Leadership

Five tips for running successful school advancement and support campaigns

Taylor Stockdale, Head of School at The Webb Schools shares his five tips on creating successful school advancement campaigns.

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Case Studies

Enabling school enrolment growth with Funnel

New enrolments are the lifeblood of any school. Learn how Digistorm Funnel has helped Immanuel College boost enrolment growth.

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Leadership

Building a customer experience culture in K-12 schools

Customer Experience (CX) is essential to your school's retention strategy! Learn how to create a culture of CX at your school.

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Integration

Reducing communication roadblocks for schools

All about our Digistorm App for EdSmart integration.

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Leadership

Why you should align your school’s marketing and admissions teams

Four ways to align your school's marketing and admissions teams for enrolment success!

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Products

Our new integration with a global focus on student recruitment

Introducing our brand-new product integration: Funnel and Enroller. Streamline your international recruitment journey with this new partnership.

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Marketing Strategy

How to repurpose your school's marketing content

Want to know how you can make your school's content go the extra mile? In this post, we cover every marketer's secret content weapon: content repurposing. 

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Customer Relationship Management

6 ways to improve school relationships with parents

Relationships are incredibly important to gaining and retaining K-12 school enrolments. Learn six strategies for improving parent relationships.

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Marketing Strategy

10 School newsletter content ideas your community will love

Want to improve your school newsletter strategy this year? Here are a few quick tips and tricks to writing a fantastic school newsletter that actually gets read.

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Education Industry

How to navigate change management in K-12 schools

Learn how your school can balance the need for new technology while navigating the risks and changes that come with these projects!

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SEO

20 school blog post ideas your community will actually want to read

Need new and fresh ideas for your school blog? Never fear! Digistorm has you covered. Check out our list of 20 school blog ideas to engage and inform your community.

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Social Media

How to create a social media calendar for your school

Social media can be time-consuming and tricky to master. Luckily, a social media calendar can help you stay on task and improve the performance of social media for schools. Find out more!

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Admissions

How Funnel helps small school admissions teams thrive

We talk to Cornerstone College about how Digistorm Funnel is helping their admissions team of one thrive.

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Company

Creating a connected community through school app integration

Good things come in three's! Introducing the Digistorm, Schoolbox and Clipboard school app integration.

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Marketing Strategy

Brand guidelines: why they're important for your school

Brand guidelines are the best way to make sure everyone in your community understands your brand and can use your assets correctly. Find out more about creating brand guidelines for schools.

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Events

A guide to re-introducing events at your school

As schools begin to re-introduce events it's important to understand how to appropriately market the event and implement any new event procedures.

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School Apps

A guide to updating your school app branding

Hear from Digistorm designer, Ava, on how the team updated branding for the Calrossy Anglican School app.

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Marketing Strategy

The best metrics to measure your school marketing strategy

One of the best parts about digital marketing is how measurable your actions are! We've set out five school marketing metrics that you should be assessing.

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Products

Saving resources and doubling enquiries with a school CRM

Learn how St Andrew's School saved hours of time and doubled enquiries with our leading school CRM, Funnel.

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Marketing Strategy

Marketing to Millennial Parents: What Your School Should Know

We share key Millennial habits and behaviors to ensure greater marketing success at your school.

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Company

Digi People: Meet Tara, Our Content Lead

In this edition of Digi People, we chat with Tara, our Content Lead here at Digistorm.

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Admissions

How to Succeed as a School Admissions Team of One

Five ways that small admissions teams can become even more efficient and successful with prospective families, without compromising on quality!

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Products

How Peace Lutheran College Increased Efficiency and Ditched Spreadsheets

Enrolments and Documentation Coordinator, Megan Henriksen, tell us how Peace Lutheran College turned their enrolments process around with Digistorm Funnel.

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Customer Relationship Management

5 Best Digistorm Funnel Automations for Admissions Teams

Five must-have Digistorm Funnel automations for more successful admissions teams.

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Admissions

How to Handle Insufficient Notice of Withdrawal From Your School

In this post, Ben Foley covers how admissions teams can lawfully handle insufficient notice of withdrawal from their school.

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Marketing Strategy

5 Best Digistorm Funnel Automations for Marketing Teams

Five must-have Digistorm Funnel automations for more successful school marketing teams.

