*This course is accredited by SkillsFuture Singapore under the WSQ Skills Framework ICT-PRE-5003-1.1 Integrated Marketing
Course Code: TGS-2021010172

Course Support Period: 10 Dec 2021 – 09 Dec 2023

Trainer

Social Media Marketing and Content Marketing Trainer at Equinet Academy Walter Lim

Walter Lim

Walter is the Founder and Chief Content Strategist of Cooler Insights, with 27 years of leadership experience in content & social media marketing, PR, strategy, and industry development.

Testimonials

“Lesson content was highly relevant to my job responsibilities and can be applied. Trainer is highly experienced and in tune with the digital marketing industry.”

Rachel Koh, Watsons Singapore

“The course is good and I learnt a lot from Walter. He demonstrated topics well during the whole course! It’s definitely worth it to attend!”

Chia Zi Xuan, Sunrider

“The class was well-timed, Walter didnt have to rush through his course, which is great! The group exercises are also very hands-on learning and practice, instead of just theory.”

Amber Tan, DKSH

“Attended Walter’s 2 days fast-track advanced social media course and I have to say Walter gave lots of useful tips and template that will be helpful in building up our social media content strategy.”

Jasmine Lim, MCI Group

Why Learn at Equinet?

Get expert advice, learning resources, and post-training support for up to 3 years.

Complimentary Refresher

1 free refresher seat (re-sit the course online) within 3 years after the course.

Ask Me Anything Sessions

Unlimited complimentary 2-hour Ask Me Anything sessions with industry experts for up to 3 years.

Equinet Academy Insider

Be part of an exclusive support group where you can post questions, discuss, and get feedback from fellow learners and experts.

Career Assistance

Fast track your career in digital marketing through our job placement assistance program.

Course Resources

Get 3-year access to constantly updated Advanced Social Media Marketing course resources.

Course Schedules

Unfamiliar with how online classes are run? Check out the online classroom learner’s guide.
Signing up for in-person classroom learning? Read the additional safety measures.

Choose from online classroom and in-person (face-to-face) classroom learning.

In-Person Course Dates
Enhanced safety measures in place aligning to MOH's guidelines.

Course Duration:
2 Days (9am - 6pm)

Course Schedules:
8, 9 Sep 2022 (Thu, Fri), 9am - 6pm
1, 2 Dec 2022 (Thu, Fri), 9am - 6pm
(Click on the course dates above to register online)
Online Classroom Course Dates
Unfamiliar with how our online classes are run? Read the Online-Based Classroom Learner Guide before signing up for a class.

Course Duration:
2 Days (9am - 6pm)

Course Schedules:
There are no online course dates at the moment. You may register your interest to be notified when they become available

Course Fees & Fundings

Course Fee:
S$950.16 (inclusive of GST)

Course fee after eligible SSG Subsidies:

From S$328.56 (inclusive of GST) after 70% SSG Subsidies

Self-Sponsored Individuals

SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES) – 70% funding:
Eligible for Singapore Citizens aged 40 years and above

$950.16 $328.56 (inclusive of GST of $62.16)
(Nett course fee payable after MCES funding) Course fees after subsidies can be further offset by SkillsFuture Credit.


Self-Sponsored Singapore Citizens and Singapore PRs – 50% Funding:
Singapore Citizens and Singapore PRs above 21 years old who do not qualify for MCES funding

$950.16 $506.16 (inclusive of GST of $62.16)
(Nett course fee payable after SSG funding) Fees can be further offset by SkillsFuture Credit for Singapore Citizens aged 25 and above. Singapore Citizens aged 21 to 31 may also offset fees with the Post Secondary Education Account Funds

Company Sponsored (SMEs):

Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (ETSS) – 70% funding:
Eligible for SME Company-sponsored Singapore Citizens and Singapore PRs

$950.16 $328.56 (inclusive of GST of $62.16)
(Nett course fee payable after ETSS funding) Course fees after subsidies can be further offset by Skillsfuture Enterprise Credit (SFEC)

Company Sponsored (Non-SMEs)

SSG Non-SME Grant – 50% funding:
Eligible for Non-SME Company-sponsored Singapore Citizens and Singapore PRs who do not qualify for MCES funding

$950.16 $506.16 (inclusive of GST of $62.16)
(Nett course fee payable after SSG funding) Course fees after subsidies can be further offset by Skillsfuture Enterprise Credit (SFEC)


SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES) – 70% funding:
Eligible for Singapore Citizens aged 40 years and above

$950.16 $328.56 (inclusive of GST of $62.16)
(Nett course fee payable after MCES funding) Course fees after subsidies can be further offset by Skillsfuture Enterprise Credit (SFEC)

Check eligible grant amount and nett payable course fees via the grant calculator.

