Team work makes the dream work.
It’s a phrase we use around our house often, to remind ourselves of the many ways we support each other, and how important each of our roles is. But it’s not just about accomplishing household chores or carpooling kids to soccer practice and art lessons.
Teamwork is a great way to make your school storytelling dreams come true.
Without endless staff or budget to accomplish each task, school marketers need to turn to on-campus resources. And every campus’ biggest resource? Its people. You don’t need to rely on one perfect person who can accomplish every task; you might need two, five or ten. Focus on collaboration and you can build an outstanding content creation team.
Now, who do you look for to add to your content-creating, school-story telling, idea-generating team?
Creative thinkers bring a lot to the table. They generate some wonderful ideas and their passion has a tendency to add enthusiasm to brainstorming sessions.
If you can find someone who can take the big ideas and make them into a plan you can implement, you’re golden. Organization skills are key, and a perfection of the art of nagging is a huge bonus.
Don’t have a dedicated copywriter in your organization? Not every talented writer makes it their career. You never know if you have a staff member with a passion for writing. Even if their skills require some polishing, an in-house writer can bring a rough draft to a professional writer for editing, which saves you money in the long run.
Like the writer, you might have a secret designer in your midst. This person can help with graphics, layout and bring a creative mindset to the brainstorming table.
Don’t forget to involve the person who needs to sign off on your initiatives. While they may not make it to every meeting, keeping them in the loop is key if you want to keep the content flowing. The entire team will become frustrated if their hard work is held up by the approver as they ask a slew of questions because they weren’t kept up to speed.
You know, the individuals who know the day-to-day aspects of your school. Who chat with the students and families. Who teach the classes. Who plan the future of your school. In other words, your faculty and staff: The admissions superstar. The beloved professor. The respected school counselor. The honored head of school.
These are the people who know your school inside and out. Make the most of this insight, expertise and loyalty: bring them into the content marketing conversation. You might treat this group differently than you do the core team members mentioned above, but their participation is what helps make your story and your content air-tight and authentic.
Now, how do you get them involved?
By involving your faculty and staff in the content creation process, you will not only gain incredible insights and stories about your school, but also build a captivated and engaged audience from the inside, out. You’ll give students and families the chance to connect with the individuals that make up your school, all while showcasing the intelligence, compassion, creativity, and ingenuity that can be found on campus.
The people who can fill these roles already exist on your campus (and if you have to outsource some, that’s ok!). Bring these people together and you can tell strong school stories, showcase all the amazing things your school does, and do it all with consistency. After all, it’s teamwork that makes the school storytelling dream work.
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