Digital Advertising

Are You Ghosting Your Customers?

By Jodi Murphy | 11/05/2018 | 0 Comments
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That’s scary – and here are four reasons why! With Halloween just passing us…made me think about a haunting dirty trick. I’m talking about being ghosted. It’s the worst. You think you’ve made a connection with someone, and then they stop responding to your calls, emails, texts, whatever. Whoosh—they’ve vanished. It’s the ultimate insult. You […]

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What Does GDPR Mean for Education Marketers in the U.S.?

By Kristina James | 10/25/2018 | 0 Comments
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GDPR…is that a four letter acronym that makes you cringe?  The General Data Protection Regulation is in play in the EU as of May 2018, but I’m here to help you understand how it could possibly impact your marketing plans in the future if it’s mandated here in the U.S.  California is already implementing their […]

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5 Ways to Get More for Your Brand By Sponsoring a Blog Post

By Guest Contributor | 09/25/2018 | 0 Comments
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By Kimberley Moran – Senior Digital Editor at WeAreTeachers and School Leaders Now It doesn’t take long in any culture to realize the truth in the old saying, you are known by the company you keep. Look around and you’ll find people aligning themselves with brands everywhere from makeup to food to educational products. It […]

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WeAreTeachers is a Finalist in the 2018 Eddie Awards

By Marta Oddone | 08/14/2018 | 0 Comments
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We are proud to announce that our WeAreTeachers team has been selected as a finalist in two categories in the The 2018 Folio: Eddie and Ozzie Awards! Both were in the Custom Content/Marketing category: Social Media/Online Community – Honoring any online community or social media network that facilitates audience engagement and interaction. Website – Recognizing […]

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Why Guess? Facebook Job Titles and the Vanishing Niche

By Guest Contributor | 08/13/2018 | 0 Comments
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Real world of MDR – Facebook® Data By MDR team member, Sean McCloud – Product Manager Trying to locate future customers online can involve a lot of guess work if you are not starting with a rich data source. Recently, we wanted to see what one of our customers would have to do to be […]

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How Entrepreneurs Can Improve Their Influencer Marketing

By Jodi Murphy | 08/06/2018 | 0 Comments
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Thank you to Forbes for referencing us in this great article. Millennials and other demographic segments, like Gen Xers and Baby Boomers, demand transparency and authenticity from businesses. If you don’t deliver both — or they discover you’ve been lying to them — you aren’t going to gain or retain their business, according to the “2016 Transparency […]

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Echo, Echo. The Power of Repetition in Digital Marketing

By Kristina James | 08/02/2018 | 0 Comments

Adding Digital “Oomph” to Your Next Campaign Part of what made humans successful as a species is our ability to identify patterns, such as what are good things to eat versus what things are likely to eat you. Our brains are wired for it, and we find it uniquely satisfying when we can quickly distinguish […]

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Connected 24/7: Understanding Teachers as Consumers

By Marta Oddone | 05/10/2018 | 0 Comments
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Teachers are expert jugglers, of their work life, professional development, home life, and community involvement. Keeping in touch and on top of things is a priority and they have embraced technology as their must-have tool. We wanted to know more about how this country’s seven million teachers think about and use technology. We focused questions […]

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Web Advertising: Insights from the Digital Trends in Education Marketing Report

By Jodi Murphy | 04/02/2018 | 0 Comments
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What do teachers ask for from their students? Attention! So, we guess it stands to reason that teachers themselves pay attention to the web advertising they see online. In fact, in a recent study, we asked educators which types of digital marketing prompted them to make a purchase in the last three months, and 44% said […]

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What’s Between Your Two Bookends? A Marketer’s Guide to Working With Science

By Donnine Souhrada | 03/26/2018 | 0 Comments
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If art is beauty, is science the beast? Many corporations think so, judging from the way they silo their marketing and technology teams. Rarely do CMOs and CDOs bring the brains of both teams to bear on the company’s marketing. In an era when 38% of marketing professionals admit to under-utilizing data for content strategy, […]

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3 Ways Augmented Reality Is Wowing Teachers and Students

By Melissa Pelletier | 03/23/2018 | 0 Comments
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Augmented reality might sound awfully expensive for classroom use, but companies like Google are opening up the AR market to educators. Last fall, Google released Expeditions AR to bring the world into the classroom with immersive lessons. With an Expedition kit, students can stare into the eye of a Category 5 hurricane before getting up close and personal […]

