Mobile Marketing Association Announces Phase One Launch of UK’s First Mobile Marketer Certification Programme
Represents only globally recognised qualification in mobile marketing
London, UK, June XX, 2011
– The MMA (Mobile Marketing Association
) today announced the launch of the first phase of its Mobile Marketer Certification Programme in the UK. The programme, which was launched in North America in 2010 and will be rolled out worldwide this year, represents the only globally recognized qualification in mobile marketing. The three tiered programme is designed to provide marketers with the fundamental skills and knowledge that are critical for success in mobile marketing and create a seal of approval that brands, agencies and other organisations can use to identify the individuals and companies best qualified to create and execute mobile marketing campaigns. Open to individuals and organisations of all skill levels, the programme is a unique, intensive opportunity to master a broad range of knowledge and skill sets.
The three tiers of the Mobile Marketer Certification Programme consist of progressive levels of knowledge and experience required on topics such as compliance with industry regulations, campaign types and elements, consumer best practices, privacy protection and campaign budgeting. Tier one focuses on the language of mobile marketing to verify a thorough understanding of the marketplace and is based on self study of course materials, available through an online resource centre. Assessment for tier one is via an online multiple-choice exam.
All aspects of the programme emphasise the MMA’s best practices and guidelines to ensure that professionals who successfully earn the certification are well versed in these critical areas of mobile marketing knowledge. MMA-certified marketers will have a firmer grasp of the mobile ecosystem, as well as the necessary knowledge and tools to ensure that, in every mobile marketing campaign, consumer preferences and privacy are respected.
“As mobile marketing and advertising gains traction globally, it is imperative to equip marketers with the skills required to compete on a global level. With the technology evolving rapidly, it is also essential to keep abreast of all the changes in the industry, bearing in mind the personal nature of the mobile device for the consumer,” said Paul Berney, MMA CMO and MD for the EMEA region. “We have been really pleased with the Mobile Marketer Certification Programme in the North American and Asia Pacific regions, and are looking forward to seeing our first MMA-certified mobile marketers in the UK.”
Newcomers will acquire expertise in mobile marketing basics, while professionals with extensive industry experience will learn new strategies for making their mobile campaigns even more effective. Marketers who successfully complete all coursework and exams will receive:
- Access to the latest industry information in the MMA Resource Centre
- Documents confirming their MMA certification
- A seal of approval – also recognized by other industry organization partners – that will identify the individual or organization as a Certified Mobile Marketer
- A listing in the online Certification Directory, a directory of all MMA-certified professionals
Educational resources will also be made available to those enrolled in the programme to inform and help guide the participants towards successful completion of the Mobile Marketer Certification Programme and become MMA Certified Mobile Marketing Professionals.
Tier one is available to MMA members for $349 and to non-members for $399. For registration details and additional information about the MMA’s Mobile Marketer Certification Programme visit www.mmaglobal.com/certification
About the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA)
The Mobile Marketing Association
(MMA) is the premier global non-profit trade association representing all players in the mobile marketing value chain. With more than 750 member companies, the MMA is an action-oriented organization with global focus, regional actions and local relevance. The MMA’s primary focus is to establish mobile as an indispensible part of the marketing mix. The MMA works to promote, educate, measure, guide and protect the mobile marketing industry worldwide. The MMA’s global headquarters are located in the United States and it has regional chapters including North America (NA), Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), Latin America (LATAM and Asia Pacific (APAC) branches. For more information, please visit www.mmaglobal.com
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For more information:
Sarah O’Neill, Robert Haslam – Mi liberty
Tel: +44 (0) 207 751 4444