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Website Development

A New Digistorm Website For Cairns Hinterland Steiner School

We caught up with the team at Cairns Hinterland Steiner School to learn more about their Digistorm Website project.

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Social Media

Setting goals for your school's social media channels

Clearly defined goals are key to ensuring a successful social media presence for your school.

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Admissions

Legal Considerations For Enrolling Special Needs Students

An expert weighs in on the top legal considerations for enrolling special needs students at your school.

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Video Marketing

6 Steps to Better DIY School Campus Photography

Save your school time and money by learning about these 6 simple tips to creating better DIY school campus photography.

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Products

St Andrew's Catholic College: Redefining Parent Communication With a Custom School App

ICT Officer, Travis Fuller, tells us how St Andrew's Catholic College redefined their parent communication with a Digistorm School App.

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Admissions

The 3 Benefits of Automation in Your Online Enrolments System

Digital systems are making it easier for schools to save time and be more productive. Learn about the benefits of an online enrolment system.

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Website Development

A Quick Checklist: Is Your School Website SEO Friendly?

Learn more about simple ways to improve your school website’s SEO (Search Engine Optimization) practices.

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Admissions

Online Admissions Solutions: Build or Buy?

In this post, we explore the biggest dilemma most IT departments face when looking at online enrollments: whether to build their own or to purchase one.

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Admissions

How to Build a Fail-Proof School Enrolment Contract

An expert weighs-in on how to create a fail-proof Enrolment Contract cover for your school.

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Admissions

Spotlight on School CRMs: Why You Need One

Learn more about how a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system can revolutionise the way your school manages relationships and drives enrollments.

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Events

How to Host a Successful Open Day in 2021

Hosting an open house that is both engaging and safe for attendees is key in 2021. This blog touches on how you can create an immersive experience virtually, in-person or using a hybrid event delivery.

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Customer Relationship Management

Fostering Alumni Connections With a Digistorm App

Did you know that school apps can support your relationship-building efforts with alumni? Find out more about re-engaging your former students and how a school app can help!

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Company

Celebrating International Women's Day 2021 at Digistorm

We invited women from Digistorm schools across the globe to share their best career advice, personal inspirations, and thoughts on mentorship with us. 

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School Apps

4 Key Questions to Ask When Choosing a School App

Looking at implementing your very own school app? We’ve put together a list of four important questions to ask when getting started to create a product that best suits your community's needs.

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Products

Funnel Feature Roundup: February 2021

We're serving up this month's latest and greatest product releases in our school CRM, Funnel.

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Admissions

School Website Design Trends to Watch in 2021

Does your school website need a revamp? We've rounded up the top design trends for schools to watch in 2021.

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Products

Muskegon Catholic Central Finds Success with Digistorm Funnel

The team at Muskegon Catholic Central tells us how our leading school CRM, Funnel, has transformed the way they manage their enrollment process.

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Website Development

Custom vs Themed: How to Choose the Right School Website Design

It's the age-old debate: custom vs themed websites. In this post, our design team will help you decide which style is the best fit for your school's website goals.

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Admissions

Take your admissions process digital with a school CRM

If you’re looking to improve your admissions process for parents and your admissions team, then implementing a school CRM is the place to start! Find out more about taking your process digital with a CRM.

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Social Media

Five Social Media Management Tools for a Productive 2021

We’ve put together a list of some helpful tools to help you manage, schedule and report on social media marketing for your school.

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Admissions

Understanding the Admissions Customer Journey

We explain what a customer journey is for a school and how understanding it can improve your school’s online marketing.

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Products

Keep Track of Your Funnel Analytics With Reports

Keep track of your school's enrollment analytics, gain critical insights and create personalized dashboards using the new Reports module in Funnel.

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Marketing Strategy

Leveraging Word-of-Mouth in Your School's Digital Marketing

In this post, we'll show you a few easy steps to enhance and leverage word-of-mouth marketing in your 2021 digital strategy.

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Admissions

3 Key Findings From the State of K-12 School Enrolments Report

We surveyed over 50 Aussie schools to learn about their enrolment challenges this year — here's what we found!

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Marketing Strategy

How Marketing Can Support Your School Retention Strategy

Retaining existing families at your school is far more valuable than attracting new ones. Find out how your marketing team can assist school retention.

