Why your institution’s brand matters so much right now

Experts say promoting a brand during times of crisis strengthens it long into the future. Associate Director Stephanie Mullins, from specialist business education PR consultancy BlueSky Education, shares her thoughts. Your institution’s brand represents who you are, what you stand for, and what you and your faculty can provide. Your brand is what people think…

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Achieving successful external engagement in the face of budget, staff and strategic challenges

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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How should business schools share their rankings?

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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Knowing me, knowing you – new research to help business school communicators better understand the challenges and strategies of reaching external stakeholders

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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Raising business school brand awareness during the COVID-19 pandemic

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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Four ways to adapt your business school content strategy now

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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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Communications, content and collaboration in these difficult times

Communications, content and collaboration in these difficult times

Toby Roe, Co-founder, Roe Communications, shares his thoughts on how schools can approach the communications challenge in these difficult times, collaborate and come out of the situation stronger. The business education community is adapting to the COVID-19 situation, with many schools switching rapidly to different ways of teaching and operating. Most business schools have already…

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Where in the world would you study and why?

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International competition has exploded with business schools across the globe seeking to recruit internationally, technology has brought new competitors to the market delivering to students anywhere, anytime and the demographics of the student market are changing with a shift towards lifelong learners. The latest Business of Branding survey from CarringtonCrisp in cooperation with EFMD continues…

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How can business schools stay relevant in the digital age?

2019 EFMD Marcom, External and Alumni Relations conference

The recent bustling EFMD Marcom, External & Alumni Relations conference at Desautels Management School at McGill University in Montréal brought 90 participants together. One of them, Andrei Rydzkowski from the Alliance Manchester Business School, shares his insights from the event: Recently, I had the pleasure of attending the EFMD marketing conference in Montreal in which…

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