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How to Leverage Virtual Learning Photos Being Taken of Your Students [video]

In Blog, brand story, Branding, Business to Customer, Christian School, COVID-19, education marketing, How to, Marketing by Amy AlexanderLeave a Comment

Amy Alexander

Valiant defender of client brands, creative genius, master of graphic design and photography, and mother of (cute, tiny) dragons at Story Collaborative
Once upon a time, a brilliant warrior princess and her family wanted to forge a business that cared about people as much as it cares about results - and so - Story Collaborative was born.

With over a decade of experience in graphic design, Amy has developed brand experiences for large and small organizations across the US. After completing her B.S., Amy left freelance design consulting to work in higher education. There she managed print and digital experiences in a collaborative environment. She now has years of creative direction under her belt, providing a unique understanding of customer interaction with brand touch-points.

When she’s not slaying giants for her cherished clients, she can be found relaxing and adventuring with her husband, twin girls Morgan and Mallory, and her extended family.

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With students stuck at home while they participate in digital learning, there are a lot of unique photos being taken! From parents capturing chaotic kitchen tables, to teachers taking screenshots …

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How Much Does a Virtual Tour Cost for My Campus?

In Answers, Blog, Christian School, COVID-19, education marketing, funeral home marketing, healthcare marketing by Amy AlexanderLeave a Comment

Amy Alexander

Valiant defender of client brands, creative genius, master of graphic design and photography, and mother of (cute, tiny) dragons at Story Collaborative
Once upon a time, a brilliant warrior princess and her family wanted to forge a business that cared about people as much as it cares about results - and so - Story Collaborative was born.

With over a decade of experience in graphic design, Amy has developed brand experiences for large and small organizations across the US. After completing her B.S., Amy left freelance design consulting to work in higher education. There she managed print and digital experiences in a collaborative environment. She now has years of creative direction under her belt, providing a unique understanding of customer interaction with brand touch-points.

When she’s not slaying giants for her cherished clients, she can be found relaxing and adventuring with her husband, twin girls Morgan and Mallory, and her extended family.

Reach out to Amy!

In the midst of an exclusively virtual admissions process, many k-12 schools are anxious to publish a virtual tour on their website. So the question becomes: how much will that …

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Getting Perspective on COVID-19 and Your Business or Nonprofit

In Blog, business growth strategies, education marketing, healthcare marketing, school marketing by David MillsLeave a Comment

David Mills

Story Alchemist, Regent for client and company strategy at Story Collaborative
Once upon a time, a kind and benevolent (although not perfect) regent wanted to use his talents and resources to make the world a better place. He also wanted to forge his own path forward with his family by his side. And so, out of the regent’s desire to help people and create a better future for companies and communities alike, Story Collaborative was born.

David is committed to the importance of every customer and company story. He knows how to dig deep to find fresh strategies that result in trackable growth. He draws his consulting and training from two master’s degrees, four published workbooks, and more than 30 years serving as an national trainer, executive, founder, and consultant to thousands of large and small organizations across the nation. He wants to help build communities not just commodities and believes that the“story is the ultimate human technology.”

When he’s not helping his clients crush their goals, you can find David spending time at home with his wife of 38 years, his four kids, and twelve grandkids.

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Once they get past the health-concerns and medical response, leaders are beginning to wrestle with the immediate and short-term impacts of the COVID-19 crisis on their organizations. Protecting, closing, canceling …

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Importance of Video is Accelerating in 2020

In Blog, business growth strategies, education marketing, employer brand, funeral home marketing, growth marketing by David MillsLeave a Comment

David Mills

Story Alchemist, Regent for client and company strategy at Story Collaborative
Once upon a time, a kind and benevolent (although not perfect) regent wanted to use his talents and resources to make the world a better place. He also wanted to forge his own path forward with his family by his side. And so, out of the regent’s desire to help people and create a better future for companies and communities alike, Story Collaborative was born.

David is committed to the importance of every customer and company story. He knows how to dig deep to find fresh strategies that result in trackable growth. He draws his consulting and training from two master’s degrees, four published workbooks, and more than 30 years serving as an national trainer, executive, founder, and consultant to thousands of large and small organizations across the nation. He wants to help build communities not just commodities and believes that the“story is the ultimate human technology.”

When he’s not helping his clients crush their goals, you can find David spending time at home with his wife of 38 years, his four kids, and twelve grandkids.

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The use of all types of video has increased consistently dramatically year over year for the past decade. In 2015, marketers reported that 78% felt that video was important and …

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The Word They Forgot to Add to the Dictionary – Hactics (and how to know if you are doing it)

In Blog, business growth strategies, education marketing, growth marketing, medical marketing, Nonprofits, school marketing, Social Media by David MillsLeave a Comment

David Mills

Story Alchemist, Regent for client and company strategy at Story Collaborative
Once upon a time, a kind and benevolent (although not perfect) regent wanted to use his talents and resources to make the world a better place. He also wanted to forge his own path forward with his family by his side. And so, out of the regent’s desire to help people and create a better future for companies and communities alike, Story Collaborative was born.

David is committed to the importance of every customer and company story. He knows how to dig deep to find fresh strategies that result in trackable growth. He draws his consulting and training from two master’s degrees, four published workbooks, and more than 30 years serving as an national trainer, executive, founder, and consultant to thousands of large and small organizations across the nation. He wants to help build communities not just commodities and believes that the“story is the ultimate human technology.”

When he’s not helping his clients crush their goals, you can find David spending time at home with his wife of 38 years, his four kids, and twelve grandkids.

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Def: hac·tic ˈhaktik/ noun Marketing tactics that create busy work instead of saving time or providing shortcuts to a growth goal. Blend word from Hectic and Hack, i.e., Hactic: Hectic …

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Finding the Silver Lining in Facebook

In Blog, business growth strategies, Christian School, education marketing, Inbound Marketing, Marketing, private education, school marketing by David MillsLeave a Comment

David Mills

Story Alchemist, Regent for client and company strategy at Story Collaborative
Once upon a time, a kind and benevolent (although not perfect) regent wanted to use his talents and resources to make the world a better place. He also wanted to forge his own path forward with his family by his side. And so, out of the regent’s desire to help people and create a better future for companies and communities alike, Story Collaborative was born.

David is committed to the importance of every customer and company story. He knows how to dig deep to find fresh strategies that result in trackable growth. He draws his consulting and training from two master’s degrees, four published workbooks, and more than 30 years serving as an national trainer, executive, founder, and consultant to thousands of large and small organizations across the nation. He wants to help build communities not just commodities and believes that the“story is the ultimate human technology.”

When he’s not helping his clients crush their goals, you can find David spending time at home with his wife of 38 years, his four kids, and twelve grandkids.

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When you look at the statistics, it’s easy to see that the majority (if not all) of the parents who might want to enroll their children in your school, as …

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Christian School Marketing Tip #5 Use Inbound Strategies

In Blog, Christian School, education marketing by David MillsLeave a Comment

David Mills

Story Alchemist, Regent for client and company strategy at Story Collaborative
Once upon a time, a kind and benevolent (although not perfect) regent wanted to use his talents and resources to make the world a better place. He also wanted to forge his own path forward with his family by his side. And so, out of the regent’s desire to help people and create a better future for companies and communities alike, Story Collaborative was born.

David is committed to the importance of every customer and company story. He knows how to dig deep to find fresh strategies that result in trackable growth. He draws his consulting and training from two master’s degrees, four published workbooks, and more than 30 years serving as an national trainer, executive, founder, and consultant to thousands of large and small organizations across the nation. He wants to help build communities not just commodities and believes that the“story is the ultimate human technology.”

When he’s not helping his clients crush their goals, you can find David spending time at home with his wife of 38 years, his four kids, and twelve grandkids.

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Christian School Marketing Tip #5 – Use the Right Inbound Marketing Strategies Inbound marketing is a great approach for Christian schools because it meets prospective students and families as they …

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Christian School Marketing Tip #3 – Authentic Content

In Blog, Christian School, education marketing by David MillsLeave a Comment

David Mills

Story Alchemist, Regent for client and company strategy at Story Collaborative
Once upon a time, a kind and benevolent (although not perfect) regent wanted to use his talents and resources to make the world a better place. He also wanted to forge his own path forward with his family by his side. And so, out of the regent’s desire to help people and create a better future for companies and communities alike, Story Collaborative was born.

David is committed to the importance of every customer and company story. He knows how to dig deep to find fresh strategies that result in trackable growth. He draws his consulting and training from two master’s degrees, four published workbooks, and more than 30 years serving as an national trainer, executive, founder, and consultant to thousands of large and small organizations across the nation. He wants to help build communities not just commodities and believes that the“story is the ultimate human technology.”

When he’s not helping his clients crush their goals, you can find David spending time at home with his wife of 38 years, his four kids, and twelve grandkids.

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Tip #3 for Christian School Marketing – Provide Authentic and Valuable Content Online Both Google and real people are looking for the same thing online – something that meets the …

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Christian Schools Marketing Tip #2 Connect with Parents Early in Their Process

In Blog, Christian School, education marketing by David MillsLeave a Comment

David Mills

Story Alchemist, Regent for client and company strategy at Story Collaborative
Once upon a time, a kind and benevolent (although not perfect) regent wanted to use his talents and resources to make the world a better place. He also wanted to forge his own path forward with his family by his side. And so, out of the regent’s desire to help people and create a better future for companies and communities alike, Story Collaborative was born.

David is committed to the importance of every customer and company story. He knows how to dig deep to find fresh strategies that result in trackable growth. He draws his consulting and training from two master’s degrees, four published workbooks, and more than 30 years serving as an national trainer, executive, founder, and consultant to thousands of large and small organizations across the nation. He wants to help build communities not just commodities and believes that the“story is the ultimate human technology.”

When he’s not helping his clients crush their goals, you can find David spending time at home with his wife of 38 years, his four kids, and twelve grandkids.

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Christian School Marketing Tip #2 Here is Tip #2 – Connect with Parents BEFORE they inquire.  For many parents, the inquiry button, especially when it takes them to a complicated …

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Why December and May are the Most Important Months for Christian School Marketing

In Blog, Christian School, education marketing by David MillsLeave a Comment

David Mills

Story Alchemist, Regent for client and company strategy at Story Collaborative
Once upon a time, a kind and benevolent (although not perfect) regent wanted to use his talents and resources to make the world a better place. He also wanted to forge his own path forward with his family by his side. And so, out of the regent’s desire to help people and create a better future for companies and communities alike, Story Collaborative was born.

David is committed to the importance of every customer and company story. He knows how to dig deep to find fresh strategies that result in trackable growth. He draws his consulting and training from two master’s degrees, four published workbooks, and more than 30 years serving as an national trainer, executive, founder, and consultant to thousands of large and small organizations across the nation. He wants to help build communities not just commodities and believes that the“story is the ultimate human technology.”

When he’s not helping his clients crush their goals, you can find David spending time at home with his wife of 38 years, his four kids, and twelve grandkids.

Setup a Meeting with David

Admissions and marketing directors are busy from January through May working to market the school, re-enroll students, meet new families and build enrollments.  Tours and visits continue through the summer …