Social media “stories” are shorthand photo and video compilations made popular by Snapchat and proliferated by Instagram. Users can overlay graphics, text, drawings, and more. The stories are published for 24-hours before disappearing. Stories are timely by nature, wildly popular and interactive. If you haven’t added these to your social media toolbox, what are you waiting for?
Last month, more than a thousand professional marketers gathered in Orlando, Florida, for the annual American Marketing Association (AMA) Symposium for the Marketing of Higher Education. In this episode, we’ll recap the major themes and takeaways from this year’s conference.
The arrival of a new president is a unique moment in the life of an institution and an opportunity to energize students, employees, alumni, and others. Hear from two seasoned marketing professionals who recently provided leadership for their universities during this time – at the University of Nebraska, which welcomed its 7th president in 2015, […]
As marketing and communications professionals put a wrap on the 2015-16 academic year and plan for the next, it’s time to step back and reflect on the state of our profession. In this episode, newly appointed Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) vice president Michael Kiser will discuss key issues facing communications and […]
The emergence of the chief marketing officer as a strategic leadership role in higher education has been well chronicled. According to a 2014 study, approximately half of CMOs report directly to the institution’s president (or chancellor), and nearly 60 percent serve on the president’s cabinet or leadership team. That still leaves a significant percentage of […]
A brand is owned by the customers who draw meaning from it. In his new book The Brand Flip, Marty Neumeier shares 10 new realities for brands, where customer identity, not company identity, takes precedence. He writes, “The primary good that a company can offer its customers is empowerment. The best brand builders see greatness […]
Higher education is an increasingly crowded and competitive marketplace, and every institution has a brand story to tell. According to bestselling author Bernadette Jiwa, telling your brand story is more about doing than telling. “The brands we really love are the ones that create difference for us, they make us feel like we belong, that […]
Driving consistent visual identity plays a significant role in achieving brand coherence across an institution. Marketers know that your school’s logo is just one element – the visual representation – of the brand. Challenges abound to realize this coherence in higher education where missions are multi-pronged and organizational structures are decentralized. In this episode, staff […]
Brand strategy work is a process, not a project. Once a new campaign is launched, the work is just beginning. Strong brands are built from great experiences, and success comes from your institution’s people living the brand every day. In this episode, host Rob Zinkan and two seasoned higher ed marketing leaders will explore strategies […]
Recently released by mStoner, “The State of Higher Ed Branding: A Survey of Marketing Leaders, 2015” finds that higher education has come a long way in its understanding and acceptance of branding. The goal of the research was to take a more focused look at the degree to which institutions have developed formal, research-based brand […]
Did you miss out of the HighEdWeb regional conference in Michigan? Did you attend and want to relive the glory days from last week? Higher education web professionals, from marketing, design, development, coding, social media, and management, gathered in Detroit for an exciting HighEdWeb Association event. Feedback from attendees has been great, and the quality […]
Discover how two campuses are using social media to direct prospective students to their most influential recruitment resource: the website. In this episode of Higher Ed Special Edition guest host Erin Supinka of Dartmouth College speaks with Donna Talarico-Beerman from Elizabethtown College and Noelle Seybert from Pepperdine University. Each guest offers a best-in-class case study […]
Stop hiding your campus experts and newsworthy stories. When you are in tune with the 24-hour news cycle you have a better chance of reaching the audience who cares most about the work you are doing at your institution. Learn how to tap into mass media and improve your storytelling reach on this episode of […]
Colleges are committed to social media. Students report that campuses are using social media to help them connect with each other and student organizations, to provide information about education programs and career opportunities, connect with faculty, and even get information about financial aid. Many campuses view social media as an important tool to drive website […]
Monday, January 19, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. ET Broadcasted over Google Plus, On-Air Hangout Conversation: #HigherEdLive On this episode of Admissions Live, Nicole Lentine speaks with Gil Rogers from Chegg Enrollment Services. Tune in for a preview of the 2015 Social Admission Report, social media insights, trends from schools and students and much more.
Monday, December 15, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. ET Broadcasted over Google Plus, On-Air Hangout Conversation: #HigherEdLive On this episode of Admissions Live, social media managers offer tips and tricks to keeping your content fresh and engaging for prospective students, new admits and incoming transfer students over the winter break. Guest host Erin Supinka, Social Media Manager at […]