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    FGCU and Tami Patzer team to offer social media certificate courses this fall

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    To help business professionals gain the advantage of using social media for marketing and branding effectively, Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) Office of Continuing Education & Off-Campus Programs has teamed with Tamara (Tami) Patzer, professor if social media and internet marketing, to present “Social Media Marketing for Your Business,” a 7-week certification program beginning Sept 29 online.

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    FGCU and Tami Patzer team to offer social media certificate courses this fall

    To help business professionals gain the advantage of using social media for marketing and branding effectively, Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) Office of Continuing Education & Off-Campus Programs has teamed with Tamara (Tami) Patzer, professor if social media and internet marketing, to present “Social Media Marketing for Your Business,” a 7-week certification program beginning Sept 29 online.

    The course is offered in an online format. The program includes a live introduction workshop of 1.5 hours, 17 hours of online instruction, and a live 1.5-hour wrap-up workshop. Tuition is $250, and basic computer knowledge is a prerequisite. To register, go to http://registerce.fgcu.edu.

    Program objectives include: setting up eight major social profiles (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest, WordPress Blog, Google+, YouTube, Instagram, and Flickr). It includes content scheduling and automation, understanding analytics, social media integration, social network optimization, design and implementation of social media strategy, integration tools, social media ROI tracking, results evaluation, and more.

    “If you are responsible for your organization’s online social media presence, this is an ideal start,” says Professor Patzer.

    Patzer is also offering a second certificate program called Social Media Content - Brand Creation for Your Business starting in November. The online course will help people create their online brand from start to finish. “It is ideal for anyone who is looking at creating a social media brand to attract new clients and customers,” Patzer said.

    The courses are taught using online video, workbooks and guided instruction and will also include some live webinars. “These courses are perfect for building a solid marketing foundation for business,” Patzer said.

    To learn more, call the Office of Continuing Education at (239) 434-4838 or visit online at [email protected]

    For further information, contact Paul Thorton, executive director of Continuing Education & Off-Campus Programs at 434-4838.

    About: Tamara “Ask Tami” Patzer is the author of “Ask Tami” A Logbook of 365+ Social Media Tips, Tricks and Tools,” and Amazon Best Seller “Ask Tami: Pinterest for Local Business.” She is the creator of Total Audience Market Immersion, an online internet marketing system used by professionals, experts, authors and small businesses to create massive online footprints to maximize their business growth. She also created Local Leverage for membership associations to enhance their non dues revenues. Contact: Tamara “Ask Tami” Patzer 941-421-6563.

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    “If you are responsible for your organization’s online social media presence, this is an ideal start.”
    - Tamara "Tami" Patzer
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