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NIMA Digital Marketing Training

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The NIMA Digital Marketing training ‘Professional Diploma in Digital Marketing‘ is the ideal course for those who want to get the online marketing skills to boost their businesses digitally. Or those who want to change careers.

This 5-day training is exclusively designed by the Digital Marketing Institute in Ireland and is approved by NIMA (Nederlands Instituut voor Marketing) and the Industry Advisory Council. This process ensures you are receiving the most up-to-date information available for your studies.

The Industry Advisory Council members are comprised of representatives from leading digital brands, including Twitter, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, IBM, WPP and Ogilvy.


  • Introduction into Digital Marketing
  • Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
  • Web Analytics
  • Pay Per Click Marketing
  • Email Marketing
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Digital Display Advertising
  • Mobile Marketing
  • Strategy & Planning

After successful completion of the official exam, you will receive the official NIMA / DMI certificateYou will also receive a listing placement on the NIMA MyCareer portal and receive 30 PE points if applicable.

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The NIMA Digital Marketing Training is the ideal course for anyone involved in the planning, implementation or measurement of Digital strategies – or anyone who would like to pursue a career in this area. If you are a business owner, marketing professional or manager who wants to improve your online engagement, this is the course for you. This digital marketing training will provide you with everything you need to kickstart an exciting, innovative career.

Our diploma is a global-standard qualification that will benefit you no matter where your career takes you. This training is designed by the Digital Marketing Institute in Ireland. This organisation sets the global standard in digital marketing certification. They have certified more professionals to a single digital education standard than any other certification body.

The Professional Diploma in Digital Marketing has been credit rated by SQA at Level 8 on the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF). SCQF level 8 corresponds to level 5 on the European Qualifications Framework (EQF).

We have specifically structured the curriculum to focus on current trends and best practices in Digital Marketing. As well as creating innovative strategies, you will also learn how to leverage these strategies to gain competitive advantage for both your business and career.

Exam Information

To complete the NIMA Digital Marketing Training and become a Certified Digital Marketing Professional, you will have to complete a computer-based examination. The exam is optional and can be scheduled at your own convenience at any Pearson VUE testing centre throughout the world. Candidates must take the exam within 24 weeks of completing the Professional Diploma. We recommend students take the first exam 3-6 weeks after the completion of the course.

The exam is currently priced at € 180,- for the first exam attempt and € 60,- for subsequent exam attempts.

This website of Digital Marketing Institute is dedicated to candidates preparing for the computer-based exam.
The full exam guidelines you will find via this link.

After successful completion of the official exam, you will receive the NIMA / DMI certificate and 30 PE points if applicable.

You will also receive a listing placement on the NIMA MyCareer portal.

The professional diploma in digital marketing has been credit rated by SQA at Level 8 on the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF). SCQF level 8 corresponds to level 5 on the European Qualifications Framework (EQF).

Introduction to Digital Marketing

The Introduction to Digital Marketing (also known as Online Marketing, Internet Marketing or Web Marketing) module enables you to harness the power of Digital Marketing as a core driver of the marketing strategy for your organisation. After the Digital Marketing Training you will understand the foundation principles of Digital Marketing, and be able to distinguish how it differs from traditional marketing.

Digital Marketing channels include, but are not limited to:

  • Search Engine Optimisation
  • Web Analytics
  • Pay Per Click Marketing
  • Email Marketing
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Affiliate Marketing
  • Digital Display Advertising
  • Mobile Marketing
  • Online Video Marketing

This opening module on our Digital Marketing programme explains and demonstrates the power of the internet and how to harness these changes as the relationship between organisations and customers define the way we live. We will be showing how you can apply digital concepts across the marketing function in any business.

