The competition for current and prospective students is tough and how you interact with them on social can make all the difference. You can turn your institution’s platforms into robust and valued assets by tailoring your social strategy to prioritize recruitment and retention. At Seneca College, we’ve had great success with five strategies.
Brain Waves Blog
Higher education is currently one of the most competitive industries in the world, generating £95 billion for the UK economy and $1 trillion for the U.S. economy. Analysts at Technavio forecast the global higher education market to grow at a CAGR of more than 12 percent by 2023.
Meet Generation Z—your new target audience. They’re true digital natives, fiscally conscious, and heavily influenced by their peers.
“Geez! I heard you, Mom!”
“Yes, but were you actually listening?”
Ah, this is a conversation some of us may have had with our parents (or kids!). And it’s true. There’s a nuance between “hearing” and “listening.” In communication classes, you may have discussed these differences.
Social media is now pervasive in everyday life—roughly two-thirds of U.S. adults use Facebook, Instagram, or both. With so many users, the platforms are constantly evolving. This is especially true with recent privacy concerns over public vs. private information. The changes to data privacy are important in helping you recognize what can and can’t be analyzed to gain valuable insights about your institution. This super technical post can help you understand the data sources we’re able to gather in our social listening analysis. And if you make it past the nerd-speak, we’ll fill you in on what the changes mean for Campus Sonar’s data, the impact on higher education, and how we’re looking forward to help you achieve better outcomes.
In light of shifting demographics in higher education, marketers are increasingly asked to reach and influence new types of prospective students—students difficult to reach using traditional higher education marketing tactics *cough* list buying *cough.*