Strategies for Using Facebook in College Marketing

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Facebook, the most popular social network in the world, is likely the centerpiece of your higher ed social media presence. But using it is not the same as having a solid Facebook strategy.

First, let me address a frequently asked question:

“Should we still be on Facebook at all, since Gen Z is increasingly using other platforms?”

Yes.

While studies are showing Gen Z is falling off of Facebook, the largest group for college marketing — alumni and parents — are still strong users. These are primary influencers, and keeping them engaged is vital to your overall strategy.

Speaking of strategy … As I said of Twitter in my last blog post, Facebook with no strategy will get you nowhere:

What makes Facebook so challenging is that it’s so well established, and offers so many ways to engage, that users expect a lot more from account managers than activity. They expect an experience.

Read on for tips on how to use Facebook for college marketing.

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Bart Caylor

President & Founder Caylor Solutions Husband. Dad. Learner. Thinker. Branding, Marketing, Problem Solver for Education. Apostle's Creed. #highered #marketing