The Legacee Academy

Check Out A Digital Marketing Concentration Designed For The Enterpreneurally Minded

Prefect For Those Who Wish To Develop a Personal Brand and a Business Model That Goes With It


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WHY Choose The Entrepreneurial Digital Marketing Concentration

The primary focus of this curriculum track of digital marketing allows entrepreneurially minded individuals to:

Enhance your personal brand.

Develop high paying digital marketing skill-sets necessary to do gig work.

Quickly develop a network and the business model necessary to generating  income.

Fund a business through crowdfunding.

Unique Elements To This Concentration



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The Prerequisite

You can't get good at marketing if you don't understand the basics. It's like trying to build a house without a foundation.  important if one desired to refresh ones knowledge of marketing or if you never have been exposed to marketing as a discipline. The essential ideas do not change no matter what tech tools one uses.

Skill Mapping 

We sometimes think that for many, a career is journey in which most people are lost. In today's world you can do about anything you want, but you have to know what you want and how to get there.


Given that you have a network and a business model, you are ready for the great leap forward, getting investment capital to kick start a business. It's a funding pool equal fast approaching the money raised from venture capitalists. Plus, you don't have to give away stock. But you do have to get good at digital marketing.

Available Classes and Courses

    • 24-Aug-2020
    • (UTC-07:00)
    • A 4-Week On-Line Full Class

    Most people have many contacts in their network, but few know how to leverage these contacts. There is a similar phenomenon in chemistry, where there exists both potential energy and kinetic energy. Potential forever remains a possibility. Kinetic energy makes things happen. And so it is with your Linkedin network, you must convert potential energy (contacts) into the kinetic kind (referral sources, appointments and interviews.)

    Class Modules

    This online class is about developing contacts and taking actions that covert work leads to prospects to work. You will learn how to:

       • Develop both personal positioning
       • Put together your branding strategy
       • Develop more high quality leads

       • Take more effective conversion actions

    1. The Essentials of Branding, Positioning and Differentiation

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    You have the option of presenting ourself in many different ways. Whether one wants to do so depends on the nature of the product or service. Sometimes people want to hire the expert. Sometimes, they want to hire the business. Sometimes they want to hire an expert who has a business. This section looks at the corporate entity and how it might be used on this medium.

    2. Branding Tricks: The Top-Drawer Profile, Company and Showcase Page

    "A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five." — Groucho Marx

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    A well thought out profile does something really important: it creates depth of expertise and satisfies the question of credibility. How to get found? How to make your profile function like a magnet? The issue is two-fold: first, knowing who to make it searchable. Secondly, once getting them curious, interested and motivativated enough to contact you. And one should not forget, you also can promote services through company page.

    3. Growing A Targeted Network

    It's long been known that in professional circles the quality of the network is very important. In the old days, one used a rolodex and a phone. Today your options are more numerous and more complex. Linkedin presents one way to leverage a network, but it is not the only way. The way Linkedin manages the network is through "degrees of separation." This model has strengths, but it also has major weaknesses. For example, to assume all individuals you know are equally important, and is willing to help you out is not a valid assumption.

    4. Publishing: Projecting Expertise and Boosting Social Capital

    "If the only tool you have is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail." — Unknown Source

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    Linkedin has both basic functions which one must master and the advanced options which you can choose to use. ANSWERS as the name implies is a service defined to get answers to your questions. Its value lies asking good questions and answering the same. How do you jazz up a profile? You can add applications. While it is not necessary, potentially one can create another channel to impress. Some may want to host an event. Events offer a valuable way of getting to people together either locally or on the web. For example, you could host a local group or might want to offer a webinar of some type.

    You also receive two bonuses modules:

    How to Leverage Groups. There are thousands of groups you join. Some groups you join because of a common interest, (i.e. technology) or (much more likely), it's where the clients or recruiters hangs out. Once you join a group you can: share your knowledge to help others, post a news article, start a discussion, answer a question, or post a job lead.

    Manage Your Reputation. Before one starts to develop a personal brand, its wise to take a look at what is already being said out there since most individuals will not only check your profile, they will also do a quick check on Google. And of course, you want to keep some information out of the public domain to discourage identity theft. 

    • 31-Aug-2020
    • (UTC-07:00)
    • A 15-Week On-Line Full Class With Instructor

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    The old saying, “Most men (and woman) don’t plan to fail, they fail to plan,” still has great truth. Sure, it’s easy to post on a social media channel, but real success requires a PLAN. For it won’t help to row harder if the boat is headed in the wrong direction.

