Digital Strategy Certification


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We live in a time when using digital marketing is a bit like trying to hop on a fast moving train … even if you manage to time your jump perfectly and make it on, you will very quickly realize you have no idea where you’re going.

Building a great digital strategy can have a big benefit for your brand, but how can you learn to do it in the most effective way?  In this second certification course from the highly rated new Influential Marketer Series developed exclusively for OMI by best selling marketing author and Georgetown University Professor Rohit Bhargava, you will go inside the world of digital marketing to learn how all the pieces fit together and what you really need to ensure success and avoid predictable failure.

As the former co-founder of the world’s largest team of social media strategists at Ogilvy and a longtime brand consultant, Rohit has taken the lessons from nearly a decade of work in building digital and social programs for dozens of brands and made those insights publicly available in a learning program for the first time ever.

In particular, this course will teach you:


  • What digital marketing really is (without the usual buzzwords) and how the pieces fit together.
  • How to justify and measure the real business value of your digital efforts.
  • Why “conversation” is overrated and how great strategy can take you beyond the hype.
  • How to build a powerful strategy that helps you decide what to do and what to avoid.
  • Tips and techniques for involving your “reluctant experts” in creating content.
  • How to engage influencers and communities in your marketing efforts
  • How to build a great content marketing program, with tips, tricks and tools
  • How to grow, hire or outsource a scalable team to grow your efforts.
  • How to measure your results and relate the back to business value drivers

And these are just a few of the techniques and topics that will be covered over the span of eight customized classes (and over 6 hours of lessons on demand) that are sure to focus on the most useful topics you need to get started on building your digital strategy right away.

Class 1: Digital Strategy Introduction

Class 2: How to Build a Digital Strategy

Class 3: How to Create Compelling Digital Destinations

Class 4: How to Use Digital Drivers to Reach Audiences

Class 5: Introduction to Social Media Strategy

Class 6: Introduction to Influencer + Community Marketing Strategy

Class 7: Introduction to Content Creation + Curation

Class 8: Introduction to Content Strategy

Class 9: How To Measure Digital Marketing

Class 10: Recap: 5 Key Lessons To Remember

In addition to a digital certificate of completion after taking the course – every participant will also receive a beautiful physical copy of their certificate as well as a custom branded gift from the instructor.



The regular cost of this certification is 1499.00.
Every one of our certifications is broken up into a series of 5-11 classes. Each included class may run between 20-70 minutes in length and courses can be watched in one marathon viewing or broken up to fit your schedule.
You are given 6 months to complete your certification following enrollment, so plan to dedicate your time in completing the coursework accordingly. All classes are available on demand and you can take them at your own pace. More time to access the material may be provided on a case-by-case basis.
After finishing all classes in the certification, you will be ready to take the final exam. To begin click the “Start Exam Now” button underneath the last class in the certification. The untimed final exam consists of 30-50 multiple-choice and true/false questions. Allow 45 to 60 minutes to complete the exam. Ideally the exam should be taken in one sitting, however, your answers are saved if you need to come back and finish at a later time. You must pass with a score of 70% or higher to receive a certification of completion. You will have up to 3 chances to pass this exam. You will receive a digital certification via email upon successfully passing the exam.
No. Electives are available to supplement the main certification coursework, so you will not be tested on any of the material covered in those classes as they are optional to watch.
Upon completion, OMI will send you a digital certificate via email.
Certifications feature prerecorded presentations. Essentially, they consist of 20-70 minute video recordings of a narrated slide presentation.
At this time, most course content and other reference materials are not offered directly – however the Influential Marketer Learning Series includes a series of templates and guides which WILL be available for students to download and use. The certification includes details on where to access these bonus materials and how to download.
OMI's Certifications are constantly being updated to match the industry's latest trends and tactics in digital marketing. Content is either updated or replaced entirely in accordance to the most relevant and current information. In addition, every course in the Influential Marketer Learning Series is updated annually to ensure relevance and the most updated insights are included.
The Online Marketing Institute has been involved in online education for digital marketing longer than nearly all other organizations in the space. To address the topic of accreditation, since there is no accrediting body, OMI has gained accreditation from the States of California and Colorado and has been endorsed (and used by) major non-profit associations within the industry including: The Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB), Direct Marketing Association (DMA), Email Experience Council (EEC), Local Business Marketing Association(s), Word of Mouth Marketing Association (WOMMA) and more. OMI’s certification programs were then built through Wharton and it's Interactive Media Initiative to build an academically verified method to teach, train and test.

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