The 2012 Higher Education Marketing Report for Not-for-Profit Schools: Sneak Peek #1
Anyone in higher education knows that colleges and universities are facing numerous challenges these days, from increased competition for students, to the tightening of traditional revenue streams, to an explosion in free online courses (MOOCs) offered by top schools. As a result, marketing and admissions teams are actively searching for innovative ways of reaching and enrolling the best and brightest students into their programs.
In an effort to uncover how schools are responding to these challenges, and identify trends, best practices, and issues facing the education sector we conducted the 2012 Benchmarking Survey for Higher Education Marketing. If you’re an active blog reader, you know that we released our 2012 Benchmarking Report for For-Profit Schools earlier in the summer. And soon, we’ll be ready to release our 2012 Not-for-Profit Report.
In the meantime, we thought we would give you a sneak peek inside the Report, and let you in on some of the trends that we’re seeing in higher education marketing and recruitment this year.
Here we go!
Trend One: Traditional marketing methods alone are no longer enough.
Gone are the days when schools could rely solely on direct mail campaigns and print advertising to achieve their enrollment goals. 84% of schools agree that “traditional marketing methods alone are no longer enough to meet enrollment goals.” As a result, schools are eagerly exploring innovative, online methods of reaching potential students.
In next week’s post, we’ll examine what traditional marketing and recruitment methods are taking the hit, and which ones are still seen as viable options for successfully recruiting students.
Until then, we want to hear from you! Do you agree that traditional marketing methods are no longer enough? What are you turning your sights to?
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