What our learners say

 
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Sarah Eddy

ANZCO FOODS, CHRISTCHURCH

Completing the IDMNZ global certification in digital marketing has assisted me to grow hugely within our business, expanding into a space where we had limited capability and knowledge, and now our organisation is benefitting from me having fresh, up-to-date IP which I can put into practice daily.

I’m Sarah Eddy.  I live in Christchurch and am married with three children. I’ve worked at a company in the meat industry for the past 12 years. For the first 10.5 years, I was the Executive Assistant to the Managing Director. Back in 2006 when I joined, I worked in small corporate office of 14 people. 

The company had business units all over New Zealand, but they were effectively their own individual operations. Over the years, we’ve gone through significant change and we moved into a shared services environment. That saw our corporate office in Christchurch grow steadily and now our workplace has 135 people. The Managing Director retired two years ago – he was very ‘old school’ – he didn’t use a computer and only in the last year of working together, did he start using an iPad and checking his emails. When the new CEO was appointed, the role became a lot less challenging as he was very tech-savvy and a lot of what I was doing for the Managing Director wasn’t required with the new CEO. 

An opportunity came up in October 2017 in the Communications, Events and Digital Marketing space, which I was fortunate to move into. Our company hasn’t been keeping up in the quickly-moving world of digital, and it was obvious this was becoming a big gap in our organisation. 

In 2018 I studied with the Institute of Digital Marketing to gain my qualification as a Certified Digital Marketing Professional and am now being tasked with various new challenges as I put my knowledge into practice.  I’m looking forward to my annual review in March this year where I’ll receive an official change in title to Digital Marketing Manager and am currently enjoying leading a small project team to move our company forward in this digital marketing space.

I chose to study with the Institute of Digital Marketing for several reasons. The main reason was that the qualification was online which meant I could study at my own pace, in my own time, around my work and family. I also liked that the certification globally recognised and electronically accredited. The actual content of the qualification was extremely interesting and each module was presented by a different facilitator who specialises in that particular area. This was great as it mixed things up a bit so you’re not always listening and watching the same presenter.

It was great having the support of the team at IDMNZ. There were a number of times I needed assistance and they were always prompt to reply and could either help right away or point me in the right direction. It was also helpful having the regular online group video sessions to discuss the module of the week, listen to other people’s opinions, and have the management team ask you good questions to really get you thinking along the line you should be.

Completing the IDMNZ global certification in digital marketing has assisted me to grow hugely within our business, expanding into a space where we had limited capability and knowledge, and now our organisation is benefiting from me having fresh, up-to-date IP which I can put into practice daily.  It’s also great that, when I’m ready, there are more certifications that complement the Certificate of Digital Marketing and will provide even more knowledge to the strong foundation the first qualification has already provided me.

The best thing for me about studying with the Institute of Digital Marketing has been the flexibility – being able to study as and when I can, on my laptop, on my phone, or on my iPad – at times that fit around my work and family.  The fact that you have access to very talented and knowledgeable individuals at anytime to ask questions about either content or logistics of gaining your qualification (i.e. booking your exam) was also extremely valuable. The examination itself is also good in the fact that you can go to a local independent testing authority at a day and time that suits you.

I really enjoyed studying with the Digital Marketing Institute of New Zealand, and thank you for your guidance, assistance and most of all, my globally recognised Certification in Digital Marketing!


Harrison Mudgway

SPONSORED NATIONAL ATHLETE, TAURANGA

With the on going support from IDMNZ and the weekly Zoom meetings with the other students I was able to complete this with ease even while working a full time job. The modules are all set out in an easy to understand way which helped a lot with my time management on completing this certification and making sure I didn't miss important principles.

My name is Harrison Mudgway, i'm currently 21 years of age living in the beautiful city of Tauranga, New Zealand. I found my interest in marketing after trying to set up an online business during high school and not being able to bring in customers, this frustrated me and turns out this is the roll where marketing comes in to play. This is where my passion for business started.

