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Concise Learners – Interview with Gregory Blackett

Concise Learners – Interview with Gregory Blackett

City and Guilds Diploma in Social Media for Business

Interview by Mary Thomas, Concise Training | Jun 5, 2017

“Gregory Blackett from Barbados speaks to Mary Thomas about his experience undertaking the City and Guilds Diploma in Social Media for Business.”

You finished your 12-month Diploma in the last couple of months. How have things changed in your businesses since you started?

I’ve applied the principles covered in the program from the outset and continue to refine my approach. I now have a much clearer understanding of the ‘technical’ aspects of the various channels, and how to leverage them effectively. The reach, following and level of engagement with our audiences have significantly improved resulting in a number of deals sourced directly from social media.

Do you remember why you took our course?

I recognized the growing importance of social media for professionals and businesses and the potential for career development. The field is gradually maturing in the region and there is a need for qualified practitioners. To my knowledge, this program provided by Concise Training through Advantage Caribbean Institute Ltd is the first City & Guilds social media and digital marketing qualification in the Caribbean.

Read the full article and other interviews with Concise Training learners here: Concise Training Blog

Contact us for more information on the City and Guilds Diploma in Social Media for Business offfered in Barbados and the Caribbean through Advantage Caribbean Institute Ltd.

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Gregory Blackett

Gregory Blackett is BB Biz Network, a Barbados based service “Creating Business Networks through Social Media”. He is the first local holder of the City and Guilds Diploma in Social Media for Business and is passionate about taking the concept of ‘social media for business’ to the next level across the Caribbean.

BB Biz Network specializes in social media management, consultation and customized digital marketing solutions. Through the network, they connect small businesses and entrepreneurs to develop relationships and opportunities between local, regional and international entities leveraging social media as an effective business development tool.

Through his work with Advantage Caribbean Institute Ltd he helps the regional business communities develop and empower their employees through learning. Their wide range of training material is also available to individuals seeking to build their current knowledge base or develop new skill sets.

Gregory possesses a broad range of knowledge and experience, spending over twenty years in retail banking and information technology administration and support. He’s a certified PADI rescue diver, an occasional home chef and amateur photographer.

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