Content Marketing Certification

This certificate is no longer available for enrollment.

Overview

There are more than 3.5 billion pieces of content shared each week on Facebook alone, and according to Technorati, 15% of bloggers spend ten or more hours each week blogging. With so much content on the web, it’s no wonder why there is such a high demand for content marketing strategists.

Content marketing has become one of the most successful assets a business can leverage. Roughly 90% of all sales come from online content mostly because consumers prefer to make informed decisions, and what better way to learn about a product than through informative content and reviews?

In association with leading research firms and industry associations, the Online Marketing Institute has developed practical Content Marketing training and professional guidance on how to leverage your company’s marketing, sales, and social content to engage consumers and improve ROI.

Certification Benefits:

  • Develop a strong understanding of content marketing, including tools and strategies to reach marketing and revenue goals.
  • Apply proven tracking methods to measure and build out effect content marketing strategies and calendars.
  • Receive content marketing credentials and valuable skills in less time and money than a degree would require.
  • Be recognized for your content marketing expertise and commitment to evolving your skill set.

What You’ll Learn:

  • Understand what content marketing is and what it isn’t as well as its history and role in the marketing mix.
  • Use content marketing to drive other important marketing channels, such as search engine optimization, social media, and lead generation.
  • Build out strong marketing and content calendars that align with marketing and outreach goals.
  • Create a strong foundational strategy for all your content marketing efforts as well as how to integrate content across various channels.
  • View examples and relevant case studies to see how various organizations implemented a strategy and measured success.
  • Optimize your content so that is it both easy to find, remarkable, and that caters to both potential and existing customers.
  • Develop management and integration methods to ensure quality content at the right frequency for your audience.
  • Track and measure the success of your content via various tools and metrics.
  • Interpret data collected to make viable business decisions based on content and distribution channel success.
  • Manage the process of creating and distributing content and determine whether in sourcing or outsourcing is the right direction for your company.

Instructors

Joe Pulizzi

Joe Pulizzi is a leading author, speaker and strategist for content marketing. Joe is first and foremost a content marketing evangelist, and founded the Content Marketing Institute, which includes the premier international content marketing event Content Marketing World and Chief Content Officer magazine. Joe is also CEO of SocialTract, the leading blogging service for service professionals and co-author of the highly praised book Get Content Get Customers (McGraw-Hill), recognized as THE handbook for content marketing, as well as Managing Content Marketing: The Real-World Guide for Creating Passionate Subscribers to Your Brand.Awarded ‰”Custom Media Innovator of the Year‰” by American Business Media, Voted Who‰’s Who in Media Business by BtoB Magazine, Folio: 40, and recognized as the Most Influential Content Strategist via Lavacon, Joe travels around North America and Europe talking to marketers and business owners about how they are indeed publishers, and what they need to do about it. Joe writes one of the most popular content marketing blogs in the world and is overly passionate about the color orange.

Pawan Deshpande

Pawan Deshpande is the founder and CEO of Curata. Pawan is responsible for the company’s vision, management and product strategy, and leads the firm’s advanced development initiatives. Pawan has held software engineering positions at Microsoft and Google and was awarded patents in social networking and natural language processing areas. Pawan earned his S.B. and M. Eng. in Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

FAQ

The regular cost of this certification is 859.00.
Every one of our certifications is broken up into a series of 5-11 classes. Each included class may run between 30-60 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 about 30 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.
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.
The Online Marketing Institute has been involved in online education for over 10 years. 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.

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