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Perfecting page plans and a sour apple ad [podcast #219]

In the episode of SMC, Charlie, Rita and Vanessa go square-eyed discussing screen time trends and what it means for school marketers when considering their paid media activity. In the Deep Dive, Vanessa shares her knowledge on how to create perfect page plans and shares a free resource to help school marketers nail their next publication. Finally, in the Rants and Raves, the group discuss the latest apple ad that leaves a sour taste in the mouth.

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How to fix your OOH ads [podcast #218]

In this episode of SMC, Charlie and Rita Oooh and Ahhh about out-of-home media. In the Making News segment, the team discuss the proliferation of fake ads and what it means for creativity and the advertising industry as a whole. In the Deep Dive, the pair discuss an analysis of out-of-home effectiveness and what all school marketers can take away. Finally, they Rave about a fun (mini) out-of-home campaign for Cadbury Mini Eggs.

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Boosting conversions and why so much of advertising is a waste of money [podcast #217]

In the episode of SMC, Charlie is joined in the studio by his co-host Rita Kilroy, and imageseven Account Manager – Sophia White. In the Making News segment, the team discuss the City of Sydney spending hundreds of thousands of dollars removing out-of-home street furniture, and what school marketers can learn about placements. In the Deep Dive, the team discuss the power of ‘multitouch engagement’ and uniting admissions and marketing, before taking the (click)bait of John Le Cras’ recent piece ‘Why so much advertising is a waste of money’. Finally, in the Rants and Raves segment, the team rant about social media, and the dangers of building your brand on someone else’s (digital) land. 

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Is your post-tour process up to scratch? [podcast #216]

In the episode of SMC, Charlie is joined in the studio by his co-host Rita Kilroy, and imageseven Senior Account Manager – Isabella Tranchita. In the Making News segment, the team discuss the importance of local SEO for school marketers and how to capitalise on this low hanging fruit. In the Deep Dive, the team discuss Open Days and Discovery Mornings, and whether you and your team are maximising the post-tour stage to convert leads. In the Question of the Month, the team are asked about the Net Promoter Score (NPS) and how to get the most out of the question. Finally, in the Rants and Raves segment, the team rave about some great brand videos produced by Malvern College.

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Enrolment strategies and great recruitment ads [podcast #215]

In the first episode of the year, Charlie is joined in the studio by his co-host Rita Kilroy, and imageseven Account Manager – James Tindall. In the Making News segment, the team discuss the top 10 most valuable, and strongest, brands in Australia, and what school marketers can learn from these goliath brands. In the Deep Dive, the team discuss enrolment strategies for the new year and what school marketers and admissions teams could trial. Finally, in the Rants and Raves segment, the team raved about some of the great content promoting teaching and teachers from around the globe.

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Your Data Goldmine: unleashing the power of first-party insights for your school marketing [podcast #214]

In this episode, Charlie is once again joined in the studio by imageseven Account Managers – James Tindall and Sophia White. In the Making News segment, the team discuss Ticketek’s recent fine for marketing spam breaches and what school marketers can learn. Unfortunately, the Deep Dive was shallower than usual due to a recording malfunction, but the team discuss common survey challenges and how to avoid them. No Rant and Rave segment this episode but expect a bumper SMC to close the year!

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Fantastic surveys and where to find them [podcast #213]

In this episode, Charlie is once again joined in the studio by imageseven Account Managers – James Tindall and Sophia White. In the Making News segment, the team discuss Ticketek’s recent fine for marketing spam breaches and what school marketers can learn. Unfortunately, the Deep Dive was shallower than usual due to a recording malfunction, but the team discuss common survey challenges and how to avoid them. No Rant and Rave segment this episode but expect a bumper SMC to close the year!

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Preparing your best media plan, and do you have a ‘clustomer’ problem? [podcast #212]

In this episode, Charlie and Rita are joined by Mentor Marketing Founder and Director Amanda Reid. In the Making News segment, the team discuss why a slow economy doesn’t mean that school marketers can pull back on their marketing plans or media budgets. In the Deep Dive, Amanda shares her insights on how school marketers can prepare their best media plan, and how to get the most out of media providers. Finally in the Rants and Raves, the team discuss Mailchimp’s latest ad campaign and whether school marketers might also have a ‘clustomer’ problem.

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Engaging your alumni, out-of-home on the rise and the best and worst of the Women’s World Cup [podcast #211]

With Rita away from the studio, Charlie is joined on SMC by imageseven Account Managers James Tindall and Sophia White. In the Making News segment, the team discuss increased spends in out-of-home media and whether URLs or QR codes are the best option for your creative. In the Deep Dive, Sophia reflects on how to get the most out of your alumni and finally in the Rants and Raves, the team discuss which ads from the Women’s World Cup hit the back of the net, and which ones missed an open goal.

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Perfect publications, Twitter or Threads and marketing to the mind’s eye [podcast #210]

Harrison Shearn, imageseven Digital Marketing Specialist, shares all the need-to-know facts and statistics of Meta’s new platform ‘Threads’ in the Making News segment, alongside Charlie and Rita. The trio discuss all things Twitter versus Threads and briefly touch on Meta’s history with rivalry. Deep Diving into the art of publications, new special guest Vanessa Klomp shares her expertise and offers some essential factors to be considered when contributing to a publication. Finally, in the Rants and Raves, the familiar duo rave ‘Memorable Marketing Messaging’ and tapping into consumers’ ‘mind’s eye’.

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