Executive Certificate in Professional Digital Media Selling - HKU SPACE: Digital and Social Media Marketing, Marketing Communications and Branding courses
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Marketing & Hospitality Digital and Social Media Marketing

Executive Certificate in Professional Digital Media Selling

IAB Hong Kong
Jointly Organized by
IAB Hong Kong
Course Code
Application Code
Study mode
Start Date
17 Jul 2021 (Sat)
2 months
Course Fee
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Deadline on 03 Jul 2021 (Sat)
2867 8499
Early bird: $6,750 (application submitted on or before June 17, 2021)
IAB Hong Kong member rate: $6,750 and also waiver of application fee (application must be submitted at enrollment centres)

Two brand new programmes are launched in collaboration with IAB Hong Kong which aim to groom talents for the digital media industries and to elevate the knowledge and skill sets of the workforce. The Executive Certificate in Professional Digital Media Selling is designed for digital media sales practitioners in media or other companies. 

digital media

The objective of this programme is to equip digital sales executives with knowledge and professional credentials for career advancement. It provides students with a solid foundation of knowledge in digital advertising campaign management and analytics, the ability to provide impacful solutions that align with clients' marketing objectives, and knowledge on optimizinig campaign performance.

Programme Features

  • State-of-the-art programme content developed specifically for the digital media industry
  • Well qualified teachers who are all experts in their fields and have tons of practical experience 
  • Interactive learning experience and networking opportunities
  • Opportunity to take the IAB Digital Media Sales Certification exam upon completion of the programme


Digital Media and Advertising Industries

-  Digital media networks and the bsuiness of digital advertising

-  Digital ad formats and creative capabilities

-  Ad serving, targeting, and tracking technology

-  Campaign pricing, measurement and verification

Digital Media Sales

-  How digital advertising ecosystem works

-  Tools used for booking, trafficking and implementing campaigns

-  Digital media standards, regulation and compliance

-  Best practices in digital media selling

-  Ways to manage and analyze digital ad campaigns

-  Ways to upsell and present new business opportunities

Programmatic 360

-  Evolution of programmatic advertising

-  Technologies and transaction types

-  Supply-side providers and Demand-side providers

-  Automation, campaign processa nd measurement strategies


Industry leaders to teach and share their experiences:

Ivan Yuen, Media Expertise and Innovation Lead, fifty-five 
Ivan Yuen
Media Expertise and Innovation Lead, fifty-five

Roger Kan, Head of Client Success, Cosmose Inc.
Roger Kan
Client Strategy Director, Cosmose Inc. 

Sharon Chan, Platform Manager, Google
Sharon Chan
Platform Manager, Google

Coleman Lo, Head of Hong Kong, Hina Technology Co. Ltd
Coleman Lo
Head of Hong Kong, Hina Technology Co. Ltd.


"Executive Certificate in Professional Digital Media Selling" will be awarded within the HKU System through HKU SPACE to those who have successfully completed the assessment and attended at least 70% of classes. Students may opt to attend the online examination offered by IAB US to obtain the following certification issued by IAB US. A separate exam fee per examination will be charged by IAB US. 

- IAB Digital Media Sales Certification


Satisfactory completion of the programme will be assessed by one individual assignment, which consists of an individual presentation of 10-15 minutes and a report in Word format. 

Application Code 1935-EP164A Apply Online Now
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Days / Time
  • Saturday, 2:00pm - 6:00pm

Classes will be held on 8 Saturdays. 

Class dates and time:

Date Time
Jul 17, 2021 2-6pm
Jul 24, 2021
Jul 31, 2021
Aug 7, 2021
Aug 14, 2021
Aug 21, 2021
Aug 28, 2021
Sep 4, 2021 2-4pm


Applicants shall hold:

(i) a bachelor’s degree awarded by a recognized university or equivalent; or

(ii) an Associate Degree/ a Higher Diploma, or equivalent, and have at least 2 years of work experience.

Preference may be given to applicants with qualifications such as the Google Ads Certification or Facebook Blueprint Certification.

Applicants with other qualifications and substantial senior level work experience will be considered on individual merit.

