Promoting your school using other people’s words

Promoting your school using other people’s words
by Randy Vaughn ·

No one believes your brochures or billboards. Well, at least most people are somewhat skeptical.   Marketing materials will always … Continue reading »

The Multi-Dimensional Power of Professional Development through Social Media

The Multi-Dimensional Power of Professional Development through Social Media
by Scott Rocco ·

The use of social media as a professional development tool in the educational world is finally taking hold. As it progresses, those using it need to understand that it is not a one-dimensional environment for learning. Continue reading »

Part Two: The Social Media Dos and Don’ts for Students (Applying to College)

Part Two: The Social Media Dos and Don’ts for Students (Applying to College)
by Rebekka Goldberg ·

I thought I would compile some additional resources that discuss the use of social media and college admissions. The articles provide various scenarios, information, and advice. Continue reading »

How Admissions, Alumni and Academic Offices can leverage Google+ Hangouts

How Admissions, Alumni and Academic Offices can leverage Google+ Hangouts
by Madeline Riley ·

With a simple click of a button, your alumni, advancement and academic offices can host live broadcasts through Hangouts, one of Google’s latest features in Google+. In this edsocialmedia webinar, Ryan Bowse from Wikispaces shares his knowledge of what has worked in Google+ Hangouts. Continue reading »

222 People to Circle on Google Plus

222 People to Circle on Google Plus
by Brendan Schneider ·

I’ve been pretty hard on Google Plus on my own blog: 10 Reasons Why I Hate Google Plus and Google Plus is Dead. Most of my initial dislike of Google’s latest social network came from, in my opinion, other people’s over-reaction to the launch of Google Plus. Continue reading »

3 Ingredients of Your School’s Social Strategy: Part Two

3 Ingredients of Your School’s Social Strategy: Part Two
by Randy Vaughn ·

Earlier in the week, I shared Part One of this series: 3 Ingredients of Your School’s Social Strategy. The first two ingredients, having good “integration” and being “interconnected,” are crucial pieces in a school’s social media strategy. The third ingredient—the special sauce, if you will—is the strategic effort of making a solid plan. As we mentioned in Part One, it must act as your recipe as to “what-when-where-to-post” to ensure anybody pays attention to what you’re whipping up for them to consume. Continue reading »

3 Ingredients of Your School’s Social Strategy: Part One

3 Ingredients of Your School’s Social Strategy: Part One
by Randy Vaughn ·

It’s back-to-school time and the halls are bustling with the sounds of hope, optimism and enthusiasm. But behind your door, you uncomfortably stare into the empty screen of your school’s social media efforts. Sure, you managed to post a few “first day of school” pictures on your Facebook page, but how do you make the rest of your plan strategic? Continue reading »

Erin Swanson: Donate your voice: Lessons from two years of automated, integrated social campaigns with Water.org

Erin Swanson: Donate your voice: Lessons from two years of automated, integrated social campaigns with Water.org
by Madeline Riley ·

Erin Swanson, a freelance social media manager & former Marketing Programs Manager at Water.org, discusses time and resource management throughout her time working in a non-profit environment. With a limited marketing budget, Erin’s team developed a campaign that focused on the idea of advocacy over fundraising. Continue reading »

Andy Shaindlin: Balancing Creativity with Leadership: The Challenge of Social Media

Andy Shaindlin: Balancing Creativity with Leadership: The Challenge of Social Media
by Madeline Riley ·

Andy Shaindlin, the Associate Vice President for Advancement at Carnegie Mellon University & Founder of Alumni Futures, talks about involvement in social media from the organization leader’s perspective. His high-level, big picture planning ideas explore the challenges that Presidents and Heads of School face when using social media. Continue reading »

Georgy Cohen: Our Community: The Co-Author of Our Brand Story

Georgy Cohen: Our Community: The Co-Author of Our Brand Story
by Madeline Riley ·

Education institutions and non-profits are challenged to manage the social community as well as create the content. Georgy explains how managers can tap into the real conversations that are already happening to harness a stronger story surrounding your brand. Continue reading »