Marketing for K-12 Education


Apr

18

2014
The Recipe for K-12 Marketing Success

The Recipe for K-12 Marketing Success

Is there a single recipe for K-12 marketing success? All businesses are different, and so are the nuances of what they need to do to succeed. But there are definitive foundational elements to building, maintaining, and running a top-flight company whose marketplace is K-12 education. What follows is a list of what’s important to successfully do business in K-12. Or in any marketplace, for that...

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Feb

13

2014
Demos do this.

Bragging Rights: 5 Tips for Using Demos as a Marketing Tool

We all know that proper positioning of our products is essential. But for a strong and lasting business, even the most brilliant positioning will never take the place of showing off your great offering using demos. When you have great product, bragging rights apply. So use demos to showcase your offering while building awareness and understanding. Product demonstrations hold enormous sway in the sales cycle,...

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Jan

26

2014
You can win here.

K-12 Education Marketers: Arm Your Reps with a Winning Sales Presentation

It’s marketing’s responsibility to make sure the sales team is fully on message, so provide them with a top-notch, killer sales presentation. With one at their disposal, one that they can used in nearly all selling situations, then you’ve made important strides to maximize your sales potential. So what are some attributes of a really great, highly effective presentation? Adaptibility. If you design your presentation...

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Jan

09

2014
So where did all my customers go?

The K-12 Marketing “End Zone”: January through April

January is the “beginning of the end” for all of us who market to K-12 and rely on funding from school budgets. It’s the start of what can be termed the K-12 marketing “end zone.” January through April. It’s during that period of time when we aggressively market our wares to align to an incredibly and at times intolerably rigid purchasing cycle. If tapping school...

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Nov

24

2013
Free PDF “The K-12 Marketing Toolkit:  11 Essential Components.”

Free PDF “The K-12 Marketing Toolkit: 11 Essential Components.”

A well-stocked marketing toolkit is essential to maximize awareness and build a solid sales foundation. So what does one look like when marketing to K-12 education? Download this free 13 page PDF guide and you’ll get details on the 11 key components to help your marketing program achieve success in the coming school year. Also included are links to additional resources to provide even more...

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Oct

21

2013
Fortify Your Conference Strategy

Fortify Your Conference Strategy

  Fall means conferences. For more than a few of us, conferences land somewhere between mediocre expectations and impending doom. Conferences are expensive, and many complain – and rightly so — that it’s difficult to get a firm grasp on ROI. But with planning and a strong adherence to an overall integrated methodology, you can build a conference strategy that’s an important part of your...

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Sep

26

2013
Find all numbers, and analyze them.

Analyze This: Why Marketing Analytics are Essential to Your K-12 Program

When marketing, you can’t measure and analyze everything. But that shouldn’t keep you from trying, since the benefits that result can be truly astounding. Smart and successful companies understand that analytics are a key component in transforming a budget item from an expenditure into an investment. But some stop short of practicing that thinking when it comes to marketing, thinking perhaps that it’s not worth...

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Sep

09

2013
Your website is among your most important marketing tools.

Optimize your K-12 Website for Success

A decade or so ago, if your K-12 website told the story of your product or service, your marketing was on the right track. Now, if your website is configured to showcase what you’re all about, then you’re derailed. That’s because our competitive marketplace demands more than a capabilities presentation. Your prospective customers want you – as a provider – to demonstrate that you understand...

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Sep

02

2013
Success!  Now let's go to the beach!*

Tell Your Success Stories

Without a doubt, success stories sell. A number of years back at an educational technology company where I handled marketing, a very bright, very ambitious young sales rep closed a single, multi-million dollar megadeal that catapulted the company’s expected revenue into another sphere. When I asked him what the secret weapon was that he used to secure the fantastic deal he crafted, he summed it up...

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Aug

26

2013
Content Marketing for K-12 Education

Content Marketing for K-12 Education

Content marketing has long been a part of the K-12 mix – certainly before the phrase “content marketing” became an often-used buzzword. But should content marketing for K-12 reach beyond white papers and success stories and delve into more consumer-oriented CM tactics? Content marketing for K-12 ed has traditionally been more about showing authority and leadership than discoverability. Generally, we design our content for deployment...

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