MILK THAT PHOTOSHOOT Ah, the campus photoshoot. The few days each year that have to be picture perfect: sunny with dozens of well-dressed students studying on the lawn. We’re very familiar with these days and know the planning (and sometimes stress) that comes with finding the right balance in representing your school. You don’t want overly staged photos, the “three and a tree.” But you [...]
As we in higher ed are all painfully aware at this point, the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have and will continue to wreak havoc on budgets for the foreseeable future. While we’ve found creative alternatives to take aspects of the recruitment process online, doing so has required many campuses to invest in multiple systems to manage such outreach. While simultaneously, virtually every administrator is still [...]
Regardless of your personal sentiments regarding Jeff Bezos, the man knows how to build a brand. He put it succinctly when he said, “Your brand is what other people say about you when you’re not in the room.” For much of the year, educators—and certainly university marketers and enrollment managers—haven’t been sharing walls with students. With us out of the room, what are they saying? [...]
Social Media Checkup 2021 At The Parish Group, we’re always keeping our finger on the pulse of the social media giants. For the better part of a decade, we’ve been empathizing with clients who grow increasingly frustrated at restrictive algorithms and feel too strained to give social media management its due. Industry wide, social media hasn’t become a mastered habit for colleges and universities and [...]
By now, most of us have a social media strategy. We have a way to plan our content and see the metrics of the engagement on that content. Social media strategy, however, is much more than that. One of the most influential ways social media impacts your institution’s messaging is out of your hands. You might not even know the temperature of the social media conversation [...]
If 2020 taught us anything, it was that best-laid plans were almost useless. We had mathematical models, set processes and all the data you could want to back up how each of the elaborate plans would yield new students. The year was looking to be one of the strongest on record. The problem was, no one could factor for the variables of major civil unrest, [...]
As a boutique agency, we pride ourselves on quality and customization. We set strong limits on our number of clients, working with only a small number of institutions each year. This enables us to deliver our energy and expertise with the razor-sharp focus and passion that our client-partners deserve.