Application Fee

HK$150 IAB Hong Kong members will get waiver of application fee.
(IAB Hong Kong members please apply the programme at enrollment centre for waiving the application fee).

Course Fee
  • Course Fee : HK$7500
  • Early Bird Rate : HK$6750 (For non-IAB members, applicants who apply on or before June 17 will enjoy10% early bird discount on tuition fee.)
  • Professional Body Rate : HK$6750 (IAB Hong Kong members will get 10% discount on the tuition fee. The two discount offers cannot be used at the same time.)

This programme is offered in collaboration with IAB Hong Kong. iab logo

IAB was founded in 1996 and headquartered in New York City. The organization is committed to professional development and elevating the knowledge, skills and expertise of the workforce in the digital media and advertising industry. 

IAB Hong Kong is registered as a not-for-profit organization which aims to empower the media and marketing industries to thrive in the digital economy through developing standards and best practices on digital marketing in order to shape the future of digital marketing for the advertising and marketing community in Hong Kong. The founding members of IAB Hong Kong include: Facebook, Google, South China Morning Post, Verizon media, comScore, Next Digital and RedLotus. PwC is a supporting partner to the association.

For more details please visit www.iabhongkong.com.


Online Application Apply Now

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Enrolment Method

HKU SPACE provides 24-hour online application and payment service for students to make enrolment for most open admission courses (courses enrolled on first come, first served basis) and selected award-bearing programmes via the Internet.  Applicants may settle the payment by using either PPS, VISA or Mastercard online.

  1. Complete the online application form

    Applicant may click the icon Apply Now on the top right hand corner of the programme/course webpage to make online application, and then follow the instructions to fill in the online application form.

    Some programmes/courses may be admitted by selection, and may require applicants to provide electronic copy of any required documents (e.g. proof of qualification) as indicated on the programme/course webpage.  Only file format in doc, docx, jpg and pdf are supported. 

  2. Make Online Payment

    Pay the programme/course fees by either using:

    PPS via Internet - You will need a PPS account and a PPS Internet password. For information on how to open a PPS account and how to set up a PPS Internet password, please visit http://www.ppshk.com.

    *Credit Card Online Payment - Course fees can be paid by VISA or MasterCard including the “HKU SPACE MasterCard”.

    *HKU SPACE MasterCard cardholders who wish to enjoy 10-month interest free instalment scheme must pay  their tuition fees in person at any our HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres.

To know more about online enrolment and payment, please refer to the user guide of Online Enrolment and Payment:


In Person / Mail

For first time enrolment

  1. For first come, first served short courses, complete the Application for Enrolment Form SF26 and bring or post the completed form(s), together with the appropriate application/course fee(s) and any required supporting documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres.  
  2. Award-bearing and professional courses may require other information. Forms are usually available at the enrolment centres or on request from programme staff. Bring or post the completed form(s), together with the appropriate application/course fee(s) and any required supporting documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres.

For continuing enrolment in the same course

A. In person or by post
  1. The standard ‘Enrolment/Payment Slip’ is designed for students of award-bearing programmes or remaining programmes in a suite of programmes requiring continuing enrolment and it applies to most programmes.
  2. Students should complete the “Enrolment/Payment Slip” which will be made available by relevant programme staff and return the slip to any HKU SPACE enrolment centre or post it to the relevant programme staff with appropriate fee payment.
B. Online

Selected programmes offer online continuing enrolment service. Programme staff will inform students if they offer this service and offer further enrolment details.

If you are in doubt about the procedures, please check the individual course details, or contact our programme staff or enrolment centres. 