Topics covered:

  • Definition of the Digital Marketing Method
  • Principles
  • Our Tools
  • The Digital Marketing Framework
  • The Digital Marketing Quality Score
  • Key Concepts of Digital Marketing
  • Traditional v Digital Marketing
  • The Opportunity of Digital Marketing
  • Characteristics of Digital Marketing
  • Implications of Digital Marketing
  • Market Research v Market Reality

Search Engine Optimization

Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) is the term used to describe the marketing technique of preparing a web site to enhance its chances of being ranked in the top results of a search engine. This NIMA Digital Marketing Training provides you with a comprehensive understanding of the principles of SEO and demonstrates how to implement these techniques and start to get your site to #1 on Google.

Topics covered:

  • Key SEO Concepts
  • Search Results & Positioning
  • Benefits of Search Position
  • Mechanics of Search
  • On-Page Optimisation
  • The SEO Process
  • Customer Insights
  • Analysis & Review
  • Keyword Research & Selection
  • Meta Tags
  • SEO Site Map
  • SEO Webmaster Tools
  • Off-Page Optimisation
  • Inbound Links & Link Building
  • Ranking


Pay Per Click Marketing

The Pay Per Click module demonstrates how to implement and manage search advertising campaigns. Lectures of the NIMA Digital Marketing Training will cover the key concepts and terminology used within the field of PPC and will equip you with the technical understanding and skills to build and maintain an effective PPC strategy.

You will understand the fundamentals of search engine marketing and appreciate the mechanics of how PPC systems function. Students will develop advanced keyword research and selection skills and learn how to apply these to Adwords campaigns.

You will be able to analyse current Search Marketing activity and target your campaign to key audience groups in order to enhance and improve click through rates. You will recognise the features of strong ad copy, and develop your skills in writing compelling ads.

Learn how to set and manage budgets for Adwords campaigns, and measure and analyse their effectiveness by exporting detailed campaign management reports in order to see how they align with established baseline expectations. You will also be aware of relevant data protection and privacy issues associated with PPC.

Topics covered:

  • Key PPC concepts
  • Strengths of Pay Per Click
  • Keyword Research
  • Google PPC
  • Research Tools
  • Search Campaign Process
  • Ad Copy
  • Landing Pages
  • Targeting
  • Budgets
  • Scheduling
  • Display Networks
  • Ad Centre
  • Campaign Management
  • Conversion Tracking
  • Conversion Metrics: CPA, CTR
  • Bidding
  • Analytics

Email Marketing

Email Marketing, when carried out properly is still one of the most effective forms of digital marketing thanks to the powerful reporting tools available to marketers. The NIMA Digital Marketing Training clearly explains how permission-based email marketing plays an integral part in digital marketing to increase customer reach and sales. You will find out how to write, time and test campaigns as well as gain an insight into data protection considerations. Email continues to be an outstanding customer communications tool despite the challenges of deliverability, inbox stand-out and list member dormancy.

Topics covered:

  • Key Email Marketing Concepts
  • Campaign Process
  • Online & Offline Data Capture
  • Segmentation
  • Email Design
  • User Behaviour & Characteristics
  • Email Copy, Structure, Delivery & Systems
  • Scheduling
  • Measurement
  • Key Terms & Metrics
  • Split Testing

Digital Display Advertising

The Digital Display Advertising module equips you with the skills and knowledge to implement and manage effective digital display campaigns.

This module of the NIMA Digital Marketing Training covers the core concepts and terminology associated with digital display advertising, and explores what is involved in developing and managing effective ad campaigns.

You will develop a comprehensive understanding of the creation and deployment of digital display advertising, learning about the wide range of ad display formats and how to select the most appropriate ad format for your campaign target audience.

You will be able to develop clear campaign objectives and measure and optimise your campaign based on firm results analysis. Students will be able to research and use a range of campaign publishers, and know what pricing metrics such as CPM, CPC, CPL and CPA entail commercially.

You will also learn how to use the standard Digital Media Planning Process to obtain the best possible return on your digital display advertising efforts.

