May 1st, the deadline for enrollment for many institutions, is right around the corner. Colleges and universities all over the country are working feverishly to earn commitments from their accepted students. In a time where students’ “short lists” are longer than ever, creating and implementing effective accepted student yield strategies is a point of emphasis, […]
Two weeks ago I spoke at the Global Leadership Summit at Oxford University. Our moderator, Robert Curtis from Graduway, posed this question to our panel: “If you were building an engagement program, what would you hope to accomplish in the first 100 days?” There wasn’t time to have an in-depth discussion at the conference. Here […]
When it comes to communicating with prospective students, consider reaching them through video. About 65 percent of high school students — notoriously a hard demographic when it comes to grabbing and keeping their attention — watch YouTube daily. Another 75 percent said they rely on YouTube videos to provide them with real information. So while […]
It’s not easy working in education. The landscape is constantly changing. Your college needs another software update. And you have to compete with the online courses that seem to have stolen your students overnight. And state funding has dropped AGAIN so you have to attract and engage students on an even tighter budget. And… It […]
Livestream on Facebook. Periscope on Twitter. YouTube Live, Wirecast and Google Hangouts. The list of streaming video tools goes on and on. Why should you keep up? Because live broadcast events represent a new frontier for engagement professionals in higher education. Live streaming has been on trend in higher ed since 2011. Most institutions already […]
Summer sessions come to a close and college campuses are buzzing with new students. Many institutions capture the spirit of Move-in Day, freshmen induction ceremonies and the first days of classes than with a short sharable video that is sure to put a smile on the faces of students, parents, staff and alumni. Here are a few […]
As we move closer to the national decision date of May 1st, colleges across the country are developing unique yield events to connect current students with their potential incoming class. On this episode of Admissions Live, host Nicole Lentine speaks with Ma’ayan Plaut, Manager of Social Strategy & Projects and Tanya Aydelott, Assistant Director of […]
Originally aired: Monday, November 3rd at 1:00pm ET Admissions Live host Chris D’Orso and guests Melissa Dix and Amanda Frisbee discussed how Beloit College is doing some cutting-edge work with video, both on their homepage and with their student teams.
From one-person shops to full-service, revenue-generating internal agencies, higher education pros are raising the bar for creative marketing across the industry. But it’s hard work. Successful in-house agencies need to manage talent, time, competing priorities, strategy, production, costs, vendors, relationships and of course, internal politics. Hear about the creative balance that goes in leading, developing […]
In my last post, I discussed how we crowdsourced short video entries from University of Virginia students showcasing an individual display of talent. From these submissions, we selected 12 finalists for a Digital Talent Show competition that functioned as a component of a 36-hour fundraising event themed around Thomas Jefferson’s Birthday Celebration (#TJBDAY).
Higher Ed Live guest host Stephanie St.Martin from Boston College speaks with Cara Rousseau and Amanda Peralta about social media campaigns at Duke University, Erin Supinka a current student and social media ambassador from Rochester Institute of Technology and Sean Casey, video producer from Boston College.
Brent Passmore and Carrie Phillips, Director of Web Development at the University of Central Arkansas and Director of New Media at Arkansas Tech University, respectively, talk all things video production, with an eye toward effective strategies on a budget. Joining them are student videographers Josh Kelley, Alyssa Levenberg.
Social media, e-mail, and direct mail all can be effective marketing and fundraising tools on their own. When combined into a strategic and well-executed integrated marketing strategy, however, they can have a direct and substantial impact on engagement and fundraising goals. In this show, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology‘s Miyoko Chu joined Host Andrew Gossen […]
On this episode of Admissions Live, host Ashley Hennigan is joined by Chris Butler, assistant director of marketing and communications at Georgia Southern University, in a discussion about the use of Google+ Hangouts for orientation programming.
Erin Supinka and Tanner Newcomb, social media ambassadors at Rochester Institute of Technology, join host Ashley Hennigan on Admissions Live and shares their insights on using Google+ Hangouts in admissions offices.