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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

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

Where your audience is hanging out on social media

Posted by Bart Caylor on Mon, Oct 01, 2018

If your marketing messages aren’t reaching people, they aren’t working. Here’s how to ensure your messages on social media are getting where the people are.

In vast areas with little rainfall, like much of Africa, it’s amazing what happens when you put a little water out there. Water brings animals of all kinds together.

(Here’s a cool live camera feed of a watering hole in Africa.)

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Topics: Education, Inbound marketing, Website, imageseven, Communication, Marcom, School website, Social media, Social media marketing, Social media management, Analytics

How to build a thorough social media policy

Posted by Sebastian Wattam on Thu, Sep 20, 2018

We’ve written plenty on Social Media use within schools but seldom detailed the policy surrounding its usage and implementation. This information may be covered in a standalone Social Media Policy or as a section within an overarching School Communications Policy. Either way, it’s crucial to plainly spell out the dos and don’ts of social media use, by staff and students alike, at your school so you can avoid incidents like this.

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Topics: Education, Inbound marketing, Website, imageseven, Communication, Marcom, School website, Social media, Social media marketing, Social media management, Analytics

Content curation for school marketing: 13 valuable facts

Posted by Bart Caylor on Mon, Sep 03, 2018

How do the best school marketers out there keep pumping out quality social media posts every single day? Here are 13 valuable facts you need to know about the art of content curation.

The surest way to build brand awareness and stay top of mind is to continually publish high-quality content across all of your marketing channels.

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

Improve your school website with these fresh content ideas

Posted by Bart Caylor on Wed, Aug 22, 2018

Irresistible content is the cornerstone of any school marketing strategy. Here’s how to know what to write for your school website, whether you’re a college, university, or independent school.

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

How to develop high-converting school marketing content

Posted by Frazer Woodhead on Tue, Aug 07, 2018

It’s nothing new – the internet is the ultimate battleground in the fight for our attention. How to develop high-conversion content as a marketer requires tactical effort and an overall strategy. You must produce a varied content offering.

Over 15,000,000 blogs are posted each day, and 300,000 videos are uploaded to YouTube each day.

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

15 symptoms of a 'sick' school website [part 2]

Posted by Bart Caylor on Mon, Aug 06, 2018

Your education website is the heart of your digital marketing strategy. Is it suffering from any of the 15 symptoms of a poorly performing website?

If it is, I highly recommend that you correct the performance issues you see in your education website as soon as possible. It’s not a question of if they will visit your site, it’s when.

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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

15 symptoms of a 'sick' school website [part 1]

Posted by Bart Caylor on Wed, Jul 25, 2018

How do you know when you need to revamp your school website? Here are 15 symptoms of a poorly performing school website.

Your school website should be the heart of your digital marketing strategy.

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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

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

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