Please note the followings for programme/course enrollment:

  1. To make an application online, you will need a computer with connection to the Internet and a web browser with JavaScript enabled. Internet Explorer 5.01 or above is recommended for the web browser.
  2. Applicants should not leave the online application idle for more than 10 minutes.  Otherwise, applicants must restart the application process.
  3. Only S-MILES and Early Bird Discount are supported in Online Applicants (Application).  To enjoy other types of discount, please visit one of our enrolment centres.
  4. During the online application process, asynchronous application and payment submission may occur.  Successful payment may not guarantee successful application.  In case of unsuccessful submission, our programme staff will contact you shortly.
  5. Applicants are reminded that they should only apply for the same programme/course once through counter or online application.
  6. For online enrolment, payment confirmation page would be displayed after payment has been made successfully.  In addition, a confirmation email would also be sent to your email account.  You are advised to keep your payment confirmation for future enquiries.
  7. Fees paid are not refundable except as statutorily provided or under very exceptional circumstances (e.g. course cancellation due to insufficient enrolment).
  8. If admission is by selection, the official receipt is not a guarantee that your application has been accepted.  We will inform you of the result as soon as possible after the closing date for application.  Unsuccessful applicants will be given a refund of programme/course fee if already paid.


The School provides a platform for online services for a selected range of products it offers. While every effort is made to ensure timeliness and accuracy of information contained in this website, such information and materials are provided "as is" without express or implied warranty of any kind. In particular, no warranty or assurance regarding non-infringement, security, accuracy, fitness for a purpose or freedom from computer viruses is given in connection with such information and materials.

The School (and its respective employees and subsidiaries) is not liable for any loss or damage in connection with any online payments made by you by reason of (i) any failure, delay, interruption, suspension or restriction of the transmission of any information or message from any payment gateways of the relevant banks and/or third party merchants for processing credit/debit/smart card or other payment facilitation mechanism; (ii) any negligence, mistake, error in or omission from any information or message transmitted from the said payment gateways; (iii) any breakdown, malfunction or failure of those gateways in effecting online payment service or (iv) anything arisen out of or in connection with the said payment gateways, including but not limited to unauthorised access to or alternation of the transmission of data or any unlawful act not permitted by the law.

Payment Method
1. Cash, EPS  or WeChat Pay

Course fees can be paid by cash, EPS or WeChat Pay at any HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres.

2. Cheque or Bank draft

Course fees can also be paid by crossed cheque or bank draft made payable to “HKU SPACE”. Please specify the programme title(s) for application and the applicant’s name.. You may either:

  • bring the completed form(s), together with the appropriate course or application fees in the form of a cheque, and any required supporting documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres;
  • or mail the above documents to any of the HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres, specifying  “Course Application” on the envelope.  HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of payment sent by mail.
3. VISA/MasterCard

Applicants may also pay the course fee by VISA or MasterCard, including the “HKU SPACE MasterCard”, at any HKU SPACE enrolment centres. Holders of the HKU SPACE MasterCard can enjoy a 10-month interest-free instalment period for courses with a tuition fee worth a minimum of HK$2,000; however, the course applicant must also be the cardholder himself/herself. For enquiries, please contact our staff at any enrolment centres.

4. Online payment

The course fees of all open admission courses (courses enrolled on first come, first served basis) and selected award-bearing programmes can be settled by using PPS via the Internet. Applicants may also pay the relevant course fees by VISA or MasterCard online. Please refer to the Online Services for details.


  • For general and short courses, applicants may be required to pay the course fee in cash or by EPS, WeChat Pay, Visa or MasterCard if the course is to start shortly.
  • Fees paid are not refundable except under very exceptional circumstances (e.g. course cancellation due to insufficient enrolment), subject to the School’s discretion. In exceptional cases where a refund is approved, fees paid by cash, EPS, WeChat Pay, cheque or PPS (for online payment only) will normally be reimbursed by a cheque, and fees paid by credit card will normally be reimbursed to the payment cardholder's credit card account.
  • In addition to the published fees, there may be additional costs associated with individual programmes. Please refer to the relevant course brochures or direct any enquiries to the relevant programme team for details.
  • Fees and places on courses cannot be transferrable from one applicant to another. Once accepted onto a course, the student may not change to another course without approval from HKU SPACE. A processing fee of HK$120 will be levied on each approved transfer.
  • Receipts will be issued for fees paid but HKU SPACE will not be repsonsible for any loss of receipt sent by mail.
  • For additional certification, please submit a completed form, a sufficiently stamped and self-addressed envelope, and a crossed cheque for HK$30 per copy made payable to "HKU SPACE" to any of our enrolment centres.