Brand Aid. The four planning hacks you ned to know.

Brand Aid. The four planning hacks you need to know.

You’ve just received an email from the Office of the Vice-Chancellor. “The Senior Executive are interested in pursuing a different avenue for the brand and would like to see three or four options for consideration. They are meeting on Thursday afternoon. We would LOVE to see

Youth Audiences And The Death Of The TV Ad

Youth Audiences And The Death Of The TV Ad

If one trend has dominated and defined the marketing communications business over the past decade and more, it is the declining influence of traditional media, and the explosive rise of digital. For free-to-air TV, the explosion of competing screens, social platforms, streaming and gaming options confirms

Six ways to fail at education marketing

Six ways to fail at education marketing…

Maybe it’s just me, but many otherwise-enlightened education administrators seem to view marketing as something grubby and best avoided. They prefer to focus on the ‘real business’ of education, neglecting marketing altogether. Or they treat it like a fire extinguisher, to be called on only in

An Uber lesson for Australian university brands

An Uber lesson for Australian University brands

One of the defining features of the global village is the emergence of global super-brands. Google, Facebook, Apple, Netflix: these brands are able to transcend national boundaries. Most owe their dominance to disruptive technology, and the speed at which they have achieved global growth was unimaginable

University advertising - what's with the big slogans?

UNIVERSITY ADVERTISING – WHAT’S WITH THE BIG SLOGANS?

University advertising campaigns, we’ve all seen them. They love a big positioning line. In the past they tended towards self-congratulatory boasts of excellence, prestige and pedigree. These days the trend is bold, individualistic slogans of the “Unlimited”, “Be True To You” and “Dream Large” variety, as they’re

Don't trust Google Analytics

Don’t Trust Google Analytics

5 Simple steps to data you can trust   Like many communications professionals today, a sizeable chunk of my work involves digital marketing. I consider myself quite literate with the digital reports we use to inform decisions. At least I did until last Thursday. Our agency ran a

Goundhog day communications calendar

Groundhog Day And The Communications calendar

5 REASONS WHY YOU NEED A COMMUNICATIONS CALENDAR   Education marketing can be a bit like that Bill Murray movie Groundhog Day, where the same sequence of events repeats time after time, but transformation only comes to those who learn and improve their approach. For education marketers, crunch

Education digital revolution

Education drowning in the digital marketing revolution

Perhaps the greatest challenge for Australian education marketers, along with ever-increasing competition, has been the shift away from traditional media to a growing reliance on digital marketing channels.   There is no doubt digital marketing is incredibly powerful, offering as it does the seductive benefits of instant,

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