Growth Marketing is the perfect course for anyone who is studying Digital Marketing, or Media and Communications. It is also a great opportunity for students who are studying creative writing or entrepreneurship.
The course is an introduction to digital marketing strategies and user behaviour, from content marketing, search, social to analytical tools used to track the success of digital campaigns.
The digital revolution completely changed the way organisations approach their core business from creating products and services, managing customers to marketing and sales. Digital platforms introduce new ways of communication with end customers allowing companies to tailor products and services to customer’s needs in a more agile way. Digital marketing has changed the marketing and advertising landscape, making it faster, more precise, real-time and data-driven. The tools marketers use every day allow them to execute digital campaigns that target audiences across the world much more efficiently and with smaller budgets than traditional marketing.
In this course, students will examine the basic concepts of Digital Strategy, starting from understanding a companies business model, product, customer, market and business goals as well as how to accomplish their marketing goals on digital platforms. Students will also explore different digital marketing strategies and user behaviour including content marketing, search and social marketing and the analytical tools used to track the success of digital campaigns.
Over the course of 3-weeks students will spend 2 weeks in Zagreb, Croatia’s capital city that has been influenced by Eastern and Western Europeans as well as the Ottoman Empire, and 1 week in Šibenik a beautiful city on the Dalmatian Coast founded over 1000 years ago. You will get to explore a number of historical site and beautiful national parks including Krka National Park and the Museum of Illusions.
Participants in this course will also complete a Financing Early Stage Start-Ups Workshop and survival Croatian language Workshop.
Intended Learning Outcomes & Additional Course Information
After successfully completing this short course, participants will have gained the following skills and knowledge:
- Use Buying Personas, Buyers Journey and Consumer Micro moments: understanding the consumer
- Understand Digital Marketing Essentials: cross-platform communication, goals, metrics
- Understand Web optimization – elements of efficient landing pages, optimizing purchase funnels, creating useful content, user research techniques SEO
- Use Advertising on Google AdWords – SEM, Google Display Network, Mobile Advertising
- Use YouTube advertising
- Understand how to measuring success with Google Analytics
- Use Social Media channels for marketing
- Understand how to position a brand on digital channels
University & Faculty
Algebra University College is the flagship of the largest private educational organization in Republic of Croatia and the region (Algebra group), present today in more than 20 cities across Croatia.
Founded in 1998, they educate around 20,000 students annually, through various seminars and short educational programs in adult education, while in higher education they enrol more than 300 new students each year.
The quality of Algebra has been recognized by their students as well as by all major software manufacturers and has been attested by the implementation of the ISO 9001:2000 certification which was introduced back in 2004.
Zagreb is not only the capital city of Croatia but it is also the cultural and economic centre It is a bustling city with the whole package – culture, arts, music, architecture, and of course amazing food. The city itself is one of the more unique places in Europe with heavy influences from the East, West and Ottoman Empire. Zagreb is also known for its quirky museums our favorite is the ‘Museum of Broken Relationships’.
Šibenik is a city located on the Adriatic Coast where the Krka River meets the sea. The city is almost 1000 years old and contains much of the old town charm as its more well-known neighbors Spilt and Dubrovnik. In the centre of the old town, you will find St. James Cathedral a UNESCO World Heritage-listed site along which is lit up at night along with the port. In your spare time, you can enjoy the beach and views of St. Nicholas Fortress.
You will be staying at a hostel in a four-person dorm shared with fellow students of the same sex. Your room includes:
The hostels also have a modern communal kitchen for you to cook your own meals, a lounge/common area, and a bar/restaurant.
You will have your privacy while also having the choice of socialising and partaking in the free events the hostels throw.
Students can upgrade to a private accommodation upon request for an additional fee
Social and Cultural Program
– Krka National Park
– Quirky Museums
– Zagreb walking tour
– Šibenik walking tour
Students will be provided with lunch on weekdays during the program
Financing Early Stage Start-Ups Workshop
Early stage startups are often linked to high risk of falling into the “funding gap“. This has the potential to kill even most innovative ideas!
This workshop will help you prepare for funding an early stage startup and avoid some of the financial hurdles that early start-ups face, this way, when the time comes for pitching your project to funders (friends & family, venture capital, business angels, crowdfunding, banks, public funds, cofounders, employees) you will be much better prepared.
Croatian Language and Culture Workshop
The Croatian language and culture workshop is a fun introduction to the Croatian language and Croatian history. This course will include lessons on speaking, reading and writing in Croatian and will give you insight into relevant factors of the Croatian cultural identity.
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Applications for YMCA Global Study January/February 2019 programs are now open. Places are limited and are usually oversubscribed. Students are encouraged to apply early to secure their spot.
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