business school admissions

How can business school admissions professionals prepare for an uncertain future? Philippe Taza, CEO of Higher Education Marketing, a digital marketing and technology agency dedicated exclusively to the education sector, looks at how to create a strategy that will weather any storm.  Future-proofing: the process of anticipating the future and developing methods of minimising the…

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Is quantity better than quality? Not always when it comes to student applications says Stephanie Mullins, Associate Director at specialist business education PR consultancy, BlueSky Education. She explores how business schools are reaching new applicants. As many business schools examine their application numbers, it’s easy to see why more and more are considering including new…

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Lack of budget, absence of strategy, shortage of staff and short-term thinking are the top challenges faced by professional services staff in business schools from a new report published by Roe Communications, CarringtonCrisp and EFMD Global. The report provides insights into the biggest challenges (pre- and post-COVID), the skills needed, budget expenditure and the channels…

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Maintaining good alumni relationships pays off. Stephanie Mullins, Associate Director at specialist business education PR consultancy BlueSky Education, explores how it significantly boosts communications efforts.  When talking about PR, it’s often assumed that a business school’s greatest asset is its faculty and its leadership team. While this is often true, both parties do play a major…

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How can rankings results be communicated effectively? Account Director Stephanie Mullins, from specialist business education PR consultancy BlueSky Education, shares her thoughts on best practice and avoiding common mistakes.  Little more than a month goes by without a new business school league table being released. From the likes of the Financial Times, QS, Forbes, the…

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EFMD is calling upon external relations, marketing and communications teams to take part in new research into how different business schools are communicating and how they compare to their peers. Working with higher education consultancy CarringtonCrisp and business education communications specialists Roe Communications, the research will address: The biggest barriers and challenges to their work,…

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What does the media want now and how can business schools provide this whilst raising their brand awareness? Account Director Stephanie Mullins, from specialist business education PR consultancy BlueSky Education, shares her thoughts.  I recently co-hosted a live podcast that invited business school professionals to speak about communications and the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic was having.…

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Toby Roe communications

It’s been a turbulent time for business schools. Campuses have closed, teaching moved online, and entire teams shifted to home working. Many business school communications teams are engaged in contingency communications and the priorities of keeping students and staff engaged and reassured. At the same time, many are wondering how they can also support the…

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