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Bias Against Commercial Vendors in Education

Errol St. Clair Smith with Steven Pines

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Is there really a bias against private companies in public education? Our guest says yes there is, but he's quick to point out that it is not pervasive, but it is growing. What's driving this bias and what can be done about it?

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Two Ways to Get More Bang for Your Education Marketing Bucks

Rich Kizer, Georgeanne Bender, Adrienne Watts Dayton, Bob Stimolo

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Used to be a time when there were just a few ways to reach customers. Now we have direct mail, catalogs, direct sales, conference exhibits, press releases, social networking, Google ads, various web sites, video and on line radio. With so many choices, how does a marketer go about determining how to get the most out of their marketing budget?

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Why Are Education Marketers Falling Behind the Education Community?

Bob Stimolo, Lisa Schmucki, Sandy Fivecoat, Fran Simon

pic The education community has enthusiastically and rapidly adopted social media. Virtually every major education association and organization has a Facebook page, a Twitter page and is using online radio. Even the typically slow moving Department of Education is using social media as a marketing tool. Yet many school marketers are still sitting on the social media side lines. Why are school marketers behind the curve and does it matter?
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3 Pockets of Profitabilty in This Tough Education Marketplace

Bob Stimolo, Adrienne Watts Dayton

pic It’s a rough climate out there for businesses selling products and services to the education market. But there are some bright spots, though apparently, not where most people think. In this brief segment we talk with two industry leaders who have their finger on the pulse of the education marketplace and know where education businesses can find the pockets of profitability.
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