Concordia University


Course Code: CEPR 125
Public relations has never been so public; online footprints have never been so large. That can work for you or against you. If you want to learn how to harness the power of social media to your advantage, this is the place to start. You'll gain practical, real-world knowledge about consumer-generated media and hands-on training on how to use it effectively. In this platform-based course, you'll concentrate on the tactical differences between the main social media sites to complement traditional mass media techniques. By the end of the course, you'll be able to create an integrated social media strategy. No more posting in the dark.

Your take-away

This course is a great way to help you:
• Use social media in the context of PR;
• Build your profile on the top social networks: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram and YouTube;
• Gain knowledge about the top social networks and their audiences, tactical differences and strengths;
• Evaluate target markets and choose the right social networks;
• Build a case for choosing the best social channels in a marketing mix and present your findings;
• Create an integrated social media strategy.

Our approach

In this program, you'll gain real-world knowledge, experience and insights through hands-on training from industry experts with a wealth of experience. Individual and group activities are very hands-on, bridging the gap between theory and practice.

Who benefits the most?

• Anyone who wants to learn the fundamentals of social media.
• Students who want to work in public relations, advertising, website creation, management, or virtually any other field that communicates online.
• Public relations professionals who want to broaden their own reach or that of their clients.
• Students moving onward to an academic path in the web world.
• Employees in marketing, communications or sales who want to refresh their skills or open new horizons.
• Small-business owners or association members who manage their own communications.
• Website owners/managers who want to maximize their reach on the web.

Alumni discount

Concordia University Undergraduate and Graduate Alumni, based on the information maintained by the Office of the Registrar, are waived from paying registration and late registration fees when enrolling for courses at Concordia Continuing Education. In addition, Concordia University Undergraduate and Graduate Alumni will receive a 10% reduction on their tuition fees. The Alumni discount is automatically calculated when students enroll on-line.

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