SOURCE: Word of Mouth Marketing Association

Word of Mouth Marketing Association

January 06, 2011 10:49 ET

Word of Mouth Marketing Association Online Certificate Program Starts January 25

Participants Earn Word of Mouth and Social Media Marketing Certificate

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - January 6, 2011) - The Word of Mouth Marketing Association (WOMMA) announced the 2011 dates for its Online Certificate Program, the first session beginning January 25. The WOMMA Online Certificate Program focuses on providing best practices in ethical and effective word of mouth and social media marketing.

Since 2009, more than 500 brand marketing professionals have graduated from the program, and it has proven to be a useful tool for those new to the social marketing field, those who wish to educate their staff or clients, and those who simply wish to boost their social marketing career and education. Participants receive knowledge of an overall framework for both offline and online word of mouth marketing best practices.

The six-segment program will be conducted via webinars every Tuesday and Thursday beginning January 25, for one hour.

  • January 25 - Defining WOM And How It Fits Into An Integrated Marketing Campaign
  • January 27 - Requirements For Successful Social Media Tools & What Not To Do
  • February 1 - WOM Strategy Development
  • February 3 - Learning And Change Management
  • February 8 - Word Of Mouth & Ethics
  • February 10 - Word Of Mouth And Measurement

"The WOMMA Online Certificate Program teaches participants how to best incorporate word of mouth and social media into a holistic marketing strategy, and how to tackle the various challenges along the way," said Kristen Smith, Executive Director of WOMMA.

WOMMA will also offer the program June 7 - June 23, and Nov 29 - Dec 15, 2011.

Fees for the WOMMA Online Certificate Program are: WOMMA Member: $395, nonmember: $550; the Society of Consumer Affairs Professionals in Business (SOCAP) Members: $395; Students: $125. Team rates are available.

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About WOMMA
WOMMA, http://www.womma.org, is the leading trade association in the marketing and advertising industries that focuses on word of mouth, consumer-generated and social media platforms -- or marketing techniques that include buzz, viral, community, and influencer marketing, as well as brand blogging. The organization is committed to developing and maintaining appropriate ethical standards for marketers and advertisers engaging in such marketing practices, identifying meaningful measurement standards for such marketing practices, and defining "best practices" for the industry.

Founded in 2004, WOMMA members include marketers and brands that use word-of-mouth marketing to reinforce their core customers and to reach out to new consumers, agencies that deliver word-of-mouth services and technologies, researchers that track the word-of-mouth experience and offline and online practitioners.

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