The amount of experience we have as practitioners of social media marketing, well over 60,000 hours and hundreds of clients in over one hundred verticals, makes us uniquely qualified to train others on how to become an expert social media marketer.
DALLAS, Texas (PRWEB) December 14, 2011
Splash Media, one of the largest providers of social media services in the United States, today announces that classes are now in session at Splash Media U™ (http://www.splashmediau.com), the first training and certification program for those wanting a career in one of the fastest-growing opportunities in the business world: social media marketing.
Splash Media U is an educational program that includes in-person instructor-led classes, a series of online video tutorials and a daily, live, interactive TV show over the Internet hosted by instructors. The program is designed to train individuals to become marketing professionals who specialize in using Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and blogs to help businesses build sales leads and boost customer relationships.
Upon completion of the coursework, graduates will receive certification that can open the door to a career in social media marketing - a career that can pay more than $50,000 per year and can help professionals start their own business or get hired by companies as full-time social media specialists.
“We are excited to make our world-class social media training and education available to anyone that is looking for a career in social media marketing. The amount of experience we have as practitioners of social media marketing, well over 60,000 hours and hundreds of clients in over one hundred verticals, makes us uniquely qualified to train others on how to become an expert social media marketer," said Chris Kraft, President and CEO of Splash Media.
Splash Media U Addresses Demand for Social Media Professionals
Social media marketing professionals are now in demand among businesses worldwide:
- Recent surveys show social media adoption by small businesses doubled from 2009 to 2010 as they started outsourcing their social media design/development, content creation and analytics.
- 61 percent of small business owners now use social media to attract new customers.
- 75 percent of businesses now have a company page on a social network.
- 45 percent expect their social media activities to be profitable within the next 12 months.
The Splash Media U Program
Splash Media U certification is backed by 60,000-plus hours of hands-on, proven social media campaigns that Splash Media has provided for hundreds of B2B and B2C clients around the world. Splash Media U's instructors are actual social media marketing managers who have designed successful strategies and tactics for small and midsize businesses.
Features of The Splash Media U course include:
- One-Day Live Training - An in-person, instructor-led session that provides an overview of social media marketing and the Splash Media U coursework.
- Online Curriculum - Web-based video classes covering four courses: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and General Studies. More than 160 classes ranging from basic to advanced topics are now available online with more being produced weekly. Periodic exams will test students’ progress.
- Ongoing Support - Splash Media's social media specialists are available by phone and online to answer questions and help guide students through the certification process. An online community also provides interactive help from fellow students and Splash Media's social media managers.
- SMTV™ - Social Media TV™ is a daily, live, instructor-led TV show over the Internet, produced at Splash Media's $5.5 million studio. These shows will highlight the latest social media marketing news, industry best practices and training by real social media professionals.
- Resource Center - Sample Social Media Business Plans, content strategies, keyword phrase analysis for search engine optimization and more, produced by Splash Media's professional social media managers.
- Partner Services- Certified graduates will also have access to Splash Media services such as blogs, video production, SEO services, and PPC campaign management.
- Featured Providers Listing - Certified graduates will also have the option of being listed as a featured provider on the Splash Media U website.
Completion of the course allows graduates to display their Splash Media U certification on websites, résumé, email signatures and business cards. For more information on class availability and prices, visit http://www.SplashMediaU.com or call (855) 249-7752.
ABOUT SPLASH MEDIA
Splash Media, LP, based in Dallas, Texas, is one of the largest companies in the United States to provide full social media marketing services for businesses around the world. Splash Media designs customized social media strategies for clients, provides text and video content, incorporates traditional Internet marketing and SEO, and monitors online reputations and brand mentions.
Splash Media’s unique services for clients include a $5.5 million video production facility using state-of-the-art virtual reality backgrounds and an Emmy Award-winning video production staff. The blend of interactive digital marketing and leading-edge video results in compelling content that drives new business leads and creates thriving online communities for customers.
Splash Media also offers its own software product: SplashCube™, a one-of-a-kind social media management tool that grades businesses on their use of social networks and provides real-time guidance for building online communities; and Splash Media U™, the first training and certification program for those wanting a career in social media marketing.