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

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

The best way to start your 2019 school marketing plan

Posted by Bart Caylor on Tue, Nov 27, 2018

With the new year around the corner, many are starting to craft their 2019 marketing plan. Wondering where to begin? Start by looking back.

Maybe you’ve got your new budget all set and approved. Perhaps you’re a go-getter who likes to get a head start on planning.

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Topics: Education, imageseven, Strategy, Marcom, School marketing strategy, Content marketing, School marketing, Marketing automation

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

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

Characteristics of copywriting for education marketing

Posted by Bart Caylor on Wed, Sep 26, 2018

Copywriting is an art that offends the sensibilities of academic writing. That can present unique challenges for education marketers who live in an academic world. To help out, here’s a cheat sheet on what copywriting for education marketing should look like.

Copywriting shares a lot in common with content writing. It’s airy, conversational, and informal. But the main distinction is in their objectives.

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Topics: Education, Inbound marketing, imageseven, Communication, Strategy, Marcom, School marketing, School, Blogging

5 ways how to get high quality leads for your school

Posted by Geoffrey Macadaeg on Tue, Jul 24, 2018

Traditional marketing strategies prioritise the ‘quantity over quality’ philosophy when it comes to generating leads. Under this approach, marketers attempt to collect more leads in order to deliver content to a wider number of prospects, hoping that more prospects will engage with them. This ‘casting a wider net’ strategy can overwhelm marketing efforts since it requires focusing on a larger group of people.

This approach may also dilute marketing initiatives since it requires marketers to design content to suit the common preferences of their leads. This will lead to less efficient school marketing and reduced conversions from leads to actual enrolments. Worse, this approach can backfire; prospects can become annoyed if they receive content that they’re not interested in.

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Topics: Lead generation, Education, Inbound marketing, Website, imageseven, SEO, Communication, Strategy, Online marketing, Marcom, School marketing strategy, Content marketing, Messaging, Marketing automation, Analytics

How to create and market content for your school

Posted by Sebastian Wattam on Wed, May 30, 2018

Like it or not, what people think of your school matters. The way that your school comes across in print, online and in person will shape the opinion people have of your school.

A distinction must be made however. How your school is perceived does not necessarily correlate with the quality of your school, your content or your leadership and management. You might have a great academic record with superb leaders and educators, but if the delivery of your content lacks finesse, these qualities can get lost. This is where the quality of your content and how it is marketed is important.

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

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