Is your school prospectus getting families across the line to enrol at your school, or is it just another brochure that is filled with details of your college’s programs? Today’s article is an all-in-one guide to everything you need to know to put together an outstanding school prospectus design from the content and creative concept through to the distribution.
Mara is a passionate Schools’ marketing specialist and the Director of Roberts Digital – a Digital Marketing agency for Education. She implements creative, results-driven digital campaigns for her school clients, authors a weekly schools marketing blog and runs Australia’s biggest Schools Marketing Facebook Group – Marketing Mastery for Schools.
Mara has an Honours degree in Marketing Management, has worked with over 50 schools in marketing and admissions, mentors school principals and marcomms professionals and frequently provides training to enable school professional to implement industry leading strategies.
Articles Written By Mara Roberts
An automated marketing reporting dashboard is an essential tool to your success. This article breaks down what data you should be focusing on.
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Instagram has a secret power that every school marketer needs to tap into: it’s ability to build community and connect people. In today’s article we want to show you how to tap into all of Instagram’s goodness to strengthen your community and get new enrolments as part of your overall school marketing strategy.
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There are many reasons why live messaging is so beneficial to schools, but especially during this time where social distancing is being implemented.
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As a school marketer, you may be on the fence about how to respond in our current climate, deciding if you should wait it out or offer a virtual open day. There is no doubt that virtual open events are new for our schools, but as we’ve embraced the change for our...
Do you cover all your school marketing needs in-house or do you hire an agency? In this article, we will look at the pros and cons of each option so that you can make the best decision for your school.
Have you ever felt that you’re not getting the results you have been working so hard for? Today we’ll explore how the right balance between branding and ‘call-to-action’ campaigns could be your solution for better marketing results.
We are always looking to find clever new advertising techniques that work, and while I would never advocate basing your business on one marketing mechanism, many people do use Google Adwords as a main source of new leads. Why do people use Google Adwords? If you had...