User-Generated Content: The Key to Boosting Your Social Media Efforts

User-Generated Content: The Key to Boosting Your Social Media Efforts
User-Generated Content: The Key to Boosting Your Social Media Efforts

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Time: 3:00pm ET

If you want to boost your school’s word-of-mouth marketing efforts through social media, look no further than user-generated content (UGC). UGC is any content that’s created by others— your faculty, students, parents, or alumni.

Learn how including UGC in your social media strategy can boost your credibility and brand reach, particularly among Millennial parents and Gen Z students. This webinar will provide easy-to-implement UGC strategies and tactics you can use to ncrease engagement among your followers and bolster your content library.

  • Do you struggle to generate enough engaging social media content?
  • Are you unsure how to expand your organic reach on social media?
  • Are you failing to connect with Millennials and Gen Z in your outreach efforts?

Join this webinar to learn simple strategies for building a social media content library that is not only mission-aligned and on-brand, but that also increases engagement.

You will learn how to:

  • build the content library for your social media accounts and website;
  • invite your most loyal ambassadors to promote your brand in more intentional ways; and
  • work smarter, not harder, to engage mission-appropriate families.

After this webinar, you’ll be:

  • able to create and execute a UGC strategy that complements your current efforts;
  • equipped to find UGC content that motivates your current and potential families; and
  • confident that this approach can boost engagement and inquiries.

This webinar is for:

Marketing Communications Directors

Penny Abrahams

Penny Abrahams, IAP-L

ISM Consultant | Virtual Advancement Summit Convener

Expertise

Penny Abrahams first joined Independent School Management in 2010 as a member of the Advancement Academy’s founding faculty. As a Consultant, she specializes in marketing communications, enrollment management, and development. Her experience in these areas comes from working in private-independent schools for more than 13 years, and serving a variety of other non-profits for an additional seven years.

Her areas of expertise and passion include building and implementing enrollment management and marketing plans as well as strategic advancement plans; implementing donor-centered development programs; developing mission-based messaging; crafting digital marketing and social media strategies; establishing crisis communications plans; and advising on optimal staffing structures and functions.

Current Role

As a Consultant with ISM, Penny:

  • consults in marketing communications and enrollment management planning and audits, conducts advancement and development assessments, crafts campaign Case Statements, and develops marketing message frameworks; 
  • leads workshops and webinars focused on marketing communications, enrollment management, and development best practices; 
  • speaks at regional and national education conferences; 
  • convenes ISM’s Advancement Academy for experienced school practitioners; and
  • writes for ISM’s publications, including Ideas & Perspectives.

She holds the Leader Certification through ISM’s International Advancement Program (IAP-L).

Prior Experience

Penny began her career in schools in 2001 at Ravenscroft, a PreK through grade 12 school in Raleigh, N.C. As the Annual Fund Director, she managed all aspects of the school’s annual giving program, overseeing a team of volunteers responsible for raising nearly $600,000. Penny later became Ravenscroft’s Director of Communications and was charged with building the school’s communications program from the ground up.

From 2013-17, Penny served as the Director of Admissions & Marketing at Academy at the Lakes, a PreK3 through grade 12 school located in Tampa, Fla., where she helped the school reach record application and enrollment numbers.

Prior to her time in private-independent schools, Penny worked in publications and media relations for the University of Texas, the Memphis Center City Commission, and U.S. Synchronized Swimming.

Education

Penny graduated with a B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and received her International Advancement Program—Leader certification in 2012.

If several of us at the school want to attend the webinar, do we each have to register and pay?

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Yes. A message will be sent to the email address you registered one or two days before the run date. You will receive a link to the webinar as well as PDF slides of the presentation you will be attending.

What happens if I miss my webinar? Will the fee be refunded?

If you’ve missed your scheduled webinar, don’t panic—you will automatically receive a link to the recorded webinar, barring any technical difficulties that prevent us from recording the session.

Will I receive a recorded version of the webinar after it concludes?

Yes, a recording of your webinar will be sent 24–48 hours after the recording concludes. 

What if I have questions about the presentation? Whom do I contact?

You will be able to type questions, thoughts, and concerns in the communication box throughout the webinar. Each webinar allows 15 minutes for answering questions.

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We will correspond with you through email as soon as your workshop is confirmed, no later than two weeks prior to its start date. Occasionally, we may be forced to cancel an unconfirmed, scheduled workshop due to insufficient registration. So we ask that you do not make non-refundable travel arrangements until you receive notice that your workshop is confirmed. (ISM will not be responsible for any change/cancellation charges assessed by your airline or travel agent.)

Tuition Payment and Cancellation Policy for In-Person, Group-based Programs

Tuition must be paid in full 10 business days prior to the start date of the in-person, group-based program. An attendee with a balance due on the start date will be denied entrance to the program until the balance is paid in full.

Cancellation requests must be made in writing by emailing workshops@isminc.com, faxing to 302-656-0647, or mailing to: Professional Development Coordinator, ISM, 2207 Concord Pike, #417 Wilmington, DE 19803.

  • Cancellations received more than 15 business days prior to the start date of the program will be fully refunded. Gold Dollars will also be fully refunded.
  • There will be no refunds for cancellations made less than 15 business days before the start of the program. For registrations paid for with membership Gold Dollars, the member school will receive a 50% refund of Gold Dollars.
  • Non-payment of tuition or no-show to the event does not constitute a cancellation. Full tuition will be due and payable.

The Substitution Option and Wallet Option

Should an attendee need to cancel less than 15 days prior to the start date of the workshop, the school has two options to avoid penalty. Schools may also exercise these options at anytime for cancellations. 

  1. The school may substitute another employee.
  2. The school may bank the funds for a future ISM registration. These funds must be applied to a professional development event within one year from the start date of the original workshop. After one year, the funds will be forfeited. To use banked funds, please call the Professional Development Coordinator at 302-656-4944 x152.

*We DO NOT accept enrollments from consultants.

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