Rather than hunt for traffic pools (hello Ad Agencies) use Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO) tactics to improve lead flow on web properties and even traditional media. Improve lead conversion from 2-4%, that’s double, which translates into huge rev lifts. Do more with what you’ve got.

Social media messes you should know about

Unscrupulous marketers create their share of social media messes.

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Social media has been twisted for profit and gain. Furthermore some unscrupulous Marketers are using some nasty tactics to pull the wool over your eyes. Here are just a few ways they are leveraging social media platforms for their fun and their profit.

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[Podcast] Lost Revenue Finder Live

We have this cool, free five-minute process we call Lost Revenue Finder. Through it, we can find out if you’re losing millions of dollars in Enrollment Revenue due to small oversights within your Enrollment Management process. Click here to try Lost Revenue Finder yourself.

We usually run this exercise one-to-one, but we thought it would be fun to ask listening schools to try it live.

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[Podcast] 24 Tips on How to Create a World-Class Enrollment Process – Part 3

Part three of “24 Tips on How to Create a World-Class Enrollment Process” explores how to build a culture that obsesses about a positive first impression. Our panelists provide valuable, actionable tips that will help your school create a great first impression. 

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College Scorecard Stats Front and Centre on Google

College ScorecardOn September 30th, Google made a big change to the information they display about your school: they’re pulling statistics from College Scorecard.

Google can now display your school’s average tuition, and acceptance rate, and student completion rate. When available, this information appears in the Knowledge Graph – Google’s shortcut for info in the search results.

In other words, before your prospective students and their families even visit your website, they know whether your school is making the grade with course completion and career placement.  Read more

Embrace Disruption

Seventy percent of companies within the Fortune 1000 did not exist 10 years ago. The disruption and consumption of 100-year-old enterprises are now commonplace. EDU is like the Telecomm industry 15 years ago. The natural lifeforce of Western Commerce is many companies looking to take advantage of inefficiencies (ie: Uber, Craigslist, Udacity).

Tip:

Embrace this disruption by doing an do an ‘amazing’ job of filling needs. There are many ways to do this: competency-based learning, blended learning, flipping classrooms, day 1 externships, employer-funded training, etc. Put safety nets in place, then attack with aggressive split-testing.

Enrollment Management Tip: Confirmation Bias

Our Marketing Manager, Jodie Gastel, got me thinking about a notion to consider: the onslaught of information on the web feeds into the ‘confirmation bias’ carried around within us all. This bias, combined with readily-available, easily joined ‘Confirmation Bias Tribes’ is deepening entrenched opinions and judgments like never before. Dealing with deeper, harsher opinions represents a serious adjustment when it comes to the Art of Persuasion.

Here’s a Tip:

Understand the biases that sit within your target market and understand what on the internet feeds or confirms those biases. Write your copy accordingly to address those biases in a proactive manner.