Creating a Content Marketing Plan [Infographic]

Are you considering a Content Marketing plan for your college or university? This infographic outlines the four key steps to creating a plan that is both effective and manageable. Use this structure to develop the types of content that prospects are looking for while also creating resources that will provide lead traffic from the major…

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The Week in PPC Episode 2

Welcome to The Week in PPC! Today we are talking about how Google is changing the way that Adwords reports conversions. For many colleges and universities, this may change the way you track the success of your campaigns. We have two key tips to help you prepare for this new form of reporting. Then we’ll…

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How To Create A Social Media Plan [Infographic]

Ready to create a social media plan for your college or university? This infographic will guide you through the process of developing your own successful plan. With this structure for your social media guide, you will engage social engagement with your brand and drive prospects! For more detail on each section of the guide, follow…

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The Week in PPC – Episode 1

The Week in PPC – Episode 1 Welcome to the Week in PPC! In this episode we look at the share of search across Google, Bing, Yahoo, and AOL and make some recommendations about how to spend your pay-per-click ad dollars accordingly. (Spoiler alert: We still believe that getting things in order on the Search…

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5 Things You Can Do to Get More Business Right Now

I often act as an interim Chief Marketing Officer for clients. The single most common challenge that I face upon starting the engagement is a trough in immediate sales. Of course this makes sense – when revenue is growing and sales are booming, an organization’s focus is on operations and servicing the business. Once things…

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Why Your Website Should Use Google Analytics

This article is meant for senior level marketing VP’s or enrollment managers at businesses that have websites, but are not currently using any sort of tool to help measure their traffic and online marketing success. It is also for you if you are using an in-house hodge-podge of mysterious “reports” that are not easily accessible…

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5 Cool Things You Might Not Know About SEO

Every business with a website chases elusive first page rankings for the searches that will bring them customers. If you sell a product online to a nationwide audience, then you are competing with a wide variety of big players in any of the larger retail categories. If you are a local business – or a…

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Why You Cannot Afford to Ignore Facebook (Infographic Monday)

Hi folks, We post infographics and larger articles on alternate weeks. Last week, we talked about 3 proven strategies getting more customers through Facebook and for making Facebook marketing work for your business. This week, we’re offering an infographic that shows just how large Facebook’s user base has become. And the short version is: Large.…

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The 3 Biggest Dangers of Social Media Marketing

Back in 2009, I wrote a piece about a post at Inside Higher Ed. Basically, they were trying to warn colleges of the dangers of getting mixed up in social media marketing and ran down a series of risks associated with marketing on Facebook combined with a nice “horror story” about an inept attempt by…

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5 Important Marketing Resolutions

My good friend and colleague Frank Martin used to write a wonderful blog on all things marketing (and occasionally on cool stuff about Italy). Every year, he would offer 12 Marketing Resolutions. I highly recommend that, at least once per year, you take a break and make some concrete resolutions that will improve your marketing…

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