FAQs

Questions? Check out the frequently asked questions below.

Do I have to prepare anything before attending the course?

For in-person training, do bring along a laptop. You also have the option to loan a laptop from us for the duration of the course. You may also want to bring along a jacket in case the room gets cold.

For online classes, do ensure you have a functional laptop and have Zoom installed prior to class. For more details, you may read the Online-based Classroom Learner Guide.

As there will be WSQ assessments conducted in this course, you are required to bring along your NRIC or any form of photo identification for ID verification purposes.

Are there any other prerequisites/ criteria I need to meet in order to attend this course?

You are required to have basic computer navigational skills such as opening and closing, dragging and dropping, copying and pasting of files. If you have no prior experience in social media marketing, attending the WSQ Social Media Marketing Course prior to this course is recommended, although not a requirement. Participants should be fairly conversant with social media platforms like Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram or YouTube either on a professional or personal basis.

Are there any funding or government subsidies for this course?

You may be eligible for up to 70% SkillsFuture subsidies. If you wish to check your funding eligibility, you may complete step 1 of the course registration form to check your nett course fees payable after all available subsidies.

For more information on all available course funding/grants/subsidies, you may check out this FAQ page.

What is the difference between the WSQ Social Media Marketing course and this advanced course?

The basic Social Media Marketing course covers the fundamental concepts of social media marketing and how to quickly get started marketing your business on social media. The Advanced Social Media Marketing Course goes into more detail covering more advanced concepts of social media marketing and management. You may go through and review both course outlines in detail and contact us should you have any specific questions on this.

Do you offer career assistance for job seekers looking to get into digital marketing?

Yes. We offer career assistance and job placements through our digital marketing hiring and career assistance programs. Visit our career portal for more information.

If I have any questions after the course, can I consult the trainer?

Yes, you may contact your trainer after the course. There are other post-training support channels such as the Equinet Academy Insider Community where you may network with like-minded individuals and industry experts and live Ask Me Anything sessions where you may seek advice from a subject matter expert.

What is the difference between online classroom and in-person classroom learning modes?

Typically, in a traditional classroom, classes are conducted with 1 trainer to 20 – 24 learners in a cluster or classroom seating format. Group discussions, group presentations, lectures, peer-to-peer coaching are all conducted face-to-face (in-person).

In an online-based classroom, lessons will be delivered via a video conferencing software, Zoom. Lectures will be conducted via screensharing, while group discussions and group brainstorming will be conducted via “breakout” rooms (individual virtual rooms) to split up discussions into smaller groups. Both learning modes essentially offer the same course content and learning outcomes.

Read the Online-based Classroom Learner Guide for a more detailed comparison on both formats.

Can't I learn everything over the internet?

Our courses offer a very hands on approach so that you will be able to apply what you learn immediately. Moreover, our trainers are industry practitioners who will be able to answer your questions and offer expert advice in real time.

We also offer post-training support which includes 2-hour Ask Me Anything sessions with an industry expert for up to 3 years, an online refresher seat within 3 years post-training, access to an insider community, and 3-year access to up-to-date courseware via the learning management system.

Are these short courses sufficient to achieve desirable learning outcomes?

Equinet Academy’s courses are meticulously designed to provide bite-sized yet comprehensive information that are highly relevant to the industry’s needs. Through a combination of individual project work, peer-to-peer interaction, and practice and feedback, trainees can immediately apply the concepts learnt in class to their real world projects.

If you feel that you have not met the learning objectives at the end of the course, you are always welcomed to re-sit the course online without any additional cost. You will also have full access to the courseware online which you may review during and after the course, and post-training support to address any challenges you may face along your learning journey through consultation with subject matter experts.

I'm still unsure whether this course can help me meet my objectives.

If you are unsure about your learning objectives, you may use the Course Selector Tool to get course recommendations tailored to your needs. If you are still unsure whether this course is suitable for you, please leave your contact details here. A course consultant will get in touch with you to recommend appropriate course(s) based on your learning objectives.

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Advanced Social Media Marketing Course

Learn Advanced, Practitioner-level Social Media Marketing Strategies as Executed by Industry Experts

Up to 70% subsidies; reserve your seat today

Up to 70%
SkillsFuture Subsidy