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#FireDrillFridays: Should I Get My Social Media Certification?

Maree,

I saw where you have a social media certification.

Is this something that's necessary or required in order to move up the ladder, or did you get yours because you don't have a masters degree or a traditional marketing background.

I'm trying to decide if I should get my social media certification or not. I've also thought about going back to school.

Any advice is helpful!

Thanks!

Sincerely,

Social Sally (not her real name)

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Hi Sally,

You're packing a lot in this question, but I'll do my best to break it down for you --

You are correct in that I don't have a traditional marketing background, at least education-wise. I attended a private, 4-year college and got my BA degree in Theatre and Communication Studies. When in school, however, I participated in several things that put me on the marketing path, such as managing publicity and box office sales for our theatre department for a few semesters and studying corporate and crisis communications.

You can read more about that here.