Does your school have a visual content strategy? Nowadays, you are probably aware that the social world is heavily focused on the “visual” representation of the events of your school. Are you using Pinterest, Instagram, Flickr, Facbeook photos, or Twitter pics to showcase all the events at your school?
Besides just snapping photos, your school must have a visual content strategy in order to optimize the use of pictures. Your families (current and prospective) are very visual and the integrated world of social media is highly visual. How visual is your online content? In a recent guest article on a nationally-recognized small business forum, I was invited to share the important elements of having a visual content strategy. I think you can easily make the translation to having a visual marketing strategy for your school.
The recent evil in Newtown, CT, shocked our nation. Stunned by the tragedy that took so many innocent lives, our nation will grieve this for a while. Why? Because it is centered around the place our children are at almost 8 hours a day….school.
In the wake of this recent events, but also triggered by a few regional and local school communications situations, I thought I would carefully offer a few suggestions on ensuring a sound crisis response from your school: (more…)
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John Jantsch, the founder of Duct Tape Marketing, recently posted 18 elements of a strong social media command center. Have fun looking at this list and thinking about how you could implement one or more of them during your marketing season. You will need to put your innovation hat on and think “outside the box” as you adapt the suggestions to your admission event, but I suspect you will walk away with some game changing ideas that sets you apart from competing schools.