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As courses go online, content moves more freely.

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Enrolling applicants during this crisis is challenging. We get that. Schools are looking for ways to differentiate themselves when they can’t invite applicants onto the campus or into a classroom, right? Not so fast. One of the most important success factors driving the classroom experience is the faculty – their passion, their ability to communicate, […]

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Putting parents to the test as at-home educators

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Good morning Mr. Mom! Educational institutions often refer to the parents of the students they teach as “partners.” During the present Covid-19 siege, as K-12 schools move their curricula online and pivot to parents for virtual schooling, that reference is about to become a reality. Working parents confronted with this new role are a bit […]

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Branded Educational Programs

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Think Small Picture Many schools of all stripes – public, private, vocational, international – continue to invest in defining their own Brand (note capital B). Mostly, this involves intense, navel-gazing research focused on identifying a single, large, visual idea about the school. Reality: While schools may want to sell the total experience of achieving a […]

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Knock, knock.

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Who’s there? Someone entering your website. Someone entering my website who? Someone entering your website doesn’t use the home page. It’s no joke. While many marketers still think of their home page as the front door to their site (and, perhaps, the foyer), in reality visitors are getting more and more accustomed to entering sites […]

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Redefining what education is about

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In a recent meeting with a client who’s spent 30 years as a consultant to large education publishers as well as private colleges and universities, we started talking about the 800-lb question: How can the people responsible for marketing private colleges re-stage what the experience is about? Private college is expensive. Get past it. Any […]

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Eyeflow: How do people scan your site?

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It takes 1/5 of a second for someone to form an impression of your site. In another 2.6 seconds, they will have located the content that interests them. In that time span of 2.8 seconds the user has scanned the page, made some judgments, and is ready to move deeper into your site. Or move […]

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Revisiting the role of audio in branding

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Did you hear about the Zoe Kravitz Super Bowl ad for Michelob Ultra? The spot uses the sounds of near-silence – whispers, tapping finger nails, carbonated fizzing – to draw viewers into the ad by their ears as much as their eyes. The auditory phenomenon Michelob was leveraging is called ASRM, or Autonomous Sensory Meridian […]

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