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Products

Tips to Kick-Start Your Digistorm Systems Like a Pro [Updated for 2021]

Hit the ground running this new year with our list of commonly overlooked 'back to school' items to get your Digistorm systems cleaned up and in gear for 2020.

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Website Development

Video vs Images: How to Choose Media For Your School Website

Trying to decide whether you should use video or images on your school website? Dive into this post to learn how to choose the right media.

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Events

How to Build an Event Calendar for Your School Year

Get ready for the new school year by creating a killer event calendar that includes events for prospective, current and past students.

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Email Marketing

5 Places to Collect Prospective Parents' Email Addresses

Email can be a strong marketing tool for schools, but it starts with having valuable and relevant data. Learn five places to start collecting it.

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Marketing Strategy

How to Stop Failing and Start Nailing Your School's Brand Identity

In this post we'll be looking at why schools are failing when it comes to their brand identity, and what you can do to make sure yours doesn't!

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Company

Digistorm's 2020 Highlights

Before we leave 2020 in the past where it belongs, let's take a look back at some of Digistorm's biggest wins over the past 12 months.

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Events

Here’s Why You Should Never Run a School Event Without a Contingency Plan

To be a strategic event planner you need to prepare for unforeseen situations by creating and implementing contingency plans.

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Products

How St Peters Transformed Communication with a Digistorm App

The team at St Peters Lutheran College share how a Digistorm App helped to transform the way they communicate with their school community.

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Paid Advertising

Get Started With Google Ads for Your School

Learn how to get your school's message in front of prospective parents quickly with Google Ads.

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Social Media

New Facebook Post Ideas for the New Year [Updated for 2021]

As we kick off a new year, we thought we’d throw around some new ideas for creative and engaging school Facebook posts.

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Marketing Strategy

How to Set School Marketing Goals [Updated for 2021]

Learn our four-step process to help your marketing team to set the best possible, actionable goals that you can!

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Marketing Strategy

How to Run School Focus Groups Like a Pro

Focus groups can be an invaluable market research tool – here's how to run one at your school!

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Marketing Strategy

Which Inbound Marketing Tactics Are Best for Your School?

The hype around inbound marketing isn't going away any time soon — and with good reason. Learn which inbound marketing tactics are best for your school.

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Marketing Strategy

Steps to Creating a School Digital Marketing Plan

Putting pen to paper and devising a digital marketing plan for your school can be daunting, so we’ve put together a simple plan to get you started.

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Products

5 steps to better school website navigation

Take a deep dive into the importance of school website navigation and how you can improve yours.

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Social Media

5 Simple Hacks to Get Your School Leaders to Create User-Generated Content

User-generated content can be the best social proof for your school. Check out these 5 simple hacks to get your school leaders to create user-generated content for your school's social media accounts.

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Education Industry

Getting Budget Sign-Off For New School Software

We're going to run through our top tips for getting budget sign-off for your new software program.

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Video Marketing

Youtube vs. Vimeo for schools

What platform should you use to host your school’s video content? We’ll outline the key differences and benefits of both Youtube and Vimeo.

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Admissions

Student Ambassadors: Your Admissions Secret Weapon

Have you considered using student ambassadors to support your admissions process? Read our post to find out why they might be your school's secret weapon!

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Events

Let’s admit that online event fatigue is still a problem

With an oversaturation of webinar offerings, many schools have noticed a drop in the performance of their online events. In this post, we look at six ways schools can beat webinar fatigue.

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Company

Digi People: Meet Ava, our Digital Designer

In this edition of Digi People, we catch up with Ava, our Digital Designer here at Digistorm.

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Products

Digistorm Design: Unlocking the Power of Color Theory

Color Theory is about more than just aesthetics. Learn what impact color has on the impact and usability of your school website.

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Products

Introducing Funnel Automations

We've been working on an exciting new Funnel feature this year, and today, we're excited to finally unveil that it's all about. Introducing: Funnel Automations.

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Social Media

Ideas for school social content over the break

Looking for a competitive edge for your social channels? The school break is the perfect time to capitalise on your community’s free time. Check out our ideas for holiday social media for schools.

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Products

Admissions Management: Enquiry Tracker vs. Digistorm Funnel

Looking for a school CRM? Compare key features within Digistorm Funnel and Enquiry Tracker.

