Now more than ever, it is critical for digital marketers to focus on email marketing to see greater ROI for their organizations. The Ad Effectiveness Survey by Forbes Media indicated that email is second only to SEO as most effective for generating conversions, making email marketers a valuable asset to any company.
Developed with leading research firms and industry associations, the Online Marketing Institute's Email Marketing Certification program will help you develop the skills necessary to implement email marketing campaigns that effectively engage subscribers and increase your business ROI. Receive practical training and professional guidance from email marketing expert practitioners and proven instructors.
President, Synchronicity Marketing
Karen Talavera, the founder and force behind Synchronicity Marketing, is an internationally-recognized email and digital marketing expert. With over two decades of experience she has been praised as “a pioneer in bringing the power of email marketing to the forefront” and “diligent in staying on top of her field, mastering email marketing not just as a specific practice but also in conjunction with social media and other digital channels”.
Karen’s unique blend of digital expertise and finely honed direct response marketing mindset has delivered enhanced marketing performance and improved strategy for clients ranging from ServiceMaster, Bank of the West, AAA, and the Chicago Convention and Tourism Bureau to agencies, associations and solo-preneurs.
Karen is also a well known and respected trainer and professional educator. In 2000 she launched and continues to teach the comprehensive multi-day Email Marketing Certification for the Direct Marketing Association (DMA). She is also an instructor for the Association of National Advertisers, the Online Marketing Institute, and MarketingProfs. Throughout her tenure teaching for these and other groups Karen has trained thousands of marketing professionals, independent entrepreneurs and business owners on how to apply email and related digital marketing channels legally and strategically to grow a steady stream of engaged prospects, loyal customers, and sales.
Karen is an alumnus of the University of Michigan, speaks fluent Spanish and enjoys international travel. In her spare time you’ll find her relishing South Florida life and pursuing one of her many passions including yoga, meditation, writing and Zumba!
President, MPG Direct
Roberta Rosenberg is president and CEO of MGP Direct, Inc., a direct marketing consultancy. She has more than 25 years of experience in the direct response marketing field, mostly with B2B clients in publishing, high-tech, scientific/medical, social services, financial, professional services, and e-commerce. Roberta writes and speaks extensively about the art and science of landing page copywriting and design. She also wrote the popular Landing Page Makeovers series at Copyblogger.com.
How long does the certification take?
Each certification is broken up into a series of 5-11 classes. Each included class may run between 20-70 minutes in length.
How long do I have to take the certification?
You are given 6 months to complete your certification following enrollment, so plan to dedicate your time in completing the coursework accordingly. All classes are available on demand and you can take them at your own pace. More time to access the material may be provided on a case-by-case basis.
What is a passing exam score? How long does the exam take, and how many times can I take it?
After finishing all classes in the certification, you will be ready to take the final exam. To begin click the “Start Exam Now” button underneath the last class in the certification. The untimed final exam consists of 30-50 multiple-choice and true/false questions. Allow 45 to 60 minutes to complete the exam. Ideally the exam should be taken in one sitting, however, your answers are saved if you need to come back and finish at a later time.
You must pass with a score of 70% or higher to receive a certification of completion. You will have up to 3 chances to pass this exam. You will receive a digital certification via email upon successfully passing the exam.
Will I be tested on the classes that are electives?
No. Electives are available to supplement the main certification coursework, so you will not be tested on any of the material covered in those classes as they are optional to watch.
Do I receive a physical or virtual certificate or both?
Upon completion, OMI will send you a digital certificate via email.
What is the teaching style of certifications? Live or prerecorded?
Certifications feature prerecorded presentations. Essentially, they consist of 20-70 minute video recordings of a narrated slide presentation.
Can I get a copy of presentation slides or other reference material to print/download?
At this time, course content and other reference materials are not offered in a non-video format.
How current is the content for the certification programs?
OMI's Certifications are constantly being updated to match the industry's latest trends and tactics in digital marketing. Content is either updated or replaced entirely in accordance to the most relevant and current information.
Are OMI certification programs accredited?
The Online Marketing Institute has been involved in online education for digital marketing longer than nearly all other organizations in the space. To address the topic of accreditation, since there is no accrediting body, OMI has gained accreditation from the States of California and Colorado and has been endorsed (and used by) major non-profit associations within the industry including: The Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB), Direct Marketing Association (DMA), Email Experience Council (EEC), Local Business Marketing Association(s), Word of Mouth Marketing Association (WOMMA) and more. OMI’s certification programs were then built through Wharton and it's Interactive Media Initiative to build an academically verified method to teach, train and test.
My OMI subscription makes it easy for me to stay on top of what's working now in digital. As a small business marketer, I wear many hats — from managing email, to search, to social media, and more — and thanks to my OMI subscription, I am able to successfully execute these campaigns and increase sales for my company and my clients.