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[Podcast] Where Marketing Meets Admissions

Enrollment Management Round Table with Enrollment ResourcesIn this episode of the Enrollment Management Round Table, our panel discusses why schools lose prospective students in the pass-off between Marketing and Admissions, and how you can bridge the disconnect with practical fixes and best practices.

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[Transcript] Where Marketing Meets Admissions

Enrollment Management Round Table with Enrollment Resources Transcript

This is the full transcript of Podcast #51: Where Marketing Meets Admissions. Click here to listen to it on demand. 

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[Case Study] How A Colorado College Drastically Reduced Their Marketing Budgets And Grew Enrollment By 35%

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.

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Are You Choosing To Partner With Losers?

Are You Choosing To Partner With Losers? - From Enrollment Resources

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:

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[Bite-Sized Big Ideas] A Peek Around The Corner

Get the big ideas we at Enrollment Resources believe leaders in the Education space should be thinking about in a bite-sized article or audio clip.

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The US has ratified a travel ban on several countries and it appears, by extension, to be making it tougher for students from other countries to feel welcome in the US. For example, the emerging trade war with China: Chinese authorities are publicly considering popping tariffs on students who want to study in the United States. Also, it appears the denial of US postgraduate Working Visas are making it tougher for grads to stay on and work at externships.

If there indeed is a contraction of international students, how will this play out? Listen or read after the jump! Read more

Beware the Pettiness of Marketing Agencies

The pettiness of marketing agencies

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One of my staff just spent the weekend rebuilding a new clients’ AdWords campaign that was “mysteriously” deleted without notice or cause.

What happened?

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Get Better Leads and Protect Your Brand

The other day I was talking with a school owner who proudly announced that “leads are up over 200% this year over last”.

“Great, what changed?” I asked.

“We made some changes to our website (that I had suggested) and we contracted with a lead generation portal. We are listed on their site and they are running a Google Adwords campaign for us.”

Something didn’t feel right. I got curious…

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Events

August Mastermind For ER Clients And Friends

Our next Mastermind for ER Clients and Friends will be held on Thursday, August 20th, at 11 am PST / 2 pm EST.

This month you’ll learn how you can harness the power of landing pages for your school. Takeaways include:

  • Why Landing Pages are better than your Homepage for paid traffic
  • The specific elements you need in place for high converting Landing Pages
  • How to measure landing page performance with the right KPIs

Bonus Landing Page Review: Send your landing pages to Sterling Simpson and we’ll review them for you live on the call using best practices developed over a decade of testing and research innovation in the EDU space. Send the links to your landing pages my way ASAP!

The Mastermind for ER Clients and Friends is a chance to have your questions answered, share your success stories, and learn from others. Send any questions you have ahead of time to me or your ER Rep, and we will make sure to address them on the call.

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.

Podcast

Podcast: Where Marketing Meets Admissions

Enrollment Management Round Table with Enrollment Resources

In this episode of the Enrollment Management Round Table, our panel discusses why schools lose prospective students in the pass-off between Marketing and Admissions, and how you can bridge the disconnect with practical fixes and best practices.

Listen now to learn how using practical fixes for this common problem can also increase your lead to start ratio and enrollment rates!

Read the transcript here.

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