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School Websites

5 signs it's time to update your school website

Do you get the feeling that your school website design is a little dated? If so, there’s a good chance that you’re due for an update. Check out our five signs to find out if it’s time.

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Website Development

Digistorm Design: Boosting School Website Engagement Through Motion

Learn how to create a more engaging experience for your website visitors through motion design.

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Marketing Strategy

Transactional Emails vs. Marketing Emails: How to Use Them For School Marketing

Learn the difference between transaction emails and marketing emails, and how to incorporate them into your school marketing strategy.

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Customer Relationship Management

How to Build Relationships With Offline Parents

In this post, we look at some basic strategies that your school can implement to keep offline parents in the loop with their child's education.

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Events

Here's How to Leverage LinkedIn For Your School's Next Event

You've heard of Facebook events, but what about LinkedIn? Learn how to create, share, and promote your next school event on LinkedIn.

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Products

5 Must-Have Analytics Widgets in Craft CMS

For Digistorm clients with a school website, we’ve put together this guide on 5 must-have reporting widgets to set up in your CMS, Craft.

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SEO

How to Fix Boring Blog Headlines in Less Than 5 Minutes

When it comes to writing successful content, there is one element that guarantees the success or failure of your school’s post: the headline. Learn how to up your headline game in 5 minutes.

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Products

Funnel Feature Roundup: October 2020

We're serving up this month's latest and greatest product releases in our school CRM, Funnel.

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Products

St Peters Lutheran College: Showcasing Diversity with a Digistorm Website

The team at St Peters Lutheran College chat with us about their experience with a Digistorm Website.

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Products

5 powerful ways to use school microsites

We're shining the spotlight on five different (but equally effective) ways a microsite can really make an impact. 

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Admissions

How to Create a Digital Orientation Pack for K-12 Students

Help families start the year on the right foot with a digital orientation pack for your school. In this post, we share our key recommendations on what to include.

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Content Marketing

Should Your School Start a Podcast? Ask These 3 Questions First

Thinking of starting a school podcast? Be sure to ask yourself three key questions first.

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Video Marketing

How Your School Can Get Started with Live Video

Live video has become a popular and frequently consumed form of digital marketing. Learn how your school can make the most of it.

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Admissions

5 Strategies to Engage Busy Parents in 2021

Here are five strategies that your school can evaluate for engaging parents in 2021. 

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Case Studies

Digistorm and Quest Forward Academy: Finding Enrollment Success with Funnel

In this interview, we chat with Lauren Dombrowski at Quest Forward Academy to learn how Funnel has streamlined her team's enrollment process.

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Events

Hosting an Interactive Q&A Session

Are you receiving the same repetitive questions from your school parent community? Here's how to answer and address these questions in one easy solution!

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Products

How school apps help overcome online learning challenges

We’re looking at some of the challenges busy families face in managing their children’s virtual learning. In this article, we’ll show you how your school can help families overcome these obstacles with the help of a school app.

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School Apps

How Flinders Connected Their Community Using the Digistorm App

In this interview, we talked to Brett at Flinders Christian Community College about the experience of working with Digistorm to get their first app off the ground.

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Marketing Strategy

Presenting to Your School Board? Here's How to Prepare

Learn how to win big at your next school board presentation with this simple guide.

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Admissions

Improving the Prospective Parent Experience Online

Prospective parents are the key target audience for K-12 schools. Learn how to improve their online experience and create a clear pathway to enrollment.

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Website Development

The anatomy of a perfect school website homepage

What defines 'the perfect' school website homepage? Our talented design team breaks down their top recommendations.

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Marketing Strategy

5 reasons why your school's digital marketing campaign failed

We’ve put together our 5 common reasons why digital marketing campaigns fail and what to do about it.

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Website Development

Updating Your School Website? Here's a Handy Checklist

If it’s time for a school website refresh, there are some key considerations to make. Use your checklist to make sure you cover every update opportunity!

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Events

Best Practice for Virtual School Tours

How to bring a virtual tour strategy into your enrollment process to nurture the relationships with your prospective parents.

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Education Industry

5 Strategies to Improve Data Security at Your School

This year, we've seen an increase in cyberattacks in schools across the world. Learn Digistorm's 5 strategies to protect your school's data security.

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Products

Funnel Feature Roundup: September 2020

We're serving up this month's latest and greatest product releases in our school CRM, Funnel.

