Online Enrolments

3 Reasons to Take Your School's Enrolment Process Digital

If you're focused on increasing enrolments and removing barriers for prospective parents, learn how your school can benefit from an online enrolment portal.

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4 Key Learnings from the Interactive Minds Digital Summit 2019

As marketers, it's important to keep ahead of the curve of digital trends and best practice. In this post, we'll share four key learnings from the 2019 Interactive Minds Digital Summit.

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Online Enrolments

Changing the Way We Think About Enrolments

We are seeing a fundamental shift in the way that enrolments are captured, converted and managed. Learn how your school should be evolving.

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Online Enrolments

6 Blogging Tips to Drive New School Enrolments

Your blog may have more power for pulling new enrolments than you might think. Learn how to take your blog to the next level with these six tips.

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Digital Marketing

Get Started with Google Ads for Your School

Learn how to get your school's message in front of prospective parents, fast with Google Ads.

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Social Media

Setting Goals for Your Social Media Presence

Learn how setting goals for your school's social media presence can help to prove value and drive key business objectives.

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Digital Marketing

Steps to Creating a School Digital Marketing Plan

Putting pen to paper and devising a digital marketing plan for your school can be daunting, so we’ve put together a simple plan to get you started.

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Social Media

Why Your School Needs Facebook Business Manager

Learn how to centralise and streamline your school's Facebook marketing efforts with Facebook Business Manager.

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Social Media

LinkedIn for Schools: How to Grow and Engage your School Community

In this article, we cover everything you need to know about leveraging Linkedin to grow your school community.

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Digital Marketing

3 Things Parents Expect from Your School Marketing

Discover the 3 big things all parents expect from your school marketing and the initiatives that will help you to exceed their expectations.

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Customer Relationship Management

How to Measure Your School's NPS

Find out how to measure your school's NPS and boost community satisfaction.

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Digital Marketing

How Do I Know If I’ve Chosen the Right Keyword for My Blog Post

Not sure if you've chosen the right keywords to optimise your blog post? We've got you covered with six tips to boost your SEO ranking.

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Customer Relationship Management

Spotlight on CRMs: Why Your School Needs One

Learn more about how a Customer Relationship Management system can revolutionise the way your school manages relationships.

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Digital Marketing

Creating CTAs for Your School Website

Whether you're redesigning your school website or starting fresh, nailing your website CTAs are key to converting prospective parents into enrolments.

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Digital Marketing

Which Inbound Marketing Tactics Are Best for Your School?

The hype around inbound marketing isn't going away any time soon -- and with good reason. Learn which inbound marketing tactics are best for your school.

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Digital Marketing

How to Use Internal and External Links in Your School's Blog Posts

Want to take your school blog to the next level? Learn how using internal and external links can foster good SEO and boost your content ranking.

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Customer Relationship Management

Understanding Lead Nurturing in Schools

In this blog post, we define lead nurturing and explain how it can be applied to K-12 school marketing to improve relationships and increase conversions.

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Education

4 Inspiring TED Talks for Passionate Educators

Just in case you're in need of some motivation, here's 4 of our all-time favourite TED Talks from some of the most inspirational educators across the globe.

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Online Enrolments

Understanding the Enrolment Customer Journey

We explain what a customer journey is for a school and how understanding it can improve your school’s online marketing.

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Digital Marketing

5 Excellent Networks to Share Your School's Blog Content

When you're particularly proud of a piece of content, you should shout it from the rooftops! Thankfully, these sites and platforms exist -- here are five excellent networks to share your school's blog content.

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Digital Marketing

5 Marketing Stats That Will Affect Your School in 2019 -- and What to Do About Them

Not sure where to focus your marketing efforts in 2019? Check out our updated statistics to consider when you plan your strategy this year.

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Digital Marketing

How to Nail Your Meta Title and Description

Meta information is a crucial yet overlooked part of every post you publish. Learn how to nail your meta title and description with these simple hints!

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Digital Marketing

Why Personas Are the Key to Boosting Parent Engagement

Do you want to take your school's communication strategy to the next level, boost parent engagement, and grow enrolments? The answer is simple: it all comes down to creating personas.

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Digital Marketing

20 Creative Blog Topics for Schools

It's easy to let your blog habits go a bit stale, which is why we've come up with some exciting new ideas for you! Here are 20 creative blog topics for schools you should write on today.

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Social Media

The Right Social Networks for Your School

This blog post will take a closer look at popular social media channels so you can make a more informed decision about which ones are right for your school.

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Digital Marketing

7 of the Best Digital Marketing Blogs for School Marketers

As a digital marketer, it's important to stay across the latest trends, stats and insights so you can best inform your own strategies. Here are our 7 must-follow digital marketing blogs for school marketers.

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Digital Marketing

5 Email Marketing Stats Worth Paying Attention To

Email marketing creates amazing uplift for businesses, and can be applied to your school's strategy too. Here are 5 of the most relevant email marketing stats worth paying attention to this year.

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Social Media

Creating Unique Social Media Content: 5 Tips

Developing social media content for your school that is unique and creative can be a challenge, so here are our five tips for creating new and exciting school content.

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Digital Marketing

3 Keyword Research Tools You Should Be Using

Keyword research is so important to your overall content marketing strategy, and the right tools are integral to success! Here are 3 keyword research tools you should be using, no questions asked.

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Digital Marketing

Selecting a Production Company for Your School Video

So, you want to create a stellar school video and are considering enlisting some help. Here are a few key things to remember when selecting a production company for your school video.

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Social Media

5 Tips for School Social Media Etiquette

While we can relax our tone on social media to some degree, branding remains key. We’ve put together 5 etiquette tips for your social media posts.

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Digital Marketing

Content Audits: A Simple Guide for Schools

The idea of a content audit might be intimidating, but it's key to identifying your blog's quick wins and opportunities. Discover more with our how-to guide on conducting content audits for schools.

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Digital Marketing

Simple Tricks to Writing a Great School Newsletter

Want to improve your school newsletter strategy this year? Here are a few quick tips and tricks to writing a fantastic school newsletter that actually gets read.

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Social Media

6 Steps to Better Social Media Images for Your School

Want your school to come out on top on social media? It's all about the images! These 6 steps will help you improve the images you're taking for social media, whether that be Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

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Digital Marketing

School Marketing Metrics You Should Be Using

One of the best parts about digital marketing is how measurable your actions are! We've set out five school marketing metrics that you should be assessing to best influence strategy for your institution.

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Education

Why Your School Needs an Elevator Pitch (and How to Write One!)

The elevator pitch is a short, sharp way to grab the attention of prospective families. We break down why they're so effective and how you can write one that works for you.

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Digital Marketing

Inbound Marketing Explained

Learn more about what inbound marketing involves and how it can benefit your school’s overall marketing strategy.

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Resources

3 Ways to Increase Parent Engagement

Keeping parents engaged has a positive effect on your school. Learn three ways in which your school can increase their engagement with parents.

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Digital Marketing

Could Your School Benefit From Using Infographics?

Infographics are becoming increasingly more effective as digital marketing tools - they're shareable, easy to understand and fun to read. Discover whether an infographic could work for your school and its marketing efforts.

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Social Media

Encouraging School Leaders to Connect Using Social Media

Engage your school leaders to connect with the wider community by getting them active on social media! We share some hints about what to post, which platforms to use and more.

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Website Best Practice

The Importance of Alumni

This article discusses why staying connected with K-12 school alumni is so important and how school websites can be used to keep communicating.

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Digital Marketing

5 Things Not to Do for School SEO

SEO is incredibly important for your school’s website, but how do you get it right? Here are 5 key things NOT to do for your school website’s SEO.

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Digital Marketing

What is Social Proof, and How Do You Use It?

Social proof is a powerful tool of persuasion that all school marketers should be using. Find out what it is and how you should be using it over on the Digistorm blog.

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Digital Marketing

How to Choose a Marketing Agency for Your School

Enlisting a marketing agency for your school can help take strategy to the next level, but finding the perfect partnership isn't always easy. Here are a few tips to help you choose a prospective marketing agency.

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Digital Marketing

Fix Your School's Headlines in Five Minutes

When it comes to writing successful content, there is one element that guarantees the success or failure of your school’s post: the headline. Learn how to up your headline game in 5 minutes.

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Education

How to Communicate Your School Values Through Storytelling

It's important prospective families know what you stand for, and how your school could fit into their lives. Instead of simply giving them the information, use these storytelling techniques to creatively communicate your school's values.

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Social Media

How to Create a Social Media Calendar for Your School

Keeping track of your schedule is made ten times easier with a social media calendar. Discover our tips and recommendations for creating a fully-functional social media calendar for your school.

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Social Media

5 Things Your School Should Add to Each Instagram Post

Instagram can be a powerful marketing and relationship tool for schools, if used correctly. Discover five things you should always add to your Instagram posts with our guide.

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Education

What Your School Needs to Know About the Notifiable Data Breach Scheme (NDBS)

Heard about the new NDBS, but not sure what to make of it? Here's a run-down of how the Notifiable Data Breach Scheme could affect your school and its operations.

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Why Schools Need to Update Their Google My Business Page

Does your school have a Google My Business page? There are a quick and easy way for prospective families to find you online - here's why yours should always be updated! As seen on The Educator.

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Digital Marketing

How Your School Can Use Live Video

Live video has become a popular and frequently consumed form of digital marketing. Learn how your school can make the most of it.

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Digital Marketing

Black Hat vs. White Hat SEO for Schools

Search engine optimisation (SEO) is a key tactic for schools looking to step up their online presence. We demystify all things SEO, including the difference between black and white hat SEO, in Part 2 of our newest blog series.

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Company

Five Minutes with our Project Coordinator, Matt

In today's '5 minutes with...' we speak to Matt, Digistorm's Project Coordinator.

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Online Enrolments

3 Benefits of Using an Online Enrolment System

Digital systems are making it easier for schools to save time and be more productive. Learn about the benefits of an online enrolment system.

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Social Media

Instagram Tips for Schools

Instagram is an incredibly popular social media platform, so there's a good chance your school community uses it to connect and share. Discover how you can best utilise Instagram to engage with your audience in this info-packed blog post.

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Education

How to Build and Manage Your School's Reputation

In today's blog we look at the ways in which schools can build their reputation and the steps to take when dealing with negative reviews.

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Social Media

2019: Social Media Trends For Your School and How You Can Implement Them

As seen on The Educator, we wrote a blog on the popular topic of social media trends for schools. We talked about the top 3 social media trends with tips for schools, and how your school can implement social strategies to stay one step ahead of the game.

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Digital Marketing

Increase Your School's Ranking in Google with SEO

Stuck on SEO? Need some guidance? In today's blog, we run through the basics of Search Engine Optimisation and why your school should be implementing it.

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Digital Marketing

Youtube vs. Vimeo for Schools

Wondering whether you should use Youtube or Vimeo to share your school’s video content? Let us help you decide!

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Website Best Practice

Accessibility Requirements for School Websites

In today's blog, we review the the increasing demand for web designers to meet all the necessary requirements set out by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). The guidelines are set out by the W3C in order to make web content accessible and user friendly to people with disabilities. We look at some of the steps schools can take to meet these requirements.

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Company

Digistorm's Powerful API Integration with PCSchool

Schools using the PCSchool Freedom version can now benefit from Digistorm’s best of breed ENROL system.

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Digital Marketing

What Is a USP and Why Is It Important to Your School?

Your school’s digital marketing strategy should start with understanding and effectively communicating your USP. Learn more in this post.

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Products

Keep Track of Analytics With Reports

You can now keep track of your school's enrolment analytics using the new Reports module in Funnel. Reports breaks down complex data into easy-to-read, digestible graphs and charts. Users can track enrolments, gain critical insights and create their own personalised dashboards.

