Are you struggling to market your school? Do you know how to properly target your promotional communications? What factors should your school consider when implementing an effective and practical marketing plan?
Learn the do’s and don’ts of effective marketing, and discover new and innovative strategies to improve your school’s outreach. Participants will learn how to develop a highly-targeted communication strategy, as well as creative approaches to improve marketing efforts.
Join me on December 11, 2014 at 4p (CT) / 3p (ET) as the guest presenter during the NBOA Winter Webinar Series. (NBOA is the National Business Officers Association.)
For schools not on Pinterest (now or never), it is still essential to consider your school’s visual strategy because parents and prospectives may want to pin your stuff! So even if you have no plans on pinning yourself, be sure and offer them strong pinnable visuals on your web pages, in blog posts and throughout your site that can be pinned (having a quick “Share” button with a Pinterest option is essential). You can also create strong video content on YouTube that can be pinned as well.
Private schools are continuing to seek out ways to differentiate and showcase their uniqueness. As you market your school to prospective families, just in the same way you wish to make a strong first impression at your Open House event or Preview Night, make sure your Facebook Page is an impressive first impression as well.
The above image is a sample of how a private school could do a creative Timeline cover to have some fun and showcase the personality of the school. The custom tabs in the image (WANT A TOUR? / WANT MORE INFO? / WATCH OUR VIDEOS) allow you to drive new fans to specific custom landing pages (learn how to use the specific URLs of these landing pages on Facebook).
Giving prospective specific action steps increases the amount of time they stay on your page. In marketing, you never want to let the prospective family wander in and try and figure out what you are about. You take the lead, showcasing your school’s best features, and driving them to an action/commitment step!
To understand further their significance of your school, watch the video below: “The Importance of Custom Facebook Pages for Schools”: