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Social Media Marketing Training Chicago

Boost your marketing skills with a variety of social media marketing classes in Chicago. Learn how to leverage the power of social media platforms to grow your brand, increase engagement, and drive business results.

Unfortunately, no classes in-person in Chicago have spots left, but 15 classes live online are available.

Social Media Marketing Training | Level 1

headTrix, Inc | Adobe Certified Training

Discover the power of social media marketing and learn how to shape consumer conversations with this comprehensive course. Gain the skills to effectively employ social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube to drive traffic and amplify word-of-mouth chatter for any business. Don't miss out on this opportunity to leverage the benefits of social media and take your brand to the next level.

Monday Feb 19th, 9:30am–4:30pm Pacific Time

 (2 sessions)

$695

2 sessions

Social Media Content Marketing: Blogs & Twitter

Noble Desktop - Virtually Online

Master the art of copy-based social media marketing and create compelling written content for Twitter, blogs, and other writing-based platforms. Develop marketing strategies, build an engaging brand personality, and stay on top of trends. Take your digital strategy to the next level through this hands-on training at Noble Desktop.

Monday Feb 12th, 10am–5pm Eastern Time

$425

Social Media Marketing | Level 2

headTrix, Inc | Adobe Certified Training

You have a basic understanding of how your social network, now it’s time to put it all together to make it really work for you. This Level 2 Master Class helps you refine and target your audience, develop a long-term marketing strategy, and put it into action. Our Social Media Expert will do an analysis of your current website and network, then help you make adjustments to increase leads. Audience: Social Media Marketing | Level 2 is for...

Monday Dec 11th, 9:30am–4:30pm Pacific Time

 (2 sessions)

$695

2 sessions

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YouTube Marketing

Noble Desktop - Virtually Online

Master the art of social media marketing on the largest video platform with hands-on training from industry experts. Discover how to engage your target audience, build a loyal following, and create compelling content that converts. Take your business to the next level with YouTube Marketing.

Tuesday Feb 6th, 10am–5pm Eastern Time

$325

TikTok Marketing

Noble Desktop - Virtually Online

Discover the secrets to mastering social media marketing on one of the most popular platforms today. Gain insights into the history and impact of TikTok, develop effective strategies for business-based content, and learn how to create engaging visual content that drives sales and expands your reach. Elevate your digital marketing skills with this comprehensive workshop.

Monday Feb 5th, 10am–5pm Eastern Time

$325

Facebook Marketing Bootcamp

Noble Desktop - Virtually Online

Master the art of successful Facebook marketing with this comprehensive workshop. Learn how to create targeted ads, leverage Facebook groups, and set up business pages for maximum engagement and profit. Take your social media marketing skills to the next level and establish a strong online presence.

Monday Jan 22nd, 6–9pm Eastern Time

 (4 sessions)

$650

4 sessions

Social Media Industry & Portfolio

Noble Desktop - Virtually Online

Discover the secrets to success in the booming field of social media marketing and gain an edge in the job market with Noble Desktop's comprehensive course on optimizing your social media presence and building an impressive portfolio.

Tuesday Feb 13th, 10am–5pm Eastern Time

 (3 sessions)

$975

3 sessions

LinkedIn Marketing Bootcamp

Noble Desktop - Virtually Online

Master the art of LinkedIn marketing and develop successful business content using a variety of social media strategies in this hands-on bootcamp. Dive deep into the functionality and advertising options of LinkedIn while staying up-to-date with the latest social media marketing trends. Elevate your marketing game with this comprehensive workshop.

Wednesday Jan 24th, 10am–5pm Eastern Time

$425

Social Media Beginners

Digital Workshop Center

Learn how to effectively use social media for your business and create a powerful online presence with the Social Media Beginners class at the Digital Workshop Center. Develop a strategy, engage your audience, and drive more inbound traffic to your website. Gain the necessary skills to boost your marketing efforts and grow your business in the digital age.

