WSQ Digital Content Marketing Course

How to Craft and Execute a Sustainable Content Marketing Plan
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*Eligible for Singaporean Citizens, Permanent Residents, and Long-Term Visit Pass Plus Holders

WSQ Digital Content Marketing Course

How to Craft and Execute a Sustainable Content Marketing Plan
WSQ Course Accreditation Logo for ATO

Up to 70% Subsidy. Reserve your seat today.

90% SkillsFuture Funding Diagram

*Eligible for Singaporean Citizens, Permanent Residents, and Long-Term Visit Pass Plus Holders

Accredited by SkillsFuture Singapore

Re-attend the Course Once Within 3 Years

3-year access to the courseware via our LMS

Post-Training Mentoring with Industry Experts

Lifetime Access to Community Support Group

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Course Description

The 4D of Content Marketing Strategy: Design, Develop, Decode, Deploy

The 4D of Content Marketing Strategy

Content marketing is a strategic marketing approach focused on creating and distributing valuable, relevant, and consistent content to attract and retain a clearly defined audience — and, ultimately, to drive profitable customer action. – Content Marketing Institute

With the abundance of content available online, there is a growing urgency for brands to understand and integrate content marketing into their existing marketing strategy. Content marketing, when done effectively, helps brands create relevant content that fosters engagement, interaction and community.

This two-day course will cover content marketing strategies that encompass the creation, curation, distribution and optimisation of content across a brand’s various channels (Owned, Shared, Earned, Paid).

This content marketing course threads the line between the art and science of content marketing, enabling creative processes while also tapping into best practices that bring steady returns in the long term.

This course will also teach you how to analyse your customers and competitors, embrace emerging trends in digital content creation, choose the right channels for promoting content, and measure the success of your content marketing efforts.

Target Audience

Vice Presidents and Directors of Marketing and Public Relations, Marketing Managers, PR Managers, Marketing Executives, PR Executives, Business Owners, Content Marketing Specialists, Content Strategists and Entrepreneurs who want to learn how to craft an impactful content marketing plan and generate better outcomes from content marketing efforts.

Course Highlights

In this Content Marketing course, you will learn how to:

  • Develop a brand-specific content marketing strategy and journey map to engage and convert a clearly defined audience
  • Apply the principles of emotional storytelling via empathy storyboarding for content creation
  • Identify the essential building blocks for emotional storytelling
  • Craft relevant content angles based on customer content requirements i.e. 4 micro-moments
  • Curate and select suitable and effective content types and formats to drive reach, engagement, action, and advocacy
  • Craft a content marketing blueprint that aligns content marketing goals and objectives with the right optimized content topics
  • Develop an annual content calendar and monthly content schedule mapping out the contributions of content creators, internal and external collaborators
  • Create a content delivery and distribution plan across Owned, Earned, Shared, Paid Channels
  • Define essential content marketing metrics to support the organisation’s marketing objectives

Course Objectives

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

  • Identify the importance and key benefits of content marketing
  • Build a content market strategy that guides your organisation and define your core audience in order to align key topics that drive engagement and conversions
  • Develop content marketing strategies across the consumer journey and associated KPIs
  • Create a content creation, curation and distribution plan across Owned, Shared, Earned & Paid Channels
  • Craft an integrated buyer journey for your target audience by answering their prospective questions with engaging content that converts

Certification

A SkillsFuture WSQ Statement of Attainment (SOA) – Content Strategy under the Skills Framework TSC and Certification of Completion by Equinet Academy will be awarded to candidates who have demonstrated competency in the course assessment and achieved at least 75% attendance.

