Nearly every college and university in America and internationally uses social media in student recruitment, alumni relations, institutional marketing, fundraising, or all of them. Today, many institutions are combining social channels with other online and offline channels to create integrated, multi-dimensional campaigns.
In this webinar, Mallory Wood, mStoner’s director of marketing, shares the key components of successful social media campaigns. Daniella Nordin, Skidmore College’s social media specialist, and Ashley Budd, Cornell University’s assistant director of social media strategy, join Mallory to present two brand new case studies on how their institutions have successfully used social networking to engage key audiences and drive real results.
Skidmore sought new ways to engage their alumni and current students through a photo contest, Skid’s on the Loose. By reaching out to these audiences over winter break, Daniella and her team were able to generate hundreds of user-submitted photos and lots of enthusiasm. Daniella will share details on the project, from conception to production to results, and how this campaign aligned with Skidmore’s strategic goals and marketing messages.
Cornell’s alumni affairs social media team recognized the importance of supporting the University’s fundraising efforts, specifically annual giving. Piloting one of the first social, crowdfunding campaigns in higher education, Ashley will share how she and her team successfully leveraged the online communities they developed to activate new donors, reactivate lapsed donors, and engage young alumni.