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How to choose a printing supplier [podcast]

Posted by Gilbert Siahaan

Insights into the world of school marketing and communications, presented by Charlie Maughan, John 'Jiggles' Igglesden and Rita Kilroy.

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Charlie, Rita and Jiggles discuss the news that Instagram will soon begin hiding the number of likes on posts and other announcements made at Facebook’s F8 developer conference. In the Deep Dive segment, they talk about the changing role of print and how your school can utilise the press in the future. The Question of the Week looks at choosing a printing supplier for yearbooks and other publications. In the Rants and Raves segment, the hosts discuss why being conservative and conscious of brand safety doesn’t mean you can’t be creative.

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

Creating the perfect prospectus [podcast]

Posted by John Igglesden

Insights into the world of school marketing and communications, presented by Charlie Maughan, John 'Jiggles' Igglesden and Rita Kilroy.

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Charlie, Rita and Jiggles discuss the dramatic exit from social media by cosmetics giant, Lush, and how this impacts schools. In the Deep Dive segment, they talk about creating the perfect prospectus. The Question of the Week looks at LinkedIn and how it can be used by your school. In the Rants and Raves segment, the hosts talk about keeping your search engine optimisation up-to-date.

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

Is content marketing relevant? [podcast]

Posted by John Igglesden

Insights into the world of school marketing and communications, presented by Charlie Maughan, John 'Jiggles' Igglesden and Rita Kilroy.

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Charlie and Jiggles welcome Rita back to the microphone. In Making News, the trio discuss content/inbound marketing and if it is all it claims to be. In the Deep Dive segment, they analyse inbound marketing and how to do it well. The Question of the Week looks at what the top distractions are for school marketers. In the Rants and Raves segment, the hosts talk about their three favourite social media definitions.

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

6 inbound marketing tools you need now

Posted by Celina Farrell

Are you creating and promoting content to attract prospective parents to your school?

It might be time to consider an inbound marketing campaign.

Inbound marketing tools like SEO, blogging, social media, website lead generation and lead nurturing are more cost-effective than traditional forms of outbound marketing. Marketers are shifting their budgets, and seeing results. A recent survey shows inbound delivers 54 percent more leads into the marketing funnel than traditional outbound leads, at a below average cost per lead.

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How your school will benefit from using personas

Posted by Geoffrey Macadaeg

It is tempting to initiate a marketing strategy without developing buyer personas, however the likelihood is you will miss valuable opportunities to speak directly to your target audience. In fact, personas are an integral part of any marketing strategy because they serve as reference points to your marketing objectives. They are bridges between your goals and your prospective parents as they offer essential information that affect every step of your marketing strategy. Without personas, you are more likely to revert to creating content around what you know best instead of what your prospective parents are actively seeking.

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Topics: Education, Inbound marketing, imageseven, Communication, Strategy, Online marketing, Marcom, Digital marketing, Creating buyer personas, School marketing strategy, Digital communication trends, Content marketing, Messaging, School marketing, School

The critical KPIs of school content marketing

Posted by Gilbert Siahaan

A key performance indicator (KPI) is a measurable value that is used to judge how effective an organisation is at achieving key objectives. Organisations use KPIs to evaluate their success at reaching targets. KPIs are important in the world of content marketing so that we can measure the effectiveness of what we produce. We’ve put together a list of some of the critical KPIs of school content marketing.

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Topics: Education, Inbound marketing, Social media, Website, imageseven, Communication, Strategy, Online marketing, Positioning, Marcom, Digital marketing, Social media marketing, School marketing strategy, School marketing, School

How to write blog school titles that get results

Posted by Clare Ravasini

"On the average, five times as many people read the headline as read the body copy. When you have written your headline, you have spent eighty cents out of your dollar." David Ogilvy said this in his book, Confessions of an Advertising Man, in 1963. David, one of the world’s most famous ad men, knew the importance of a great headline and how to hook an audience.

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

How topic clusters can improve your content marketing strategy

Posted by Kristian Lawrence

Search engine algorithms are constantly evolving and becoming smarter. Long gone are the days where keywords are the most important factor in Search Engine Optimisation (SEO). Nowadays search engines are taking a much more human approach to search results, using machine learning and artificial intelligence to read web pages and gauge the topic and quality of the writing. It is because of this that a scattergun approach to blogging is inefficient, ineffective and more work than a strategy based on topic clusters. Find out how you can use topic clusters to improve your school’s content marketing efforts below.

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Topics: Education, Inbound marketing, imageseven, SEO, Communication, Strategy, Online marketing, Copywriting, Marcom, Digital marketing, School marketing strategy, Messaging, School marketing, School, Blogging

How to use video to improve your school marketing

Posted by Gilbert Siahaan

Videos are one of the greatest tools a school marketer has. Videos are engaging, with Facebook reportedly receiving eight billion video views per day; they are easier to digest than long pieces of text; and they are personable, helping you to build a stronger trust between your school and your audience.

Here are ways how to use video to improve your school marketing.

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Topics: Education, Inbound marketing, Website, imageseven, Branding, Communication, Online marketing, School culture, Visual identity, School website, School marketing strategy, Digital communication trends, School marketing, video

Essential pointers to improve your school website layout

Posted by Geoffrey Macadaeg

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

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