Archive for the ‘Marketing Strategy’ Category

10 #AMAHigherEd conference sessions to attend in Chicago on Nov 15-18, 2015

November 11th, 2015 Karine Joly 15 Comments

The 2015 Symposium for the Marketing of Higher Education If you’re in charge of marketing at your institution, you probably know that the AMA Symposium is going to take place next week. With more than a thousand attendees, this conference is one of the major events for higher ed marketers, vendors, agencies and consultants. If […]

12 Surprising Social Media Outcomes for #HigherEd in 2015

November 10th, 2015 Karine Joly 37 Comments

Social media in higher education is always full of surprises – often amazingly good and sometimes pretty bad. Surprises come with the territory, but so does routine with social media work. That’s why I wanted to know the most surprising social media outcome the 12 Higher Ed Social Media Professionals presenting at the 3rd Higher […]

12 #hesm pros explain how they manage social media

November 2nd, 2015 Karine Joly 17 Comments

Social media is 24/7. It never stops. It’s definitely something you HAVE TO manage as any of the 12 Higher Ed Social Media Professionals presenting at the 3rd Higher Ed Social Media Conference (available on-demand). Their days are as busy as yours – ofren with an extra dose of social media. That’s why I asked […]

Social Media ROI in #highered: 12 #hesm pros go on the record

October 28th, 2015 Karine Joly 25 Comments

Between higher education and measurement, it’s always been complicated. Add social media to the mix, and you often get weird reactions and vague comments once the ROI (return on investment) question is raised. Yet, it’s 2015 and it’s time to have a serious conversation about social media measurement in higher education, so maybe we can […]

Missed the #heweb15 conference? Check this selection of slides, posts & resources

October 7th, 2015 Karine Joly 25 Comments

The Big #heweb15 Recap I didn’t make it to the HighEdWeb Conference this year, but I did follow the #heweb15 backchannel on Twitter & read the posts about the conference sessions published by the excellent team of bloggers from LINK, the journal of the HighEdWeb Association. So, here are the slides I was able to […]

Present at the 3rd Higher Ed Social Media Conference: Submit a proposal by Sep 23 #hesm

September 9th, 2015 Karine Joly 9 Comments

In search of great sessions for the 3rd Annual Higher Ed Social Media Conference (Dec 2, 2015) Last year, the 2nd edition of Higher Ed Social Media Conference was a big hit. Hundreds of participants from more than 90 different institutions based in the US, Canada and the UK gathered around big and small screens […]

#PSEWEB 2015 Keynote: Falling in Love (again) with Analytics in #highered [VIDEO + SLIDES]

July 29th, 2015 Karine Joly 4 Comments

Keynote, Analytics, Love, Nicest Audience Ever and… Edith Piaf I’m back at the office after 2 great days attending and speaking at the 2015 edition of the PSEWeb Conference (kind of the Canadian flavor of the HighEdWeb conference) in Montreal. It’s been a blast especially as I got a chance to give a keynote about […]

Periscope in #highered: Campus tours at @MIT and @UWMadison [VIDEOS]

July 23rd, 2015 Karine Joly 16 Comments

In my previous post about Periscope for colleges and universities, I discussed the reasons why it’s probably too early to invest too much time on Periscope, but it’s still important to play with it. Then, I promised I would share 2 interesting examples of smart use of this new platform by institutions of higher education. […]

Periscope for #highered and #hesm, Really? [ANALYSIS]

July 22nd, 2015 Karine Joly 12 Comments

To catch the ball, you got to play — and miss some If you are a digital professional working in higher education, you know that new platforms, websites and shiny objects come and go. You also know that a few stay and become major communication platforms (facebook, twitter, instagram, etc.) — in no time. That’s […]

2015 Students E-Expectations Ruffalo Noel-Levitz Report: Top insights for #highered & #hesm

July 1st, 2015 Karine Joly 51 Comments

The results of the brand new Ruffalo Noel-Levitz report on the E-expectations of college bound seniors and juniors (n=3,052) will be officially released next Wednesday in Boston. But, I managed this year again to get a preview of these results – before anybody else – courtesy of Stephanie Geyer from RNL who will present the […]

Gone Digital, Going Strategic: Dawn & Rise of the #highered Digital Pros [SCREENCAST]

June 19th, 2015 Karine Joly 26 Comments

10-year of #highered digital history & career tips in 30 minutes Last Monday I got a chance to give a presentation about the rise of the higher ed digital professionals (web, social media, digital communication and marketing pros) at the UB Tech Conference in Orlando. I’ve spent many hours researching, interviewing 5 great rising digital […]

A different take on the #highered website: @UofSC interactive homepages

May 12th, 2015 Karine Joly 30 Comments

‘Tis the “caps and gowns” season on higher ed websites Whether your school still uses a carousel, a big hero photo or even a huge background photo, chances are your web homepage will show some caps and gowns this month. Graduation ceremonies are such an important part of campus life for graduates and their family, […]

Anatomy of the Perfect #highered Email Pitch: @USC #SelfieClass News Release

May 5th, 2015 Karine Joly 8 Comments

Most Email Press Releases S*ck Pitching stories to editors, reporters or bloggers is a difficult art. I know, because, as many news professionals, hundreds of bad examples end up in my email box every month. So, when a press release actually manages to get me to explore the story it pitches, that’s not only an […]

Why should your team attend the 2015 #highered Content Conference? #hec15

April 2nd, 2015 Karine Joly 6 Comments

THE Spring Content Strategy Conference If you’ve attended the previous edition, you know that the Higher Ed Content Conference is the perfect event to get all your content strategists, writers and content contributors excited and energized about content just before the summer. I spent the entire day yesterday from 8:30AM to 7:30PM watching all the […]

Content strategy: 12 useful tips for #highered content professionals

March 23rd, 2015 Karine Joly 27 Comments

It’s easy to create content, right? Get a topic, start typing, add a visual and tada! It’s easy to create some content, but, as you know, creating good, useful content isn’t. It’s part art and part science, because great content requires the right topic, the right audience, the right author, the right format and the […]

SnapChat for #highered: 8 lessons learned from early adopters

March 6th, 2015 Karine Joly 20 Comments

Is SnapChat for every school? Probably not – yet. It’s really too early to know if SnapChat is going to be the next Instagram and catch up for institutions. But, if you read the 6 interviews I published in this series, you’ve probably noticed a recurrent theme. All the professionals I’ve interviewed agree that what […]

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