Artificial intelligence is evolving quickly and is becoming more accessible to businesses and academic institutions alike. Increasingly, universities are embracing AI to streamline their interactions with -- and meet the expectations of -- their digitally active students.
At the top of the list of challenges facing higher education in 2019 is Brexit. Universities are uncertain of the status of their continued participation in exchange programs like ERASMUS and are research funding is also likely to be affect – universities received £500 million every year in EU research funding from 2007 to 2013.
Technology has disrupted and digitised many industries across the globe, including, in more recent years, education. In 2017, global investments made to learning technology companies reached over $9.52 billion, up 30% from 2016, according to Edtech Times.
With technology evolving at rapid rates, it can be difficult to keep up with the latest trends to ensure your message reaches your target audience in the right places. But instead of worrying about new apps and features, it’s more important to get your marketing plan right first. New methods come and go all the time, but key marketing tactics have longevity.
The way stakeholders interact with universities online is in a constant state of flux. Technology continues to evolve at rapid rates, so marketing departments need to have their finger on the pulse when it comes to the latest trends.
Mobile marketing should be at the top of any higher education institution’s marketing agenda. In other words, universities need to also contemplate a mobile-first approach to capture applicants' attention. Never before has information been so accessible; today, students can find everything they need to know in just a few taps.
Higher education marketing is about more than brand awareness. The vast amount of content available online today is such that university marketing departments need to come up with innovative ways of capture the attention of their target market.
Just because the end of the term is around the corner, it doesn’t mean that your institution’s social media and marketing output can start to slack. If anything, the festive period provides universities with the perfect opportunity to get creative and go wild on social and other channels. And it needn’t all be about baubles, snow and father Christmas, either.
One of your primary goals in marketing your university online is to attract prospective students to your institution, and social media is a tool being heavily leveraged by universities to create interest and draw in applicants. Schools doing this most effectively all have a common theme threading through their social interactions - a focus on history and tradition as key selling points.