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Key Findings from the 2020 InspirED Private School MarCom Report

Key Findings from the 2020 InspirED Private School MarCom Report

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InspirED School Marketers should be a “go-to” resource for every private school marketer, admissions director and head of school. In 2013, Liza and Rob Norman turned their vision into reality with the launch of InspirED School Marketers to provide “a free, online professional development resource and community that provides brilliant ideas and brain food for […]

The Complete Solution for your School Ambassador Program

The Complete Solution for your School Ambassador Program

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In my new e-Book, I discuss the 9 Drivers of Word of Mouth. People are one of the most important drivers of word of mouth. Seems obvious, doesn’t it? All of the eight other drivers drive people to share word of mouth. These people are your parents, faculty, staff, board members, students, alumni and anyone […]

Is Your School’s Marketing Strategy WOMbound?

Is Your School’s Marketing Strategy WOMbound?

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I have been a huge proponent of word of mouth marketing for private schools. Why? Because word of mouth works and is the most effective way to reach your customers—prospective parents in your community. Many of my blog posts and presentations focus on this concept as it relates to word of mouth marketing in independent […]

Five Key Roles for Private School Admissions

Five Key Roles for Private School Admissions

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When I graduated from college, I was offered a position as an admissions counselor for my alma mater. I never planned for or dreamt of a career in admissions. At the time, this position was a job that would help provide the financial support I needed for graduate school. However, I soon fell in love […]

9 New Family Retention Strategies to Begin Now

9 New Family Retention Strategies to Begin Now

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It’s hard to believe that the start of another school year is here. This year, many private, independent and faith-based schools experienced a surge of interest from prospective parents dissatisfied with their current school’s reopening plan in light of COVID-19. This resulted in more new students enrolling in private schools. With more new students enrolled, it […]

How Story Impacts School Marketing & Admissions

How Story Impacts School Marketing & Admissions

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Everyone loves a good story. Whether you are reading a book, watching a movie, listening to a speech or talking to a friend, stories grab your attention and help you understand and connect. Think about it. We live in a story. We relate to stories. We love to listen to stories. And, we can see […]

Five Key Surveys for School Marketing Research

Five Key Surveys for School Marketing Research

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Conducting research, by using surveys, is a critical component of your annual enrollment and marketing plan. You need the assessment and feedback from your parents and employees to provide the direction for improvement and school growth. Based on my experience in working with and conducting hundreds of school surveys, I believe your annual plan should […]

The Impact of Governance and Leadership on School Growth

The Impact of Governance and Leadership on School Growth

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What impact does your board and head of school have on growth? How important is leadership to driving school growth? Leadership is a key ingredient for school growth. The board and the head of school are instrumental in leading a school to grow. Unfortunately, I have seen many poor examples in schools. Several years ago, […]

5 Steps to Develop Your School Growth Plan

5 Steps to Develop Your School Growth Plan

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At a recent conference, I asked the group of leaders this question. Do you want to grow your school’s enrollment? Most school leaders raised their hand. Only a few schools are actually full with waiting lists. I then asked a follow-up question. Do you have an enrollment and marketing plan for school growth? Most school […]

Live Show – School Marketing Strategies that Work

Live Show – School Marketing Strategies that Work

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Marketing is a critical component of a school’s enrollment growth strategy. Let’s face it—you want to know what marketing strategies work best to achieve the results you need. You are looking for ideas and strategies that will make a difference at your school. Should you invest in traditional advertising strategies?  How can you inspire more […]

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