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WhatTheyThink Offers Innovative Self-Paced Course on Social Media in Partnership with Mediabistro

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Press release from the issuing company

Six-session online course provides learning on writing for the web, getting connected with social media, starting a blog and more

Lexington, Kentucky USA – WhatTheyThink, the printing and publishing industry's leading media organization, today announced the availability of an innovative online self-paced course designed to help the WhatTheyThink reader base to gain a better understanding of social media and how to get involved.  Offered in partnership with Mediabistro, this self-paced course can be accessed at a reduced cost of $159 through the WhatTheyThink store, along with many other leading edge research reports and publications.

“I had the opportunity to review this course,” said WhatTheyThink Senior Editor Cary Sherburne.  “It is a terrific way to get your feet wet in the social media whirl.  As a self-paced online course, it can be completed at your convenience from anywhere with an Internet connection.  For companies looking for a cost-effective way to educate employees about social media as part of an engagement strategy in this important new arena, the Mediabistro course is an ideal and affordable mechanism.”

According to Mediabistro, “New media shapes every aspect of the media industry, from journalism to marketing, advertising, PR, and publishing. Whether you work on staff or freelance, promote your company, client, product, or yourself, it's increasingly important to stay up-to-date on the emerging trends that are reshaping our careers.”  The course, which is delivered in six sessions, teaches participants how to write for the web, get connected with social media, start a blog, produce podcasts, and create online video. Students work independently by completing lessons and assignments that will teach them how to translate new media skills to their jobs as they work at their own pace through the 6-step curriculum.

Visit this link to receive the special WhatTheyThink price of $159 for this outstanding course, a savings of $20.  For more information about this course, or speaking and consulting engagements through the WhatTheyThink Consulting Services, contact cary@whattheythink.com.

About WhatTheyThink

WhatTheyThink is the printing and publishing industry's leading media organization; offering a wide range of publications delivering unbiased, real-time market intelligence, industry news, economic and trend analysis, peer-to-peer communication, and special reports on emerging technology and critical events. WhatTheyThink also hosts webinars and live events as well as providing content through a syndication program, which delivers content directly to related websites.

 

 

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