The 6 universal truths of retention

Many enrollment, admissions and marketing leaders find themselves knowing that retention is a priority but uncertain of where to start. The fact is that there are many possible approaches to retention. The late Rheu Stakely used to advocate for retention being...

10 recruitment benefits of segmentation

For those involved with enrollment and admissions, the idea of focusing recruitment efforts on target segments is not new. But that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s happening. So, here’s a little dose of motivation. Knowing more about the benefits of...

3 keys to successful ambassadorship

Whether your existing parent ambassador program isn’t producing the results you hoped for, or whether starting an ambassador program is high up on your to-do list, there are three factors that need your attention. The three keys to a successful parent or student...

Heads of school are the key to marketing success

More than ever before, it is critical that heads of school become integrally involved with marketing. Why now, you ask? Because marketing has morphed from being a fixed set of activities that emanates from a particular office to something that now touches every...

How to personalize the parent experience

A recent Huffington Post article asks the question, “Is 2014 the year of personalization?” Examples of personalization in marketing abound from the sublime of Virgin America’s Chatter initiative that will use video screens to deliver a personalized travel...

Branding to the converted

Preaching to the converted is usually taken as a waste of time. The same could be said of branding. Why bother branding to those that have already bought? But I had an experience last month that ought to send a shiver down the spine of any independent school...