Advanced Facebook marketing training

All our Facebook training dates in one place

Advanced Facebook Marketing Training with Marie Page of The Digiterati

Get the absolute latest on Facebook marketing

The Digiterati Facebook marketing training is presented by Marie Page of The Digiterati, a leading Facebook expert and writer of Smart Insights “Smarter Guide to Facebook Marketing”.

Content includes all the very latest changes on the platform, best practice tricks and techniques for reach and engagement plus a deep dive into Facebook advertising as well as a hands-on guide to using Power Editor.

Taught using multiple real life examples, the day includes a behind-the-scenes look at the Insights data for both a B2C and B2B brand.

There are a number of options:

  • Face-to-face training in London – all the content taught in one intensive day – 5 May 2015
  • Three hour webinars with the content taught over two consecutive days:
    • Facebook 101 webinar – 27 May 2015
    • Facebook Insights, Advertising and Power Editor webinar – 28 May 2015

There are Early Bird promotional prices for all the training options so click through on the above links and book today to secure your place.

We cover all the “Other” social networks in separate training days and webinars.

What’s included?

With social media platforms, and Facebook in particular, moving at an astonishing rate, the need to keep abreast of changes both from an algorithmic and technical perspective are a constant requirement for agency staff and in-house Facebook Page admin managers. What was previously the perfect acquisition and engagement piece is now considered outdated or gauche and may even be penalised by the ever evolving Edgerank algorithm. Understanding what’s “working” RIGHT NOW is essential – and that changes so frequently that our slide decks are substantially updated each time we present this course.

With Facebook evolving as a “pay to play” platform with organic reach at an all time low for many brands, explore how a little marketing budget can go a long way in extending reach and acquiring new fans and customers. We will show you how to unlock the secrets of the challenging Power Editor advertising platform.

Content Marketing – why content is key to your success

  • An introduction to content marketing methods
  • Repurposing of content across platforms
  • Integrating content with email marketing

The State of Facebook – what you need to know to get ahead

  • The latest on Facebook most recent developments, best practice examples, do’s and don’ts
  • Organic reach is as little as 1% yet some experts are seeing extraordinarily high reach figures. Learn some of the secrets to combatting the Edgerank algorithm with a set of tips and tricks for optimum reach and engagement.
  • Discover how to create organic content on Facebook with the maximum chance of being seen. Without paying for advertising.

Getting the basics right – These seem simple but about 90% of people attending our sessions end up making changes as a result of this teaching

  • Cover and profile image best practice when a single image has to work on multiple devices and platforms
  • Your “home” page: About text, using the timeline, Life Events and Milestones, integrating links to your website about us, build audience tool, hashtag, tagging and url shortener best practice
  • Pages vs Profiles vs Groups
  • Groups: your secret weapon
  • Threaded comments

Finding and keeping fans

  • Advertising options for fan growth
  • The role of apps and competitions to drive fan numbers
  • Building your email list through Facebook

Content ideas – throughout the day we’ll look at hundreds of examples of great content  ideas, all of which can be re-purposed for other channels

  • What’s hot and what’s not – some fantastic ideas for great content together with out-dated practices that are better avoided
  • The art and science of posting – tips for improving engagement and extending reach
  • How to run a timeline competition without breaking Facebook’s terms of service
  • How to share links without getting penalised by Facebook
  • Why Facebook video outperforms YouTube and how to maximise its potential
  • Why the “more” button is your friend
  • Highlighting and “pinning” posts
  • Apps for data capture, viral reach and user engagement

Edgerank – SEO for Facebook

  • Why most of your fans don’t actually see a thing you post
  • What is the mysterious Edgerank algorithm and how to keep on top of it
  • How to avoid creating content that gets penalised by Edgerank
  • How to optimise posts to book news feed visibility
  • Knowing when to encourage reach with ad spend

Analytics – why you shouldn’t rely solely on the Insights dashboard

  • Digging below the surface of the dashboard including learning how to separate organic from viral reach and understand why the metric Facebook shows in the dashboard hides the real number of your current fans who see your content
  • Integration with Google Analytics
  • Applying Facebook Insights to improve your content and targeting strategies
  • When to post and what to post. Why the gurus get it wrong and what’s best for your fan base
  • A guided tour of the Facebook Insights data of a successful brand

Stop wasting money on Facebook ads

  • Analysis of the different ad options
    • Mobile, desktop and right column
    • Ad types demystified
    • Targeting ads by location, interests, connection, demographics, workplace and more
  • Smarter use of the advertising opportunities
  • Confused by all the targeting options? Enjoy a simple explanation and unlock the keys to targeting your potential market
  • How to target people with the same demographic profile as your existing mailing list or Facebook fan base
  • How to target Facebook ads at people not on your mailing list but who have visited your website (you can even target those visiting particular web pages)
  • How to integrate Google Analytics demographic data to better target your Facebook ads
  • The 20% text rule
  • Sponsored results
  • Under-utilised opportunities – offer claims, open graph and more
  • Recommended image size for different ads and devices
  • How many characters you can use and in which places on different ad types

Using Power Editor for better ads, targeting and lower ad spend

  • Why you should be using Power Editor and not the self-serve ad manager
  • Tracking ad effectiveness and conversion tracking
  • How and why (still) to create a dark or “unpublished” post
  • Size guides
  • Custom audiences
    • Re-marketing to your website visitors on Facebook
    • Using email database to find those people on Facebook
    • Find new customers who are similar to your current fans or email list
  • Integrating a call to action
  • How to run ads at particular times of the day and maximise your ad budget

What about the “Other” social networks?

We have a separate training day focussing on all the other main social networks – YouTube, Vine, Instagram, Pinterest, Google+, Snapchat and LinkedIn which will be running the day after this event. There is one in London and one in Manchester.

Book now to secure the best price

Click the links below for more information and remember to book now to enjoy the early bird discounts:

  • Face-to-face training in London – all the content taught in one intensive day – 5 May 2015
  • Three hour webinars with the content taught over two consecutive days:
    • Facebook 101 webinar – 27 May 2015
    • Facebook Insights, Advertising and Power Editor webinar – 28 May 2015

For training information on the “other” social networks click here.

About the trainer

Marie Page is a senior consultant and trainer at The Digiterati, a team of experienced senior marketing practitioners with backgrounds in world-leading brands, agencies and technology startups.

Marie has 15 years experience teaching in a wide variety of situations: postgraduate university courses, in-company training and mentoring, international conferences and also training for professional organisations including The Chartered Institute of Marketing where she has also worked as an digital marketing examiner.

She’s also had many years experience on both client and agency side in social media marketing, runs an award winning ecommerce company and manages one of the most engaged Facebook Pages in the UK.

Marie is the author of the Smart Insights book “Smarter Guide to Facebook Marketing” edited by Dr Dave Chaffey, now in its third edition.