Why your school needs to be like Alexa

The advent of digital assistants is having huge impact on our culture but Google and Alexa also account for larger shifts in how we engage with brands and technology. Those shifts are influencing the way parents engage with independent schools and are shaping their...

For better marketing results – Get Experiential!

–> Consumer brand marketers are finding innovative ways to cut through the clutter and independent schools would be wise to pay attention. The goal of marketing is to make someone feel something. That’s becoming increasingly difficult in large part because we...

Are you ready for a whole new generation?

There’s something going on with your prospective parents and some of your newer parents. You may not know exactly what it is by I bet you recognize some of the symptoms. The diagnosis is that we’re on the cusp of a generational shift. Here’s just a bit of background....

My Stupidly Simple Explanation of Branding

–> Branding is complicated. It’s time consuming. It can be damn expensive. So, selling your boss or your board on the idea of engaging in a branding project can be a monumental task. But here’s what makes it even harder. Most people don’t know what a brand...

How are you unboxing your school?

You may never have heard of it, but “unboxing” is not only all over YouTube, it may be a great way of achieving marketing success at your independent school. There’s a video on YouTube that shows a pair of hands unpacking five cartoon branded plastic eggs...

Save your marketing dollars. Focus on fundamentals.

My suggestion to most schools is to stop whatever marketing you are doing and re-consider everything. The impetus for this unusual advice was the plethora of independent school radio ads I heard this year. It seemed to me that twice as many schools as last year were...