Jay Baer has been named one of the world’s most influential digital marketers, customer service experts, and customer experience experts. In this episode of Marketing Live, he’ll share insights for higher ed marketers on delivering a customer experience that creates conversation – with specific examples of talk triggers that colleges and universities use to give people a memorable story to tell.

In addition, Jay’s firm recently reviewed websites of the top 50 universities in the United States based on undergraduate enrollment. Convince & Convert discovered five primary best practices around which the most successful schools focused their website marketing efforts, which Jay will outline.


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Episode Host

Rob Zinkan

Rob Zinkan

Rob Zinkan has been with Indiana University for 16 years and is currently in a system-wide role as associate vice president for marketing, where he works to develop, deploy, and champion the university’s brand strategy; leads Indiana University’s full-service internal marketing agency; and serves as marketing liaison to IU’s two core campuses’ (IU Bloomington and IUPUI) leadership and marketing community. Previously, he worked at the campus level as vice chancellor for external affairs at Indiana University East and assistant dean for advancement at Indiana University–Purdue University Columbus (IUPUC). Rob earned his bachelor's degree from Wabash College, master's from Xavier University, and doctorate from Creighton University. He serves on the CASE Commission on Communications and Marketing, contributes to Inside Higher Ed's Call to Action blog, and serves on the conference committee for the AMA Symposium for the Marketing of Higher Education.


Jay Baer

Jay Baer is a Hall of Fame speaker and emcee, New York Times best-selling author of six books, an internet pioneer, a seventh-generation entrepreneur, and the founder of five multi-million dollar companies.

Jay has spent 25 years in digital marketing and customer experience, consulting for more than 700 companies during that period, including 34 of the Fortune 500. His current firm – Convince & Convert – provides word of mouth, digital marketing, and customer experience advice and counsel to some of the world’s most important brands.

His most recent book, Talk Triggers, is the complete guide to creating customers using strategic, operational differentiators that compel word of mouth. In the best companies, the customers do the marketing. Talk Triggers is the instruction manual for making businesses grow with customer conversation.