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Certificate in Digital Marketing

Become a leading-edge master marketer

It’s never been easier to reach the right audience with your marketing message. Innovations in digital marketing tactics and tools have made it possible to serve your content to just about any target audience you can dream of, in real time with real results. However, this rapid growth in technology has caused a skills gap in the digital marketing job field. Many marketing professionals from different backgrounds struggle to keep current with their knowledge and technical expertise. The result is that, even though almost half of all marketing jobs require digital skills, employers are having trouble finding qualified digital marketing professionals to join their teams.

Nearly 1 in 2 marketing jobs require digital skills
Digital marketing jobs have recently grown 164%
Digital marketing jobs pay $7,000 more on average (compared to less specialized digital marketing jobs)

Why Choose York?

ACCELERATED LEARNING Finish in 6 months

REAL-WORLD PROJECTS Upgrade core job skills

FLEXIBLE FORMAT (online + in-class)

 

Add real-world digital skills to your marketing toolkit

Adding current knowledge of digital marketing tools and tactics is the best way to stay relevant and hirable in today’s job market.

Enroling in this program could be the best career decision you ever make.

Created in collaboration with industry leaders, the 3 course Certificate in Digital Marketing teaches you not only fundamentals of strategy and technical expertise, but also gives you the opportunity to work on real-world projects with actual companies. You’ll have the chance to practice the core job skills top employers demand when hiring digital marketing professionals and graduate with a portfolio of project work, which you can use to land your next job.

You’ll gain in-depth digital marketing knowledge, including:

  • Digital marketing strategy
  • User data and segmentation
  • Campaign planning
  • Web analytics
  • Email marketing
  • Marketing automation
  • SEO (Search Engine Optimization)
  • SEM (Search Engine Marketing)
  • CRM (Customer Relationship Management) communications
  • PPC (Pay per click) advertising

This knowledge, paired with your portfolio of project work, puts you ahead of the pack for your next job. That’s a pretty amazing return on investment.

 

“We always start with training a new employee on the principles and strategy behind [digital marketing] – if we hired someone who already had this knowledge, they’d hit the ground running faster and more quickly have an impact on our business. I’d definitely pay more for that!”
Cora Brady

- Cora Brady, Managing Director, Bob’s Your Uncle (Advisory Council Member)

Program Delivery

We know that fitting continuing education into your schedule isn’t easy. So, we make it easier by offering a flexible study format that works around your commitments.

The Certificate in Digital Marketing is a 6-month part-time program, taken mostly online. You’ll come to our Keele Campus in Toronto, ON for 3 weekends over the course of the entire program. This format allows you to easily balance your studies with your work and home life.

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Finish in 6 months

 

Who should take this program?

The Certificate in Digital Marketing is ideal for anyone who currently works in marketing, or a related role.

This program can enhance the careers of people with experience or educational background in:

MarketingMarketing

BusinessBusiness

Web or Graphic designWeb or Graphic Design

CommunicationsCommunications

JournalismJournalism

… and related fields

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this program, successful students will be able to…

  • Perform as a strategic digital marketing specialist
  • Examine emerging digital marketing trends and discover how they can be used to enhance existing marketing strategies
  • Identify the steps of their customer’s journey and apply them to their digital marketing strategy to attract and retain customers
  • Increase the quantity and quality of traffic to their website by using digital marketing channels and advertising tools (e.g. SEO, SEM, social media, display, etc)
  • Make data-driven decisions across all digital platforms by using metric reporting and measurement to guide your marketing strategy
  • Explore CRM best practices and marketing automation to enhance meaningful communications engage with your customers
  • Build a portfolio of work to demonstrate their knowledge and skills
  • Upgrade cross-functional job skills that top employers are looking for

Advisory Council

Jill BorraJill Borra
Senior Director, Content Strategy, RBC

Jill is Senior Director, Content Strategy in the Office of the CEO at RBC, where she helps convene and inform national conversations on economic and societal issues facing Canada, focusing on innovation, diversity, sustainable economic growth and the coming skills revolution. Prior to joining RBC, Jill led the creation of a multi-channel, insights-driven thought leadership strategy at The Bank of Nova Scotia. Previously, she led an international team at a global travel brand, delivering award-winning communications, digital media and content marketing strategies. Jill spent the better part of her early career at The Globe and Mail, coaching multiple teams to success in a variety of senior roles. As Executive Editor, she drove strategic direction and development of innovative initiatives and products with a focus on audience growth and engagement, data-driven insights and digital platforms and partnerships. She currently sits on the Board of the Canadian Club Toronto and the Advisory Board at York University’s School of Continuing Studies. Jill holds an Honors BA degree from McGill University and a post-graduate degree in Journalism from Concordia University.