I enrolled into a business course at Waikato University, where I started getting deeper into marketing, within a year I got sick of the extras that business brings for example accounting/economics so then decided to pursue only marketing and this is where my search for an education provider that focused just on this field alone began.

Within a few weeks I found The institute of Digital Marketing New Zealand and their Professional Diploma and course outline was a perfect match to what I wanted to learn. I chose to study with them because of the convenience of the online lectures, the depth of the modules and not to mention the prestige of the certification that comes with it.

With the on going support from IDMNZ and the weekly Zoom meetings with the other students I was able to complete this with ease even while working a full time job. The modules are all set out in an easy to understand way which helped a lot with my time management on completing this certification and making sure I didn't miss important principles. 

After gaining this qualification my workplace has now recognised that I will be more than capable with managing and handling their marketing role, they know I will be able to complete all the proper steps to bringing in new customers with a professional approach to my methodology to this. 

 
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Rohan Satghare

NESTLE NESPRESSO, AUCKLAND

While looking for options I was looking for something where I can study on weekend and online so I can save on my commuting time. Also I was looking for quality course material which will help me with my future job. IDMNZ was offering both so I decided to go with IDMNZ.

I always attended lectures which is good addition to discuss on each topic. Also I received extension for my exam as it was difficult to get exam dates and I was offered good support by course mentors.

I am Rohan Satghare and currently working with Nestle Nespresso. Being very creative person I always wanted to work where I can display my creativity. Working in Hotel industry gave a platform for me to get my creativity at work and it continued when I got a job in Nestle Nespresso. I always wanted to study further in Sales and Marketing to support my education and work experience.

While looking for study options I thought of Digital Marketing as world is changing and everything is moving to online world. So after consulting to my wife who is from similar industry I decided to pursue Digital marketing to encourage my creative yet sales focused personality.

Once I decided to study Digital Marketing I started searching for different study options which will help me manage my studies as well as job and my family life. It was a tough decision to make as I had to think from monetary point as well. Also, my wife had  just started the job after coming to NZ but till then I was the only person earning for two of us and managing household expenses. Still she supported me and we did some saving for my studies.

My job in Retail sales involves a lot of operation and on the floor work, so it was also challenging to study after really busy and physically tiring day at work. Also, I wanted to change in my job as I was tired of the monotonous work.

I started studying with IDMNZ in August 2018 with aim to complete my certification by December. At one point it became difficult to manage expenses, ongoing job, studies and family time, but I continued to put my hard work towards it. Unfortunately I couldn’t clear my exam in first attempt which made me worried and anxious. After taking some break I studied again managing busy Christmas time at work but again fall short of 3 percent for my second attempt and I was heartbroken. It was bit frustrating for me to study again and appear for the exam.

With time running out I decided to give final attempt and decided to clear it this time as it was matter of investing money and on top of everything getting certification. With continuous support from IDMNZ lecturers and my wife; I successfully completed my certification which I am really proud off.

While looking for options I was looking for something where I can study on weekend and online so I can save on my commuting time. Also I was looking for quality course material which will help me with my future job. IDMNZ was offering both so I decided to go with IDMNZ.

I always attended lectures which is good addition to discuss on each topics. IDMNZ offers good support by course lecturers, updated study material and you get own time to study while working. I also like this programme being a globally certified course.


Bobbi

Marketing & Communications Coordinator at the Central Economic Development Agency

CEDA, PALMERSTON NORTH

 

I chose to study the Professional Diploma in Digital Marketing with IDMNZ as I was looking for an online course which allowed me to study while working full-time. IDMNZ was a standout option for me due to its global recognition and the course content being validated by leading brands.

My journey to achieve my Diploma was challenging yet rewarding, and my knowledge in the digital marketing space has grown substantially by completing this course.

During my studies, the two most valuable tools were the weekly live sessions with an IDMNZ tutor and the other students, and completing the quizzes, as I found these were great preparation before sitting the exam.


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