Branding Your School’s ‘Social Media’ Content

This edSocialMedia webinar given by Rob & Liza Norman of Turnaround Marketing showcases social media/branding best practices as exemplified by private schools from the around country. You’ll walk away with a set of guidelines on how to develop content  (blog posts, twitter updates, Facebook statuses) that are consistent with the brand work implemented at your school or [...]

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Guiding Students through AdmissionsQuest for the Best Student Video Contest

The AdmissionsQuest for the Best Student Video contest is a terrific way to collect student stories and share them with the world. We talk all the time about how nothing is more powerful than a student endorsement. Take advantage of this opportunity to encourage your students to show the world why they love their school. [...]

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IECA Social Media Reporters!

Yup, title about sums it up. The Independent Educational Consultants Association invited us to capture the stories of their Fall 2009 conference using social media. Brian & I will live blog on the IECA’s site, livecast, shoot short video clips and take A LOT of photos. All in an effort to show the community what [...]

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It has been far too long…

It has been far too long since my last post. Lots of reasons why (running a company being at the top of the list), but there’s one in particular that kept me from blabbing about social media in my ‘personal’ blog and I’m really excited it kept me from doing so… Most, if not all, [...]

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Western Boarding Schools Social Media Presentation

Yesterday I enjoyed presenting my edSocialMedia preso, Social Media: What you NEED to know & what you NEED to do, to the folks at the Western Boarding Schools Association. It began with a wide view of the benefits of social media and then focused on examples of how boarding schools are using social media to [...]

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edSocialMedia Podcast with the Hosts of 21st Century Learning

Big news!! I posted my first episode of the edSocialMedia Podcast yesterday (An Inside Look at EdTechTalk’s 21st Century Learning Series). This series differs from AQ’s Boarding School Podcast in that it focuses on social media and education- from marketing to academic integration. It’s intended for you; school professionals. I hope you’ll make it part [...]

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Joining the Social Media Conversation at edSocialMedia

Have you visited edSocialMedia? If you haven’t, I highly recommend taking a few minutes to read through this fast growing online ‘blogazine’ that focuses on the role of social media in independent schools. AdmissionsQuest’s involvement with ‘edSocMe’ has grown over the past week from a regular old consumer of their work to a full fledged [...]

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Pogue Talks Twitter

I’m a fan of Twitter. I get it. I use it. It’s a tremendous way to remain connected. But when I talk about Twitter with schools during my social media workshop, more often than not, my question, “Are you on Twitter?” receives a chorus of blank stares. Expecting this, I launch into a conversation that [...]

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Folding Social Media into AdmissionsQuest

To celebrate the launch of our new Canadian boarding school directory, I hosted a webinar to introduce AdmissionsQuest to our Canadian admission/communications colleagues. We talked about how AQ engages in social media- from blogging to podcasting- and why it has allowed us to better connect with our constituents. The webinar also explored how AQ’s tools [...]

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Build Goodwill: Keep Constituencies Connected

The idea of receiving a random, out of nowhere alumni/development solicitation request sends chills up my spine. Perhaps it’s due to a family member’s experience with an institution that sent an out of the blue letter asking for a five figure gift. Let me give you a bit of background… The organization conducted no advance work, [...]

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