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John Igglesden

As an Account Coordinator at imageseven, John’s days are filled with anything from blog and content writing to preparing inbound marketing campaigns. Away from the office you find him drinking coffee or craft beer and discussing clothes, cars and guitars.

Recent Posts

Producing yearbooks [podcast]

Posted by John Igglesden on Wed, Oct 03, 2018

Insights into the world of school marketing and communications, presented by Brad Entwistle and Andrew Sculthorpe. 

Show notes

Brad and Scully discuss how long email newsletters should be. In addition, they examine the top five takeaways from Content Marketing World 2018 and the need for technology training in our organisations. Brad and Scully then share their wisdom on managing, designing and producing yearbooks. This week’s school marketing example: a humorous look at why font selection is important. The rants and raves segment looks at the introduction of advertising in Facebook stories.

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Topics: Podcast, School marketing, School marketing strategy, Education, imageseven, Marcom, Communication

Why marketers fear video [podcast]

Posted by John Igglesden on Wed, Sep 19, 2018

Insights into the world of school marketing and communications, presented by Brad Entwistle and Andrew Sculthorpe.

Brad and Scully discuss:

  • The Contently Content Maturity Model
  • why marketers fear video
  • how persuasive the word ‘because’ is
  • some very effective Facebook marketing from the AFL
  • why Google didn’t show up to a US Senate hearing.

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Show notes

Brad and Scully discuss The Contently Content Maturity Model. In addition, they examine why marketers fear video; and how persuasive the word ‘because’ is. This week’s school marketing example: some very effective Facebook marketing from the AFL. The rants and raves segment asks why Google didn’t show up to a US Senate hearing.

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Topics: Podcast, School marketing, School marketing strategy, Education, imageseven, Marcom, Communication, video

What makes a brand trustworthy? [podcast]

Posted by John Igglesden on Wed, Sep 05, 2018

Insights into the world of school marketing and communications, presented by Brad Entwistle and Andrew Sculthorpe.

Brad and Scully discuss:

  • the use of hashtags on Twitter
  • what makes a brand trustworthy
  • using micro-influencers at your school
  • writing, content and proofing
  • how to optimise voice search for effective SEO and
  • the role of creativity in marketing.

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Brad and Scully discuss the use of hashtags on Twitter. In addition, they examine what makes a brand trustworthy; and using micro-influencers at your school. Brad and Scully interview imageseven Account Manager, Kate Chesson, on writing, content and proofing. This week’s school marketing example: how to optimise voice search for effective SEO. The rants and raves segment looks at the role of creativity in marketing.

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Topics: Podcast, School marketing, School marketing strategy, Education, imageseven, Marcom, Communication

School marketing and social media survey 2018 [podcast]

Posted by John Igglesden on Wed, Aug 22, 2018

Insights into the world of school marketing and communications, presented by Brad Entwistle and Andrew Sculthorpe.

In this special episode of the SMC Podcast, Brad and Scully are joined by Brendan Schneider from SchneiderB Media and imageseven Account Manager, Charlie Maughan, to discuss the findings of the inaugural School Marketing and Social Media Survey. This global Survey analyses schools’ use of social media in their marketing and highlights some interesting findings that all school marketers will enjoy. The team pick apart the top-level findings, as well as occasionally diving deeper into insights that were surprising and relevant to all school marketers.

 

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Topics: Podcast, School marketing, School marketing strategy, Education, imageseven, Marcom, Communication, Social media marketing, Social media

Facebook advertising [podcast]

Posted by John Igglesden on Thu, Aug 09, 2018

Insights into the world of school marketing and communications, presented by Brad Entwistle and Andrew Sculthorpe. 

Brad and Scully discuss:

  • how to maximise reach on Instagram
  • the latest email marketing research
  • how to effectively communicate to an internal audience
  • Facebook advertising
  • a confronting campaign from the National Centre for Domestic Violence
  • the Cannes Lions 2018 Creative Data Grand Prix winning entry.

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Topics: Podcast, School marketing, School marketing strategy, Education, imageseven, Marcom, Communication, Social media marketing, Social media

Email is still king [podcast]

Posted by John Igglesden on Thu, Jul 26, 2018

Insights into the world of school marketing and communications, presented by Brad Entwistle and Andrew Sculthorpe. 

Brad and Scully discuss:

  • the strength of email in marketing
  • the difference between an editorial calendar and a marketing strategy
  • how to build brand in the digital age
  • using video in social media
  • socially conscious advertising from Stabilo highlighters
  • four inspiring leaders.

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Topics: Podcast, School marketing, School marketing strategy, Education, imageseven, Marcom, Communication, Content marketing, Email marketing

Success as a new school marketer [podcast]

Posted by John Igglesden on Wed, Jul 11, 2018

Insights into the world of school marketing and communications, presented by Brad Entwistle and Andrew Sculthorpe. 

Brad and Scully discuss:

  • tips for success as a new school marketer
  • out-of-home advertising
  • a variety of sources for content ideas
  • the International Boys’ Schools Coalition (IBSC) Conference
  • the value of conferences
  • three examples of effective storytelling and
  • customer loyalty and how that fits with your school.

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Topics: Podcast, School marketing, School marketing strategy, Education, imageseven, Marcom, Communication, Content marketing, Storytelling

Brand distrust [podcast]

Posted by John Igglesden on Wed, Jun 27, 2018

Insights into the world of school marketing and communications, presented by Brad Entwistle and Andrew Sculthorpe. 

Brad and Scully discuss:

  • what marketers need to know about the future of video
  • brand distrust
  • the latest mobile ad spend forecasts
  • preparing a school video shoot
  • excellent examples of sponsored content and
  • how the use of data is overtaking creativity in marketing.

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Topics: Podcast, School marketing, School marketing strategy, Education, imageseven, Marcom, Communication, video, Content marketing, Branding

The basics of influencer marketing [podcast]

Posted by John Igglesden on Wed, Jun 13, 2018

Insights into the world of school marketing and communications, presented by Brad Entwistle and Andrew Sculthorpe. 

Brad and Scully discuss:

  • the basics of influencer marketing that apply to organisations of all sizes
  • how schools can benefit the most from Facebook’s latest algorithm updates
  • what separates good from bad writing
  • the steps for producing publications
  • a creative campaign that renamed vegetables to encourage kids to eat them
  • article by Brendan Schneider on using checklists for efficiency.

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Topics: Podcast, School marketing, School marketing strategy, Education, imageseven, Marcom, Communication, video, content, Content marketing

Guiding your prospects to your existing content [podcast]

Posted by John Igglesden on Wed, May 30, 2018

Insights into the world of school marketing and communications, presented by Brad Entwistle and Andrew Sculthorpe. 

Brad and Scully discuss:

  • the annual B2B marketing report from the Association for Data-Driven Marketing and Advertising
  • the best methods for guiding prospects to your existing content
  • why traditional marketing team structure needs to be scrutinised
  • effective video content from Wellington College, UK
  • Wellington College’s effective alumni program and
  • the latest changes in the Australian education system.

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Topics: Podcast, School marketing, School marketing strategy, Education, imageseven, Marcom, Communication, video, content, Content marketing

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