Data-Driven Content Marketing

Create impactful content to engage audiences and amplify your brand's reach.

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Learn to design a content marketing strategy that leverages multiple data-driven tactics, including search engine optimization (SEO), social media marketing, blogging, email marketing, affiliate marketing, and influencer nurturing.

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The University of Chicago’s eight-week Data-Driven Content Marketing course will help you explore content marketing and learn a variety of tactics to engage your audience and drive relevant and profitable customer action by effectively gauging and adjusting your strategy to meet business objectives. By the end of the course, you will be fully prepared to present a complete marketing strategy to brand stakeholders.

Designed For

Designed for marketing professionals looking to diversify their content marketing strategies to gain a competitive edge. Both professionals in leadership positions and those looking to grow into a leadership role will discover creative, cost-effective ways to reach target audiences and accelerate marketing outcomes.

Learning Objectives

Well-known, established, and successful brands use content marketing that relies on data analytics to engage and retain customers, expand brand awareness, and increase sales. Learn to plan a content marketing approach to engage their audiences and encourage them to amplify the brand’s reach, trust, reputation, and credibility.

After completing the course, you will be able to: 

  • Explain the advantages of content marketing over other types of marketing
  • Understand which business objectives can be supported by a content marketing strategy
  • Connect all components of content marketing to create a coherent content marketing strategy
  • “Atomize” a larger piece of content into several small pieces of content
  • Select appropriate content pillars for your strategy
  • Choose the right channel tactics for your brand objectives, your audience behaviors, and your team’s bandwidth
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Learn how organizations incorporate data-driven analysis to optimize their content marketing initiatives and achieve goals.

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Online Learning Course Structure

  • Eight weeks in length
  • Weekly, self-paced, interactive learning modules and assignments are time-sensitive and should be completed by the set deadlines
  • Synchronous sessions and live question and answer sessions 
  • Mentors will provide continuous support and encourage a dynamic and positive learning environment

You Will Learn to:

  • Understand how content marketing can be a creative, cost-effective solution
  • Identify strong content marketing strategies and explain their success
  • Define a target audience, carry out research, and outline your audience’s online media habits
  • Create a content map for three content pillars in line with a brand’s business objectives
  • Create a channel marketing plan for disseminating content to the target audience
  • Create a growth plan that incorporates a user-generated campaign and additional tactics like influencer nurturing
  • Establish KPIs to measure and adjust the strategy as it is implemented 
  • Present a complete content marketing strategy to brand stakeholders

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Career Outlook

Data-driven content marketing blends creativity and technology, and digital-savvy professionals can choose from a bevy of possible career paths in editorial, production, publicity, marketing, and more. Technical and digital proficiency offers content specialists a tremendous advantage in a digital-first landscape. Eighty-four percent of today’s companies have a content marketing strategy, and organizations need people who can make sense of the vast quantities of consumer data now available to drive optimal marketing outcomes.  

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$ 269.2 B

The projected value of the content marketing job market in 2024 

Emerging Roles in Content Production and Marketing

  • Chief Marketing Officer  
  • Commerce Manager 
  • Content Marketing Specialist 
  • Content Producer 
  • Content Writer or Creative Copywriter 
  • Digital Marketing Consultant  
  • Digital Marketing Manager 
  • E-commerce Specialist 
  • Editorial Assistant 
  • Growth Hacker  
  • Head of Digital  
  • Managing Editor 
  • Social Media Coordinator 
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Business and Management

Today’s dynamic work environment requires leaders who can consistently innovate, make data-driven decisions, and inspire others to perform. Whether you’re in policy, marketing or management, learn ways to spark change wherever you go.

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