Join us January 17–18, 2018 for our annual Carnegie Conference!
Digital Marketing Workshops

Join Carnegie Dartlet and our partners at Google for a day of free learning at our Digital Marketing Workshops.

Following are the 2018 workshop dates and locations. Registration will open in late January.

March 21, 2018
Seattle, WA

March 24, 2018
Marina Bay Sands, Singapore*

April 9, 2018
Nashville, TN

May 9, 2018
Rochester, NY

May 23, 2018
St. Louis, MO

May 24, 2018
Minneapolis, MN

June 5, 2018
Poughkeepsie, NY

June 13, 2018
Pittsburgh, PA

June 26, 2018
Worcester, MA

*Agenda for Singapore is subject to change.


8:00–8:30 am
Registration and Breakfast
8:30–9:00 am
Welcome and Introduction
9:00–9:45 am

Harnessing the Power of Display Ads for Higher Ed

If they don’t know you exist, how can they go looking for you? Display advertising is key to having a robust presence in your market. Sure, there was a time when online advertising was the “spray and pray” method. But with today’s technology, every time you see a display ad, there is a reason! We will take a look at the different ways you can focus your message on target audiences to achieve specific goals such as branding, program awareness, increasing event attendance, and driving paid and organic search.

9:45–10:30 am

Top Google AdWords Features You Should be Using in 2017

2016 was a year of great change for paid search marketing. We saw a major transformation in the PPC landscape (goodbye, right-side text ads—hello, expanded text ads!). Marketers now have access to several new and promising targeting features, ad formats, and options for reaching qualified prospective students. What updates do you need to know about now if you want to drive more traffic, leads, and conversions; make the most of your budget; and stay ahead of your competition? In this session you'll learn how to stay on top of this ever-changing landscape to ensure your PPC campaigns continue to be effective.

10:30–10:45 am
Morning Break
10:45–11:30 am

How to Identify and Engage Your Audience Across Social Media

Learn how to leverage advertising tactics across multiple social networks and their millions of users . You will discover who is using social media and which networks appeal to which demographics . Get an overview of the importance of leveraging the various targeting capabilities such as location, age, gender, Retargeting, and social media advertising and how they can help you meet admission goals . Discover how to create targeted text messages, videos, or images that inspire your audience to learn more about your school, event, or the exciting campus culture.

11:30 am–12:00 pm

Video Strategies for Enrollment

Sight, sound, motion, and emotion . You can deliver all of these by incorporating video into your overall advertising plan . Today’s student prospects digest their information visually and across all of their devices . Using YouTube and pre-roll marketing, you can place your brand in front of your audience in a way that delivers significantly more information in an engaging way . Understand the differences in video strategies and how each can play a role in your overall marketing and enrollment plan .

12:00–1:00 pm
1:00pm–1:45 pm

SEO Deep Dive

What is SEO anyway? Have you ever wondered what “good” SEO looks like or what types of things SEO experts are looking for to optimize your website? In this session, you will learn how SEO and user experience go hand in hand and why SEO is about more than just showing up in search engines. You’ll walk away with some top tips for improving your institution’s online visibility and keeping prospective students on your website once they get there.

1:45–2:30 pm

How to Maximize Your Lists Online

In the admission marketing world, we often find recruitment efforts focused on list after list: inquiry lists, search lists, applicant lists, or accepted student lists. Maybe it’s even a list of locations such as businesses or community colleges. So how can you market to these prospective students in unique ways? Digital marketing has given us the technology to reach them across multiple channels and customize how we speak to them. In this session we will catch up on the latest ways to leverage technology to tailor what you say and ensure that it is timely and relevant to the right audience.

2:30–2:45 pm
Afternoon break
2:45–3:15 pm

5 Impactful Things You Can do in Google Analytics

This session will focus on your Google Analytics account, including how to set up effective tracking, what information to look for, and how to use this data to make better marketing decisions. From custom link tracking to discovering audience profiles to general do’s and don’ts, we’ll focus on quick-win opportunities and turnkey solutions so that everyone can feel empowered to take the next step.

3:15–4:00 pm

What's Now, New, and Next 

The only constant is change. Within the digital landscape, this is especially true. We will wrap up the day walking through some new technologies available and introduce you to some cutting-edge capabilities on the horizon. From the tried-and-true strategies that continue to innovate to the not-ready-for-primetime previews of what to keep your eye out for. In this session we’ll cover what’s happening now, what’s new, and what’s next in the world of digital marketing for higher education.


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