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Effective event marketing [podcast]

Posted by Geoffrey Macadaeg on Wed, Nov 14, 2018

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

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Brad and Scully discuss content for effective event marketing. In addition, they examine the latest report on Australia’s digital habits; and how to create lifetime customers that are brand loyal. Brad and Scully interview imageseven Account Executive, John ‘Jiggles’ Igglesden, on television advertising for schools. This week’s school marketing example: a simple but effective television commercial from Australian Christian College. The rants and raves segment looks at the use of specific wording in advertising.

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

Essential pointers to improve your school website layout

Posted by Geoffrey Macadaeg on Tue, Nov 13, 2018

Have you ever visited a website that looks so messy that you suddenly have the urge to hit Alt + F4? There's a bunch of horribly done websites out there and we surely don't want our school websites to join that list and become the ire of our prospective parents and students.

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Topics: SEO, School website, Website, Inbound marketing, School marketing, School marketing strategy, imageseven, Communication, Education

How to reap results from your social media competitor analytics

Posted by Shelley Garcia-Webb on Thu, Nov 08, 2018

Keeping track of your competitors’ social media activities is imperative for your school brand survival and for the proper curation of your own social media content. If social media is a strong component of your overall school marketing strategy, competitor analysis is a must-have tool in your marketing toolkit.

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Topics: Content marketing, School marketing, School marketing strategy, School, imageseven, Communication, Marcom, Education, Social media marketing, Social media management, Social media, Analytics

10 useful tips for your school social media

Posted by Bart Caylor on Mon, Nov 05, 2018

Social media marketing is an absolute must to establish your school brand’s authority and authenticity. Here are some helpful tips to ramp up your school social media strategy.

Being successful at school social media requires more thought and planning than most people think. Just because a college, university or independent school is an institution with young people, that doesn’t mean it will naturally be effective at social media marketing.

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Topics: Communication, Marcom, imageseven, School marketing, School, School marketing strategy, Education, Copywriting, Digital marketing, Online marketing, Strategy, Social media marketing

Podcast marketing [podcast]

Posted by Geoffrey Macadaeg on Wed, Oct 31, 2018

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

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Brad and Scully discuss why podcast marketing is a great option for schools. In addition, they examine the challenges of having key audiences in non-advertiser supported channels, and why perspective-taking doesn’t always help you understand what others want. This week’s school marketing example: Guildford Grammar School releases an excellent boarding video. The rants and raves segment focuses on The Grateful Dead’s Jerry Garcia and his band’s impact on the world of modern-day marketing.

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

How to diversify your school blog entries to captivate your readers

Posted by Geoffrey Macadaeg on Wed, Oct 24, 2018

Writing for your school blog can really get tough sometimes.

Aside from the occasional writer's block, one of the main challenges school marketers often get worried about is keeping school blog subscribers interested. If your blog entries are not interesting enough, or if they all look the same to your readers, you might face a sudden drop in readership due to unsubscribes.

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Topics: Education, Inbound marketing, imageseven, Communication, Marcom, School marketing strategy, Content marketing, School marketing, School, Blogging

4 tricks to make your school enewsletters more appealing

Posted by Geoffrey Macadaeg on Tue, Oct 23, 2018

Have you ever wondered if your school enewsletters are really serving their purpose? Sending enewsletters can be risky. There are still some people who think that all enewsletters are spam. You also need accept that a number of recipients will choose to unsubscribe. We always check our analytics to review our email open and click-through rates, and this can lead us to question our activity – is the time and effort we spend producing school enewsletters really worth it?

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Topics: imageseven, School marketing, Content marketing, Newsletter, Communication, Marcom, School marketing strategy

5 reasons why school webinars work

Posted by Gilbert Siahaan on Thu, Oct 18, 2018

Webinars are used to deliver seminar-style content through an online platform. The purpose of a webinar is to present a topic that is relevant and engaging for the intended audience. Webinar formats can vary from being a one-way pre-recorded video or an interactive session where hosts and viewers can respond in real time. Even today, webinars are proven to be a very helpful tool in school marketing. Here are some of the reasons why school webinars work.

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Topics: Communication, Marcom, imageseven, School, School marketing, School marketing strategy, Education, Inbound marketing, Branding, Content marketing, design, Digital marketing, Online marketing, School website, Website

Six principles of success [podcast]

Posted by Geoffrey Macadaeg on Wed, Oct 17, 2018

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

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Brad and Scully discuss Cindy Gallop’s six principles of success. In addition, they examine how voice-activated tech can change the content marketing landscape and the reasons why behavioural economics is popular but why people should be cautious about it. Brad and Scully interview imageseven Account Manager, Kristian Lawrence, on mobile optimisation. This week’s school marketing example: the Twitter community reacts to the recent worldwide Instagram crash. The rants and raves segment focuses on the Google+ closure after its controversial failure to disclose a major data breach.

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

How to choose the right social media channels for your school

Posted by Charlie Maughan on Tue, Oct 09, 2018

Likes, shares, comments … sometimes choosing whether to retweet or hashtag can be a very daunting prospect. When combined with the typical time pressures that School Marketers face, it’s not surprising that communications are often delivered haphazardly across multiple Social Media channels. However, Social Media is not going anywhere, and it is becoming an increasingly integral part of schools’ marketing and communications strategies.

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Topics: Communication, Marcom, imageseven, School marketing, School, School marketing strategy, Education, Copywriting, Digital marketing, Online marketing, Strategy, Social media marketing

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