*This course is accredited by SkillsFuture Singapore under the WSQ Skills Framework Content Strategy

Course Code: TGS-2019503735
Course Support Period: 31 Aug 2019 – 30 Aug 2025

Course Outline

Content Marketing Fundamentals

Instructor-led | Mode of Delivery (Lecture, Case Study, Practice & Feedback, Peer-to-Peer Review)

  • Define What Is Content and Content Marketing Strategy
  • Understand the 4D (Design, Develop, Deploy, Decode)
  • Stages Of Content Marketing Strategy
  • Explain the 4 stages of the customer journey (Awareness,
  • Consideration, Action, Advocacy)
Content Planning (Design)

Instructor-led | Mode of Delivery (Lecture, Case Study, Practice & Feedback, Peer-to-Peer Review)

  • Define what is Storytelling and the secrets behind effective Storytelling: Character, Conflict, Resolution Framework
  • Getting to the heart of storytelling with Simon Sinek’s Golden Circle
  • Up your craft of Storytelling by understanding the art and science of emotional storytelling
  • Overview of what is a Persona and the 5 benefits Of Persona Marketing
  • Seeing the world through your prospect – The Empathy Map
  • Storyboarding strategies for content development for the 4 Micro Moments (I Want To Know-Go-Buy-Do)
Content Creation (Develop)

Instructor-led | Mode of Delivery (Lecture, Case Study, Practice & Feedback, Peer-to-Peer Review, Demonstration and Modelling)

  • Creating and curating engaging content with purpose (Entertain, Inspire, Educate, Convince)
  • Explore the world of 5 content formats and the universe of 120 content types
  • 5-criteria checklist for selecting ideal content formats and content types
  • Develop a content map across the customer journey
  • Define and align business goals with key content marketing goals across the customer journey
  • Craft Content Marketing repurpose strategies across platforms, content formats to align with business goals
  • Apply design principles and content guidelines for content creation using visual tools like Canva and Midjourney
  • Identify and craft content marketing topics with Google Trends and Content Topics Generators tools
  • Understand and develop a Content Marketing Mission Statement & Blueprint
  • Develop a basic Content Brief to guide your content creation process
  • Understand and apply content guidelines to your content creation approach
Content Distribution (Deploy)

Instructor-led | Mode of Delivery (Lecture, Practice & Feedback, Peer-to-Peer Review)

  • Understand Owned, Earned, Shared Paid Channels and develop an optimum content distribution channel mix
  • Understand and apply a six step process to shortlist and collaborate with the right content creators
  • Identified key content calendar elements and craft a bespoke annual content calendar
  • Understand and apply the 3 principles of content scheduling to co-develop a content schedule with external and internal content creators
Content Measurement (Decode)

Instructor-led | Mode of Delivery (Lecture, Practice & Feedback, Peer-to-Peer Review, Demonstration and Modelling)

  • Connecting your Content Marketing Goals to KPIs and Metrics
  • Understanding the 4 groups of Content Marketing Metrics
Assessment Component
  • Written Assessment – Case Study
  • Individual Project Presentation

Trainer

Content Marketing Trainer at Equinet Academy Tom Goh

Tom Goh

Thomas is a native Digital and Branding Strategist with 20+ years of experience in banking, tech, telcos, and agencies. He has managed regional teams, launched award-winning campaigns, and advises on digital transformation. In addition to his professional achievements, Tom volunteers as an executive committee member for various charities and holds the position of Singapore President at the Interaction Design Foundation. 

Why Learn at Equinet?

At Equinet, we are passionate in delivering quality training and want to see you succeed. Get expert advice, learning resources, and post-training support for up to 3 years.

Re-Attend the Course Once Within 3 Years

Forgotten what you've learnt after some time? Resit and re-experience the entire course in-person or online.

3-Year Access to the Courseware via Our LMS

Get 3-year access to the updated course slides, templates, and guides. Be ready to implement the concepts learnt.

Post-Training Mentoring with Industry Experts

Facing challenges during implementation? Consult our experts in a small group setting. Regularly scheduled.

Lifetime Access to Community Support Group

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

Course Fees & Fundings

90% SkillsFuture Funding Diagram

*Eligible for Singaporean Citizens, Permanent Residents, and Long-Term Visit Pass Plus Holders

Course Fee:
S$975.00 (exclusive of 9% GST)

Course Fee After Eligible SSG Subsidies:
From S$380.25 (inclusive of 9% GST) after 70% SSG Subsidies

Self-Sponsored Individuals

SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES) – 70% Funding

Eligible for Singapore Citizens, aged 40 years old and above

Nett course fee payable (including 9% GST): S$380.25

Course fees after subsidies can be further offset by SkillsFuture Credit.