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Company

Introducing Digistorm's Newest Integration: ENROL and SchoolPRO

Schools who use the SchoolPRO management system can now automate their enrolment process with the new Digistorm ENROL and SchoolPRO integration.

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Digital Marketing

Top 10 Design Trends for School Websites in 2019

We've put together a list of the top 10 web design trends for 2019. Everything from blank backgrounds to layered imagery, we review what some of the most well known companies are doing with their websites.

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Company

5 Minutes with our Designer, Barbs

In today's quick fire interview, we get to know Barbs - one of Digistorm's designers!

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Resources

STEM learning for a digital world

In an ever-evolving digital world, we look at the increasing demands for schools to prioritise STEM subjects and the advantages of learning digital technology at a young age.

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Company

5 Minutes with our Business Support Officer, Holly

In today's 5 minute initiation interview, we talk to Holly - Digistorm's Business Support Officer. From favourite Digistorm products to celebrity crushes, we get the goss!

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case study

Digistorm and Redeemer Lutheran College | A Powerful Partnership

Today we speak to the Director of Marketing and Communications at Redeemer Lutheran College. We find out about the school's experience with all four Digistorm products, with particular emphasis on the school's websites.

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Company

Five Minutes with our Sales Development Representative, Clayton

Today we chat to Clay - Digistorm's Sales Development Rep. In this fun quick fire interview, we get to know a bit more about Clay by asking him everything from Digistorm to who his favourite celebrity crush is!

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case study

West Moreton Anglican College Gets the Full eduSTACK

In today's case study, we talk to West Moreton Anglican College and their experience with Digistorm products. Since 2015, WMAC have implemented eduAPP, eduSITE, Funnel and Enrol. After experiencing positive results with both the school app and website, WMAC wanted to improve on their CRM and decided to invest in Funnel and Enrol. Digistorm had the pleasure of catching up with the school to find out more about their experience with the two latest products.

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Resources

Is Virtual Reality Changing the Way Students Learn?

In today's blog we look at Virtual Reality and its impact on student learning. We delve into the pros and cons of Virtual Reality Learning and how some schools are already using it as an educational tool.

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Company

Digistorm's 2018 Highlights

As we approach Christmas, we look back on what a great year it has been. We take a look at Digistorm's top highlights for 2018!

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case study

Hammond Park Catholic School finds success with eduAPP

This case study reviews Hammond Park Catholic Primary School's experience with eduAPP, the K-12 school app created by Digistorm. We look at how the school have implemented the school mobile app into their working processes and review how it has aided their marketing efforts.

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Company

Five Minutes with our Software Developer, Paul

In today's 5 minute interview we talk to Paul at Digistorm! Get to know a bit about a day in the life of Paul in this quick fire interview.

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Resources

How Messenger Bots are being used in Education

Chatbots, Messenger Bots, Facebook Messenger - everyone is using them! In today's blog, we look at how chatbots are proving to be a helpful tool in client services. Many organisations are using them to answer customer queries and collect data. We take a closer look at how chatbots are useful in education and how they are currently being used.

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case study

Concordia Lutheran College: The Power of eduSTACK

This case study focuses on Concordia Lutheran College and reviews its experience with all four Digistorm products. The school first adopted the mobile app, followed by Enrol, eduSITE and finally Funnel. We look at their experience with Digistorm products and the outcomes of each.

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Company

Five Minutes with our Software Developer, Richard

This week we asked Richard, Digistorm's Software Developer to give us a 5 minute description about his job role. Richard builds features for eduAPP, eduSITE and Enrol. Learn more about what we do at Digistorm and how we build software for K-12 schools.

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Social Media

What Eventbrite and Facebook integration means for schools

In today's blog, we look at the advantages of connecting Eventbrite with your Facebook Page. With the integration of Eventbrite, schools can advertise and sell tickets directly on their Facebook Page, making it simple and easy for followers. For more information on Facebook Advertising, visit the Digistorm blog.

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Company

The McDonald College finds success with Funnel

Digistorm caught up with The McDonald College to learn how Funnel has helped the school's enrolment and admissions process. The case study looks at how the CRM tool has helped the K-12 school and how it has aided their communication.

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Resources

Funnel's Latest Feature: Managing Tours and Open Days

Digistorm has added an exciting new feature to Funnel, offering ease and simplicity for the organisation of Tours and Open Days at K-12 schools. The school CRM tool makes it easy to manage school enrolments and admissions.

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Company

Five Minutes with our Support and Implementation Coordinator, Patrick

Meet Patrick, Digistorm's Support and Implementation Coordinator. Patrick builds and updates school enrolment forms, school apps, and websites for schools.

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Products

Digistorm and Schoolbox: A Powerful Combination

Digistorm creates fully integrated school app for Schoolbox. Read about how Digistorm partnered with Schoolbox and watch our webinar to learn more.

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Company

Five Minutes with our Digital Marketing Specialist, Melanie.

Meet Melanie, Digistorm's Digital Marketing Specialist. Melanie writes content relevant for schools on educational software such as school websites, school apps and enrolment systems.

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Social Media

Examples of Effective School Facebook Posts

Facebook is an effective way to engage with your school’s audience. Here are some of our favourite recent social posts, created by K-12 schools.

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Resources

Software for Parent Communication

If your school is focusing on improving communication for both existing and prospective parent communication, here are some software solutions that can make your processes simpler and more efficient.

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Resources

eduAPP Behind the Scenes

We’ve told you all about our eduAPP product’s features for parents, but now we want to focus on what goes on behind the scenes. Learn more about the powerful system behind our school app product.

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Resources

Using Social Media to Drive Online Enrolments

While offering a strong call to action on your school’s website can be an effective driver of online enrolments, learn how social media can be used to boost conversions.

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Resources

Your School Website is Going Live, What Next?

So you’ve been working through your website project and it’s coming close to completion. Our latest article lets you know what you can expect to happen next.

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Resources

Funnel Refresher: 5 Useful Features

In our latest blog article, we put a spotlight on five useful features that can be found in our customer relationship management system for schools, Funnel.

