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 COVID-19: Social media engagement is up and so is interest in learning online

COVID-19: Social media engagement is up and so is interest in learning online

The COVID-19 pandemic has rocked businesses and economies all over the world and derailed the study plans of millions of students. But educators, agents, and students alike are...

 Virtual campus tours take on new importance during travel restrictions

Virtual campus tours take on new importance during travel restrictions

As much as COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on educators’ recruitment efforts, it would be a mistake to think that international students aren’t actively researching countries and institutions right...

 Resetting international recruitment for extraordinary times

Resetting international recruitment for extraordinary times

International educators around the world are rightly focused on supporting current students at the moment. For many, that means helping exchange students return home earlier than planned or...

 Using Google Ads for international recruitment: Measuring results with key indicators

Using Google Ads for international recruitment: Measuring results with key indicators

The following guest post is an advance excerpt from the forthcoming book “Successful student recruitment with Google Ads”. The author, Guus Goorts, is a digital marketing specialist based...

 The peer-to-peer effect in international student recruitment

The peer-to-peer effect in international student recruitment

A new study by Intead and Unibuddy – a platform that more than 200 universities around the world are using to enable peer-to-peer interactions – reveals that prospective...

Instagram’s profound effect on travel destination choice

One of the biggest subject niches on Instagram is travel, and new research is showing that travel posts are dramatically affecting...

Google is building a super app that aims to integrate search and booking

Google Maps is reportedly evolving into a “super app” that will likely affect how students and educators find each other...

New horizons: Selecting new markets and welcoming students from them

Identifying new recruitment markets can often start by looking more closely at students already on campus from emerging...

The business case for immediate response: benefits of and strategies for live chat

Live chat is increasingly used by businesses in many sectors to accommodate prospects who want answers fast...

The opportunity of student comments on Instagram

With teenagers and twenty-somethings posting and commenting on Instagram posts every day, sometimes multiple times a day, sound strategy around this enduringly popular social platform is a must...

Internet trends report highlights online learning and visual marketing

Major Internet report includes both general trends and research specifically relevant to educators and education marketers...

Five ways to freshen up your online marketing

Students are evolving quickly in terms of how they consume and respond to online information, so ensuring that you’re on top of best practices in digital marketing is...

In the sharing marketplace, video is king

Imagine a group of high school friends who have all decided they want to study abroad, but who are not yet sure which school, or even country they...

How and when international students use school websites and social media in planning for study abroad

More than three-quarters (77%) of international students responding to 2019 QS’s International Student Survey said that the most useful source of information for them when researching an institution...

Emotion-based branding strategy connects feelings to actions

The way prospective students feel about a school or destination is often more important than how they think about it...