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How to Reach Educators Online: Digital Marketing Trends in the Education Market

By Jodi Murphy | 03/22/2018 | 0 Comments
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Is there a best day of the week to send email to educators? Will higher ed users click on my web ad? What’s the best social channel for reaching teachers? If you feel like you have more questions than answers on how to strategize your next campaign to educators, never fear. Digital marketing is an ever […]

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Education Marketing Calls for a Personal Touch

By Kristina James | 03/01/2018 | 0 Comments
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One of the oldest adages among anglers is to fish where the fish are. But fishermen need to be ready to react when fish take to different waters. Education marketers are experiencing a major shift in how they target and reach educators. The wall that divided work life from home life has eroded, and with […]

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Digital Trends in Education Marketing Q&A’s

By Marta Oddone | 02/21/2018 | 0 Comments
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Thank you to all who attended the Digital Marketing Trends Webinar! The webinar provided a peek into the results of MDR’s Digital Marketing Trends in the Education Market report, which reveals the reality of educator interaction with digital marketing in email, web ads, and social media. The final report will be available soon! Did you miss the […]

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Digital Trends: What Do the Numbers Tell Us?

By Guest Contributor | 02/07/2018 | 0 Comments
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By David Clemen – Director of Digital Marketing, MDR I hosted a webinar that highlighted the findings of MDR’s Digital Trends in the Education Market report, which reveals the reality of educator interaction with digital marketing in email, web ads, and social media.  We gathered insights from almost 400,000,000 deployed email across almost 20,000 unique […]

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3 Lessons Education Marketers Can Learn from ‘Bill Nye the Science Guy’

By Jodi Murphy | 01/25/2018 | 0 Comments
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Bill! Bill! Bill! Bill! If you grew up in the ’90s, you know what comes after that chant: a half-hour of zany experiments, world-renowned guests, and, most of all, real science. Like no science show before or since, “Bill Nye the Science Guy” inspired a generation of scientists, engineers, and conservationists. Its mission was to […]

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Integrated Campaigns: Getting Everything Right

By Kristina James | 01/17/2018 | 0 Comments
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Why is integrated marketing THE buzz phrase in education marketing? Because educators seek information from multiple channels before making decisions. You need to meet your audience where THEY are, where THEY spend time, rather than expecting them to come to you. It takes multiple touches— 10 or more— to create brand trust and conversion with educators.  […]

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MDR Honored with Awards – Hot off the Press!

By Jodi Murphy | 12/15/2017 | 0 Comments
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MDR Honored With Gold in 2017 MarCom Awards We are very proud to announce that MDR, in partnership with PepsiCo and also Quill.com, was selected as a Gold Winner for the 2017 MarCom Awards!  The MarCom award is an international competition for marketing and communication professionals.  Since its inception in 2004, MarCom has evolved into […]

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4 Strategies for Connecting With Schools on Social Media

By Bernadette Grey | 12/14/2017 | 0 Comments
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For young students, there’s no forbidden door more enthralling than the one labeled “Teacher’s Lounge—Staff Only.” What’s going on in there? Wild parties? The truth is much more mundane than the fabrications of a nine-year-old’s mind. They’re likely to find teachers doing the same thing in their downtime that most working adults do: perusing Facebook, […]

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MDR and Quill.com – Hot off the Press!

By Jodi Murphy | 12/07/2017 | 0 Comments
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Quill.com Honored With Gold in 2017 MarCom Awards We are very proud to announce that MDR, in partnership with Quill.com, was selected as a Gold Winner for the 2017 MarCom Awards!  The MarCom award is an international competition for marketing and communication professionals.  Since its inception in 2004, MarCom has evolved into one of the […]

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5 Tips to Help You Get Back to the Education Marketing Basics

By Jodi Murphy | 01/05/2017 | 0 Comments
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In today’s education marketing landscape, it seems like there’s always a “shiny object”—some cool new tool or strategy—clamoring for our attention and bandwidth. While it can be easy to get swept up in every new channel, it’s important to first be certain you are building on a strong foundation of marketing fundamentals.  I know, you’ve […]

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