Digital Branding: Optimising your brand for the latest digital spaces

Part of the ModularMasters™ in Strategic Digital Marketing programme

Digital has fundamentally shifted communication between brands and their consumers from a one-way broadcast to a two-way dialogue. In a hastened bid to transform their businesses to be digital market-ready, most businesses leave their brands behind in their traditional mode, simply replicate their existing brand message for the digital platform, or are unsure of how to make a transition.

Pressured by the need to make their brands work to meet business objectives, the challenges get compounded. This course will address those vital gaps and give participants an understanding of what digital branding is, in the context of traditional branding and how it can be optimized for the critical role it plays in digital marketing.

Participants will learn how, in an era of sheer mass of information, legendary archetypes can be used to create the positioning differentiation to connect with consumers and be trained on how to craft their own brand story–walking away complete with a Positioning Map Model (which can continually be applied to cater to different product growth cycles or a changing competitive environment) and a Digital Brand Toolkit.

Plan your learning path
Participants earn 12 subject credits which can be used to attain the ModularMasters™ in Strategic Digital Marketing.

Course Details

Course Dates:

February (20, 21, 24, 25), March (27) 2020

Sign up before 31 Jan 2020

March (6, 13, 19, 20), April (24) 2020

Sign up before 15 Feb 2020

Duration
5 days
9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Venue
TBA

 

Who Should Attend

  • Brand/Marketing/Communications Professionals, Business and Brand Owners
  • Brand/Web Content Strategists/Writers across industries

Prerequisites
None, but some basic understanding of current social media, digital platforms would be beneficial.

Programme Outline

Learning Objectives and Structure
  1. Understand the function of branding
  2. Understand and differentiate between rational and emotional branding
  3. Understand digital branding
  4. Connect with customers using the Legendary Archetypes approach
  5. Learn the concept, principles, and strategies of Positioning
  6. Learn and create your own Positioning Map
  7. Learn the value of Storytelling and Craft your own Brand Story
  8. Use the Digital Brand Toolkit to build successful digital marketing campaigns

Programme Structure: Participants will go through 4 days of training. Class will reconvene on the 5th day for a presentation as part of the course assessment.

Day 1
  • Defining branding, its scope and significance
  • Discerning the difference between rational and emotional branding and what sways the buying decision
  • Where does digital branding fit in the context of traditional branding? Evaluating the four ways a brand emerges
  • Where does digital branding fit in the context of digital marketing? Learning how digital has shifted the communication between brands and their consumers
Day 2
  • Discovering the secret of legendary archetypes and learning how to connect with consumers using archetypes
  • Determining your own brand archetype and how to use it to connect with your consumers
  • Acquiring the Positioning Map Approach to map your competition, to deduce your current positioning and target desired positioning
  • Learning the concept of positioning and how to distill and articulate your unique positioning
Day 3
  • Importance of stories and how they are key to the virality of digital content
  • How to charm with a story - learning story crafting techniques
  • Crafting your own brand story
    • Sharing your brand story and re-crafting to refine
    • Gaining insights on how your brand story can be applied to the digital media
Day 4
  • Building your Digital Brand Toolkit for successful digital marketing
  • Why brand success equals business success – Learning from other brands
  • Learning from some big brand failures
  • Consultation for Final Project Presentation/ Assessment
Day 5
  • Project Presentation
Assessment

Participants to complete a simple assessment and final project to evaluate course understanding and augment learning outcomes.

Subject Credits

Upon completion and satisfying the requirements of passing this course, learners will be awarded 12 subject credits.

Course Fees and Funding

SkillsFuture Course Fee Subsidy
(70%)

Fee after subsidy
$1,050.00


GST on Fee after SSG Course Fee Subsidy
$73.50


You pay
$1,123.50

Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES) (90%)

Fee after subsidy
$350.00


GST on Fee after SSG Course Fee Subsidy
$73.50


You pay
$423.50

Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (ETSS) (90%)

Fee after subsidy
$350.00


GST on Fee after SSG Course Fee Subsidy
$73.50


You pay
$423.50

Workfare Training Support (WTS)
(95%)

Fee after subsidy
$175.00


GST on Fee after SSG Course Fee Subsidy
$73.50


You pay
$248.50

Full Course Fee (without subsidies): $3,745 (inclusive of prevailing GST)
Course fee inclusive of
(1) Course materials
(2) Lunch and 2 x Light Refreshments

Instructor

Jean Tan
Adjunct Senior Fellow, SUTD Academy
Brand & Marketing Consultant, Aago Consulting

Jean Tan leads Aago Consulting, an integrative brand and marketing consultancy with clients in industries ranging from Artificial Intelligence, Consumer Goods/FMCGs, Corporate Services, Education, Financial Services, FinTech, Food Solutions & Services, Healthcare & Sciences, Hospitality, Leisure & Travel, Lifestyle & Entertainment, Medical, MICE, Non-Profit Organizations, Online, Real Estate, Theatre & Arts, Trade Associations, Technology to Virtual Reality.

As well as independent assignments, her work includes Enterprise Singapore-funded branding internationalization projects for clients from award-winning start-ups to MNCs: from branding a homegrown artificial intelligence technology SME for global expansion; to marketing the first ever "Bringing Africa to You", Africa and South-East Asia business forum (which launched the Africa South East Asia Chamber of Commerce) – bringing a 100-strong top-ranking African business and political delegation to Singapore; to competitively positioning the latest eco-resort nestled in the beautiful Bijagos Archipelago as the gateway to UNESCO's ecological wonders of the Atlantic.

With 20+ years' track record spanning 20+ countries, Jean has headed Brand and Marketing departments and divisions in Prudential Assurance, Standard Chartered Bank, American Express Int. Inc., MasterCard Int. Inc. and DBS Card Centre. Supported by her teams, she has successfully led the launching of 200+ marketing programmes, franchised-managed 30 banks in three countries, initiated cross- border and cultural marketing in Asia-Pacific, spearheaded corporate sponsorship & global celebrity live events marketing with soccer legends as well as Grammy award-winning artistes, managed high-value platinum customer bases and loyalty marketing, developed marketing and training support for a 3000-strong financial services sales force and executed customer future-value segmentation for a 350,000 customer base.

Her public relations messaging and story-angling has gained coverage in MediaCorp, CNBC, Channel News Asia, The Business Times Singapore (Editorial), The Straits Times, The Sunday Times, Lianhe Zaobao, Smart Investor, Tech in Asia, KillerStartups, NUS Enterprise, Singapore Tatler, Prestige Magazine, Radio 938LIVE, Radio 938NOW, Radio France International, Reuters and Playbill.com.

Jean holds a Degree in Law (Honours) from the National University of Singapore.

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  1. MCES is an enhanced Subsidy to encourage mid-career individuals to upskill and reskill, thereby helping them to remain competitive and resilient in the job market. With this, all Singaporeans aged 40 and above will receive higher subsidies of up to 90% course fee subsidy for SSG-funded certifiable courses.

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  4. To qualify, SMEs must meet all of the following criteria:
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    - At least 30% local shareholding by Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents
    - Employment size of not more than 200 (at group level) or with annual sales turnover (at group level) of not more than $100 million
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