As higher ed marketers, we’re passionate about college, and we’re loyal to the schools we came from. So we know how important the annual Homecoming tradition is. It’s a time for coming together and for examining our relationships with our students and alumni. So how can we, as marketers, harness the energy and enthusiasm of […]
Last month, CCA picked up nine more Education Digital Marketing Awards—a competition run by Higher Education Marketing Report that recognizes the best educational websites, digital content, electronic communications, mobile media and social media. Here’s a run down of what won: BRONZE: Iona College – “We see the world differently…” Video Spot GOLD: LIM College – […]
Many colleges and universities struggle with brand marks that were established decades ago. If your institution is looking to update, or even wholesale change your brand mark, there are a few time-honored rules to keep in mind as your team embarks on this sometimes overwhelming task. Make sure the person driving this effort considers the following, and that when brand marks are presented to you, you’re able to view them through a discerning lens and ensure they deliver on all of these principles.
Personas are the foundation of all great higher education marketing plans because they epitomize your potential students and help guide how you talk to them. When you can put a name and story to a specific audience like, say, military students, you can better predict their wants, needs, and educational journeys—and when your messaging is that tailored, they’ll appreciate what you have to say. To start developing the perfect personas for your institution’s marketing strategy, consider these tips.