    This course has you apply practical theory so you can build a stronger personal brand— necessary to be a influencer with a large network. Plus you’ll discover critically important knowledge and understandings necessary to open doors as a digital marketing specialist

    This class goes in-depth on how to use social media as a tool to generate a following, leads and revenue streams. And it is open to marketing and non-marketing majors.

    By Taking This Class You Will:

    • Discover best practices — what works for the major types of social media categories
    • Discover digital marketing trends and opportunities 
    • Build a Linkedin profile that can be used for internships, gig work, or finding a job
    • Curate and develop content for a social channel of your choice. 
    • Build your social media marketing plan and get feedback from others
    • Get started — run a short campaign on your preferred channel.

    About the Instructor and Course Designer

    Bio: Course Developer

    Murray Johannsen brings to the course two hard to find qualities: depth of teaching expertise and real world digital marketing experience. 

    As Founder of Legacee and the Legacee Academy, he supervises the execution of all digital marketing campaigns. Plus, he teaches a number of marketing and digital marketing courses as a part-time professor at universities including UCLA. 

    On the academic side, he received from the University of Iowa he received both a B.S. in Pharmacy and a MBA. He then went on and finished his formal education with a M. A. in Psychology from Harvard University. 

    Questions? Feel free to contact Mr. Johannsen by:

    ·       eMail:

    ·       Linkedin:

    • 21-Sep-2020
    • (UTC-07:00)
    • A 3-Module On-Line Full Class

    "Opportunity dances with those on the dance floor." — Unknown

    In the course, we are going to make use of social networks. First, these networks have a great deal of useful information on them.

    Secondly, smart use of the network not only allows you to establish a network, but can get you part-time or full-time work. 

    Module 1: The Social Media Landscape:Spread Your Message Far and Wide

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    Today, it has never been easier to start a business. Barriers to entry is relatively low, especially if one has digital marketing expertise. But one still has to think big — think like a great Founder who wants to grow a large organization. One has to think like a Great Founder.

    "We live in a world where the lines between our personal and professional lives are blurred," said Rob Begg, CMO of relationship analytics platform Introhive. "We're connected to colleagues on Facebook. We have clients following us on Instagram and peers adding us to LinkedIn. Social Media Branding: Do's and Don'ts For Entrepreneurs

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    Module 2: Find Your Voice — Using COPYWRITING Techniques To Construct Powerful Messages

    "I once used the word "obsolete" in a headline, only to discover that 43% of housewives had no idea what it meant. In another headline I used the word "ineffable," only to discover that I didn't know what it meant myself." — David Ogilvy

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    The story goes, "Content is king." And even in email, good content still rules. In this module, you will learn the copyrighting technique to make content interesting and motivational. To do so, you have to understand the nature of who to write. For example, if you write like a professor wants you to, you will fail.

    You will learn about to major forms of email marketing. The first is the promotional email. This is normally a stand alone that goes out to promote a particular offer or announce an event. For example, a monthly meeting of an association has this structure if the organization changes topics or has a featured speaker. The other form is the email based newsletter. 

    Module 3: Smart Curating: Getting Content The Easy Way

    Finding Content Can Take a Great Deal of Time—Time Best Spent Elsewhere

    Those who succeed in their branding efforts understand that you have to set-up a process—a process that runs week by week and with time keeps getting better and better. But you don't have to be a Six Sigma Black Belt, but one must insure that the key process steps are in-place. 

    Murray Johannsen brings to the course two hard to find qualities: depth of teaching expertise and real world digital marketing experience. 

    As Founder of Legacee and the Legacee Academy, he supervises the execution of all digital marketing campaigns. Plus, he teaches a number of marketing and digital marketing courses as a part-time professor at the University of the West and other universities such as UCLA. 

    On the academic side, he received from the University of Iowa he received both a B.S. in Pharmacy and a MBA. He then went on and finished his formal education with a M. A. in Psychology from Harvard University. 

    Questions? Feel free to contact Mr. Johannsen by:

    ·       eMail: 

    ·       Linkedin:

    • 05-Oct-2020
    • (UTC-07:00)
    • A 8-Module Online Full Class

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    The existence of the crowdfunding sites has created a new options for both individuals, social enterprises, and for profit start-ups to raise money free frees them from the the tyranny of bankers (who always require collateral) and investors (who desire excessive returns). Of course, you can still spend 4 months and hundreds of courses on an a business plan. 

