These are the 10 essential skills that will land you a job in digital media

These are the 10 essential skills that will land you a job in digital media

The digital media industry is booming, and digital marketing is becoming a necessity for any company or startup today. Digital marketing positions span the gamut, ranging from search engine optimization and web analytics to digital strategist and content marketing.

According to a report from Forrester Research, “the U.S. digital marketing spend will near $120 billion by 2021 and investment in paid search, display advertising, social media advertising, online video advertising and email marketing will pace to 46% of all advertising in five years.”

With nearly everyone today using a digital device, companies wishing to reach their customers and increase sales are looking to digital marketing to do so. Do you have the skills to thrive in this industry?

According to (EMSI), of the over 500,000 unique postings for marketing positions in 2017, the top 10 most in-demand skills were:

  1. Digital Strategy
  2. Analytics
  3. SEO
  4. Social Media Marketing
  5. Marketing Communications
  6. Product Marketing
  7. Content Management
  8. Google Analytics
  9. Graphic Design
  10. HTML

(Source: EMSI)

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