Archives for Education – Institution

The next four years – what Trump policies may mean for higher education

What do the next four years mean for four-year institutions? What President Trump has said and what will happen are anyone’s guess. College Educated Voted for Trump First, let’s put aside the commonly repeated myth that he was elected by the uneducated. Voters with only a high school education actually made up only 18% of the electorate. The majority of
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Porter’s Five Forces: Focus on Higher Education Marketing

Higher Educators have more varied challenges than perhaps any other field. You have enormous client service issues, administrative challenges, budget challenges, etc. Day to day crisis management gives you little time to think about the big picture – and when you do, focusing the conversation on workable solutions usually entails negotiations across departments and lines of authority. Here’s a tool
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Changing Strategy With Michael Porter’s Five Competitive Forces

One of the books we’re fascinated by right now is The Lords of Strategy: The Secret History of the New Corporate World, by Walter Kiechell III, (Amazon: http://amzn.to/ohqbLp).  Walter is a clear-eyed, thorough, and erudite journalist who honed his craft at Fortune, and Harvard Business Publications. What’s shocking to realize is that 50 years ago, strategy didn’t exist in corporate America.
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MOOC, SPOC, KHAN: Getting Online Education On Course

MOOCs get a failing grade Massive Open Online Courses – MOOCs – have no enrollment requirements and as a rule, demand little of the student. Early hopes were that these open access courses would make education work for everyone, but the promise isn’t being fulfilled – perhaps because student expectations aren’t being fulfilled.  A University of Pennsylvania study showed completion rates
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Focus Groups in the Digital Age

A conversation with Anne Brown, moderator with JSC Consumer Insights, Inc. AC:  Clients often ask us for help choosing the right type of research – and new methods are coming out all the time.  Our recent qualitative work with you and JSC led to significant changes in marketing strategy – and tangible successes.  So why does it sometimes feel old-fashioned
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The Millennial Behavior Change and How Education Marketing Must Adapt

As an education marketer, you have more stakeholders with more different needs than any other sector. Prospective students, parents, alumni, faculty and administration pull your messaging in different directions. How do you serve all masters – especially the millennials who have abandoned most traditional channels of communication? Well, there may be a new set of tools that can help you
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Social Media and Digital Marketing for Education: What We Learned at NAASS 2013

Last month, we were invited to join a panel about digital marketing and social media for education at the New England division of the North American Association of Summer Sessions annual conference. Twenty directors and deans of regional summer sessions participated in the event, hosted by Yale in New Haven.  The Q&A session shed light on some of the difficulties
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Are You In Business to Inform or Persuade?

Some days it seems Dale Carnegie will never be irrelevant. His message was if you want to sell something, make it relevant to what the other person needs, not what you need.  Everything after that is packaging, right? Trouble is, that was easier in the door-to-door days than online.  What’s the need online?  You can boil your audience down to a few key
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