If your website is the front door for your audiences — most importantly prospective and current students — then mobile is the driveway. Consider these points to make it the best possible experience. 1. Mobile should never be an afterthought. By thinking about your mobile site first, you’re forced to construct a hierarchy and think
13 to 17. It’s the age range stamped on the inside of every admissions officer’s eyelids. Every decision is made with this age bracket in mind, and the topics, styles, and trends that attract them. Will this video capture their attention? If I do get them to our site, how long will they stay there?
Where does the best creative work come from? Nobody knows. Most of us know that it doesn’t come from a strict set of rules, structures, and templates. But everybody knows that strong brands are consistent. And consistency comes from strong brand standards. From rules.
We read it in many of the higher ed RFPs we receive: “final deliverable will be a recommendation for brand platform, identity mark, and tagline development.” The request is simply stated, as if all three things are of equal weight and relevance.
Let’s be clear: Metrics are important. Very important. We geek out over data, too. But we’re just as driven by our clients’ specific objectives, and those are much more than seeing “likes” increase. Consider these takeaways when optimizing your social strategy.
Recently the Chronicle of Higher Education reported that one-quarter of prospective students decide not to apply to a college because they’ve a bad experience on the school’s website. (And no, just having a responsive site doesn’t guarantee a good experience.) Here are three things you can do to up your site’s game as a great admissions partner.
We loved spending a few days in San Francisco for the annual CASE Summit for Leaders in Advancement earlier this month. After three days with the brightest minds in higher ed, we were filled with ideas and inspiration. Here are some of our takeaways.
We’ve had the privilege of working with you — the passionate, smart, and fiercely dedicated higher ed professionals who have a unique role in moving education forward.
Smith College has a long history of generous philanthropy, beginning with the bequest from Sophia Smith that founded the college in 1871. That gift didn’t just make higher education for women attainable; it transformed the liberal arts education landscape. In 2012, the school launched a bold campaign—with a total goal of $450 million—as part of that long-standing tradition.