Developing a Content Calendar

Developing a Content Calendar

This course will help you build a content calendar to plan out your email sending schedule.

About this course

Content calendars are an essential marketing tool for any business. They help you establish a plan for engaging your subscribers over time and identify any gaps along the way. Content calendars can come in many shapes and sizes — for this course, we’re going to focus on creating an email and SMS marketing content calendar. Content calendars are at the core of any organized email marketing strategy because they inform what emails you’re going to send, to whom, and when. It’s impossible to run a successful email marketing campaign without a clear vision of how and when you will communicate with your audience.

In this course, we’ll cover:

  • Planning tools
  • Content calendars (monthly, quarterly, yearly) and picking the right calendar for you
  • Types of content
  • Who to send to
  • How often to send content
  • Creating an integrated promotional calendar with other marketing channels

Take this course if:

  • You are responsible for building out a communication strategy
  • You are just getting started with email marketing or looking for a refresher on tips for efficient planning

Curriculum1 hr 5 min

  • Introduction
  • Why You Need a Content Calendar 0 hr 1 min
  • Planning For Success
  • Pick a Planning Tool 0 hr 1 min
  • Understand Your Business 0 hr 3 min
  • Building Your Content Calendar
  • Types of Content Calendars 0 hr 2 min
  • Planning Strategy 0 hr 4 min
  • Types of Campaign Content
  • Determine What Content to Send 0 hr 2 min
  • Sale and Promotion Campaigns 0 hr 4 min
  • New Product Campaigns 0 hr 3 min
  • Blog, Educational, and Event Campaigns 0 hr 5 min
  • Featured Collection or Product Campaigns 0 hr 4 min
  • Who to Send To
  • Who Should You Send To? 0 hr 2 min
  • Engaged Segments 0 hr 2 min
  • VIP Segments 0 hr 2 min
  • Special Use Case Segments 0 hr 5 min
  • Knowledge Checkpoint
  • Content Calendar Checkpoint: Create a Campaign 0 hr 4 min
  • When to Send
  • When Should You Send to Your Audience 0 hr 1 min
  • What Day of the Week to Send On 0 hr 5 min
  • What Time of Day to Send 0 hr 2 min
  • Using Flows to Supplement Your Newsletter 0 hr 2 min
  • List Growth
  • How Can You Continue to Grow Your List? 0 hr 1 min
  • Ways to Grow Your Subscription Lists 0 hr 1 min
  • Making Your Calendar Multichannel
  • Importance of Coordinating Across Channels 0 hr 1 min
  • On-Site Experience 0 hr 1 min
  • Paid Advertising 0 hr 1 min
  • Organic Social 0 hr 1 min
  • Next Steps
  • Knowledge Check 0 hr 3 min
  • Additional Resources 0 hr 1 min
  • Feedback 0 hr 1 min

About this course

Content calendars are an essential marketing tool for any business. They help you establish a plan for engaging your subscribers over time and identify any gaps along the way. Content calendars can come in many shapes and sizes — for this course, we’re going to focus on creating an email and SMS marketing content calendar. Content calendars are at the core of any organized email marketing strategy because they inform what emails you’re going to send, to whom, and when. It’s impossible to run a successful email marketing campaign without a clear vision of how and when you will communicate with your audience.

In this course, we’ll cover:

  • Planning tools
  • Content calendars (monthly, quarterly, yearly) and picking the right calendar for you
  • Types of content
  • Who to send to
  • How often to send content
  • Creating an integrated promotional calendar with other marketing channels

Take this course if:

  • You are responsible for building out a communication strategy
  • You are just getting started with email marketing or looking for a refresher on tips for efficient planning

Curriculum1 hr 5 min

  • Introduction
  • Why You Need a Content Calendar 0 hr 1 min
  • Planning For Success
  • Pick a Planning Tool 0 hr 1 min
  • Understand Your Business 0 hr 3 min
  • Building Your Content Calendar
  • Types of Content Calendars 0 hr 2 min
  • Planning Strategy 0 hr 4 min
  • Types of Campaign Content
  • Determine What Content to Send 0 hr 2 min
  • Sale and Promotion Campaigns 0 hr 4 min
  • New Product Campaigns 0 hr 3 min
  • Blog, Educational, and Event Campaigns 0 hr 5 min
  • Featured Collection or Product Campaigns 0 hr 4 min
  • Who to Send To
  • Who Should You Send To? 0 hr 2 min
  • Engaged Segments 0 hr 2 min
  • VIP Segments 0 hr 2 min
  • Special Use Case Segments 0 hr 5 min
  • Knowledge Checkpoint
  • Content Calendar Checkpoint: Create a Campaign 0 hr 4 min
  • When to Send
  • When Should You Send to Your Audience 0 hr 1 min
  • What Day of the Week to Send On 0 hr 5 min
  • What Time of Day to Send 0 hr 2 min
  • Using Flows to Supplement Your Newsletter 0 hr 2 min
  • List Growth
  • How Can You Continue to Grow Your List? 0 hr 1 min
  • Ways to Grow Your Subscription Lists 0 hr 1 min
  • Making Your Calendar Multichannel
  • Importance of Coordinating Across Channels 0 hr 1 min
  • On-Site Experience 0 hr 1 min
  • Paid Advertising 0 hr 1 min
  • Organic Social 0 hr 1 min
  • Next Steps
  • Knowledge Check 0 hr 3 min
  • Additional Resources 0 hr 1 min
  • Feedback 0 hr 1 min