Blue Magnet Digital Solutions and the Digital Marketing Institute (DMI) today announced a partnership that will aim to address the increasing shortage of professionally trained and skilled digital marketers in South Africa.

Digital Marketing is one of the fastest and most dynamic sectors in South Africa and has massive potential for both economic development and local job creation, but with the industry growing at such a fast pace there is a dire need for professionally trained digital marketers in the country.

The Digital Marketing Institute (DMI), a recognised global leader in Digital Marketing education, has in conjunction with many leading digital marketing international practitioners designed the Professional Diploma in Digital Marketing to provide detailed and practical knowledge that is required to fully develop any digital marketer’s expertise. The Diploma is accredited and certified under the European Qualifications Framework and the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA).

This highly sought after accreditation will now be available in South Africa through the DMI’s partnership with Blue Magnet Digital Solutions who will start offering the Professional Diploma in a series of 5-day Bootcamp’s starting in November this year. Gillian Meier, Founder and CEO of Blue Magnet Digital Solutions says: ‘We are excited to be a part of the DMI’s vision for establishing a global centre of excellence for the digital marketing industry, and feel honoured that the Institute approached Blue Magnet Digital Solutions to be its partner to help realise this vision in South Africa.’

Lorcan Malone, Global Partner Manager Digital Marketing Institute, said: ‘We are delighted to partner with Blue Magnet Digital Solutions to bring our certification programmes to South Africa for the first time. Gillian and her team have a high level of expertise and a wealth of experience in Digital Marketing. Students will benefit from globally recognised qualifications which will accelerate their careers in this rapidly growing industry.’

The Bootcamp is a 5-day practical crash course designed for those who want to fast-track their training and start implementing the acquired skills straight away. By taking this course, marketers will understand the various channels and activities required to plan, implement and manage a comprehensive digital marketing plan for their business. On successful completion of a practical assignment, students will receive a certified Professional Diploma in Digital Marketing from the Digital Marketing Institute (FETAC Level 5 Certificate in Internet Marketing, Minor Award) and will receive membership to the Digital Marketing Institute.

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The Digital Marketing Institute is the global education and certification body for the Digital Marketing industry. Our professional certification provides students with the skills and knowledge to thrive and prosper in this rapidly growing industry. Our programmes have been developed in close collaboration with global industry leaders and with many of the world’s leading subject matter experts. We have an International Certified Partner Network who deliver our programmes to many thousands of people worldwide.

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