Tuesday Jan 30th, 5–6:30pm Mountain Time

 (2 sessions)

$159

2 sessions

Social Media for Business

Borough of Manhattan Community College @ Live Online

Social networks such as Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, Snapchat, YouTube and LinkedIn have become popular platforms for brands and people to connect and communicate directly with one another. In business, these platforms are essential to selling products and services and reaching customers.  This course will prepare you for success in social media campaign management, audience engagement and content communications. Job Outlook The expected growth...

Saturday Jan 13th, 9:30am–4:30pm Eastern Time

 (13 sessions)

$714

13 sessions

Instagram Marketing Bootcamp

Noble Desktop - Virtually Online

Discover the secrets to mastering Instagram marketing and building a loyal following in this comprehensive workshop. Learn about content strategy, advertising, and effective social media marketing techniques to grow your online presence. Elevate your digital marketing skills with the Instagram Marketing Bootcamp at Noble Desktop.

Monday Jan 8th, 6–9pm Eastern Time

 (4 sessions)

$650

4 sessions

Digital Marketing Program

El Camino College @ Online Classroom

Develop the skills and knowledge needed to excel in the rapidly growing field of digital marketing with El Camino College's comprehensive program. Learn key strategies, platforms, and techniques through hands-on projects and expert instruction, giving you a competitive edge in this high-demand industry. Propel your career forward and unlock opportunities as a marketing coordinator, social media advertising coordinator, branding coordinator, junior UX designer, and more.

Thursday Jan 4th, 5–6:30pm Pacific Time

 (17 sessions)

$3,745

17 sessions

Streaming for Social Media

Noble Desktop - Virtually Online

Discover how to elevate your social media strategy by incorporating streaming into your content. Unlock the power of platforms like Twitch, YouTube, and TikTok with the help of OBS, a free app. Join this class to gain a deeper understanding of streaming and create a captivating interactive experience for your audience.

Wednesday Feb 7th, 10am–5pm Eastern Time

$325

Social Media Advertising

Digital Workshop Center

Learn advanced techniques and tricks to effectively grow your business and reach more customers through social media advertising at Digital Workshop Center. Boost your audience, generate more leads, and increase ROI with our Social Media Advertising Class.

Wednesday Feb 7th, 5–7:30pm Mountain Time

 (2 sessions)

$525

2 sessions

Monetize Websites, Blogs, and Social Media with Affiliate Marketing

Mt. San Antonio College

Earn a passive monthly income from selling other people's products by placing a merchant provided advertisement link on your site and get a commission for every sale, click or lead. Learn where to find 1000+ free and low cost opportunities and how to avoid scams or links that won’t offer a beneficial ROI (return on investment). Learn how to find high, recurring, and second-tier commissions. You’II also learn SEO secrets to increase your site's...

Wednesday Mar 6th, 2–3pm Pacific Time

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Discover the Best Social Media Marketing Classes in Chicago

Social media marketing uses various social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, LinkedIn, and websites to promote products, services, events, or ideas. Social media marketing helps businesses and brands connect with their target audience more directly and even interact with them to get helpful feedback. The content might include narrative videos, influencers talking about their experience with a particular brand or product, graphics, animation, interviews, email newsletters, first-hand experiences from customers, and music. Social media trends change fast and social media marketing has to evolve to keep up constantly. Data analytics from social media platforms help marketers understand their audience by tracking engagement, and demographics and identifying new ways to engage.

Social media marketing is essential for every business. Having an online presence enhances sales and helps to identify brands. Social media is where most people look for information, whether it’s the latest product, the hours of operation or to find new content. Most marketing now involves social media marketing. Understanding what drives an audience to a website or how they engage with content will help create better content and brand visibility. Having social media marketing on your resume will enhance your prospects in many professions whether it's graphic design, copywriting, content writing, sales, management, or communications.