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Apps

4 Impactful School App Uses

Our clients are the most innovative in the industry when it comes to school app use. Here are four impactful ways in which our parent communication app, eduAPP can be used.

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Website Best Practice

Steps to Developing Your New School Website

Developing a new school website can be a significant task, so we’ve put together this article to help you understand the process. Here are the steps your school will go through during a Digistorm school website project.

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Resources

Creating Meaningful Connections Using Software

While it sounds and seems like something that is limited to offering a functionality, software can help schools to create meaningful connections. Learn how in this post!

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Products

How Parents Benefit From Funnel

Customer relationship management doesn’t just benefit K-12 schools. Learn how Funnel CRM can benefit the prospective parents looking to enrol in your school.

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Resources

Switching to Online Enrolments: What to Expect

Implementing an online enrolment system can be a significant change for school administration. Learn what you can expect when your school shifts to online enrolments.

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Website Best Practice

How Social Media and Your Website can Work Together

Social media is a powerful marketing tool for K-12 schools, but how can you take its’ effectiveness to the next level? Here are some methods for connecting your social channels with your school website.

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Website Best Practice

5 Signs It’s Time to Update Your School Website

It’s easy to become complacent if your school’s website is functional, but how do you know when it’s time for an update? Here are our five key signs.

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Feature Releases

Bulk Actions and Task Reminders in Funnel CRM

Here are some of our latest feature releases developed for Digistorm's product stack.

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Resources

Leading Prospective Parents to ENROL

ENROL is an effective tool to collect online enrolments, but how do you get parents there? Learn more about driving traffic to ENROL in this blog post.

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Featured

June 2018 Funnel CRM Feature Releases

Check out the latest feature releases developed for Digistorm's product stack.

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Apps

Parent Communication Apps Explained

Maybe your school has contemplated implementing a school app, but what are its’ objectives? Learn more about the benefit of parent communication apps for K-12 schools.

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Website Best Practice

6 School Website Best Practice Tips

Thinking about implementing a new school website or looking at improving your existing one? Here are 6 best practice tips for your school’s website.

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Resources

How to Make Parent Communication Simple

From the point of enquiry, through to the child’s education journey, parent communication is important. Learn how to make parent communication simple for your school.

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Products

School App Frequently Asked Questions

Have you ever wondered whether a parent communication app could benefit your school? Here are some frequently asked questions about our eduAPP school app product.

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Social Media

Maximising the Effectiveness of Your Facebook Posts

Getting your school’s post organic reach on Facebook can be challenging. Here are a few tips that can potentially improve the effectiveness of your school’s Facebook posts.

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Company

Meet one of the Minds Behind Edumate, GM Jay Fabian.

We chat to Jay Fabian, General Manager at Edumate. Read about everything from what makes a great partner to the link between tech and education.

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Online Enrolments

5 Reasons Your School Needs a CRM

Customer Relationship Management systems aren’t just for sales teams! Learn how they can improve your school’s enrolment process.

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Company

Five Minutes With our Client Success Manager, Monica

Check out our latest staff interview to meet our Client Success Manager, Monica in just 5 minutes!

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Products

Understanding Google Analytics for eduAPP

Does your school have a Digistorm eduAPP? Learn how you can use Google Analytics to understand how your school app is being used.

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Products

TASS and ENROL: Connecting for Efficiency

The key to any effective integration for school software is a connection that creates efficiencies or makes a process simpler. Learn how the connection between TASS and ENROL does just that.

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Social Media

Social Media Channel Comparisons for Schools

Is your school using social media? Learn more about each channel and the benefits they each one can have for your school.

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Website Best Practice

How to Create Effective Website Content

We don’t need to tell you that your website is your most powerful communication tool, but we have put together some tips on creating effective school website content.

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Resources

Brand Guidelines and Why They're Important for Your School

Learn how to create effective brand guidelines and find out why they are important for your school’s marketing and communication strategies.

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Resources

Staying Connected With Parents

We focus a lot on the ways in which schools can create relationships with parents, but what happens next? Learn more about how K-12 schools can stay connected with parents.

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Online Enrolments

5 Questions About Your Enrolment Process - Do You Pass?

We put a spotlight on 5 important aspects of a school’s enrolment process, do you pass our test?

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Resources

How Digistorm Integrations Improve School Processes

What if we told you that a system integration could create efficiencies that save your school time and resources? Learn more about how our integrations can improve your processes.

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Website Best Practice

3 Things That Add Wow Factor to School Websites

Trying to take your school’s website to the next level? Here are three features that we think make a school website stand out.

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Social Media

Facebook Advertising: Useful Tools for Schools

We’ve put together a blog post to share some of the most useful tools for schools available through Facebook Advertising.

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Software’s Role in Schools

In this blog post, we discuss the role of software in schools, specifically focusing on Digistorm’s range of software products.

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Products

School App Best Practice

Deciding to implement a school app is the first step to improving your school’s communications, but what comes next? Learn more in this blog post.

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Social Media

Should Your School use Instagram?

It has hundreds of millions of daily active users, but should your school be one of them? Learn more in our latest blog post.

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Digital Marketing

Tips for Prospective Parent Email Marketing

Email marketing is an effective way to reach and engage with prospective parents. Here are some of our top tips for your email campaigns.

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Apps

Quick Guide to eduAPP Notices

Notices are a great way to get the most out of your school’s app. Learn how to publish effective eduAPP Notices with our quick guide.

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Resources

Should Your School Website Contain Video?

Video can be a powerful way to share messages, branding and information about your school. In this blog post, learn whether school websites should contain video.

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Resources

Why Reducing Clicks is Important for Online Enrolments

In this blog post, learn how to optimise your school’s website in order to improve your online enrolments.

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Products

Introducing: eduAPP V3.1

We've made some major updates to our eduAPP school app product. Learn more about the key improvements to Digistorm's eduAPP.

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Website Best Practice

Understanding A/B Testing for School Websites

Learn more about A/B testing and how it can provide insight and improve the performance of school websites.

