72% of Social Media Academy attendees advanced in their career, started their own business or found a job in the Social Media space after completing the program. 89% of all attendees successfully graduated.
Wendy Soucie – USA – Global eBusiness Social Media Manager Parker Hannifin
An education for those who want to be better Social Media consultants.
After doing some research looking for some solid training for the B2B market place, I found Social Media Academy. It was important to me to understand how to assess an ecosystem for a client and then build a strategy. Not just use tools. I talked to two people who I connected with on LinkedIn and who attended Social Media Academy. Both people gave solid reviews about their experiences.
Social Media Leadership Class was 8 weeks of seminars with group projects (allowed me to connect with people all over the world). This is the kind of education that those who want to be better consultants in social media should consider attending.
Matthias Beckmann , USA Corporate Marketing, Integral Development Corp.
I took classes and can highly recommend it
More and better education on SM is essential. I took classes at the Socialmedia-academy.com and can highly recommend it. While others approach SM from a particular angle (marketing, sales, HR), this is a holistic approach that provides a solid foundation for consultants and managers alike.
Rick Speciale, Australia Director at MyCMO,
It was worth every penny
I also took an intensive Social Media Consultancy course with the Social Media Academy run by Axel Schultze, Social Media Academy and thought it was worth every penny.
There are too many advertising agency hacks out there that talk about social media as a campaign and not as a business strategy. I suffered this when managing over 20 such relationships at News Corp in marketing.
Social Media delivers ROI as a strategy and part of the business process. To those who think it’s about ads – remember people hate ads! Take a look at the declining yields of ads in the industry over the last few years, that tells the story.
It’s not ads, it’s about ROI. ROI is realised by your participation in communities and what people perceive as value that you give them. Participation is a systematic approach combining listening, interaction and exchange of value.
Nancy Chou Sr. Director, Customer Success LeadFormix
I’m a great fan and a graduate of the Social Media Academy.
The experience very much reminded me of my Kellogg Graduate School of Mgmt experience, where I obtained my MBA some 20+ years ago.
To me, there are many social media schools, webinars and trainings available. Pick the one that best suit your needs. For me, Social Media Academy was just right. I like the 8 week/2X per week intensive structure, the high caliber of staff and highly motivated students, and I like the perfect balance of theory and practice vis-a-vis the homework assignments.
I’d give it 2 thumbs up!
Michaela Conley,USA, MA CSMS CWP, Founder at State of Wellness
My classmates were an impressive group of professionals
I wholeheartedly recommend the Social Media Academy’s Strategist program for anyone who wants or needs a firm understanding of the overall philosophy and strategy needed to create coherence. The practical, hands on exercises were most helpful, giving me the opportunity to learn aspects of social media which I might have never undertaken on my own. My classmates were an impressive group of professionals I felt honored to have to opportunity to work closely with.
Will Bosma,Australia, VP Asia Pac at MuleSoft Inc
the real gems in this class are the methodologies
Highly recommended as a recent graduate of this class. Yes, it takes you through all the general social media stuff but the real gems in this class are the methodologies to utilise when theory needs to be applied in the real world; the exercises that reinforce the learnings and the connections you make along the way. And like so much in Social Media – the more you contribute the more you receive!
Mario Paladini, Founder at G1OBALS , Germany
Was at the Academy while at Oracle – The Academy helped to start my own business
What I really appreciated was the in-depth study into how to make social media work for B2B
This class is great for anyone who wants (or needs) to get serious about using social media to improve their business. What I really appreciated was the in-depth study into how to make social media work for B2B as well as B2C. As well as benefiting from excellent content, some of the greatest learning comes from collaborating with highly enthusiastic and skillful classmates. Just like social media, in fact!
It would have taken years/eons to learn what I learned during the Social Media Strategist class
It would have taken years/eons to learn what I learned during the Social Media Strategist class via the Academy. The instruction was well designed, the wisdom was shared in abundance, and the facilitation was top of class. Also, the synergy of the group selected for this class was fantastic. The community at The Social Media Academy is one of the biggest benefits.
If you are serious about Social Media, I highly recommend the course
I enjoyed the depth and breadth of the coursework
This class was really an eye-opener for me
Great lessons on planning and implementation, plus real life examples
We had fantastic group exercises across the continents
Walter Adamson, GM KINSHIP digital, Australia
The best HOW TO needs a business framework which is essentially timeless