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How your school will benefit from using personas

Posted by Geoffrey Macadaeg on Wed, Dec 26, 2018

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

The critical KPIs of school content marketing

Posted by Gilbert Siahaan on Thu, Dec 20, 2018

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

How topic clusters can improve your content marketing strategy

Posted by Kristian Lawrence on Mon, Dec 03, 2018

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

How to maximise your school’s social media during the Christmas break

Posted by Emily Newman on Wed, Nov 28, 2018

The last day of the school term is approaching and you can almost smell the Christmas festivities … a wonderful, exciting and relieving feeling, right? Finally, a well-deserved break for everyone.

But not for social media.

Social media never sleeps.

Don’t neglect your school’s social media during the holiday break.

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

How to use video to improve your school marketing

Posted by Gilbert Siahaan on Thu, Nov 22, 2018

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

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

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

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

How to use video streaming to amplify your school brand

Posted by Sarah Millinson on Tue, Sep 11, 2018

Video streaming allows brands to connect with their audience authentically and encourages users to participate in brand storytelling to enhance the customer experience. Telling your school’s story through video reinforces school values, builds customer relationships and grows your audience. Video content can easily be integrated into your regular communication channels such as newsletters, emails, social media and the school website to amplify your message.

Here’s how to use video streaming to amplify your school brand:

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Topics: Education, imageseven, Branding, Communication, Online marketing, School culture

Ways to energise your school marketing team

Posted by Emily Newman on Thu, Sep 06, 2018

With so many schools offering first-class education, your school’s brand is your opportunity to differentiate your school from the crowd. It’s how you’re identified and remembered – It’s fundamental. But, who is responsible for maintaining your school’s brand, reputation and everything in between? Well, everyone contributes in some way, whether it be the quality of teaching, the principal’s involvement or the well-represented students. But, lets delve deeper.

Your school marketing team.

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Topics: Education, Social media, imageseven, Communication, Online marketing, Marcom, Social media marketing, School marketing strategy, School marketing, Internal communication, Messaging, Relationship marketing

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