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Products

Benefits of a School App Calendar

School apps are a great way to keep teachers, students and parents engaged. Learn how school app calendars can benefit your school community!

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Resources

Why we Focus on Integration

At Digistorm, we’re continuing to search for powerful integration partners. Learn more about why integrations are a focus for us and how we’re improving school outcomes.

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Digital Marketing

Creating a School Content Calendar

From social media to blog posts and even website updates, keep your school’s content on track with a school content calendar. Learn how to get yours right.

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Social Media

6 Social Video Ideas for School Events

The consumption of video continues to increase, particularly on social, so we’ve put together some quick and simple video ideas for K-12 schools to get started!

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Digital Marketing

3 Reasons Your School Should be Blogging

From a place to share thoughts and opinions to a powerful marketing channel, blogging has developed into a crucial tool for every business, even for schools. Here are three reasons why.

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Social Media

The Value of Adding Facebook Plugins to Your School Website

With a range of engaging options, find out why you should be adding Facebook plugins to your school’s website.

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Customer Relationship Management

Nurturing Prospective Parents: A Guide

Building and maintaining relationships with prospective parents is incredibly important for enrolments. Learn how to effectively nurture parent relationships.

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Digital Marketing

Using Data to Drive Digital for Schools

Understanding the analytics behind your school’s marketing activity can help you to improve your digital efforts. Learn more.

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Products

How Funnel Saves Schools Time

At Digistorm, we’re all about creating efficiencies that save schools time. Learn how our customer relationship management system does just that.

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Social Media

New Facebook Post Ideas for the New Year

As we kick off a new year, we thought we’d throw around some new ideas for creative and engaging school Facebook posts.

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Digital Marketing

Marketing Ideas for Small Budgets

We’ve put together a number of simple but effective marketing activities that schools can undertake, even with small marketing budgets.

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Products

Customising School Software

The success of implementing technological solutions into school environments hinges significantly on their level of customisation. Learn more.

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Products

What it Really Means to Integrate Two Systems

Learn the true meaning of product or system integration and how it can make school software even more powerful.

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Online Enrolments

Commonly Asked Questions About Online Enrolment

This post will cover all of our most commonly asked questions about growing, collecting and managing online enrolments.

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Company

The eduAPP for Edumate is here.

In our latest partnership, we’ve created a powerful integration between our eduAPP product and the Edumate student and learning management system.

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Apps

New Year, New Tech

The new year is all about making changes and improvements! K-12 schools should be no different, so now is the time to think about implementing a school app.

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Digital Marketing

Features of a Great School Video

Videos are a powerful method of school marketing. Learn about the aspects of a school video that make it great.

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Social Media

Instagram Stories: Opportunities for Schools

We’re watching more and more video online. Learn how schools can take advantage of video using Instagram Stories.

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Online Enrolments

Improving the Prospective Parent Experience Online

Prospective parents are the key target audience for K-12 schools. Learn how to improve their online experience.

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Social Media

Boosting Facebook Posts: A Walkthrough

Learn how to quickly and easily use your school’s marketing budget to reach more people by boosting a Facebook post.

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Digital Marketing

Improving School Newsletter Distribution

Technology is offering schools efficiencies in a multitude of ways. We explore how school newsletter distribution can be improved.

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Company

Digistorm's 2017 Christmas Closure

Find out when the Digistorm office will close over Christmas and how you can get in touch with us.

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Website Best Practice

Reducing the School Equivalent of Cart Abandonment

Learn more about methods for reducing the abandonment of online enrolment or registration on school websites.

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Company

Digistorm's Year in Review

We've had a huge year here at Digistorm, so check out some of our highlights throughout 2017!

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Company

Five Minutes With our Senior Developer, Mark.

Check out our latest staff interview to meet our Senior Developer, Mark in just 5 minutes!

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Company

The Schoolbox Help App is Here.

We've partnered with Schoolbox to make help for their clients more accessible than ever. Learn more.

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Digital Marketing

Guide to Writing Titles That Increase Clicks for Schools

With the amount of online content being consumed at a rapid rate, schools have a short window to grab attention with interesting titles. Learn how in this post.

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Website Best Practice

Effective School Website Navigation

Every element of a school website has an impact upon its’ effectiveness. This article will focus specifically on the importance of school website navigation.

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Website Best Practice

5 School Blog Formatting Tips

Learn some of our top tips for formatting that can be used to improve both readability and SEO of school website blogs.

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Website Best Practice

5 Ideas for Engaging Parent Blog Posts

Blogging is a great way to engage with your school community. Here are 5 ideas for blog posts that parents will love!

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Online Enrolments

The Role of Emails in the Enrolment Funnel

In this post, we discuss how emails can be used within the enrolment funnel to increase conversions.

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Products

Filling Communication Gaps With School Apps

Learn how you can fill common communication gaps between schools and parents using a school app.

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Social Media

7 Things to Stop Doing on Facebook

Learn how to publish more engaging content in order to connect with your target audience on your school's Facebook page.

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Social Media

Ideas for School Social Content Over the Holidays

With such a long break over the Christmas period, it can be challenging for schools to keep posting fresh social media content. Here’s a helping hand!

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Digital Marketing

The Most Important Marketing Tool for Schools

From traditional to digital, there are many marketing tools that can help schools to reach their goals. In this post, we discuss your most important tool.

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Products

eduAPP Updated to Support iPhone X

At Digistorm, we strive to remain at the forefront of technological product releases, updating the eduAPP to support the new iPhone X.

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Products

5 Key Uses for Push Notifications

The popular feature of the eduAPP product that allows schools to send push notifications with their content is commonly used in these five ways.

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Digital Marketing

User Generated Content: Why it's Important for Schools

Learn why the content that is created by your school community is important to your school’s marketing strategy.

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Customer Relationship Management

Wait List Management for Schools

We’ve changed the way that schools manage not only their enrolment funnel, but also their waiting lists. Learn more in this blog post.

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Company

Five Minutes With our UX/UI Designer, Deb.

Meet our UX/UI Designer, Deb in this quick fire interview!