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Events

How to use Zoom breakout rooms for an online school event

A handy how-to guide for setting up and managing Zoom breakout rooms for your school’s virtual events, with plenty of tips to maximise audience participation.

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Customer Relationship Management

How CCAS Streamlined Their Admissions Process with Digistorm Funnel

CCAS has partnered with Digistorm since 2012. In this interview, we talk to Brenton Luchow about how they use Funnel to streamline their admissions.

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Marketing Strategy

A guide to creating a successful school blogging strategy

A successful blogging strategy isn’t tricky to implement, but most schools admit they don’t have one! Check out our top tips to edge out your competition when blogging for schools.

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Marketing Strategy

How to Host a Successful Team Brainstorming Session

Looking to host a brainstorming session with your school team? Check out these top tips to get you started!

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Website Development

Here's Why You Should Never Skip a Website Content Update

Updating the content on your website might seem like a no brainer but often, content can be forgotten. Learn more about why it’s important update your website.

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Company

Meet digital education transformation consultant, Mary-Lou O'Brien

We aim to understand the needs of K-12 schools, so we caught up with digital transformation consultant, Mary-Lou O'Brien to talk about all things ed-tech.

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Company

Digi People: Meet Clay, our Sales Manager

Today we're catching up with Clay, our Australian Sales Manager here at Digistorm.

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Marketing Strategy

Digi Reads: Creative Confidence by Tom Kelley and David Kelley

In this edition of Digi Reads, we take a look at building 'creative confidence' with Tom Kelley and David Kelley.

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School Apps

A Guide to Staying Connected With Parents

We focus a lot on the ways in which schools can create relationships with parents, but what happens next? Learn more about how K-12 schools can stay connected with parents.

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Email Marketing

How to Craft a Strong Email Subject Line

Email marketing is a powerful way to reach your school’s target market. Learn how to write and test subject lines to increase your open rate.

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School Apps

Digistorm Design: Using Brand Colors in Your App

In this post, we look at the importance of design when incorporating brand colors into two school apps: Abbotsleigh and Kennedy Baptist College.

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Video Marketing

5 Social Media Video Opportunities for School Events

The consumption of video continues to increase, particularly on social, so we’ve put together some quick and simple video ideas for K-12 schools to get started!

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Events

A school event planning checklist to set you up for success

If events are the cornerstone of your admissions strategy, use our school event checklist to make sure your function is a showstopping success!

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Company

Let's Celebrate: Digistorm Turns Nine!

Digistorm just turned nine! To celebrate, we're looking back at some company highlights from the past 12 months.

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Admissions

How to Get Enrollment Ready For 2021

With the end of the year in sight and restrictions still in place, we've put together procedures that schools can implement to help new students and their families smoothly transition into the 2021 school year.

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Events

How to Leverage Content After a School Event

Five ways to repurpose your event content opportunities at your school's next event.

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Products

Funnel Feature Roundup: August 2020

We're serving up this month's latest and greatest product releases in our school CRM, Funnel.

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School Apps

Timely & Targeted: Key Learnings From Our First Virtual Forum

In 2020, parent-school communication is more vital than ever. In this post, we explore our three key learnings from our recent 'Timely & Targeted' forum.

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School Apps

The power of images in your school app

Using images on your school app is a great way to extend your school brand, ensuring a seamless transition for your existing parent community. 

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Marketing Strategy

Marketing Your School on a Small Budget

Here are some of our favorite ways to reach your audience and marketing goals without breaking the bank. 

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Marketing Strategy

How to Create a School Video Marketing Strategy in 5 Easy Steps

Learn how your school can create a solid video marketing strategy from scratch in just five easy steps. 

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SEO

Your School's Guide to Writing the Perfect Blog Post

Blogs are a great way to share everything from recent happenings to news and updates. Check out our guide to writing the perfect posts for your school.

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Marketing Strategy

How Can Schools Respond to Negative Online Reviews?

In this post, we'll take you through our tried and tested formula for replying to a negative review while keeping your school's reputation intact.

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Video Marketing

How to Create Quality Videos on Your Smartphone

No matter how big or small your marketing budget is, you can create industry-grade video content entirely on your smartphone!

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Website Development

Collecting Form Data: What's Next?

Schools generally collect data through forms on their website for a particular purpose, however this article explores other ways in which it can be used.

