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Customers and Competition: Today's Family and New Educational Choice
Educational innovation is exploding across the continent and around the globe.
Return on Investment: Why an Independent School Education is Worth the Cost
In the past two decades, dramatic advancements in neuroscience have given researchers a better understanding of how children, adolescents, and adults learn.
Getting Your Faculty on the Admission Team Bus
From the janitorial staff families see in the building to the science teacher they visit during a tour, impressions are made and saved.
How to Strengthen Enrollment with Stronger Messaging
Learn how to use the Minute Message Model to powerfully convey your school’s value to prospective families.
Shepherding the Decision Journey
This presentation details how to carefully communicate your school’s distinctive values, methods, and outcomes by creating high-value touch points throughout the admission process.
Translating Your Mission Externally
Thinking critically about your school's brand and how to differentiate yourself as an institution to attract mission appropriate students.
The Inbound Marketing Handbook for Independent Schools
Inbound marketing is not just one thing - it is a comprehensive marketing strategy that reinforces your school’s identity both internally and externally.
Marketing in an Untapped Region – The Middle East
With numbers of domestic, full-pay students in U.S. boarding schools decreasing and the rise of the North American Boarding Initiative (NABI), the international market becomes critical for U.S. boarding schools.
Demographic Trend Projections & Market Segmentation for Strategic Enrollment Management Planning
We all know we should be using data and research to support enrollment planning, but it is hard to know exactly how to get the information we want.
The Decision is in the Details
In the admission world, one size does not fit all. Prospective families have varying levels of familiarity with each school as well as diverse goals and needs for their children.
Communicating Value in an Environment of Increased Choice and Information Overload
The Ed Consultant’s Role in Yielding Your Best
Creating Independent School Tuition Pages that Convert
Communications Audit: Defining Your Unique Story
Admission Alliance: Forging the Placement Partnership
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Offline Communicating - It Really Is That Important
Use first hand information, empirical data, and student point of view to develop how you manage your potential customers.
Open Houses: Thinking Outside the Box
Those of us in the admission world know that an open house is our chance to shine, our opportunity to
Shoestring Marketing - The Basics
We are so busy moving forward, we neglect to tend to or utilize effective simple marketing tools that are ripe
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