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Products

Targeted Messaging Through eduAPP Explained

Digistorm’s eduAPP product allows schools to send targeted messages through their school app. Learn how the targeting works in this blog post.

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Social Media

How to Know What Time of Day to Post on Facebook

Learn how to find out the time of day that works best for your school’s Facebook posts and make the most of your social media marketing strategy.

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Digital Marketing

3 Ways to Reduce Email Unsubscribes

One of the key challenges of sending email marketing communications is unsubscribes from your email database. Learn three ways to reduce your unsubscribes.

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Customer Relationship Management

Segmentation for School Email Marketing Success

Learn how segmenting your school’s email marketing lists can result in more successful enrolment marketing campaigns.

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Social Media

Quick Guide to Using Hashtags on Social Media

The way in which different social networks use hashtags can vary, so we’ve put together a quick guide for schools on how to use them.

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Digital Marketing

Track Your School’s Digital Marketing in Seconds.

If your school is using Google Analytics to measure its’ online performance, you can create tracking for individual links in seconds with a tool from Google.

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Company

TASS API Takes Integration With ENROL to New Heights

Digistorm’s abilities to integrate with TASS continue to improve with the education leader’s API. Learn how the link between TASS and ENROL is changing.

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Website Best Practice

5 Tips for School Website Photography Briefs

New photography is an important part of refreshing your school’s website. Read our 5 important tips for your brief to the photographer!

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Digital Marketing

Collecting Form Data: What's Next?

Schools generally collect data through forms on their website for a particular purpose, however this article explores other ways in which it can be used.

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Customer Relationship Management

Building Relationships With Prospective Parents

When considering a prospective parent's selection of a school, it is important for schools to focus on building relationships. Learn why in this blog post.

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Company

Five Minutes With our Lead Developer, Gus.

Meet our Lead Developer, Gus in this quick fire interview!

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Customer Relationship Management

Integrations That Help Schools Build Relationships

We discuss how integrating your CRM with a school website and an enrolment system improves relationship management.

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Company

Meet Two of the Guys Behind Schoolbox, Sean and James.

We chat to Sean and James, two of Schoolbox's Co-Founders. Read about everything from what makes a great partner to the link between tech and education.

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Social Media

Social Media Statistics to get you Posting

Sometimes, adding social media to the school website marketing mix can be a hard sell. Here are some statistics to get your school posting!

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Apps

Spotlight on 5 School Apps by Digistorm

We put a spotlight on five of our Digistorm eduAPPs, each with a range of school app features that could benefit your school and improve your communication.

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Resources

Guide to Blog Post Writing for Schools

Share everything from recent happenings to news and updates in engaging blog posts. Check out our guide to writing effective blog posts on your school website.

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Online Enrolments

6 Ways to Improve School Relationships With Parents

Relationships are incredibly important to gaining and retaining K-12 school enrolments. Learn 6 strategies for improving parent relationships.

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Social Media

Elements of Your Facebook Timeline That Should be Polished

We identify important elements of your school’s Facebook page that should be kept updated and polished for a professional online presence.

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Customer Relationship Management

What is Customer Relationship Management?

We explore the meaning of customer relationship management and how it can apply to and help schools to increase enrolment conversion.

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Company

Introducing Funnel: A Customer Relationship Management Tool for Schools.

Introducing our newest product: Funnel, a customer relationship management tool, built specifically for K-12 schools.

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Company

Innovative Schools 2017

We’re proud to be sponsors, in partnership with Schoolbox for the second year running, of The Educator Magazine’s Innovative Schools Report 2017.

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Company

Five Minutes With our Software Developer, Bentley.

Meet one of our Software Developers, Bentley in under 5 minutes! We chat all things software, robots and airports.

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Online Enrolments

Changing the Way We Think About Enrolments

We are seeing a fundamental shift in the way that enrolments are captured, converted and managed. Learn how your school should be evolving.

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Company

Meet Mary-Louise O'Brien, CDO of Melbourne Girls Grammar School.

Understanding the needs and goals of K-12 schools is important to us, so we caught up with Mary-Louise O'Brien from MGGS to discuss all things digital.

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Website Best Practice

Examples of Effective Website Text

The text on a school’s website it one of the key ways to improve conversions. In this blog post, we highlight some examples of effective school website text.

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Social Media

5 Useful Analytics From Twitter

Twitter Analytics can provide you with some useful insights about your school’s social media performance. We share 5 of our favourite Twitter analytics.

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Company

We Haven't Been Everywhere, but it's on our List!

Learn more about where we'll be and how you can catch up with a member of the Digistorm sales team throughout the next month or two!

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Company

Introducing: The Smarter Schools App

We have a brand new app, designed to provide free learning resources to Digistorm clients + K-12 schools! Learn more and download it today.

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Website Best Practice

5 Rules for School Website Images

Your school website is one of your key marketing tools, and the imagery is a crucial aspect. Learn our 5 rules for your website images.

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Website Best Practice

Spotlight on School Website Calls to Action

An effective call to action is key to a conversion on any school website. We put a spotlight on the types, placements and styles of school CTAs.

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Company

Meet Parent Paperwork and Their CEO, Fiona Boyd.

We chat to Fiona Boyd, the CEO of Parent Paperwork about everything from integration with our eduAPP, right through to the future of technology in education.

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Company

Five Minutes With our Support and Implementation Manager, Chris Love.

From making the office wear stripes on Fridays to taking care of client support enquiries, meet our Support and Implementation Manager, Chris in just 5 minutes.

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Website Best Practice

Optimising Images for Your School Website

The size and quality of images on your website is important, and can also affect your website speed. Learn how to optimise images for your school’s website.

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Website Best Practice

Design Principles for Your School Website

We have broad experience in school website best practice. Our in-house UX/UI Expert, Deb shares design principles to consider for your school website.

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Social Media

Did you Know About This Free Facebook Learning Resource?

We show you how to get the most out of Facebook’s free learning resource, Facebook Blueprint for your school’s social media marketing success.

