When I run executive training in Search and Social Media Marketing sessions among first things that I will be asked is, “what is a digital marketing strategy?” A simple answer is difficult as my response will always start with the statement, “It depends!” However, when confronted with writing a book on Digital and Social Media[…]
The spirit of JEMSS project with the hands on element of Masters in Digital is to encourage internships and work placements for students whilst studying. Highlighting successful internships with the JEMSS University partners we’re showcasing the first of a series of blogs to give students and businesses and insight into the benefits of such placements[…]
Dr Tahir Rashid attended the EU Search Awards on 4th of May 2016 along with other members of Salford Business School. They attended the event in Paris as Double nominees for Best Use of Search- Third Sector and Best Low Budget Campaign for the #passion4digital MOOC. This is their story. Paris has often been described as[…]
This is Toka’s Story of how his #passion4digital led by Social Media & Digital Marketing MOOC delivered by the Salford Business School and how it has transformed his dreams of making a living online into reality. Hi! I’m Toka (meaning: high quality/standard) and my quest to work in digital began when I was 15. Being African[…]
I’m a MOOC lover. In my gap year, I was most commonly found streaming MOOC lectures in my bedroom. For someone who loves to learn, the concept of MOOCs is paradise – free learning from the best experts in the world. However, the MOOC hype began to quickly die down when a variety of challenges[…]
Earlier this year we began our work on a new platform specifically created for #passion4digital community. Since then, the platform has went through many changes, improvements, Guerrilla usability testing and even challenges. The work conducted for this platform was also used by me, a final year Salford Business School student for my dissertation project as[…]
What makes content viral? In a society where blogs, images, tweets and videos have the potential to be global worldwide phenomena reaching and engaging audiences in minutes we look at what contributes to them becoming viral and it’s usefulness in digital marketing.
The holy grail of successful content marketing campaign is that the content resonates with your buyer personas. Once your buyer persona engage with your content and start sharing it on your behalf the content becomes viral. One of the common challenges for students on the MSc Digitial Marketing is to see how different types of content resonate with buyer persona. Therefore it is alwyas a process of testing and learning which is needed for developing a successfull digitla marketing strategy.
When looking at virility of content and in particular when it comes to evaluating videos, a number of different models are available including the Berger’s (2013) STEPPS framework. Let’s have a detailed look at what the STEPPS model offers for a viral markeitng campaign. […]
On Thursday 28th January a team of three postgraduate students, five members of staff and two company partners from the Candidate Ltd set off on a journey to the Northern Digital Awards 2016.
Salford Business School was up for a nomination with the Candidate Ltd for the best digital marketing campaign in third sector as part of project that develops a Joint Masters in Digital and Social Media Marketing. The campaign was around the massive open online course (MOOC) which allows free education in Digital Marketing and attracted over 14k students from around the globe.
We did not win, but the actual process of attending the Northern Digital Awards 2016 was an educational experience that you cannot read about – you have to experience it. offers a number of extra curricular activities for students to engage in developing their professional brand – see Creative Entrepreneur event as well as networks and attending of these awards one of these great occasions.
UPDATED February 22, 2016
The submission stage for the survey has concluded. We would like to thank everyone for the time taken to complete the survey and the valuable answers.
We are pleased to announce that following the prize draw, Harriett Clarke has been selected as the winner of the Amazon Voucher. Please see below our winner’s kind words:
“Oh WOW what can I say I am most delighted to have won!!!! And as for my participating in improving the #passion4digital platform: I am an advocate of further education and learning. It is fantastic that the #passion4digital platform has enabled persons from as far as my country Jamaica, to access such a beneficial course as the digital and social media marketing which has helped to dispel the notion that Social Media is only about getting a Facebook or Twitter account. The course has helped us to see that it is a very important part of the marketing and advertising process which is to be taken very seriously when developing a successful marketing campaign. I look forward to some day being able to access a Masters Degree from this very platform #passion4digital which has helped to broaden my digital marketing and social media skills.”
Apart from the work we are conducting on developing a MOOC, writing the core text book for the Joint Masters in Digital and Social Media Marketing course, we are involved in creating a new platform for the continuously growing #passion4digital community.
If you were already using Creative Hive platform, you will be happy to find out that #passion4digital community will have its own platform created to enhance your learning experience. Your new website address will be: http://my.mastersindigitalmarketing.org/YOUR_WEBSITE_NAME.
As the old saying goes – history repeats itself and this is no different when looking at the history of SEO and the digital marketing field – although the tools might be new and evolving the one aspect of digital marketing that remains constant is change.
The history of Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) allows us to chart the main developments associated with it’s constant evolution – during which these four pillars of SEO stood the test of time –