Digital Display Advertising

  • Key Digital Display Concepts
  • Benefits & Challenges of Digital Display
  • Running Effective Ads
  • Ad Formats & Features
  • Campaign Planning
  • Creative Formats
  • Targeting & Tracking your Campaign
  • Optimising the Campaign
  • Campaign Budget

Mobile Marketing

The Mobile Marketing module focuses on utilising the power of mobile technologies as a way to access increasingly mobile consumers.

You will understand emergent trends within the mobile space, and recognise the new opportunity afforded by “always on” mobile devices when interacting with specific audiences based on context and location.

This module of the NIMA Digital Marketing Training covers the key concepts and terminology used within the field of mobile marketing and will equip you with the technical knowledge and skills to build and maintain an effective mobile marketing strategy.

Learn how to run effective mobile campaigns and explore technologies such as NFC, Mobile Sites, Apps and Bluetooth. You will recognise the importance of suitable campaign messaging, and the need to validate marketing activity with campaign trials, review and ongoing analytics measurement.

Apply our six step process for designing and developing effective Mobile Apps and understand how mobile marketing integrates with the latest advances in social media marketing. The module also covers data protection and privacy issues associated with mobile marketing.

Topics covered:

  • Key Mobile Marketing Concepts
  • Trends in Mobile
  • Opportunities & Risks
  • Mobile Devices
  • Content
  • Strategy
  • Mobile Advertising
  • Mobile Apps
  • Proximity Marketing
  • Bluetooth
  • QR Codes
  • Implementation
  • Examples and case studies

Web Analytics

The Analytics module enables you to fully measure, monitor and optimise your Digital Marketing activities.

During the NIMA Digital Marketing Training you will learn how to build an online reporting structure for your business, and learn about the range of specialist tools that are available to help you understand how to measure and monitor online traffic.

You will understand the rationale and business benefits of adopting a formal analytics programme, and learn how to set up accounts, profiles and permissions to apply analytics tracking across your websites.

Discover how to align business KPIs with your analytics goal configuration, and utilise the features of Google Analytics to develop a detailed profile of your target audience’s location, demographics, technology, devices, interests and more.

Learn how to assess the effectiveness of your website’s technical performance and download speed, and how to measure levels of user engagement and conversion by tracking activities such as downloads, video views, purchases and registrations etc.

Create and schedule customised reports and explore the real time and intelligence reporting capabilities of Google Analytics. As with the other modules, you will also be aware of data protection and privacy issues associated with website analytics.

Topics covered:

  • What is Website Analytics?
  • Google Analytics explained
  • Understanding your KPI’s
  • Measuring website traffic
  • Setting up goal and event tracking>
  • Increasing traffic to your web site
  • eCommerce
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Intelligence Reporting

Social Media Marketing

The Social Media Marketing module is broken into two modules.

The first module enables you to effectively engage with customers across a diverse range of social media platforms. You will appreciate the emerging trends in the social media space and the opportunity afforded by the ‘always connected’ social consumer. You will recognise the suitability of different social platforms for your aims and objectives, and appreciate the challenges of social media.

This module of the NIMA Digital Marketing Training covers the key concepts and terminology used in social media, and you will be able to configure social media accounts across Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and Google +, as well as learning about the new emergent social platforms.

The second Social Media Marketing module explores how to implement social advertising features to build and sustain relationships with customers. You will appreciate the challenges of implementing an effective Social Media strategy for your business, with a focus on the importance of listening as the critical starting point.

You will be able to accurately measure the effectiveness of your social media campaigns using analytics, and be able to evaluate information about budgetary spend against baseline expectations.

Lastly, you will be aware of privacy and data protection issues associated with social media marketing.

Topics covered:

  • Key Social Media Concepts
  • Social Media Goals
  • Setting Goals & Priorities
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn
  • Google+
  • New Social Challenges
  • Apps & Plug-ins
  • KPI Measures
  • Reporting
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  • Super training, very interesting stuff. Enough details, but not too many. Link with actual systems: so you see the theory applied into f.i. Google Adwords, live.

    S. Maathuis (PDDM)
    8 / 10

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