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Website Best Practice

5 Opportunities for Forms on School Websites

Learn five ways in which schools can utilise custom online forms on their school’s website.

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Social Media

School Facebook Highlights

We put a spotlight on six recent school Facebook posts we love! Check them out for some school Facebook inspiration.

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Website Best Practice

Checklist for Your School Website Update

If it’s time for a school website refresh, there are a some key considerations to make. Use your checklist to make sure you cover every update opportunity!

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Digital Marketing

5 Tips for Effective School Digital Marketing Campaigns

We’ve put together our 5 tops tips to help you launch effective and high performing digital marketing campaigns for your school.

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Company

Something BIG is Coming.

Digistorm has been working on an exciting new development. Stay tuned for more information or contact us today to learn more.

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Company

Five Minutes With our Project Manager, Timothy.

We spend 5 minutes and ask our Project Manager, Timothy some hard-hitting questions! Check it out.

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Products

5 Must-Have Widgets in Craft

For Digistorm clients with our schoolWEBSITE product, we’ve put together this guide on 5 must-have reporting widgets to set up in your CMS, Craft.

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Digital Marketing

Keys to Success: Rolling out New Products for Schools

Building new products that affect multiple areas of your school is only half of the equation. We discuss the keys to a successful product roll-out.

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Digital Marketing

5 Places to Collect Email Addresses

Email can be a strong marketing tool for schools, but it starts with having valuable and relevant data. Learn five places to start collecting it.

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Digital Marketing

10 Interesting Digital Marketing Statistics

We share ten statistics to get your thinking about your school’s digital marketing strategy! Published by the biggest and best in the tech industry.

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Website Best Practice

The Importance of Information Architecture

The way that your website content is structured can have a significant impact on the way your website visitors behave and whether or not they convert.

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Social Media

Why Twitter Works for Schools

Social media can be a powerful method for engaging your school community and creating powerful content. Learn why Twitter is a great marketing tool for schools.

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Apps

5 Common School Communications That School Apps can Replace

School apps can provide value in a range of ways. Learn about the different types of communications within your school that can be replaced by a school app.

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Online Enrolments

Writing Text to Encourage Online Enrolments

Learn how to structure your digital marketing text to encourage prospective parents to take action and apply for your school online.

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Company

Digistorm and TASS: 5 Benefits of the Integration

Learn more about Digistorm’s ability to integrate with The Alpha School System and how it can benefit K-12 schools.

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Company

Five Minutes With our Account Manager, Jamie

We're kicking off an interview series so that you can meet the Digistorm team. We start with our newest team member and Account Manager, Jamie.

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Social Media

Your Two Social Media Audiences

Social media is a commonly used marketing tool for schools. We discuss the importance of considering both of your key audiences when creating content.

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Website Best Practice

Has Your School Used Google Page Speed Insights?

Test the speed of your school website and get recommendations from Google on how you can make improvements, all for free! Learn how in this post.

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Digital Marketing

Creating Custom Reports in Google Analytics

Understanding your school website’s performance can help you improve your website. Learn how to use Google Analytics to gain deeper insights.

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Social Media

Facebook Advertising Explained

You may have noticed that Facebook as a marketing tool almost has its’ own language. We explain Facebook’s key advertising products and features.

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Company

We'll be at EduTECH, Visit us to Win!

Digistorm will be at the EduTECH conference in 2017, and they're giving visitors of their stand the chance to win an Apple Watch!

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Digital Marketing

Google Adwords Keyword Tool for Schools

Learn more about the insights that your school can gain from Google Adwords Keyword Tool. Find out how to gain and use Google search information.

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Apps

5 Important Questions When Choosing to Implement a School App

We’ve put together important questions to ask yourself when implementing a school app into your existing software stack.

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Digital Marketing

Email Automations for Schools

Automations are a great way to ensure that regular and relevant email communication with your school community is taking place, and to save time internally.

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Website Best Practice

5 Tips for Creating Online Forms

Forms are an effective way of capturing important data. Check out our 5 best practice tips for composing online forms for your school website.

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Website Best Practice

How Website Load Times Affect Visitation

The amount of time users spend on your school website is affected by more than your website design and usability. Learn how website speed affects visitation.

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Website Best Practice

Why Keeping Your School Website Content Updated is Important

Updating the content on your website might seem like a no brainer but often, content can be forgotten. Learn more about why it’s important update your website.

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Website Best Practice

UX and UI Explained: Why They're Important for Your School Website

When reading about the composition of websites, you may come across the terms ‘UX’ and ‘UI’. We’ll define them and explain why they’re important to your school.

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Digital Marketing

The Importance of Segmentation

One of the most impactful ways to make your digital marketing more successful is by making your message relevant to your audience. Learn about segmentation.

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Social Media

Using Facebook to Retarget Website Visitors

Learn how to use Facebook to retarget parents who visit your school’s website without completing an online enrolment.

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Products

The Power of Integration

Learn more about the power of implementing cohesive links between two school software systems such as Elcom and our schoolAPP product.

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Digital Marketing

The Value of a Video Series

We don’t need to keep telling you how valuable video content is in digital marketing, but we can tell you how to use it to keep your audience engaged.

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Apps

Guide to Writing the Perfect Push Notification

Writing push notifications that are impactful and effective can be challenging. We’ve created a guide to help you put together the perfect push notification.

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Website Best Practice

Understanding and Setting Up Google Search Console

Google Search Console is a useful tool that provides you with information about search. Learn how to understand and manage your Google Search Console.

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Online Enrolments

The Benefit of Email Reminders During Online Enrolment

Offering an online enrolment process is an excellent way to boost your enrolments. We discuss the benefit of email prompts throughout the process.

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Digital Marketing

Powerful Ways to Encourage School Donations Online

Many schools rely on donations from alumni and community members for particular endeavours. We’ve shared some ways to encourage online donations to your school.

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Apps

Mobile Apps vs. Responsive Websites for Schools

We discuss the long-debated question: should your school use a mobile app or a responsive website to capitalise on their school community’s mobile use?

