Maximizing Paid Search, Minimizing Overspending

If you are an education marketer, chances are you are either implementing or exploring paid search marketing, also known as Pay Per Click (PPC) – the concept by which you bid on key words for placements in paid listings.   Paid search is quite an effective marketing channel as it allows you to target prospective […]

A Mid-Year Update of Evolving Vendor Lead Channels: Part III

Our EduPortal partners are taking the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) compliance requirements very seriously, especially with the significant uptick of leads coming through mobile devices. Below is an example of a leading vendor’s efforts to remain compliant. Efforts from this particular vendor include both On Form disclaimer display and Display Confirmation delivery. The Express […]

A Mid-Year Update of Evolving Vendor Lead Channels: Part II

As consumer marketing migrates away from “last click” to a “shared” attribution model,  it is important to capture all marketing touch points impacting our prospects.  These important brand and product communication events will have a collective impact on a prospect’s application and enrollment outcomes. Datamark is pioneering an initiative with our EduPortal partners in determining […]

Top 10 Emerging Media Trends: #4 Re-enlisting DRTV

Welcome to my blog series, Top 10 Emerging Media Trends. The Datamark Media team and I regularly develop a Top 10 list of practices and findings in the education market to share with our industry peers. Media Trend #4: Re-enlisting DRTV Brand building has made a comeback in the education space, with a 30% year-over-year […]

Part Three of Three: Top Three Happenings from the World of CPL and Traditional Media that May Impact Your Business

In this final part of our three-part CPL and traditional media series, we outline the importance of video. Videos are coming on the scene and are being used extensively during the evaluation process. Recent Google video usage studies suggest that there has been a significant uptick in use of higher education video assets on the […]

Part Two of Three: Top Three Happenings from the World of CPL and Traditional Media that May Impact Your Business

Part Two of Three: Mobile device marketing In this second part of our three-part CPL and traditional media series, we focus on emerging trend of marketing being optimized for mobile devices. Education seekers have adopted a 3-screen approach: 44% use a cellular and / or tablet device in their search.  (Note:  97% still use a […]

3 Tips to Get Visitors On The Go

What do mobile users experience when searching for and visiting your school on their handheld devices?  Do they find your web site easily or at all?  Once there, is your site format and content comprehensible? To connect with mobile visitors, you have to pay closer attention to their environment and optimize your web assets.  Here […]

Develop a Text Messaging Contact Strategy

Here’s a jaw-dropper: 60% of people, under age 30, read their text messages within a minute of receiving them. And these same people can take up to four days to listen to their voicemail, according to Compliance Point. So what does this mean for schools?  As even more potential applicants rely on texts for primary […]