Internet research and training experts Econsultancy have announced the launch of their Postgraduate Diploma in Digital Publishing, a new specialist professional qualification which covers every aspect of digital publishing.

Developed in conjunction with Manchester Metropolitan University and Tim Tucker, the former online group senior editor of Future Publishing, the course provides practical training by leading industry practitioners and has been developed to meet exceptionally high academic standards.

The two year, flexible course which is aimed both at individuals from traditional publishing backgrounds and those already working in the sector, will equip delegates with the skills to enable them to lead the delivery of a commercial digital publishing operation. Applications are being accepted now, for September 2009 entry.

Commenting on the diploma, Tim Tucker, former online group senior editor of Future Publishing said, “Everyone is aware of how quickly the face of publishing is changing and this qualification recognises the need for high quality education and training in the digital aspects of the profession. If the publishing industry is to survive, it needs skilled, dynamic professionals who understand how to deliver content in innovative and accessible ways.”

Craig Hanna, Training Director at Econsultancy added, “It is particularly pertinent that this qualification is being launched at a time when traditional publishing models are struggling. This course has been developed to an extremely high academic standard which means that those completing the diploma will hold a strong competitive edge over their peers.”

For more information visit or contact Econsultancy at or +44 (0)20 7681 4099


Media contacts:

Vivien Underwood, Training and Operations Manager, Econsultancy
(e: t: 0207 681 4099)

About Econsultancy

Econsultancy is a community where the world's digital marketing and e-commerce professionals meet to sharpen their strategy, source suppliers, get quick answers, compare notes, help each other out and discover how to do everything better online.
Founded in 1999, Econsultancy has grown to become the leading source of independent advice and insight on digital marketing and e-commerce.

Our reports, events, online resources and training programmes help our 80,000+ members make better decisions, build business cases, find the best suppliers, look smart in meetings and accelerate their careers.


Econsultancy is an award-winning online publisher of reports covering best practice, user experience benchmarking, market data, supplier selection, template files, trends and innovation aimed at internet professionals who want practical advice on all aspects of e-business.

Training, Learning & Development

Econsultancy operates a highly popular training division, used by the world's leading brands for staff education, both in-house and via public courses. We provide training across all areas of digital marketing and e-commerce and at all levels from accredited one-day courses to formal qualifications including postgraduate certificates and a Masters in Digital Marketing.


Econsultancy hosts over 100 events a year, including conferences such as the Online Marketing Masterclasses, Future of Digital Marketing and Digital Cream as well as regular Supplier Showcases, Roundtables, the annual Innovation Awards and a range of social events. attracts over 180,000 unique users per month where they access reports, read the blog and take part in discussions in the forums. Econsultancy members can link up with other members and digital suppliers through our directories, as well as find a new job or new digital talent using the job listings.

Published on: 8:49AM on 16th April 2009