Cora BradyCora Brady
Managing Director, Bob’s Your Uncle

Cora leads an advertising agency devoted to thoughtful food and beverage brands. She has led the agency through a transition to take a content first approach, strengthening the digital and social chops across all roles within the agency, including establishing an in-house content studio. The agency provides a full range of strategic, creative and digital services to its clients. Serving leading brands and fast-growing innovators, Bob’s Your Uncle is recognized as one of Canada’s premier boutique agencies. Previous to BYU, Cora co-founded Canada’s first Influencer marketing agency where she helped launch brands like General Mills, Walmart Canada, Finish & Lysol into the social sphere.

Alex CondeAlex Conde
Senior Manager, Content Strategy & Development, Questrade Financial Group

For over 10 years, Alex has worked in the field of content marketing in financial services; helping educate Canadians to understand the best products and services for them. As a veteran storyteller, he promotes the value of tailored and targeted content as part of any top-notch marketing experience, across any industry.

Justine MelmanJustine Melman
VP, Marketing & Communications, Flybits

Justine Melman is a seasoned consumer marketer with almost two decades of experience delivering cutting-edge marketing, user engagement and social media campaigns for major global and Canadian brands including Holt Renfrew, The Globe and Mail, eBay Canada, Ally, Yahoo! Canada and Cineplex. Justine also brings a transformative perspective to the customer experience, helping brands implement and evolve their CX strategy.

Justine was a 2015 nominee for the American Marketing Association’s Marketer on the Rise award.

Rebeca ShevelRebecca Shevel
Director, Marketing, Custom Solutions & Project Management, Fifth Story

Rebecca Shevel is a dedicated and innovative Marketing Director, Media and Advertising leader with +20 years of experience growing brands, audiences and revenue. She has done this by developing relationships, creating multi-platform marketing, content & strategic advertising solutions. Rebecca’s approach is to be consultative, strategic and holistic with her clients and team.

Rebecca passions include content marketing, digital media and emerging technology. She has extensive experience working directly with clients (B2B & B2C), boutique and national media agencies. Rebecca brings a unique view when solving business challenges, having worked on the media supplier and agency sides of business. Rebecca enjoys helping define KPIs for clients to ensure the recommended strategy is fully supported by the best content, marketing and digital tactics.

Rebecca has worked with and for numerous Tier-1 brands in a variety roles. Currently, she is the Director of Marketing and Custom Solutions at Fifth Story, working with the Account Directors to help create an array of content marketing and digital solutions for clients; while also focused on building the Fifth Story brand via partnerships, sponsorships, PR and targeted marketing.

Michelle Cody
Senior Director, Marketing Planning & Operations, Rogers

Michelle Cody’s bio will be posted soon.

Tami Coughlan
Head of Sales & Partnerships, Pelmorex Corp.

Tami Coughlan’s bio will be posted soon.

Instructors

Carrie LysenkoCARRIE LYSENKO

Carrie Lysenko has been knee deep in Digital since the early 2000s.  She has led the growth and development of one of Canada’s most beloved sites and apps at The Weather Network for over a decade.  She now heads up Product at VerticalScope which is the largest online community and forum provider in the world.

Ian MartinsIAN MARTINS

Ian is an experienced performance marketer leading day to day operations as Chief Operating Officer at Abacus. With over a decade in digital marketing experience, Ian has a demonstrated history of driving measurable results for his clients. Ian has experience across a variety of business verticals having serviced clients like P&G, Scotiabank, CIBC, Revlon, Dropbox and Grocery Gateway to name a few.

Courses

Fundamentals of Digital Marketing

This course explores how media is consumed across all devices and platforms to create an ecosystem for marketers and advertisers to effectively communicate products, services and brands.  This course will study the intersection of offline and online media, global and national trends in the digital industry, the impact of data collection and privacy and how to navigate as a digital strategist in this environment.  You will learn how to reach target consumers through Search Engine Marketing (SEM), Email Marketing, Video, Social, Mobile and emerging technologies.

Includes project work with real companies

Marketing for Search Engines and Social Media

This course will focus on teaching you how to apply the foundational learnings from the Fundamentals of Digital Marketing course. You will be taught how to leverage best practices for optimizing websites through Search Engine Optimization (SEO), run Google Ads (SEM), learn how to develop a content calendar and plan across social channels, and develop ads on social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram. You will also learn how to track / measure key metrics utilizing native platforms.

Includes project work with real companies

Marketing Automation and User Engagement

In this course you will learn how to map user journeys and build marketing process flow charts. You will be introduced to various marketing automation tools and software and learn how they can be used to improve the effectiveness of your marketing efforts. You will apply your learnings from the previous courses to plan marketing funnels and drip campaigns across a variety of platforms utilizing sophisticated remarking tactics. You will also learn best practices around collecting, storing, segmenting and utilizing user data and how to keep people engaged post purchase.

Concludes in a group project that develops a cross platform full funnel digital marketing campaign

Program Policies

Program policies will be posted soon.

 

 

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