BACK TO SCHOOL TIPS FOR YOUR K-12 EMAIL LISTS

09/07/2023
Marketing, Everything Else, College Email List Marketing

When summer starts coming to a close, your K-12 email list subscribers start thinking about returning to school. They’ll have new students and classrooms to manage, opportunities to pursue, and supplies to acquire.
 
You can tap into this transition for a profitable response when you know how to effectively market your brand and business during this time.
 
HOW TO EFFECTIVELY MARKET BACK-TO-SCHOOL OPPORTUNITIESTo effectively market back-to-school opportunities to your K-12 email lists, it's essential to understand your subscriber’s needs and preferences. Here are some ideas to help you get even more from this investment in the coming weeks.
 
1. Know Your AudienceIt helps to understand the various segments of educators you target, such as teachers, school administrators, counselors, and support staff. Tailor your marketing message to address their specific challenges and goals. [[1]]
 
2. Create Engaging ContentDevelop a compelling message showcasing the benefits and value of what you offer. Try to use several formats for variation, including blog posts and articles, videos, infographics, or downloadable resources. [[2]]
 
3. Offer SolutionsIdentify the pain points educators commonly face during the back-to-school season and demonstrate how your product or service can help alleviate them. Whether it's time management, classroom organization, or lesson planning, positioning your offerings as solutions will resonate with your audience.
 
4. Provide Professional DevelopmentEmphasize any professional development opportunities associated with your products or services. Educators constantly seek to enhance their skills, and offering workshops, webinars, or training sessions can be a compelling incentive.
 
5. Use Social MediaEngage educators on popular social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram to gather feedback for your K-12 email lists. Share success stories, testimonials, and tips that align with the back-to-school theme from what you’ve learned through those interactions. [[3]]
 
6. Create Exclusive OffersProvide exclusive discounts or special packages for educators during the back-to-school season. Limited-time opportunities can create a sense of urgency and encourage educators to act quickly. [[4]]
 
You can also organize back-to-school contests or giveaways that encourage educators to participate and share your products or services with their colleagues.
 
7. Leverage TestimonialsCreate content for your K-12 email lists that share your success stories. You can use testimonials, case studies, or public reviews from previous customers that show you can provide value and expertise in the right combination. This effort shows proof-of-concept that your business knows what it is doing, allowing for more people to want to get involved. [[5]]
 
8. Support School InitiativesDemonstrate how your offerings align with current educational initiatives or curriculum standards. Showing how you can contribute to broader educational goals will make your offerings more appealing. Even something simple, like acknowledging the budget constraints that districts face right now, can help you build bridges that lead to more brand awareness.
 
You’ll find more success when your K-12 email list content appreciates the authenticity, empathy, and practicality of educators with each message. When you show you genuinely care about their needs and strive to make their experiences better, you’ll earn more clicks.

[[1]] https://open.lib.umn.edu/businesscommunication/chapter/3-4-getting-to-know-your-audience/
[[2]] https://sproutsocial.com/insights/social-media-data-collection/
[[3]] https://sproutsocial.com/insights/social-media-data-collection/
[[4]] https://www.indeed.com/career-advice/career-development/sales-ideas
[[5]] https://www.forbes.com/sites/theyec/2020/07/27/build-a-trusted-brand-through-video-testimonials/#

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By Sonal Agrawal
09/07/2023
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