Digital Advertising Masterclass


(13 ratings)


3 Weeks


Cohort-based Course

Boost your advertising ROI. Capped at 15 students. Learn the AI, tools and practices used by the world's most successful brands.

Previously at

Disney plus
IPG Mediabrands

Course overview

Advertise with confidence in the AI age. Increase brand awareness AND sales.


Advertising is a mix of art and science. We unpack it for you and show you HOW to grow your brand and grow sales by making your paid campaigns work harder using the latest AI, data strategies and proven media and creative best practices. This course gives you the 'insiders' cheat sheet for the framework and approach used by the world's best agencies who manage the most effective ad campaigns on the planet. So, regardless of your industry, your company size, or whether you're BtoB or BtoC, you'll learn how to dramatically improve your advertising program. We simplify everything and cover all digital channels, across the entire funnel.


This course simplifies the increasingly complicated digital advertising landscape. With an emphasis on strategy and campaign optimization, learn how to create and optimize effective advertising campaigns across the entire customer journey - from brand awareness to purchase/conversion.

Learn the framework used by top global agencies

* Unlock the power of the Marketing Funnel to establish goals, KPIs and strategy.

* Tailor your ad campaign based on industry, market positioning and competitive landscape.

* Set goals and KPIs.

Master the marketing funnel - brand awareness to sales/conversions

* Create media and messaging strategy that drives prospects down the funnel.

* Optimize specific media and messaging to increase engagement at each stage of the customer journey.

Data and AI tools for audience definition and segmentation strategy

* Define and segment your target audience.

* Choose the best media channels and platforms to reach that audience most cost effectively.

Optimize your media channel mix

* Video and Display

* Programmatic Display, Video & Audio

* Search

* Social Media

* CTV (Connected TV): Hulu, YouTube, Disney+ etc.

* Influencer

Data tactics for audience targeting and campaign optimization

* Harness 1st and 3rd party data, prepare for a "cookieless" world.

* Optimize performance using marketing analytics data - and learn how to avoid the noise from meaningless data.

Learn about current and emerging AI tools

* Preexisting AI and ML within platforms.

* Third party AI tools for market research, audience targeting, ad and content creation, automating optimization and more.

* Emerging AI tools to watch.

Continuously squeeze more ROI from your campaigns

* Create a culture and practice of continuous optimization.

* Understand how to assess performance using analytics data and identify elements that can be improved.

Develop creative, content and messages that compel and engage audiences

* Each channel is different and requires a tailored approach.

* We'll show you how to develop successful creative and messaging for each channel.


Patricia and her guest speaker have each been in the digital advertising trenches for over 20 years working at the world's top ad agencies and brands. And we each have worked client-side as CMOs so we understand both perspectives - agency and client/brand.

We bring you proven knowledge and wisdom about what works - and what doesn't. We are expert at the 'art and science' that goes into creating effective paid ad campaigns across the ever-changing digital media landscape.

We'll show you how to make smart decisions and will simplify an ever-increasingly complicated digital media landscape.

We focus on best practices and strategies learned from years of managing full funnel digital advertising strategy for the world's biggest and best brands: Apple, Disney, Amazon, Vans, Nintendo, Lexus, Spotify, UCLA, Honda, VW, Ritz Carlton Hotels, Red Bull, AI Start Ups, Qualcomm, BtoB SaaS and many more.


Patricia co-created and taught a longer version of this course at UCLA. She taught this course to entrepreneurs, MBA students, global marketing professionals, ad agencies and corporate training programs from around the world.

Patricia's course was extremely popular because it revealed actual best practices, knowledge and wisdom gained from her experience leading digital advertising for some of the world's top brands - delivered in an entertaining and interactive experience using lots of case studies from successful brands that she advised or directly worked for.

I know how to create great learning experiences for busy professionals. Each session is designed to be engaging, enjoyable and most importantly - useful!


We've worked hard to design this course to enable rapid and immersive learning without useless homework or generic theory - and we deliberately capped at 25 students to ensure lots of personalized training.

After just 2 weeks, you'll launch your next campaign with confidence and dramatically improve your outcomes.

You'll also get bonus 1:1 time with me to review the material or optimize your own ad campaign.


We're excited to delve into this learning journey with you and show you how to perfect your ad game.

Who is this course for


Ad Agency Rising Stars

Build skills to advance your career. Go beyond the basics. Learn full funnel ad strategy, and the latest AI tools.


Start ups, Entrepreneurs, Product Marketers.

Get more ROI from your precious ad budget - and more from your agency.


Marketers who want to master paid advertising. Advance your marketing career by learning the latest digital advertising skills.


Ad Channel Specialists - approach integrated advertising that utilizes ALL channels: Display, Programmatic, CTV, Search, Social, Influencer.


Ad Sales & Media Partnerships pros

Improve your media strategy and negotiation with your clients. Improve ad sales strategies and campaigns.

What you’ll get out of this course

Advertise with confidence; master the 'art and science' of successful data and idea-driven campaigns, powered by AI and technology

Learn the framework to develop effective advertising strategy: how to plan, track and optimize campaigns across the consumer journey. Powered by AI tools, data and ideas.

Advance your marketing career by building essential digital advertising strategy skills. Get promoted or change career paths.

Digital advertising is a great and rewarding career. This course will give you the skills, knowledge and perspective to advance your marketing career.

Choose the best channel mix

Learn how to test and create a channel mix across the funnel. Some channels are better at driving awareness; some are better at driving sales. We make it simple to plan the right mix and keep optimizing that mix.

Analyze your campaigns to pinpoint where you can optimize so that you achieve lower CPL (cost per lead) and lower CPA (cost per acquisition)

Give students an idea of how they can expect to grow throughout your course. Include specificity and precise results so students can benchmark exactly what they’ll learn.

Make smarter decisions around your media and messaging strategy

Know when to adjust your message or when to adjust your media -- or both!

Learn how to use data to target your customers and to analyze and improve your campaigns.

Data is a powerful tool -- learn how to use data to make smart decisions and to target your audience more effectively.

This course includes

4 interactive live sessions

Lifetime access to course materials

In-depth lessons

Direct access to instructor

Projects to apply learnings

Guided feedback & reflection

Private community of peers

Course certificate upon completion

Maven Satisfaction Guarantee

This course is backed by Maven’s guarantee. You can receive a full refund within 14 days after the course ends, provided you meet the completion criteria in our refund policy.

Course syllabus

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  • Week 1

    Jul 29—Aug 4

    Week dates are set to instructor's time zone


    • Jul


      Session 1 - Lay the strategic foundation for success: Establish goals and framework for strategy

      Mon, Jul 29, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM UTC

    • Aug


      Session 2 - Campaign Planning and Media Channels deep dive

      Thu, Aug 1, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM UTC

  • Week 2

    Aug 5—Aug 11

    Week dates are set to instructor's time zone


    • Aug


      Session 3 - Tracking campaign performance

      Mon, Aug 5, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM UTC

    • Aug


      Session 4 -- Optimize performance, cookies, data and AI tool demo

      Thu, Aug 8, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM UTC

  • Week 3

    Aug 12—Aug 16

    Week dates are set to instructor's time zone

    Nothing scheduled for this week.

  • Bonus


    • 1:1 Consult (30 min) with each student


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What students are saying

Meet your instructor

Patricia Galea

Patricia Galea

Lead Instructor


For the past 23 years, I've led digital advertising strategy for start ups to big brands like Amazon, Disney, Spotify, Lexus, Honda, Sony Pictures Entertainment, UCLA, Nintendo, Converse, SaaS BtoB and many more.

I began my career at Accenture then spent years at big global agencies (Omnicom, Publicis, WPP, Edelman, IPG Mediabrands) and client side roles at Disney, UCLA and Draiver (AI BtoB SaaS). My focus has been on all facets of digital advertising and marketing.

On the side, I co-founded and launched the digital advertising curriculum at UCLA in 2004 and continue to advise them on digital media/marketing curriculum. I co-founded and was co-instructor for one of the most popular marketing courses that served as a basis for this Maven course. I have taught and lectured over 1000 students to date at UCLA -- from professionals attending UCLA Extension; MBA students at UCLA Anderson; and corporate leaders from around the world that travel to UCLA for custom training programs.

I have a passion for teaching real knowledge and wisdom - gained from my real world experience being at the forefront of the ever changing digital media landscape.

I'm also proud of my ongoing mentorship of MBA students at UCLA Anderson Easton Technology Management Center, focusing on the intersection of Tech and Management.

I look forward to helping you advance your business and your career!

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Digital Advertising Masterclass

Cohort 4 - July 2024

$895 USD


July 29—Aug 16, 2024

Application Deadline

July 27, 2024

Bulk purchases

Course schedule

3-4 hours per week
  • Monday, April 8

    11am - 12:45pm PT


    Establish goals and campaign strategy

  • Thursday, April 11

    11am - 12:45pm PT


    Campaign planning and media channels

  • Monday, April 15

    11am - 12:45pm PT


    Track and analyze campaigns

  • Thursday, April 18

    11am - 12:45pm PT


    Optimize campaigns, AI campaign planning demo, cookies and data

  • Friday April 22 - 28

    TBD 30 min time slot

    1:1 consulting session with Patricia and/or Lindsey.

Learning is better with cohorts

Learning is better with cohorts

Active hands-on learning

This course builds on live workshops and real case studies from Patricia and Lindsey's experience.

Small class size = Interactive and personalized learning

Only 10 students means there's plenty of personalized coaching and instruction

Learn with a cohort of peers

Join a community of like-minded people who want to learn and grow alongside you

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Join an upcoming cohort

Digital Advertising Masterclass

Cohort 4 - July 2024

$895 USD


July 29—Aug 16, 2024

Application Deadline

July 27, 2024

Bulk purchases

$895 USD




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