The Higher Ed Marketer is centered around marketing professionals in the field of higher education. If you’re looking for real, practical advice on how to level up your marketing game, this is the show for you. Each episode features conversations with some of the best and brightest marketing minds in higher education, discussing the future of marketing, new technologies and so much more. 

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Behind the Microphone

February 27, 2024

How the University of Kentucky is Trailblazing Financial Literacy

It’s time for schools to embrace the big, audacious goals and put together a strategy to accomplish them.  That’s what the University of Kentucky did. They’re implementing programs that will advance student success at their institution.  It’s never too late to go for the challenge. We’re talking to Kirsten Turner,…
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February 20, 2024

Critical Thinking and Media Literacy in the Digital Age

Teaching critical thinking is the first step to media literacy in the digital age. With varying perspectives, social channels, media outlets, and technological advancements knocking at our door every day, we have to remember the bigger picture. Being able to have challenging conversations with people with opposing views and critically…
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February 13, 2024

Beyond the Price Tag: Dispelling Misconceptions Around Higher Ed’s Value

When was the last time you were at a college fair and students immediately walked away after seeing your price tag? It’s time to be transparent, intentional, and communicative about available resources. We’re challenging misconceptions and unlocking the value and opportunity of higher ed. Getting the ball rolling is Ken…
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Digital Marketing
February 6, 2024

Digital Marketing Literacy and Best Practices for PPC

Higher Ed marketing is not one size fits all. Each institution is unique and can’t be all things for all people. Finding what consistently works for your brand and sticking to it is crucial to brand growth. The first steps towards success are removing personal bias, having a goal, and…
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January 30, 2024

Chasing Mission Fit: A Pragmatic Guide for Higher Ed Marketing

It’s hard to ask for help. Putting pride aside and leaning on others to enhance your knowledge is nothing to be ashamed of in the realm of higher education. Collaboration, shaking things up, and attempting different strategies can create waves and allow you to think differently. With over 35 years…
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January 23, 2024

Radical Hospitality: Transforming Student Recruitment in Higher Education

The admissions process can get stuck in an endless loop of application deadlines, essays, and transcripts. By investing in “radical hospitality” and focusing on relationship-building with students, admissions teams can discover the clearest path possible. Acting intentionally to show students they matter is key to unlocking their true career path.…
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January 16, 2024

Academic Advocates: Customer Service in Higher Education

Customer service often takes a back seat in the process of higher ed recruitment. Every interaction with a prospective student is crucial to how they view your institution. This means staying up-to-date, trying new tactics, and being intentional about your customer service philosophy. Above all else, consistency is key to…
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January 9, 2024

Donor Dynamics: Navigating Higher Ed with AI for Swift Engagement

Are you utilizing all the tools in your toolbox? Thinking bigger, more interactive, and focusing on fueling engagement is within reach. By learning with AI, your college or university’s fundraising campaigns can be crafted and completed much faster and even at the click of a button. We get the AI…
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January 2, 2024

Next-Gen Scholars: Gen Z Preferences in Higher Ed Marketing

Making higher education accessible to all is big as we approach the enrollment cliff. Identifying the needs of all prospective students and really asking the ‘why’ makes Gen Z feel seen and heard. It’s time to tailor your marketing strategy to meet the needs of the next generation. We’re getting…
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December 26, 2023

Emotional Transformation: The Power of Authentic Student Stories

Telling the authentic transformative stories of students and staff on your campus helps foster real emotional connections. Without forming a genuine connection with your prospective students, they may see right through you. Stories are everything – it’s time to show the impact your university has had on those in your…
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December 19, 2023

Getting Your Marketing Ready for Generation Alpha

Different generations are beginning to have an increase in educational influence. Having a marketing strategy that can adapt but be intentional when helping non-traditional students is key. With information expected to be accessible at the click of a button, how can your institution firmly support these prospective learners with potentially…
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December 12, 2023

Breaking the Mold: Higher Ed for Non-Traditional Learners

The higher education experience is changing. With attention spans shifting and life getting in the way, institutions need to adapt. Now more than ever, learning needs to be functional for the nontraditional student. Getting the conversation started is Troy Brown, the VP and Director of Recruitment and Enrollment at the…
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December 5, 2023

Data-Informed Decisions: How AI is Reshaping Marketing Strategies

Welcome to the Gold Rush era of artificial intelligence. AI is integrating more and more into the world of higher education and everyone is hoping for their morsel of success. It’s crucial now more than ever to begin educating yourself on the world of AI. Push off your studying and…
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