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Website Development

What You Need to Know About Google's New Algorithm: Page Experience

Here's everything your school needs to know about Google's new algorithm update: page experience.

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Website Development

How to Write the Best School 'About Us' Page

The ‘About Us’ page on any website can have a significant impact upon viewers. Learn how to write impactful web copy for your school’s ‘About Us’ page.

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Company

Digi People: Meet Holly, our Office Manager

We chatted with Holly about her journey to Digistorm, what she's itching to tick off her bucket list, and why her Grandma is her biggest inspiration.

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Products

Funnel Feature Roundup: July 2020

We're serving up this month's latest and greatest product releases in our school CRM, Funnel.

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Events

How to Boost Attendance at Your School's Next Open Day

Want to boost attendance at your school open day this year? We'll show you how to do it.

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Marketing Strategy

5 Email Marketing Stats Worth Paying Attention To

Email marketing creates amazing uplift for businesses and can be applied to your school's strategy too. Here are 5 of the most relevant email marketing stats worth paying attention to this year.

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Marketing Strategy

5 Key Video Marketing Metrics Your School Should Be Tracking

These are the 5 key video marketing metrics your school should be tracking for campaign success!

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Marketing Strategy

How To Set Your School Marketing Budget

Due to the flow-on effects of COVID-19 your marketing team may even be preparing to operate with more limited funds or a smaller team than you've had previously. Here's where to begin!

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Products

One-hand usage of school apps

Explore the Montrose Bay High School app and learn how the Digistorm Design team created it for one-hand usage with finger-friendliness in mind. 

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Video Marketing

How Your School Can Host Live Webinars That Parents Will Love

Webinars are a key part of great school marketing strategies. In this post, we walk you through four elements to produce an engaging school webinar.

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Social Media

Boosting Facebook Posts: A Walkthrough

Learn how to quickly and easily use your school’s marketing budget to reach more people by boosting a Facebook post.

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Admissions

The Role of Emails in the Enrollment Funnel

In this post, we discuss how emails can be used within the enrollment funnel. Find out how your school can increase conversions through email!

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Social Media

Using Social Media to Drive Online Enrollments

While offering a strong call to action on your school’s website can be an effective driver of online enrollments, learn how social media can be used to boost conversions.

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Products

Tech Talk: What It Means to Integrate Two Systems

If your school is introducing new software into your digital ecosystem, then you need to understand system integration. Find out more about the benefits of school software integration.

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Video Marketing

Should Your School Website Contain Video?

Video can be a powerful way to share messages, branding and information about your school. In this blog post, learn whether school websites should contain video.

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Social Media

TikTok and Your School's Social Strategy

TikTok has exploded in popularity over the past few years — but should your school incorporate it into your social strategy? Learn about how to evaluate whether TikTok is right for your school.

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Products

The complete user experience of school apps

We believe that design is not just about how things look, but how they work! In this post, we take a closer look at how this applies to our Digistorm school apps.

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SEO

What Is a Robots.txt File and Why Does It Matter to Your School?

Looking to level up your SEO efforts? Learn about the robots.txt file, a small file that tells search engines where they can go within your website.

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Products

How a CRM Saves Your School Time and Money

At Digistorm, we’re all about creating efficiencies that save your school time and money. Learn how a customer relationship manager (CRM) does just that.

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Video Marketing

Upskilling for School Marketers: Filming Basics

Capturing video has never been easier – learn the basics of cinematography to make even better video content for your school.

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Website Development

The Most Important Marketing Tool for Schools

There are many marketing tools that can help schools to reach their goals. In this post, we discuss your most important tool: your school website.

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Marketing Strategy

Should Your School Invest in YouTube Ads?

For many school marketers, the big question when it comes to video marketing is often whether or not Youtube is really a platform that’s worth advertising on? Well, today we’re here to tell you that the answer is Yes!

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Marketing Strategy

Tips for improving your school newsletter engagement

Technology is offering schools efficiencies in a multitude of ways. We explore how school newsletter distribution can be improved.

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Company

Digi People: Meet Paul, Our Web Developer

Digi People 'at home.' Today we're catching up with Paul, our Web Developer here at Digistorm.

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Marketing Strategy

How to Easily Create Custom Reports in Google Analytics

Understanding your school website’s performance can help you improve your website. Learn how to use Google Analytics to gain deeper insights.