SkillsFuture Baseline Funding – 50% Funding

Eligible for 21 years old and above, and a

  • Singaporean Citizen; or
  • Permanent Resident; or
  • Long Term Visitor Pass Plus (LTVP+) Holder

Nett course fee payable (including 9% GST): S$575.25

Course 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, 21 years old and above, and a

  • Singapore Citizen; or
  • Permanent Resident; or
  • Long-Term Visitor Pass Plus (LTVP+) Holder

Nett course fee payable (including 9% GST): S$380.25

Course fees after subsidies can be further offset by Skillsfuture Enterprise Credit (SFEC)

Company-Sponsored (Non-SMEs)

SkillsFuture Baseline Funding – 50% Funding

Eligible Non-SME Company-Sponsored, 21 years old and above, and a

  • Singaporean Citizen; or
  • Permanent Resident; or
  • Long Term Visitor Pass Plus (LTVP+) Holder

Nett course fee payable (including 9% GST): S$575.25

Course fees after subsidies can be further offset by Skillsfuture Enterprise Credit (SFEC)


SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES) – 70% Funding

Eligible for Non-SME Company-Sponsored, Singapore Citizens, aged 40 years old and above

Nett course fee payable (including 9% GST): S$380.25

Course fees after subsidies can be further offset by Skillsfuture Enterprise Credit (SFEC)

Check your eligible grant amount and nett payable course fees when you apply now.

Course Schedule

WSQ Digital Content Marketing
Learning ModeIntakesDuration
In-Person 18, 19 Jul 2024 (Thu, Fri) 9.00am - 6.00pm
In-Person 22, 23 Aug 2024 (Thu, Fri) 9.00am - 6.00pm
In-Person 24, 25 Sep 2024 (Tue, Wed) 9.00am - 6.00pm
In-Person 24, 25 Oct 2024 (Thu, Fri) 9.00am - 6.00pm
In-Person 05, 06 Dec 2024 (Thu, Fri) 9.00am - 6.00pm

Testimonials

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“Tom is engaging and is knowledgeable in the field. He often uses real life examples to explain concepts taught in class and is prompt in making sure the class starts and ends on time. With what I have learnt, I am sure it will add value to my work. Thank you!”

Ng Hwee Teng, RW Sentosa

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“Content marketing strategies were illustrated with relevant real life examples and case studies. Interactive group activities and discussions also made it easier for us to internalise the concepts. I highly recommend this course to marketers and those who want to develop content marketing skills and put into practice effectively.”

Regina Tan, Jardine OneSolution (2001) Pte Ltd

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“I will recommend those who want to start their content marketing journey to take this course. It focuses on touch base points and also goes into further details on what is expected as a content marketer.”

Angela Tay, APM Asia

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“I’ve been doing content marketing for years, but Tom puts in a lot of structure into the things that I’ve been doing. I’ve learnt how to connect marketing and content together. The real-life case studies were insightful, and tools he shared are also very useful.”

Soh Xin Yi Cyndi

FAQs

Are there any pre-requisites or minimum entry requirements?
Trainees should be proficient in web surfing and be able to write and converse in English.
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 funding or government subsidies for this course?
You may be eligible for up to 70% SkillsFuture subsidies. For funding information, please see the course funding section on this page.
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.

Still have unanswered questions? Check out the FAQs page or submit an enquiry.

WSQ Digital Content Marketing

How to Craft and Execute a Sustainable Content Marketing Plan

Accredited by SkillsFuture Singapore

Duration: 16 Hours (2 days)

In-Person or Online-Based Classroom

Re-attend the course once within 3 years

3-year access to the courseware via our LMS

Post-training mentoring with industry experts

Lifetime access to community support group

Up to 70% Subsidy. Reserve your seat today.

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