CDSSP – Certified Digital & Social Sales Professional
As traditional selling methods are no longer enough to sustain success, digital tools and techniques have become an essential component of any modern sales professional’s arsenal.
To adapt to this change in the sales environment along with progressing an individual’s current and future careers, the Digital Marketing Institute has designed a professional digital and social selling certification that can make a difference.
Aligned with industry and designed by experts, this program provides a globally recognized certification that can benefit any modern seller. Covered within this program are the core essentials of digital and social selling including Digital Sales Messaging, Integration & Strategy, Social Content, Social Account Management, Digital Sales Leadership and much more.
There are ten modules in this program: taking you from the very basics to proper integration and practical usage.
The Introduction to Digital & Social Selling module will help you to understand the fundamentals of digital and social selling by exploring how it has transformed traditional sales processes. You will learn about new tools and techniques employed in sales, and how you can use them to transform yourself into a modern digital sales professional with them.
This module will equip you with the research tools and techniques required to develop a well-informed digital and social selling strategy for your product. Through social intelligence and social listening you will understand how to monitor and read digital behaviour to later personalize engagement with prospects.
The Sales Enablement module teaches you about the advanced features and functionality of a variety of social media platforms which can be used to enable your digital and social selling processes. You will discover how digital tools and social media platforms can facilitate relevant sales messages and content, making it easier to later offer the client the solution they need, when they need it.
The Client Relationship Management module will help you to design and create business development campaigns, apply best practice methodologies to your sales cycles and most importantly, evaluate CRM data to then inform your engagement strategy.
This module will help you understand how to employ a number of tools designed to help the entire content creation process. You will know how to decipher what type of content is needed for different customer types and how to establish the appropriate tone, style and method of distribution for such.
The Digital Sales Messaging module will help you understand how to strategically formulate communications to ensure all contact with prospects is relevant, personalized and aligned with personal or business objectives. You will know the importance of content segmentation and marrying B2B & B2C content types with appropriate social media platforms.
The Engagement module focuses on building relationships with leads in the most effective way over an entire customer life-cycle. Learn how to manage large prospect bases and discover engagement techniques to ensure you interact with prospects at the right time, with a message that matters to them.
Within this module you will learn to understand how social media has transformed the concept of customer service and poses both opportunities and challenges in interacting with prospects and customers. Upon studying this module, you will be able to establish key performance metrics that relate to the measurement of your social customer service and ensure you can devise a crisis management plan to deal with any conversations or interactions that may attract negative attention in a public forum.
The Digital Sales Leadership module focuses on empowering managers and aspiring leaders as they transition from traditional to digital sales strategies. By monitoring the social footprint of your team members and using social KPIs, you will be able to identify and measure if your team are adopting the correct digital and social selling behaviours, building the right networks and creating a professional and consistent brand.
Sales leaders and aspiring leaders will know how to research, construct and integrate an effective and optimized digital sales strategy within an organization. By the end of this module, you will be able to measure the ROI of digital and social selling, align it to the overall goals of your organization and use it to gain further executive support.
The assessment is based on a formal computer-based examination that will measure an individuals’ knowledge and digital marketing proficiency following completion of the program.
The duration of the exam is 180 minutes.
A range of different question formats are used including Text based Multiple Choice; Imagebased Multiple Choice, Matching and Hot Spot questions.
Our computer-based examinations are delivered through the Pearson VUE test center network which comprises over 5,200 centers in 180 countries. We choose to deliver our exams through Pearson VUE as it provides students with a quality, consistent examination, no matter where they are in the world.
Did you know that 81% of graduates have been promoted since completing our digital selling course?
Certified Digital & Social Sales Professional [CDSSP]
$1,350.00 – $2,400.00
All prices are in USD.
• Acquire more qualified prospects
• Reduce lead times and nurture leads more effectively
• Achieve a more balanced pipeline
• Increase your conversion rate
• Develop your online brand by creating and promoting relevant content
• Build solid relationships online, ensuring client satisfaction and repeat business
• Adapt the tone, style and type of your content based on your target audience
• Optimize territory and pipeline analysis and define growth strategies
• Maximize the impact of your digital & social selling with the use of CRM tools, digital tools and social media platforms
• Understand how to lead the implementation of a digital sales strategy in your organization