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Products

Digistorm Design: All About App Integration

In this post, we look at the design process behind creating an integrated app that works as a seamless extension of your school brand. Find out more!

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Products

Funnel Feature Roundup: June 2020

We're coming to you with this month's latest and greatest product releases in our school CRM, Funnel.

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SEO

3 Reasons Why Your School Should be Blogging

From a place to share thoughts and opinions to a powerful marketing channel, blogging has developed into a crucial tool for every business, even for schools. Here are three reasons why.

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Admissions

What Does The Future of School Admissions Look Like?

School admissions processes are ever-changing in today's environment, find out how schools can implement their own learnings and experiences into their future admissions process.

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SEO

Upskilling for School Marketers: Basic Adobe Video Editing

We’ve put together a complete guide of resources to develop the skills you need to produce high-quality videos, in Adobe Premiere Pro CC.

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Admissions

CRM vs Spreadsheets: 4 Signs It's Time to Make the Switch

If you've been wrestling with the decision to move to a school CRM, the following four signs will confirm whether it's time for you to make the switch.

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Company

Digi People: Meet Georgie, our Project Coordinator

In this edition of Digi People, we chat with Georgina O'Neale, our Project Coordinator here at Digistorm.

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Marketing Strategy

How to Analyze Your School CRM Data

Learn how to take the huge volume of information contained in your school CRM to create a report that's meaningful to your school board.

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Website Development

Upskilling for School Marketers: Basic Coding

Knowing the basics of HTML and CSS is incredibly valuable because it will make you a more rounded and knowledgable digital marketer.

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Admissions

Switching to Online Enrollments: What to Expect

Implementing an online enrollment system can be a significant change for school administration. Learn what you can expect when your school shifts to online enrollments.

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Website Development

6 School Website Best Practice Tips

Thinking about implementing a new school website or looking at improving your existing one? Here are 6 best practice tips for your school’s website.

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Design

Upskilling for School Marketers: Graphic Design

Colors, fonts, and layout – these are the three key elements of design! In this week’s Upskilling for School Marketer’s series, our team of expert designers provides the tools to level up your skills.

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Marketing Strategy

Track Your School’s Digital Marketing in Seconds With These Handy Tools

If your school is looking to measure its online performance, you can create tracking in seconds with two simple tools: UTM codes or a tracking pixel.

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Admissions

Does Your School Pass The Online Enrollment Test?

In this post, we shine the spotlight on five key aspects of that deliver a more streamlined online enrollment process. Find out how your school measures up!

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Marketing Strategy

How to Work With a Production Company to Create a School Video

If your school is wanting to hire a production company for the first time, it’s hard to know where to start. Take a look at this guide to get the best results when working with professional video production companies.

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Products

Key Benefits of an Integrated School Calendar

School apps are a great way to keep teachers, students and parents engaged. Learn how school app calendars can benefit your school community!

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Marketing Strategy

How to pivot your school's marketing strategy

It's important for marketers to remain agile during these uncertain times and identify the opportunities to pivot their marketing strategies as they arise.

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Marketing Strategy

Upskilling for School Marketers: Content Writing

Great content writing is about more than just good grammar! Learn all the key ingredients like; SEO, keyword research, strategy, and more.

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Marketing Strategy

The Best Virtual Campus Tour Platforms for Schools

Virtual school tours offer a whole host of benefits for your school recruitment efforts. Learn how to find the best virtual campus tour platform for your school in our helpful post!

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Company

Digistorm and TASS: 5 Benefits of Integrating Your Systems

Learn more about Digistorm’s ability to integrate with The Alpha School System (TASS) and 5 ways that the integration can benefit your school!

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Marketing Strategy

Powerful Ways to Encourage More Online Donations For Your School

Many schools rely on donations from alumni and community members for particular endeavours. We’ve shared some ways to encourage online donations to your school.

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Marketing Strategy

Keys to Success: Rolling out New Products for Schools

Building new products that affect multiple areas of your school is only half of the equation. We discuss the keys to a successful software roll-out.

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SEO

Upskilling for School Marketers: Web Analytics

In this week's edition of our Upskilling for School Marketers series, we're tackling web analytics. Great marketers don't just understand their data, they can communicate the results effectively to others too!

