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Tips, tricks, and strategies that help small schools attract and retain families!

Marketing Minute: Must Send Emails

Dec 17, 2022
 

We're going to talk about the one email that you need to send every month to your community. And when I'm talking community, I'm talking about your admissions list, your summer camp list, your parents, your grandparents, and your donors. Everyone, okay.

And the goal of this one email is to connect people with the heart of your school, with the value you have to offer.

You want to feature some really cool things that are happening on campus. Highlight some students and what they're up to....

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Marketing Minute: Increasing Attendance at Admissions Tours and Events

Dec 10, 2022
 

Admissions tours...you've scheduled them, prepared for them, sent a follow-up email...and then no one shows up. Frustrating right?

We're going to talk about two Admissions tips that will really help decrease no-shows at your tours and admissions events. Recently we were talking about this in our Small School Leaders meet-up and they had some great suggestions.

Number one, try texting. Texting is amazing, and if you think about how parents operate nowadays and what they're doing, ...

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Marketing Minute: Admissions Events, ROI and Conversions

Nov 12, 2022
 

We're going to talk about Admissions Events, their return on investment, and conversions. So let's start with admissions events. Oftentimes as schools, we just do events because they've always been done. But really we need to track the return on investment. We need to consider the return on staff investment, and the return on investment for funds. I mean, those events aren't cheap. So looking at like the outcomes, what sort of conversions you see, and figuring out if it was worth the...

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The 3 Year Cycle in Marketing Development and Admissions

Nov 12, 2022
 

So we're going to talk about the three-year cycle. Why is this important? Well, let me explain how this works.

When you are planning to launch a project or make significant changes, maybe you’re going to launch a new event, get rid of an event, or trying to reorganize things in a department or anything like that.

Then you need to be aware of the three-year cycle. This is how almost everything works, on a three-year cycle. The first year is coming up with and implementing things. It's a...

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How to be Successful Delegating, Deleting, & Finding YOUR Zone of Genius

Nov 05, 2022
 

I'm excited you're here with me today because we're going to talk about how to be successful in your role, particularly with delegating, deletion, and outsourcing. So a lot of times when schools come to me, they're very, very, very overwhelmed.

You all have very busy jobs. You're wearing many hats.  And a lot of times we see people burn out in schools rather quickly because they're just taking on too much.

I'm really passionate about making sure that school leaders stay in schools...

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The Challenge of Silos

Oct 30, 2022
 

Today we're going to talk about silos. I always think of silos on a farm filled with corn. And I suppose that it’s the way each one contains only one product, and keeps it insulated from the weather on the farm is where the term came from. And if you think about it, schools tend to have a lot of silos. It's usually because that's the way it's traditionally always been done.

But what we're finding is that, especially when we're looking at holistic marketing and integrating everything,...

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Surprise and Delight = Reciprocity

Oct 29, 2022
 

I'm going to talk to you today about a really cool concept called Surprise & Delight. You might already be doing this and not even know it's a thing, but I'm going to tell you about it. 

Surprise & Delight is where you do something unexpected for someone, and it's usually somewhat personalized and therefore really appreciated. 

And it's interesting when we do this, it triggers something called reciprocity.  

So I'll give you an example. There's a school we know...

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Marketing Minute: Relationship Building

Oct 22, 2022
 

Today I'm going to talk with you about relationship building.  

Now, relationship building is key to so many efforts.

Development

Marketing

  Retention.

It is so important. 

And there are many ways that you can relationship build.

You can have conversations.

You can attend events.

You can make phone calls.

  You can write notes.

You can send photos and swag...

To your current parents, your grandparents, your alumni, your alumni family, and your donors. So...

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Marketing Minute: Professional Development

Oct 15, 2022
 

Hello, I'm Aubrey Bursch with Easy School Marketing and today I'm going to talk with you about professional development.   

Now usually October through March is prime professional development season, and this is when you want to take advantage of multiple forms of professional development. 

     Online 

     In-person 

     Events 

     Workshops

     Long-term...

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Marketing Minutes: Surveys

Oct 08, 2022
 

Today we're going to talk about new family surveys. Now, why new family surveys and feedback right now? Because this is a prime time to ask your new families about their experience. Usually, you're doing this between four to six weeks into the school year when things are still fresh in those new families' minds.

We want to find out about their experience. We want to find out, how is the communication. Did they feel involved and welcomed? What about all those events you had? Were they helpful...

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