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Should Your School Bid on Its Brand Name in Search Ads?

  Apr 28, 2022 7:30:00 AM / by Angie Ward

If you’re running a Google Ads campaign, you’ve probably wondered: should I bid on my school’s own brand name? At Enroll Media Group, we partner with schools across the country to help them manage their Search Ads (Google Ads and Microsoft/Bing Ads)  to drive enrollment. In short, our answer is yes, schools should bid on their brand when running a paid search campaign as part of an overall brand strategy.

Here are the top 10 reasons why schools should bid on their own brand name.

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Why School Marketers Need to Get Started with Google Analytics 4 Now

  Mar 28, 2022 8:15:00 AM / by Angie Ward

If you’re a school marketer who relies on Google Analytics for things like advertising attribution, website design enhancements, or other marketing performance reports, then you will want to set up GA4, aka Google Analytics 4, as soon as possible. (See our post from last year introducing the rollout of the beta product.)

Many school marketers have been slow to adapt—until now. Follow the tips below so you don’t get left behind…

Google Analytics 4 is replacing Universal Analytics in July 2023

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How Schools Can Use LinkedIn Ads for Enrollment Marketing

  Jan 18, 2022 11:12:07 AM / by Angie Ward

Are you a school marketer looking for a new way to expand your enrollment marketing efforts online? In addition to having a LinkedIn page, and optimizing your school’s LinkedIn presence, schools should also consider LinkedIn Advertisements. 

Here’s how you can incorporate LinkedIn Ads into your school’s marketing plan.

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How to Optimize Your School's Admission Events for Search

  Sep 22, 2021 11:19:41 AM / by Angie Ward

Is your independent school planning an in-person, virtual, or hybrid admissions event this fall? If so, it’s critical for your school’s event to be optimized on search engines. Many private school marketers know that SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is a relatively large undertaking.

But did you know that you truly can take SEO one page at a time?

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5 Ways Schools Can Plan a More Effective Digital Marketing Strategy

  May 20, 2021 7:30:00 AM / by Angie Ward

Each year presents its own unique marketing challenges for independent K-12 schools, and 2021 is no exception. On the heels of a global pandemic, a drastically shifting economy, and a privacy-centric online advertising space, schools need to allocate annual marketing dollars smarter and leaner than in the past in order to more effectively reach right-fit families online. 

Here are some tips for schools looking to develop a stronger and smarter digital marketing strategy this year: 

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Marriage of Market Research & Digital Marketing for Schools

  Jan 6, 2021 10:31:42 AM / by Angie Ward

Every year presents its own enrollment challenges for independent schools. In these unprecedented times, it is more critical than ever to consider multiple factors before launching digital marketing campaigns.

Schools need to leverage market research to launch more informed and increasingly impactful digital campaigns heading into 2021.

It starts with understanding who your core audience is, and who it needs to be, so that you can begin to reach, attract, convert, and retain the right-fit families to sustain your enrollment marketing efforts now— and well beyond — COVID-19.

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What K12 Schools Need to Know about Google Analytics 4

  Nov 5, 2020 2:30:00 PM / by Angie Ward

If you’re a school marketer, you may be wondering what the Google Analytics 4 announcement is all about. 

Here's an overview of Google Analytics 4 and how your school can leverage it.

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How Schools Can Optimize their Admissions Pages for Search

  Aug 13, 2020 7:30:00 AM / by Angie Ward

With reopening plans and the new school year just around the corner, it’s easy to put things like Search Engine Optimization (SEO) on the back burner. But since families are not visiting campus to ask all the right admissions questions, it’s more critical than ever that your website be optimized to provide information about the admissions process to parents in the exact moment they are looking. Without proper SEO, you might be preventing your admissions pages from showing up in search results, or worse, the wrong pages and information could be showing up, creating a bad user experience and leaving a bad impression.

Here's how schools can optimize their admissions pages for search right now:

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The Backpacker's Guide to Enrollment Marketing

  Dec 20, 2018 10:00:00 AM / by Jake Youmell

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:

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10 Ways to Amplify Marketing Efforts for "Giving Tuesday"

  Oct 26, 2018 8:00:00 AM / by Angie Ward

What is “Giving Tuesday”? Thanks to social media activism in recent years, and especially the hashtag #GivingTuesday, this holiday has achieved global recognition as a day that encourages philanthropy and celebrates generosity worldwide. Generally following Thanksgiving and Black Friday, Giving Tuesday is a perfect way for organizations to participate in the holiday spirit of giving.

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