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Prospective Korean Students' Web Searches

What are the popular websites for Korean students to research their study opportunities within Korea and abroad? Our guest blogger Yaeri Kim, a Case Western Reserve University graduate student, explains the most popular sites so that you can improve your marketing and recruitment in South Korea.

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The Intead Index - Book of Lists Has Arrived!

Hot off the digital presses: It's the Intead Index: Book of Lists.

Our expert researchers have gathered the information we wish we had when we were working in admissions offices.

We've spent time evaluating, comparing and then compiling the results. We do this to help you make informed decisions as you scale your international student enrollment.

  • Social media tools to help you manage a multi-country campaign
  • Tour provider comparisons
  • International educator associations listed
  • Lead generators compared
  • Linked In groups listed

All of these, and more. We are comparing the tools used by some of the most successful institutions. We've gathered information from many sources including administrators who have traveled this path and expanded their international student populations by 100% or more.

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Intead Index: LinkedIn Groups for International Higher Education

We'd like to proudly introduce a new content source for you-- Intead Index-- a set of indices that provides you with all of the information you need to make informed decisions. We will cover a variety of information sources, marketing and technology services international university admissions and marketing departments purchase or use regularly. We will publish the lists regularly on the blog over the next few months. We will be publishing a compilation of these lists on a yearly basis for you to download and share with your team. While we'd like to think that our research is comprehensive, we know that there might be service providers we inadvertently overlooked. That's where you, our loyal readers, come into the picture.  We welcome your comments and additions to the lists. Feel free to use the provided link to share your feedback. 

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Building Cultural Bridges--Lessons from the Preeminent Expert!

Building bridges between cultures and achieving cultural connectedness has been simplified through technology. What once required face-to-face meetings and books on the subject can now be achieved through the power of video and social media.

Many of us work to engage international students and connect with them in a way that feels familiar, comfortable and culturally relevent, but none of us are doing it in quite the creative and talented way as Jessica Beinecke. As the creator of Crazy Fresh Chinese and BaiJie Lalala, Ms. Beinecke is a well known celebrity among Chinese teenagers and young adults for the way in which she explains American popular culture in a relatable, entertaining way. And we are proud to announce that Ms. Beinecke will be joining us as a keynote speaker at the 2014 Intead Global Marketing Conference.  

Watch this VIDEO to learn more about Ms. Beinecke: 

Register by April 18 and save $290  

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3 apps to up your Facebook game

In our recent post 4 Tips to Get the Most Out of Facebook Internationally, we discussed several ways to take advantage of Facebook’s built-in targeting and global features. While Facebook itself can be an effective marketing tool, the additional features presented by Facebook apps can take your institution’s Facebook page to the next level. Read on for three more tips (and game-changing apps) for your international Facebook efforts.


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4 tips to get the most out of Facebook—internationally

According to this great infographic, 82% of American universities use Facebook to communicate with prospective students.

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Social media - the new frontier for student recruitment marketing

Universities are getting hit by a tsunami of changes ranging from increased competition among universities as they expand traditional recruiting territories, stronger on-line competition from traditional and new competitive entries, rising tuition and student debt levels as well as a new marketing environment.  I am focusing on the latter change, which is getting less attention given the magnitude of the other factors. 

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Understanding Digital & Social Media in South Korea


South Korea, officially known as the Republic of Korea, is one of the most connected countries in the world with high broadband penetration rates and a tech savvy population. The wireless internet is seeing a rapid rise in uptake in South Korea; the number of users of both smartphones and tablets doubled between 2011 and 2012, according to a December 2012 report from the Korea Internet & Security Agency (KISA).

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How will student enrollment change - Five Predictions - # 1

Prediction 1: Marketing channels and interactions are dramatically shifting to digital channels.

 It's a platitude that our rising high schools students are digital natives and their information gathering behavior is centered on digital activities and channels. College education is by far the biggest investment and purchase decision high school students will have made so far in their lives. Online research, social media interactions and information gathering will be at the center of their research.  The Google Research chart below shows the current resources used by prospective students.  Five of the eight most frequently used resources are digital.

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A Hootsuite/Tweetdeck equivalent for China - Improve your SMM

Are you concerned about improving your reach and productivity in social media marketing? You should always be thinking about improving your systems, and this could be one to consider. 

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