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21 Alumni Marketing Comms Examples to Inspire

Posted on Aug 20, 2013

At universities all over the world there’s been a revolution in alumni relations. No longer can graduates just expect a quarterly newsletter and an annual fundraising phone call. Universities around the world are thinking innovatively, mobilising their alumni and winning hearts and minds, as a university’s past takes on a bigger role in shaping its […]

Future Learning: Alt Tech

Posted on Aug 7, 2013

This time it’s technical. Remember Labrina our virtual teenage daughter? We scoured the globe to provide her with a whole world of choice, so rather than going to university, she could build her own unique alternative learning experience (click here for Part 1). Well she’s only gone and changed her mind! She still wants an […]

Future Learning: The New School

Posted on Aug 5, 2013

Anyone involved in the designing, shaping and marketing of future education must have one eye on the New School. The New School provides competition to established institutions, yet it can also be an inspiration for much needed evolution. Educators from the New School come in many shapes and forms. And they seem to be growing […]

Future Learning: Multiple Choice

Posted on Jul 29, 2013

The future of education: The £27,000 question! There are lots of new education trends emerging. And anyone involved in designing future learning and future institutions needs to understand them. That way they can best shape their own destinies in the way that best suits the market. After all, it is a possibility soon that students […]

Future Comms: Even More Social Sparks

Posted on Jul 22, 2013

We’re seeing lots of interesting uses of social media out there. Our Lab is packed full of examples but for now we’ll share another 5 with you. Hopefully they’ll inspire you in your own thinking. One: The Social Council Many institutions are exploring ways of getting more people involved in their social platforms. Boston College […]

Future Business: Business School

Posted on Jul 19, 2013

Boom or Bust? It’s been a volatile time for the world of business with a recession in the West, the rise of new markets, the light-speed emergence of new technologies, and market disruption creating and destroying entire industries in the blink of an eye. And it’s just as volatile for business schools with declining MBA […]

Future Planet: Thinking green

Posted on Jun 24, 2013

It’s not easy being green! A few days ago, we were very proud to be part of Manchester Metropolitan University’s 2013 Green Impact Awards. It was a fantastic celebration and showcased the kind of innovative thinking that has helped MMU to become the UK’s greenest university. We can’t take any credit for that achievement, as […]

Future Comms: More Social Sparks

Posted on Jun 12, 2013

Following the announcement of the 2013 CASE COE Awards winners we grabbed the opportunity to say something about them. We picked out 5 winners, all in the Social Media category, and all great examples of excellence in the Higher Education world. One: University of Huddersfield – Aliens in the Hud This UK winner reminds us […]

Future Comms: Ideas that fly

Posted on May 23, 2013

When we talk about Future Communications we often talk about some of the best ideas that higher education institutions are generating. This time we’re taking a different approach. Whilst our focus is still universities, campuses and students, our lead protagonists are quite different. This is a quick look through some of the best marketing communications […]

Future Planet: Warp Speed

Posted on May 16, 2013

So, science fiction could have been science fact all along. Making Gene Roddenberry a modern-day Nostradamus for realising the possibility of Star Trek’s warp speed – despite what Einstein said. And if faster than light-speed is now possible and we’re really set to boldly go beyond the stars – what else does the future hold […]