The Managing Partner of a four-campus Career College in British Columbia, Canada, wanted to increase the volume and quality of leads generated through digital advertising. This Case Study shows what happened with their first agency, then looks at the results after the Enrollment Resources Conversion Team took control.
The marketing budget of a multi-campus Colorado Technical College had grown over six figures invested into both traditional media and digital marketing channels. The Managing Directors wanted to increase inquiries and lead quality generated through their website and digital advertising and decrease their reliance on pay per lead providers. This Case Study shows what happened with their first agency, then looks at the results after Enrollment Resources Paid Search Team took control.
Yesterday I got off the phone with a client. It was a good news call. We’ve cut his cost-per-lead by 43% and increased his lead flow by 106% since Enrollment Resources took over the management of his Google Ads campaign. He was very happy.
But what was interesting to me was the story he told me about how his partner had been reluctant to hire us in the first place, preferring to stay with their previous vendor. It was only after a year of lousy performance that his partner finally agreed, with the caveat that: “You’ll take the blame if this doesn’t work.”
He is looking pretty good now.
I understand that some companies over promise and under deliver to “win” business. We don’t — mostly because Gregg and I don’t like liars. We also know it’s a short-sighted business development strategy, and the truth always comes out anyway.
So, I get that people are cautious about change. I am too. But help me understand something:
This is a version of the white paper published through Career Education Review, and is a deeper look into the information presented by Tom King and Gregg Meiklejohn in the March 19th podcast ‘Organize A Quality Remote Admissions Program Quickly’. We hope this information helps.
As many schools rapidly shift to online operations in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, Admissions teams are struggling to be effective when in-person interviews are not possible. Adopting a Virtual Admissions Best Practice process is, in our opinion, crucial in avoiding lulls in enrollment over the next few months. Virtual Admissions will mitigate the current disruption and also become the new normal when the dust settles.
Most schools were not prepared for this abrupt disruption in business processes. Your school doesn’t have to face this alone. There are many associations and businesses dedicated to making sure your school comes out the other side of this situation and is prepared for the demand waiting there.
Social distancing means many people are staying home, and while there, plenty of them will be thinking about their uncertain futures. For some, this will involve searching for new careers, upgrading their skills, or continuing education they paused in a better job market. Establishing effective Virtual Admissions processes now will help you to be there to support them. Let’s take a look at how we can help these new “Explorers” choose to upgrade their skills through your school. Read more
Right out of college, I worked for a forestry company that specialized in milling cedar logs into cedar roofing products, shakes, and shingles. When I started work, the country was deep into a recession. Not as many people were building or roofing houses, so the cedar shake and shingle industry was in the tank. I was expecting a Shortage of Work layoff notice, but the long-term employees told me not to worry.
As many schools rapidly shift to online operations in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, Admissions teams are struggling to be effective when in-person interviews are not possible.
To help schools organize high-performing Remote Admissions Programs quickly, we’re offering free 60-day emergency pilot projects of our Remote Admissions Pathway module in Virtual Adviser on a first-come, first-served basis, with clients given preference.
Contact Suzanne@enrollmentresources.com or call 250-391-9494 for info and to coordinate a demo. We’re here to help!
Weekly Client-Only Admissions Huddles
For the foreseeable future, we are holding weekly Client Admissions Huddles on Thursdays at 11am PST / 2pm EST.
We will focus on how your school can keep Admissions functioning during the crisis, including:
- Virtual Admissions challenges
- Holding on to enrolled students
- Any other obstacles you are coming across
Get your Admissions questions answered and learn best practices about this critical topic.
If you are close to becoming even a small-purchase client, you can access this training series for free. Check your email for the login information, or reach out to your ER Rep.
How To Organize A Quality Remote Admissions Program Quickly – Podcast
In this short podcast, Tom and Gregg provide an overview of what your school needs to organize a quality Remote Admissions Program quickly. Listen here.
When training for a sport or physical endeavor, the best personal trainers direct their client’s focus to one key thing — their core strength — to ensure they have a strong and stable base. Before investing effort and time in the legs, arms, and chest, etc., the trainer creates strength, stability, and power in the body’s core first. When the body’s core is strong, the other parts cruise along for the ride.
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