Content Marketing

This course is all about content marketing. From crafting social media messaging, to keeping website visitors engaged, content marketing is an art. You’ll learn creative approaches and practical skills you can apply across various channels.



10 Hours of self paced learning


100% Online – On Demand

Course Type

Short Course

Course overview

This short course is designed to leave you ready to take on content marketing challenges right away. You will learn through a dynamic mix of basic reading and real-life case studies. Plus you’ll get practical toolkits you can use to practice right away, as well as using in your work after you graduate. 


  • Five interactive modules
  • Ten (10) hours of learning (self-paced)
  • Practical templates and tools
  • Associate Level Certification
  • Included: DMI Membership

Skills & Competencies

  • Content Audit
  • Brief Development
  • Channel Promotion
  • SEO Marketing Concepts
  • Measuring Content
  • Keyword Research
  • Connecting Content with Audiences
  • Content Creation



Globally recognized certification

Receive a globally recongnised certificate
upon completion of your course


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Get local support

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Real self-paced online learning

Truly designed to be studies online.
Anytime and anywhere.


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What will I learn?


5 Modules • Approx 10 Hours of Learning Content

Module 1: Personas and SEO Strategy (1hr 18min)

Conduct smart research to develop detailed customer personas. Use this data to inform your choice of on-page content strategy for your website.


  • Purpose of Content Marketing
  • Buyer Personas
  • Social Media Demographics Guide for Digital Marketers
  • Developing a Brief
  • SEO Content Marketing Concepts


  • Buyer Persona Template
  • Digital Marketing Campaign Brief


  • Nail Your Content Strategy with Kate Talbot
Module 2: Keywords, SEO and Voice Search (1hr 49min)

The words on your website aren’t just they’re to fill space. They’re read by search engines and prospective customers, and you’ll need to cater to both. Learn to use the right language to bring traffic to your website and increase revenue.


  • Keyword Research
  • 5 Usability Principles That Make Visitors Stick


  • Infographic: The 5 Steps of Keyword Research
  • Toolkit & Handbook: On-Site SEO Audit


  • Voice Search with Clark Boyd (podcast)
Module 3: Creativity and Storytelling (3hr 34min)

Content is your change to tell your story, engage with your audience, and invite them to share in the world of your brand. Discover how to start that story, and which narratives work best for your customers. 


  • Content Creation and Repurposing
  • Enhancing Your Creativity
  • Your Brand Story


  • Content Ideation Template
  • Tools and Templates for Successful Blog Posts
  • Brand Style Elements Template

Case studies:

  • Wimbledon
  • The Image Recognition Market
  • Lego: The Building Blocks of a Modern-Day Superbrand


  • The Power of Design-Led Content Marketing
  • How to Write Well Online
  • Creating Great Content to Connect with Youth Audiences
Module 4: Channel Promotion and Collaboration (2hr 14min)

Learn how to create content that’s made for your audience and designed for a particular channel, yet repurposeable across multiple platforms. This module is packed with toolkits that will make your fresh start in content marketing 1000% easier.


  • Content Scheduling and Promotion
  • How to Build an Influencer Marketing Strategy
  • Successful Collaboration
  • Inbound Channels: Social and Content


  • Content and Channel Matrix Template
  • Content Production Budget Tracker
  • Social Media Calendar Template
  • Email Content & Copywriting Checklist
  • 10 Steps to Creating a Social Media Strategy

Case studies:

  • Email Marketing Strategy: The Ultimate Blueprint
  • Walkthrough: Mailchimp Email Creation
  • The Skimm


  • How AccuWeather uses social media to distribute content and engage users
Module 5: Measuring Performance (1hr 19min)

A comprehensive content strategy is more than just a good style guide. It’s rules and systems on measuring performance, auditing existing content frameworks, and making the most of analytics across platforms.


  • Measuring Content Performance
  • Evaluating the Performance of SEO Content
  • Content Audit Checklist
  • The Best Social Media Metrics to Focus On


  • Social Content Distribution & Engagement Dashboard
  • Content Audit Checklist


  • Using Analytics to Boost Content with Stephen Walsh

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the fee for this content marketing course?

The course fee is USD$375.

Are there any tests or exams?

There’s just one simple assessment: an online 40-question multiple choice exam. You can take the exam in the comfort of your own home. When you complete it successfully, you’ll be awarded an associate level certification.

Who is this course meant for?

From marketing professionals to small business owners and managers, anybody who’s looking to upskill quickly and learn from the best in the business will benefit from this course. It’s specifically designed and organised to fit around your busy schedule.

Do I have to already be in marketing to do this course?

Not at all. Although it might give you an advantage and a different context, this course is designed to be doable for beginners with a strong interest in content marketing.

How long does this short course take?

You will have twelve (12) weeks to work through the learning material. There’s around ten (10) hours of self-paced content, so that’s less than an hour a week commitment! Of course, you can complete the course faster if you wish. 

What’s next after this course?

Digital Academy delivers a variety of more advanced courses in partnership with the Digital Marketing Institute. Click back to the courses page to explore the full range. 

Content Marketing


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