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Recruiting Students: The Role of SMS in an Integrated Marketing Campaign

Title: Recruiting Students - Using SMS as an Integral Component of a Marketing Communications Strategy
Presenter: Dave Cooper, Director of Marketing, Solihull College
Moderator: Travis Sowders, Director of Product Marketing - Blackboard Connect
Date: Wednesday October 3rd, 2012
Time: 2:00pm - 2:30pm (BST) / 3:00pm - 3:30pm (CET)
Technical Info: Audio will be over VOIP

Attracting and recruiting students is a big challenge. Ensuring courses are filled is now just a part of the task. It's also about ensuring you connect with your institution's core audience, and attract as many of the best of them as possible.

Solihull College recognised that it was in a competitive situation and required a marketing strategy to attract students to its 5 key study areas. Research conducted by the College revealed that students increasingly go online to select a college, and an integrated marketing strategy which included SMS was critical to promote the college and their courses.

Join Dave Cooper, Marketing Director at Solihull College to find out how the college is delivering innovative multi-channel campaigns which use SMS as key drivers to drive enquiries and enrolments. By turning to communication channels such as SMS to target students, not only were responses rates higher - up to 50% - it also saved costs of up to £2000 in just one single enrolment period.


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This webinar will guide you through uploading your contacts via a spreadsheet file - the most common way to populate an address book.

Once familiar with this process you can create, update and modify large groups of contacts in a very short space of time.

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Learn how to schedule repeated SMS services (including RSS feeds) to be delivered to your contacts, these could include:
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