Month 11 Mastery Journal

This month we did Digital Law and we begin to learn a lot about cases from privacy issues to terms of use. This class really opened my eyes to the responsibility that we have over our content to make sure that our content is representing the truth. Over the last decade, there have been many cases over revealing identities of bloggers to various terms of use. I have also learned about how our freedom of expression is protected under the 1st amendment however there are indeed limitations to that agreement

One of the things that really stood out to me this month remembering to make sure that we had enough information from other cases to make sure that our stance from a legal perspective was valid. I also learned that how a decision is made in court as will by using former cases determine what will happen in a new case. I really enjoyed the class and look forward to applying what I have learned in the future. One of the things I found out that was interesting was the SPAM ACT The Spam Act.

What is the SPAM Act- The spam act was established in 2003 and later updated in 2008. Spam Stands for Controlling The Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography And Marketing Act thus SPAM ACT. Though spam marketing is very ethical there were laws and regulations put in place to stop bad guys from misleading people. I learned that everything when it comes to spam marketings has checks and balances for marketers and bad guys alike as long as we follow the rules are followed any business profitable successful Spam promotion ensuring that we follow the following 7 rules. As line out by the FTC. 4. No false or misleading header5. No Deceptive subject line 6. We identify the message within the text as an ad  7. We state our business location  8. State how to opt-out  and 9 can not charge a fee or sell to a third party once  the opt-out has been made don’t follow the rules and we will be subjected to penalties of up to 43,280 per email Following the rules are totally ethical and legal

My three original objectives for this course were: 1. To increase my awareness of social media marketing. 2. Learn analytics a little more in-depth 3. Open my own Digital Marketing firm that I may turn my freelance work into job opportunities for other stays at home parents which gives the flexibility to work anywhere. I can say that thus far, I have learned a lot about goals and also the use of analytics across the internet from free software to also pair for software. As I begin to do my testing outside of the academic setting, I was able to change up some things on a few of my websites, which I begin to see an increase in engagement on various paid-for social media posts for myself as well as my pastor’s participation and interaction.

These subtle changes made the content relatable and goal-oriented we begin to see the results that we wanted to see. I did officially open up the CH SOCIAL Marketing firm I have yet to hire any at-home agents because I am working on building up our clientele to justify the cost of a salary. I currently use Odesk as an outsource for social media posting while I’m doing my current job and attending school. I do think we may consider a spam promotion if it is worth it, however, continue to follow all the guidelines specified by the FTC. I really enjoyed this class and look forward to auditing the class in the future.

DIGITAL ANALYTICS AND OPTIMIZATION – ONLINE

DIGITAL ANALYTICS AND OPTIMIZATION – ONLINE

 

This class was unique class analytics is a significant part of digital marketing because you have to understand who is coming to your site. Analytics answers the W’s Who? What? When? Where? And How? These are the general information that we get from using google analytics. Having used Google analytics now a little more in my own personal practices, my clients are now able to understand how their website is performing, where they can adjust on their sites to get the desired results that they want for their business. 

 

We also learned about S.M.A.R.T and the importance of having measurable KPI. Smart goals are Simple, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-based. This allows us to be realistic to determine what the KPI. Key performance indicators are realistic, and we can easily measure the performance. I have found that making things measurable is one of the best ways to stay on track of your goals. 

 

This month we also took the Google Analytics Individual Qualification goal. I think this is an excellent certification to add to your resume so that future employers can see that you do know the advance analytics and know what you’re talking about. This month with the knowledge of Google Analytics that I have gained from the Marketing journey, I was able to pass on the first goal. This was a great accomplishment. 

 

Overall I got a greater understanding of the Why and measuring for this class, which I do believe that I will use in the future. This class was amazing; the professor had great insight into the class. Though I am about to graduate very soon, I am thankful for the skills that I have to learn and also be able to come back in the future and audit the class is awesome. 

ADVANCED DIGITAL MARKETING STRATEGIES

ADVANCED DIGITAL MARKETING STRATEGIES

This month in the Advance Digital Marketing Strategies class, we begin to learn more about advance marking. We begin to identify who our audience was, of course, this includes the demographics for our aundiece, age ranges, educational status for the audience who would use our business products. This time we took a more in-depth look at the audience’s intention. Would be the audience’s intention for using our service. This was very interesting too, because for the first considering the intention of the client. This is where marketing could begin to get a little bit more in the psychology of the client. By knowing the intention of the client, we can better serve them with the product that they need.

We learned about the AIDAS model; this includes Attention Interest, Desire, Action, Satisfaction. Identifying this for any brand would help increase conversion for the companies desired goal. We spent time defining what does ADIDAS looks like for our brand; we have choices — reflecting on one of the nonprofits in which could use this model to help with the growth of their organization. The ADIDAS model can be used in both the nonprofit and the for-profit sector.

In the class, we spend a little time as well as talking about headlines. This was fun. We were able to look at the various examples of how changing words how people respond to changing of words. I learn that instead of saying, start now — no Obligation trial today. Now the customer is willing to try without the worry about any obligation. I learn that trials have a higher conversion rate.