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Social Media

Spotlight on Paid Social Media for Schools

Paid social media is becoming an increasingly important element of any digital marketing strategy. Keep these four tips in mind for your next campaign.

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Leadership

The key role software plays in schools

Forward-thinking schools around the country are using software to improve a variety of school processes. Find out more about how software for schools can make a difference in your team!

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Marketing Strategy

Google Analytics for Schools: Metrics You Need To Know

In this post, we provide a breakdown of the key metrics that your school should understand and monitor through Google Analytics.

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Website Development

Having a School Website Developed: What to Expect

When you're having a new website developed, it's helpful to know what to expect and what to do at each stage of the process. Learn more in our post!

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Marketing Strategy

Data Storytelling: How to Make Your Reports Meaningful

Data storytelling helps you prepare reports that are easy to understand and encourage your team to act. Learn how to ditch the spreadsheets and tell a story.

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Events

Upskilling For School Marketers: Events Marketing

Learn how to improve your event marketing skills with easy to access online courses.

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Social Media

5 Things to Avoid Doing on Your School’s Twitter

Twitter is one of the most saturated social networks, with over 500 million tweets sent daily. Learn how to get more cut through for tweets from your school.

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Admissions

Admissions waitlist management for schools

Managing your school waitlist doesn’t need to be complicated and inconsistent! Read our no-fail guide to managing your admissions waitlist using a school CRM.

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Social Media

How schools can use Instagram Stories

Stories are a fantastic feature for your school to provide fresh, engaging content to your Instagram followers. Read our top tips and tricks to using Instagram Stories for schools.

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Marketing Strategy

Using Data to Drive Digital Campaigns for Schools

Understanding the analytics behind your school’s marketing activity can help you to improve your digital efforts. Learn how to build data-driven campaigns.

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Video Marketing

Upskilling for Marketers: Video Marketing

In this guide, we’ll give you the tools and resources to get started in the world of video marketing and develop your own strategy from the ground up.

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Admissions

Using Demographics Data to Boost Your Admissions Strategy

Find out about demographics data, including how schools gather this information, and how your school can use it to boost your enrollments strategy.

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Customer Relationship Management

How to Build and Manage Your School's Online Reputation

In today's blog we look at the ways in which schools can build their reputation and the steps to take when dealing with negative reviews.

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School Apps

What Is the Right Number of School App Push Notifications?

We explore the right number of app push notifications for your school and the types of content you should send.

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Website Development

Website Design Trends to Watch in 2020

Looking to redesign your school website? We've rounded up the top design trends for 2020.

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Social Media

Upskilling for School Marketers: Social Media

Take your social media marketing skills to the next level with these upskilling courses.

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Email Marketing

Four tips for better prospective parent email marketing

Email marketing is one of the best ways to drive prospective parents to enrol their child in your school. Read our top four tips for better email marketing for schools.

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Company

Digi People: Meet Patrick, Our Support and Implementations Coordinator

Meet Patrick, our Support and Implementations Coordinator here at Digistorm.

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Website Development

Why School Marketers Need to Understand Google Analytics

Learn how you can use Google Analytics to increase your website traffic and performance by measuring and monitoring the correct data.

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Email Marketing

Upskilling for School Marketers: Email Marketing

Email marketing is a favourite acquisition channel for marketers – it's cheap, consistent, and delivers an amazing ROI for your campaigns. Learn how to take your email campaigns to the next level with these courses.

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Website Development

How to Reduce Your School Website Bounce Rate

Having a high bounce rate on your school’s website can be caused by a number of issues. We’ll cover some ways to reduce your school website’s bounce rate.

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Customer Relationship Management

What Does Customer Experience (CX) Look Like in 2020?

In this post, our CX & Implementations Manager, Monica, shares her key insights on the importance of CX and what we can expect from it in a post-COVID-19 world.

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Video Marketing

Content and Tools for Easy School Videos

Video is the most popular, and fastest-growing type of content consumed online. We share some tips for creating simple and easy-to-make school videos.

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Company

Clipboard for Digistorm App: Our Latest Integration

Introducing the brand-new Digistorm App integration with the extracurricular management system, Clipboard.

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Email Marketing

Email Marketing Practices You Should Be Avoiding

In this post, we share how you can improve your email performance and learn more about what you should avoid doing in your school’s email sends.

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