    Or you can invest the time the real world business model: getting revenues, customers or and following. But to do so, you have to understand the nature of the game, But this course is NOT about equity and debt crowdfunding, it focuses on using reward (preorder) and donations. 

    This it is part of a series of classes on how to make crowdfunding work. But like many things, one has to understand that one can have a great site but still not reach your goals because other campaign tools where weak don't work. For example, it's one thing to make a video, it's a whole other thing to make one that converts viewers into backers.

    Module 1: Must Know Essentials About the Crowdfunding (Also in Digital Marketing Essentials)

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    In the old days, anyone needing money had to beg, pleading to a banker or an investor to please give them money. Most of the time the answer was no. But today, there is another way. If you have an idea for a service or a prototype of a product that needs further develop you can have your backers (future customers) cover the costs. Not only are you getting income, but you are building followers, people who are committed and believe in your success. 

    Module 2. Benchmarking Successful (and Unsuccessful) Campaigns

    In college, we are supposed to do our individual work and not "borrow" from someone else. However, that's not the way the real world works. WE NEED TO BORROW from others and many others are more than willing to share. Strangely enough, successful people are more than will to share what makes them successful with those who are not. 
    Module 3: Must Know Internet Marketing Tools (Also in Digital Marketing Essentials)

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    "If the only tool you have is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail." — Unknown Source

    Let's be clear, you must be clear on what internet marketing and social media tools you are going to use. It's best to have these tools well in place before you start you campaign. You can't walk down a long road without shoes. One should expect to build an email list during the campaign, it's best to do it months prior. And just because you have thousands in the list, don't expect that many of them to ding their credit card for you if they haven't bought anything before. This module presents a set of options that you have to go think through to have a fast start when the campaign begins. 

    Module 4: Crowdfunding Tools: Digital Advertising — A Way of Reaching Millions in Minutes

    The large ad networks such as Google, Facebook, Linkedin and even Amazon are a marketers dream and a privacy nightmare. More than many other social channels, the business model is built on knowing a great deal about users — such that it can be an efficient and effective ad spend for marketers. In the early days, one could still build organic traffic (such as Google allows for); but this is not that easy anymore. Discover both the benefits and the disadvantages and common tricks for using this form of promotion.

    Module 5: Crowdfunding Tools: Email Marketing: The Rules of the Game

    Every game has its rules, and email marketing has a set of rules one must learn to do it well. Of course, one can just buy a list and sent out 50,000 and hope for the best. However, a wiser person (or a person with not a lot of money) will tend to figure out out to make best use of limited resources, which in most cases include both time and money. 

    Module 6: Crowdfunding Tools: Why You Should Use Videos

    There has been a shift in marketing. In the old days, everything was text. They images and text were combined. Now, we are seeing away from both to using video. And not the high cost video we see in television, but low cost messaging within the incomes of everyone who has recent smart-phone. 

    This model focuses on marketing applications were smart use of streaming video can enhance the brand, capture leads, improve the probability of conversion and close the sale. 

    Module 7: The Social Media Landscape 

    "The prophet knows no more than ordinary man but he knows it earlier." — Dagobert D. Runes, philosopher, A Book of Contemplation

    It's often been said that before you start a journey, you need to have a map or you are forever lost. The social media landscape keeps changing. What worked five years ago is unlikely to work as well today. 

    And yet, there are certain landmarks that do not change, that are timeless. Email will always factor into your messaging. A website is of strategic importance. 

    This module focuses on the big picture, a strategic roadmap that will will have more details filled in as we go through the class. 

    Module 8: Campaign Strategy & PreCampaign Actions Executing the Campaign

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    Now the hard part—time to walk the walk and talk the talk. Assuming the plan is good (a big assumption), the tools are sharp and ready to cut through the noise, now you have to make sure you are doing the right thing, at the right time. That's a lot of being right. Like many things in life, a good share of your success is based on your plan. If the plan doesn't doesn't work, neither will the campaign. If you want to go on a journey, it's best to have a map or your likely to get lost.  

    Let's face it, most people refuse to learn from experience. It teaches them them little that they do not ignore. And so, the school of life is never listened to, the same mistakes are made over and over again. This lack of learning applies to projects, an act in three plays: strategy, execution and lesson learned. It's use is made more important since most individuals and organizations refuse to do it. 

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