While there are dozens of free digital marketing tools available from Google, school marketers have a lot on their plate and can’t be expected to master them all. We narrowed it down to the top 6 that we recommend: Google Analytics 4, Google Tag Manager, UTM Codes, Google Search Console, Google Trends, and Google Business Profile.
Independent school marketers work extremely hard to get qualified prospects, or “leads,” into their pipeline. Whether you’ve purchased lists, launched a digital marketing campaign, or planned an on-ground admissions trip, building a lead funnel is a huge investment. That is why keeping those leads engaged and moving through the funnel by way of email marketing is a critical tactic for schools.
According to data by Nutshell, it takes an average of three to four emails before getting a response from a lead—but with those long admission- and marketing-team to-do lists, sending each lead regular communication can be a challenge.
Here’s how your school can develop an email marketing strategy to nurture leads—for FREE!, maximize your efforts, and ensure prospects take those next steps to visit, apply, and enroll.
When you're looking to make a big decision, it's likely that you'll do a fair amount of research before committing. In today's digital world, that usually starts (and ends) with a search engine.
Here at Enroll Media Group, we were given the incredible opportunity to present earlier this month at The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS) 2019 Annual Conference in the heart of Washington, D.C. On the final day of the conference, several schools, companies, and individuals demonstrated their research and knowledge using graphically-based representations on poster displays.
In our case, it only took us a few sketches to arrive at our final concept: The Backpacker's Guide to Enrollment Marketing (actual poster is pictured above), a sequence of challenges and accompanying solutions faced by independent schools on a daily basis. Not unlike embarking on a new backpacking adventure, everything comes down to preparation.
The Backpacker's Guide, in digital format, will help frame all of your strategic decisions coming ahead in the New Year. If you struggle with any or all of these obstacles, take a peek below for a short-list of solutions to prepare and push you well ahead of your goals in 2019:
When it comes to successful enrollment marketing for K-12 schools, I often hear admissions officers say, “If you can just get them to visit the school, we will dazzle them from there.” Since getting families to campus is half the battle, target marketing for an open house is a must-do for independent schools. But in this ever-changing digital landscape, it’s becoming harder to know who to market to, what to say, and how to measure the highest return on investment.
Here are 3 common marketing tactics to avoid when marketing your open house this year.
All too often, schools focus on a number of selling points in marketing collateral that might be true – but don’t adequately describe the institution or what it stands for. Just ask yourself: "How many times have I heard about a premier independent school with personalized attention, strong academics, hands-on learning, and a diverse community?”