July 15, 2017
How to Engage Students by Inviting Them to the Marketing Process
More than likely, YOUR STUDENTS DON'T TRUST YOU. Can you blame them?
Half of you have not been in the classroom for past 15 years. But don’t worry; it’s probably not your fault. It’s those crazy Millennials, right?
Millenials don’t trust advertising. In fact, the only people they do trust are the people they know.
In this podcast, I'll discuss four ideas to engage your students by inviting them to help your district in the marketing process.
Here are four ideas that might gain the trust of your Millennial and Gen Z students:
- AdWeek's Marketing to Millennials - 0:45
- Our Marketing is Screwed - 1:32
- #1 - A Student Ambassador Program - 1:55
- #2 - Social Media Takeover - 2:52
- #3 - Start a Student Blog - 3:46
- #4 - Student Testimonials - 4:53
- Traditional Marketing is Dead - 5:36
The insights in the podcast are a great place to start in creating your student led marketing strategy.
July 10, 2017
Has your district ever considered content marketing?
Wondering how content marketing might fit into your overall marketing strategy?
Many school districts have never considered content marketing as a valuable communications strategy, and many one-person departments feel they don’t have the time to start something so complicated. But what if I told you starting is as simple as creating a blog?
In this podcast, you’ll discover why content marketing is so useful, why a blog is the most important element to start your strategy, and the five most important things to do to build an epic blog post.
- Why Content Marketing - 1:13
- The Headline - 2:50
- Strong Visuals - 3:22
- The Opening Paragraph - 4:08
- Top Keywords - 4:50
- Call to Action - 5:54
The insights in the podcast are a great place to start in creating your content marketing strategy. Having a blog is a powerful tool to help brand your district as the “Education Experts”, which will gain the trust of parents. And trust will go a long way in persuading a parent to enroll their child in your district.
July 3, 2017
Is your school district adapting to the changing world of school communications? Does you department need to restructure to deal with this new revolution?
As school district communications changes to a more marketing and content delivery role... is it too far out of left field to say a school district will buy a local newspaper in the next 20 years?
Over the past three years there has been a resurgence of the journalism occupation. Not necessarily in the form of a traditional newspaper, but the need for people who can tell your story has become very important. With the increasing popularity of blogs and content marketing, we will need these storytellers more than ever. And we need someone who can do it at the local level.
Things will change. We will adapt. And in 20 years there will be a school district that purchases a local newspaper.
- Why We Need to Change [0:40]
- Examples of Companies Doing This [1:35]
- Roles of Newspaper Staff [2:20]
- Engagement Trumps All [4:05]
- Translations to School PR [4:25]
Content is going to be king in the future if it is not already. Your district needs to be prepared for the revolution. You will need talented content creators who know your local audience. What better way to fill the jobs above by tapping into the experts who are trained in storytelling and know your local audience?
Who will be the first school district to buy a local newspaper? Will it be you?
June 22, 2017
How to Have Enormous Professional Success at NSPRA 2017
Professional conferences are not only to learn, but they are also a great networking opportunity. What better way to expand your professional presence in the School PR World then at the biggest conference of the year?
NSPRA 2017 is a great place to build "Brand You".
Here are my Seven Tips to Expand Your Personal Brand at NSPRA 2017:
- Tip 1: Announce Your Arrival [1:05]
- Tip 2: Challenge Yourself to Meet New People [1:55]
- Tip 3: Have a Plan [3:06]
- Tip 4: Live Tweet a Presentation [4:00]
- Tip 5: Help Others [5:02]
- Tip 6: Facebook Live a Group Discussion [5:34]
- Tip 7: Interview a School PR Professional [6:49]
Make yourself stand out at the conference. Learn as much as you can, and expand your circle of friends.
Follow these tips and become one step closer to becoming the go to source for School PR.
June 17, 2017
In school communications, there is no summer break. It is vital you keep spreading the great stories that make your district great.
Summer is also a great time to do small things to make your marketing and communications better in your district. It can be hard to get motivated during the lazy months of summer.
Here are 23 very random and very easy things you can do to improve your marketing, communications, and school public relations for your district this summer.
If you liked what you heard, make sure to visit my website at www.socialmediaschoolhouse.com
June 11, 2017
Episode 6 of the Social Media Schoolhouse Podcast
In this podcast, you’ll discover seven tips to attract millennial teachers to work for your school district.
In this episode you will learn:
- What Millennials Want [1:01]
- Tip 1 - Using Social Media for Brand Awareness [2:58]
- Tip 2 - Creating a Teacher Hub on Your Website [5:46]
- Tip 3 - Social Media Ads for Recruiting Teachers [7:45]
- Tip 4 - Building a Successful College Job Fair Day [9:37]
- Tip 5 - Grow Your Own Teacher Program [15:13]
- Tip 6 - New Hire Mixers to Attract Talent [16:19]
- Tip 7 - Creating an Engaging Job/Application Page [17:59]
Like what you heard? Make sure to subscribe to our podcast on iTunes.
June 4, 2017
Do you use email to market your district?
Want to scale your success with email marketing?
By defining your niche audiences and building an email list around those personas, you can improve the performance of your email marketing.
Learn More at www.socialmediaschoolhouse.com
May 28, 2017
The Social Media Schoolhouse Podcast is here to help your school district increase your enagement with your students, parents and community.
In Part 2 of this podcast, you’ll discover four more simple tips to improve your school marketing.
May 20, 2017
School marketing is becoming important as competition is increasing. It is time for school districts to embrace marketing to increase enrollment.
In this Podcast, you’ll discover four tips to improve school marketing.
Questions about the tips in the podcast? Email me email@example.com
May 16, 2017
The landscape of public education is changing. With changing technology and the increased competition from charter and private schools, I predict School PR to be very different in the next five years.
Let me ask you… How is your district preparing for the changing landscape of School PR?
In this podcast, I will give my thoughts about building your School PR team for the 21st Century.