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linkedIn_university_pagesLinkedIn instantly gets more relevant with launch of University Pages

Over the last few months we have written extensively about the increasing demand for higher education institutions to link their programming to industry and to...

posting-effectively-on-facebookPosting effectively on Facebook: the art of listening

The following is a guest post by Jessica Winters, owner of jLink Marketing and Coordinator Marketing & Social Media at the University of Groningen in...

transfer-studentsDoes your recruiting include transfer students?

So much of international student recruitment is concerned with attracting new students from their countries of origin, but what about recruitment from within the very...

Reaching prospects by email and boosting open rates

So many communication channels these days, so little time (and attention!) to go around. But while much of the focus of late is on social...

Have we reached an inflection point for mobile marketing in student recruitment?

Mobile marketing is hardly a new idea. Indeed, considerable ink has been spilled in the general press and otherwise as to the rising share of...

Lost in translation: the challenge of delivering web content in many languages

Sooner or later every international recruiter has to address an important communications challenge: to what extent do you translate your website (or other online communications)...

Can you tell a good story?

“People don’t buy what you do, they buy why you do it,” says Simon Sinek, author of Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone...

New educational technology and customised education

Education technology is in the midst of an historic shift toward a less centralised, more learner-directed model. The trends relating to this are rapid and...

Part 2: How to involve students’ parents in recruitment for study abroad

At the end of the last post we did on involving the parents of international students in the recruiting process, we wrote: “Parents may be...

Part 1: How to engage students’ parents during recruitment and study abroad

We’ve talked before on ICEF Monitor about the role of parents in decision making for study abroad – something even more important where younger students...

Mystery shopper experiment reveals best practices in communication strategies

We recently sat down for an interview with Mrs Lisa Cynamon Mayers, an academic advisor with Intead (International Education Advantage). Intead is a full-service consulting,...

More on Twitter in education marketing: five tips to boost your profile

Like any strategic communications tool, Twitter only really works if it is harnessed, managed, and assessed periodically by those who use it for business –...

Using Twitter for student recruitment to maximum effect

Education Dive, an education sector news aggregator, got it right when they declared, “every university is on Twitter.” The question – as we always note...

8 tips for better content marketing on social media sites

Virtually everyone knows that consumers – including students – have little time for traditional marketing. Students don’t want to be pushed or sold to, even...

Part 2: Videos that work: What’s your strategy?

In Part 1 of this series, we provided examples of education marketing videos that stay true to the brands behind them and that deliver effective,...

Part 1: Videos that work: How effective is your promotional video?

Does your school have a promotional video? Multimedia is an increasingly important part of the recruitment toolkit, especially if you want to attract international students....

From prospects to enrolments: direct marketing in international recruitment

Today’s post will look at the all-important task of communicating directly with prospective international students – something that has changed monumentally since the days when...

Is your marketing answering the right questions?

Amidst the ever-intensifying global competition for students, all education institutions with internationalisation mandates are asking themselves what they can do to present themselves more effectively...

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