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Website Best Practice

Checklist: How Does Your School Website Measure Up?

We’ve put together a website best practice checklist. Read more to see whether your school’s website measures up, or could use some improvements.

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Website Best Practice

Having a School Website Developed: What to Expect

When having a new website developed, it is crucial to provide the developer with as much information as possible. Learn more about what they need to know!

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Social Media

Digital Marketing Highlights: Redeemer Lutheran College

Take a look at some examples of great school digital marketing practices with Facebook marketing examples from Digistorm client, Redeemer Lutheran College.

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Apps

4 Tips: Event Marketing Through eduAPP

We’ve put together a helpful guide including four ways to amplify the marketing message around your upcoming school event using your school app.

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Digital Marketing

The Value of Buttons Online

The way that you display your call to action in an online communication can have a significant impact upon your conversion rate. Learn more about using buttons.

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Company

On Fridays, we Stripe.

Since every day is casual at Digistorm, we've decided to start a new theme on Fridays... stripes!

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Apps

5 Ways to Increase Your School App Use

Maintaining engagement with your school's community can be challenging. We’ve put together 5 ways to increase the use of your school’s app.

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Products

Digistorm Now Integrates With ParentPaperwork

Digistorm’s schoolAPP for Schoolbox product is now capable of integrating directly with ParentPaperwork forms. Learn more about the partnership.

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Digital Marketing

Email Marketing for Schools: Practices to Avoid

In this post, we share how you can improve your email performance and learn more about what you should avoid doing in your school’s email sends.

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Digital Marketing

Content and Tools for Easy School Videos

Video is the most popular, and fastest growing type of content consumed online. We share some tips for creating cheap and easy videos to increase engagement.

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Website Best Practice

Tips for Writing the Perfect School 'About Us' Page

The ‘About Us’ page on any website can have a significant impact upon viewers. Learn how to write impactful web copy for your school’s ‘About Us’ page.

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Apps

Using schoolAPP for Better Communication

Communication within your school and with your school’s community is crucial. Learn how Digistorm’s schoolAPP can be a helpful communication tool for you.

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Social Media

5 Things to Avoid Doing on Your School’s Twitter

Twitter is one of the most saturated social networks, with over 500 million tweets sent daily. Learn how to get more cut through for tweets from your school.

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Social Media

Social Media Management Tools for your School

We’ve put together a list of some helpful tools to help you manage, schedule and report on social media marketing for your school.

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Online Enrolments

Optimising Your School Website for Enrolments

Learn about important optimisations that can be made to your school’s website for the purpose of increasing the likelihood of online enrolments.

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Products

Learning and Communication - Together in One App

Digistorm’s schoolAPP for Schoolbox is fully integrated with the Schoolbox system. Learn how this school app can positively impact your school.

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Website Best Practice

Which Call to Action Is Best for Your School Website?

Learn more about calls to action and about how to determine the right call to action for your website or page.

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Apps

Best Practice Guide to Composing Notices

Notices have always been an effective communication method for schools. We have put together a best practice guide to composing your notices online.

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Digital Marketing

Handy Information from Google Trends

Did you know that there is a free resource that can tell you how many people are searching for your school on Google, and what terms they’re searching for?

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Apps

What Is the Right Number of Push Notifications?

We explore the right number of app push notifications for your school and the types of content you should send.

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Company

schoolAPP for Schoolbox V2 Release

Learn more about the updates including design and feature improvements available through the schoolAPP for Schoolbox V2 release.

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Website Best Practice

10 Tips for Writing Effective School Website Copy

Text on your school’s website is a key form of communication with your school community. We share tips for effective website text changes that you can make.

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Social Media

How to Add Tabs to Your School's Facebook Page

Learn how to link website pages and other social network to your school's Facebook page via tabs on your timeline.

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Digital Marketing

5 Tips for More Fun Mobile Phone Photos

5 Tips for More Fun Mobile Phone Photos

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Company

Getting Support Has Never Been Easier

Digistorm Education now has a new and improved Support Centre available to assist you with enquiries about your Digistorm school app, Enrol or school website.

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Social Media

How to Get New Facebook Page Likes for Free

How to Get New Facebook Page Likes for Free

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Company

Get Social with Digistorm!

Follow us on social media for news, tips and so much more.

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Website Best Practice

Is Your School Website SEO Friendly?

Learn more about simple ways to improve your school website’s SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) practices.

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Digital Marketing

The Importance of a Strong Email Subject Line

Sending email marketing communications is a powerful way to reach your school’s target market. Learn about effective subject lines to increase your open rate.

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Website Best Practice

Helpful Tips to Reduce Your Bounce Rate

Having a high bounce rate on your school’s website can be caused by a number of issues. We’ll cover some ways to reduce your school website’s bounce rate.

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Digital Marketing

10 Common Digital Marketing Terms

Understand 10 common digital terms you might find in analytics from your school’s website, email marketing, social media or other online marketing channels.

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Company

Innovative Schools 2016

Digistorm Education, in partnership with Schoolbox, are proud to support the Innovative Schools report for 2016.

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Company

Digistorm Celebrates Christmas!

Before taking a well-deserved Christmas break, the Digistorm team wrapped up the year with some pre-Christmas celebrations.

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Company

2016 in Review

Digistorm would like to thank our clients for an incredible year! To celebrate, we wanted to share some of our achievements throughout 2016.

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Products

Security update for all hosted school websites

Introducing SSL certification as standard for all of our hosted school websites.

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Products

eduAPP V3 Release

In a major milestone for Digistorm Education, we are pleased to announce the launch of our new School App version 3.

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Products

Interview scheduling made easy

Learn more about the interview scheduling module available in Digistorm's ENROL product.

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Company

Office Guests

Digistorm welcomes some four-legged friends from the Animal Welfare League into the office.

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Products

Introducing the eduAPP for Schoolbox

A dedicated mobile application designed specifically around this best of breed learning platform.

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Products

Meet Digistorm Enrol

Digistorm introduces their new online enrolment form and system to assist schools in improving their enrolment process.

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