Best Social Media Marketing Classes & Schools in Chicago

Social Media Marketing Training | Level 1

headTrix, Inc, Adobe Certified Training

In this two-day social media marketing course, you will learn about how Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Blogs drive traffic and shape consumer brands and conversations through analytics and engagement. Learn how to use social media as a marketing tool to explore techniques and implement strategy. This course is for filmmakers, business owners, non-profits, musicians, writers, and anyone who is ready to learn more about the benefits.

Prerequisites: Basic Computer Skills and file Management on Windows or Mac

Duration: Two 7-hour sessions

Cost: $695

TikTok Marketing

Noble Desktop - Virtually Online

In this one-day TikTok marketing workshop, learn the history of TikTok and its social impact, develop a successful social media strategy, create visual content that increases engagement and drives sales, and learn how to gain a following and expand your reach. Students are introduced to current social media marketing trends and develop a marketing strategy that works for them. Take a deep dive into one of the most popular content categories - video. Alongside the content, the workshop explores the platform giant TikTok. This interactive live online course can be done from the comfort of your office or home and requires solid internet and a microphone.

Prerequisites: There are no formal class prerequisites

Duration: One 7-hour session

Cost: $325

Social Media Beginners

Digital Workshop Center

This social media beginners class will teach you how to build a strategy for social media that fits your business. In addition, you will gain a strong understanding of how social media has changed the marketing world and how it can revitalize your business. This course will help you understand how to build a strategy to engage an audience, grow your community, and drive more inbound traffic to your website. This is a helpful starting point for anyone who is new to social media for business or is looking for how to grow an audience with existing social channels. Build your brand, connect with your customers, grow customer loyalty and more.

Prerequisites: An Internet connection and administrator access on your computer or laptop.

Duration: Two 1.5-hour sessions

Cost: $159

Social Media Content Marketing: Blogs & Twitter

Noble Desktop - Virtually Online

In this social media content marketing class covering blogs and Twitter, learn how to create quality written content for Twitter, blogs, and other writing-based social media platforms. This course covers the core concepts of content marketing. You'll explore the different content-based social media platforms, develop marketing strategies, and use written content to create a personality for your brand. You'll also learn techniques for cross-platform blogging, how to build and engage an audience, and tips for monitoring trends. By the end of this class, you'll have the tools to start building content marketing into your digital strategy.

Prerequisites: There are no formal class prerequisites

Duration: One 7-hour session

Cost: $425

Chicago Industries That Use Social Media Marketing

Most businesses in Chicago use social media marketing. Whether it’s a start-up, a long-established company, or a family-run pizza restaurant, social media marketing is an essential aspect of their advertising and engagement.

The top five Chicago social media agencies are BCV, Matchnode, Perfect Search Media, SoMe Connect, and Zocalo Group. Matchnode is a digital agency specializing in paid social marketing and uses Facebook, Instagram, and other social platforms to perform more precise targeting for businesses, helping them reach new audiences by crafting social media strategies. One of their major clients is New Balance. 

BCV provides the hospitality industry with social media services. They help monitor the social space at all hours, provide analytical reports, and channel growth to drive revenue through social content. They work with The Ritz-Carlton, Four Seasons, Hilton, Marriott, W Hotels, and Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Perfect Search uses analytics to enhance brand awareness and drive traffic for B2B and B2C businesses. They specialize in the major social platforms, optimizing accounts, tracking conversions and goals, and other services to ensure companies get the most out of their social advertising strategy. Their clients include Goodyear, Avant, Dylan’s, Candy Bar, and Paro.

All of these agencies provide in-depth social strategy, community management and engagement, targeting, advertising, and analytics to help their clients promote events or brands, increase revenue, and establish a personal connection with their target audience.

Social Media Marketing Jobs & Salaries in Chicago

A Social Media Marketing and Communications Manager in Chicago makes between $104,000 and $135,000 annually. In this role, they implement the organization's social media strategy, develop and maintain online content to generate interest and easily share with social networks and establish relationships with bloggers and other members of the online community. 

Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists can earn an annual salary of $38,000 and $131,000 in the Chicago area.

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