January 2019 - 1,260 members

Welcome to 2019! A new year is always a good time to check you're doing the right thing - and we'd love you to help us do that by filling in our School Marketing Survey before the end of January (many thanks to those who already have!). We'll use the results to drive our advice and events for the rest of the year.

This newsletter also contains our thoughts on what will change in school marketing in 2019 and an honest assessment of our 2018 ideas - please feel free to add your suggestions! Social media will change and evolve this year, but writing for social media is always going to be challenging - we offer advice from Google Digital Garage. And we suggest 5 ways to quickly keep up with the latest ideas and news in education that don't involve reading newspapers and magazines!

And finally, I had the privilege of being one of the judges in the 2018 InspiredSM Brilliance Awards - there are so many high-quality ideas to learn from so please scroll down, click through and be inspired by the best school marketing from around the world!

Best wishes,

Simon Hepburn
Marketing Advice for Schools
0161 818 8305

PS - if you'd like focused help with your school's marketing challenges, check out our training and consulting offerings!
We've been writing our annual predictions for a number of years now, so if you click through to the article, as well as seeing our 7 ideas for 2019 you can also check what happened to our predictions for 2018!

Writing for social media can be a new challenge for school marketers faced with limited space to convey both your key messages and the personality of your school. So we jumped at the opportunity to learn from Google's experts at the Manchester Digital Garage - here are their top tips!

We've had almost 50 responses so far to our School Marketing Survey - and some really interesting results - with a majority of schools looking to grow their social media and online advertising in 2019 in order to fill every place in their school!

We're keeping the survey open until the end of January - if you've not taken part, you can win one of two £100 Amazon vouchers!

Reading newspapers and magazines is a great idea - but are there faster ways to take the educational pulse? We suggest 5, from collaborative apps to social media to news aggregators...

The winners of 2018's largest international independent school marketing awards were announced at the end of December.

There's a huge amount of amazing writing, design, photography, videography, and marketing innovation to learn from - including several school winners from the UK!

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