Though towards the end of the class I got a little bit confused on the formula for the CPC I did get the opportunity to see how with a budget you can get some great impressions for the money went. Overall the class was great. I look forward to auditing the class in the future.

Mastery Journal | New Media Marketing

Mastery Journal Blog 

 

The New Media Marketing class this month was filled with information that anyone could take in the business world. In the course, we are now making plans to increase the company reach. The prior classes were like building blocks that got us to the point of now being able to reach our new and existing clients. I like how, in the beginning, we started dealing with negative comments and how we would address them.

Many professionals, including Hubspot, say that 72% of people who complain on twitter expect a response within an hour. (Vaughan,P, 2019) This is the importance of social media monitoring tools such as Hootsuite are essential to any business. Hootsuite and others have an app, and various alarms can be set to notify the person on duty that someone is having an issue. The utilization of social tools is what the host masters use to monitor feedback across the various social platforms.

We also begin to learn what is a Customer, A Fan , and Influencer. These are what make up the marketing piece for business around the globe with social media making brands and consumer the ability to connect and talk. We no longer live in a world with tv commercials and mail fliers we now have what we call micro-influencers which means that the individuals could have a small following however their influence drives consumers to purchase or not to buy.

We also learned about building an influencer and fan-based programs. These are what brands do to get their products in the face of new customers to draw the existing customer to purchase more products. This can be done in various forms whether it be a fan, who love the product and have developed a brand loyalty or an influencer receiving a commission or being paid by the company to talk about the products. (Collier, J , 2013)

Having these type of programs in place will bring the company in front of a new audience who may not be familiar with their products and also increase sales. At the end of the day, brands want Fans who love their product and tell people about it how they like it because it is cheaper for a brand to have a fan-based because there is no money that is being spent and the fans who love the product are sharing and having conversations online and offline about their product.

I like the idea of creating a program for the hostmasters which was much fun. Because the hostmasters who already have an existing base of fan integrating a referral linking system that pays a commission. Will increase fan and brand loyalty because it says thank you for talking about our product and here is something to show we thank you. A 30% commission of a product is cheaper than any marketing plan. The best marking plain would be word of mouth from people who are not making up anything but based on their experience.

Collier, J. (2013). ETextbooks: Rent or Buy Online Textbooks. Retrieved September 23, 2019, from http://online.vitalsource.com/books/9781121687530/page/192

Vaughan, P. (2019). 72% of People Who Complain on Twitter Expect a Response Within an Hour. Retrieved September 29, 2019, from https://blog.hubspot.com/marketing/twitter-response-time-data

Digital Story Telling and Branding June 2019 The Brand Hero

The Brand Hero

This Month was an excellent class I begin to learn more about branding and storytelling. The class could have gone a little more in-depth on branding; however, one of the main things that have stuck with me was the storytelling. I learned that most great brands have a unique story. I learn during week three, when we begin to write our brand story for our client. That there is a difference between telling a story and marketing.

Traditionally we are accustomed to having some type of call too acting that we forget the aspect of telling a story. By making the customer, the star of the brand storying and presenting the brand as a hero shows the customer how your brand saves them from their issues.

Another form of storytelling has a clear beginning, middle, and end. Having this knowledge, I can apply with my current clients need and also share with our shareholders that we need to go back to the drawing board and rewrite our story. By rewriting our story from selling to show precisely how we are the hero will increase our clientele. Telling our story on social media should also increase our organic engagement.

Knowing that storying telling is always changing, I look at how daily we are surrounded by man stories daily. The story of any company that we tell should somehow become the hero in someone’s business that makes their business great. The greatest lesson that I learn out of the class was that the brand must be the hero in the eye of the consumer.

Marketing Fundamentals Mastery Journal

Marketing Fundamentals Mastery Journal

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The marketing fundamentals class was a class that I have enjoyed. This class begins to introduce us to the essential monitoring of our websites optimization and basic SEO tactics. At the beginning of the course, we discuss inbound and outbound marketing. We found that inbound marketing was valuable to the consumer vs. being overwhelmed with outbound marketing practices.

One of the takeaways, which I was able to apply in my place of employment was the website speed optimization with tools such as pingdom.com, gtmetrix.com, market.websitegrader.com, and page speed insights a tool by Google. Taking the data that was given, we were able to put the company website on a CDN and also added a plugin Asset clean up pro, Wp-Super Cache and WP-Optimize, wp-optimize.

I learned that I could go through each page of my website and optimize each page accordingly. By applying these techniques, the company has improved there performance. We measured for two weeks, and the bounce rate lowered by 50%. Users went from staying an average of 35 seconds to 2minuets and nine sec. When the users stayed on the site longer, they begin to purchase more items as well — being able to implement it into my toolbox. The skills I have learned have allowed me to become more competitive in the marketing field.

In conclusion, this class was very informative, and every lesson learned I could take it and apply it to the real world experience situations and see results. This was what I found rewarding from this class, and I look forward to learning more about marketing.