Monthly Archives: November 2011
Over the last five years we have been a daily delivery customer; a 4 -day a week customer (Thurs-Sunday); and we've tried unsuccessfully to be a Sunday only customer.
We're finally giving up. Continue readingBuffer Share this:
Keith Krueger of Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) speaks about the changing landscape for students and schools and their use of mobile technology. Although the conversation should be led by parents and schools, students should also be involved because they… Continue reading
For years, the interruption model was effective in using broadcast and advertising media to inform prospects of a company's goods and services. Now, despite the channel, prospects are experts at dodging and ignoring broadcast and print ads.
The new effective method of marketing is through an invitation model where a company builds relationships with its community and freely shares content that is important to that community. Companies accomplish this through outbound communications such as newsletters, white papers, videos and social media while letting prospects know they are ready to serve when the prospect is ready to buy. This is called content marketing. Continue readingBuffer Share this:
The subtitle of this book is "Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right Things Done." Although Bregman outlines an 18-minute-a-day time management plan, this book is about much more than just getting things done.
In fact, the author detours from the usual perspective of time management books right from the beginning. He maintains that it is impossible to do everything and that a rewarding life is the result is of choosing the right things that help us achieve our goals. Continue readingBuffer Share this:
This is that kind of time for me. Just over two years ago, I went to work full-time for my largest client. We did some terrific work together, but that job has come to an end. Basically I worked myself out of a job. Sometimes that happens.
So, I've redesigned my website and relaunched The Teich Group.
Most of the archived blog posts came with me to this new site. Although all the archived posts are posted in November 2011, when you open them to read, you'll see that each one has the original publishing date at the beginning of the post. You'll see them all when you select by categories. Continue readingBuffer Share this:
As the Internet becomes an increasingly mainstream part of everyone's life, connecting with educators, schools and districts online has never been more important to educational publishers than it is right now. Fortunately, the highly interactive nature of today's websites makes it easier than ever to facilitate conversations that highlight the need for your products and also draw visitors deep into your website to investigate your offerings.
But building a strong website isn't enough. K-12 educators and industry decision makers need to be able to easily find your products and services online. Neglecting search-engine optimization strategies (SEO) for your website, means limiting visits to your website and leaving educators unaware of the help that you offer. Continue readingBuffer Share this:
SEO can take many forms but one time-tested strategy is evaluating the primary keywords that people enter into search engines to find relevant content. Make sure that those keywords appear multiple times in your page text. Strive to use those key words as frequently as you can while ensuring that your text still reads easily and naturally to your audience. You want to avoid "stuffing" keywords into your text artificially, however. Current recommendations are that keywords should comprise no more than four percent of your total text.
When automated programs from the search engines called "spiders" find your website, they create an index of words used on your web pages. The more frequently keywords appear on your pages, the more relevant the search engine considers your page for those keywords and the higher it places the link to your website on the list. This is called "organic" search and is more valuable to a searcher than "paid" search links. Continue readingBuffer Share this:
SEO is critically important to any business, but especially so to educational publishers. When teachers and educators search for quality content that impacts their students' academic success, they need to find programs and solutions as quickly as possible with as much supporting efficacy evidence as is available.
When SEO is used correctly, you can help ensure that web searchers looking for keywords that are core to their needs and interests will find your web pages at the top of the search engine results. Appearing at the top of the lists of results assures the searcher that those links will take them to content that is relevant to their informational needs. Continue readingBuffer Share this:
To remain competitive in the educational publishing business, you need to have a great deal of information at your disposal. Emerging developments from industry associations, news releases from competitors and relevant conversations from teachers, educators and standard setters – all this is information you need, and the landscape of data changes daily.
In the past, keeping current required an enormous investment in research. But with the advent of RSS feeds on the Internet, you can have all the legwork done for you – absolutely free. Continue readingBuffer Share this:
First published March 27, 2008
As an educational publisher, your mission is to create engaging content to improve the learning of students in this country. You already create the products to do so – but in today’s busy world, traditional marketing methods often fail to attract attention from those who influence (and make) the buying decisions.
Fortunately, there is a way to take advantage of new technology and social trends to build more interest in your product. You can add additional context and increased value through launching a corporate blog. Continue readingBuffer Share this: