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The Future Index Academy aggregates the very latest trends, innovations and case studies that Higher Education marketers need to know about, delivered through a unique, interactive learning experience. Our mix of full screen images, videos and stickers encourages enthusiasm, participation and instant ideas. We share the big picture of education and showcase marketing excellence from across the globe. We also present the wider marketing trends that our target audiences are tapping into – with examples from brands such as KLM, Apple, Airbnb, Virgin Trains and Hollister.


References From Our Recent Digital Hacks:

‘I really enjoyed the event and found it incredibly useful. I have only been working in HE marketing for just over a year so I found the experience invaluable!’ – Amy Statham, Loughborough University

‘I have been to numerous conferences promising the ‘latest’ digital trends, but I can honestly say DigitalHack 2016 has to be the most creatively inspirational event I have attended. Whether its the relaxed format, the barrage of real-world examples, or getting to network with peers from across the country; I have never been so excited to get back to work and start shaking up our digital marketing plan.’ –  David Waddington, University of Hertfordshire

‘The quality of the insight you receive from a Future Index event as a marketing communications professional is second to none. But for me it’s the carefully crafted format of the day that really works brilliantly – with a multitude of visual and other mechanisms woven together to inspire you. They also really go out of their way to put everybody at ease – which makes for a fun and fantastically enriching experience.’ – Amanda Procter, Head of Marketing Services, Bournemouth University

‘As a HE academic, not marketer, the workshop has provided great inspiration as to how I play an role in the promotion of my school and the programmes we offer. The workshop is packed full of contemporary examples and examines the success of current digital marketing trends. Would highly recommend.’ – Neil Graney, Teesside University

‘We found the session really useful, relevant and inspiring, especially Jim’s engaging manner. We shall definitely be applying our learnings to our content strategy going forward.’ – Sharliza Rahman, Head of Digital Marketing, Middlesex University

Other References:

‘We always find the Future Index really inspirational, as it helps us to generate ideas that we can implement immediately. Workshops are intense, but a lot of fun and very productive. We owe a lot of our recent marketing and recruitment success to the Future Index.’ – Rebecca Moore, Digital Marketing Manager, University of South Wales.

‘Future Index has been a really useful resource for engaging the team, for sparking new ideas and for stimulating debate – and for more than a few actual new projects!’ – Emma Leech, Director of Marketing & Advancement – Loughborough University.

‘The team always leave a Future Index session enthused, re-energised and full of exciting new ideas.’ – Rachel Sandison, Director of Marketing, Recruitment & International, University of Glasgow.

‘Future Index not only provide great market information but inspire and motivate the team here to continue to create cutting-edge and award-winning work.’ – Terry Hudghton, Head of University Marketing, University of Manchester.

‘We really value Future Index’s creative & inspirational expertise. They give us in-sector & out-of-sector ideas to spark our own light-bulb moments. They are the first people I think to call when I need brilliance or just practical guidance! – Angelina Bingley – Director of Admissions, Recruitment & Marketing, University of East Anglia.

‘I would highly recommend Future Index to anyone wanting to inspire creative thinking in teams .’ – Ann Fernandez, Director of Marketing & Communications, Bournemouth University.

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