How School PR Campaigns Can Attract More Students
Schools can use a variety of public relations tactics to attract more students. Some examples include:
- Media Relations: Schools can work with local and regional media outlets to generate positive coverage of the school and its programs. This can include feature stories, news releases, and op-eds.
- Social Media: Schools can use social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok to connect with potential students and their families, share information about the school, and showcase student achievements and success stories.
- Events: Schools can host events such as open houses, tours, and information sessions to give potential students and their families a chance to learn more about the school and meet teachers, staff, and current students.
- Community Outreach: Schools can partner with local organizations and businesses to promote the school and its programs to the community. This can include sponsorships, collaborations, and speaking engagements.
- Marketing Materials: Schools can create and distribute marketing materials such as brochures, videos, and websites to provide information about the school and its programs to potential students and their families.
- Alumni Network: Schools can leverage their alumni network as a source of support, to promote the school to prospective students and parents through word of mouth, social media, and other platforms.
All of these tactics should be tailored to the specific needs and target audience of the school and should aim to build positive perceptions of the school and address any concerns or misconceptions that may be preventing families from considering the school.
Overall, school public relations campaigns, school marketing, and school advertising, when blended into the right marketing mix, can attract the right students, and high-quality instructional staff.