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  • Independent Schools
  • International Schools
Debbie Eisenach and Richard Gaskell

The overseas franchising of schools is not new to UK independent schools. Schools such as Harrow, Shrewsbury, Dulwich and Marlborough have all successfully exported for many years their educational strengths, leadership and brand by establishing sister schools abroad. Finalsite and ISC can help schools looking to expand.

  • Branding
  • International Schools
  • Marketing/Communications
  • Success Stories
Read More about The Rise of US Independent Schools Developing Overseas
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  • General Best Practices
  • Product Best Practices
  • Software Updates & Tips
Andrew Martin

Google has created an entire generation of Internet users that expect a great search experience on your school website that's powerful, responsive, and efficient. Fortunately, we created Advanced Search to provide an ad-free, high-performing search experience to match your website visitor's expectations. 

  • Inspiration
  • Technology
  • Web Design
Read More about Why a Good Website Search Experience Matters
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  • General Best Practices
  • Product Best Practices
Andrew Martin

Resources has morphed and evolved into a powerful asset management system with numerous ways to upload, organize, and display multimedia content. We’ve highlighted ten features, tools, and options found within Resources that will undoubtedly save you time managing your school’s multimedia content.

  • Inspiration
  • Marketing/Communications
  • Technology
Read More about 10 Ways Finalsite Resources Saves Your School Time
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  • Higher Education
  • Independent Schools
  • Public School District
Mia Major

Consumers now rely on online reviews to help them make decisions about just about everything — from an Amazon purchase to where to enroll their child in school. Discover how online reviews affect your school, and what to do about them.

  • Admissions
  • Marketing/Communications
  • SEO/PPC
Read More about Online Reviews for Independent Schools: Why They Matter and What to Do
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  • General Best Practices
  • Product Best Practices
Andrew Martin

Forms Manager allows anyone to create great-looking forms in a matter of minutes thanks to its simplicity and adaptability. We’ve selected five awesome examples and best practices to help inspire you when you're building your next form in Forms Manager. 

  • Admissions
  • Advancement
  • Marketing/Communications
Read More about 5 Awesome Examples and Best Practices for Forms Manager
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  • General Best Practices
  • Product Best Practices
Andrew Martin

Finalsite is pleased to introduce Timed Page Pops as a part of our Inbound Marketing platform that allows you to delay pop-ups until you can safely gauge a visitor's interest based on time or distance scrolled down a page.

  • Admissions
  • Marketing/Communications
Read More about Timed Page Pops: A New Feature to Improve the User Experience on Your Website
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  • General Best Practices
  • International Schools
Debbie Eisenach

The American School in London (ASL) continues to hold a leading reputation among international schools around the world with thousands of global daily site visitors. Learn how ASL updated their homepage to make use of images, interactive elements, and clear messaging to reflect their mission of an outstanding American education with a global perspective. 

  • Web Design
Read More about International School Website Redesign: The American School in London
How Private Schools "Compete with Free" with Northwest Catholic High School
  • Independent Schools
Hadley Rosen

In this first installation of our blog series “Competing with Free,” we spoke to Northwest Catholic High School  to learn  how they stay competitive and successful when competition with public school is challenging as public education is perceived to be free. 

  • Marketing/Communications
  • Web Design
Read More about How Private Schools "Compete with Free" with Northwest Catholic High School
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  • General Best Practices
  • Software Updates & Tips
Andrew Martin

Publications offers a whole suite of exciting features and options to elevate your Posts content to the next level with enhanced creation, organization, functionality, and interactivity. To help get you started, we’ve selected some of our favorite features that we know you’ll enjoy.

  • Advancement
  • Marketing/Communications
Read More about 9 Awesome Features of Finalsite’s Digital Publications
Creating Cohesive School Brand Experience: Tips for Developing a Visual System
  • General Best Practices
  • Independent Schools
Alex Budnitz, Director of Design, and Michael Eads, Director of Production at Sametz Blackstone Associates

 A visual system is made up of several parts, including your school's logo, typography, imagery and more. Learn how to coordinate these pieces across your school's marketing on and offline for a cohesive brand experience. 

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  • General Best Practices
  • Software Updates & Tips
Andrew Martin

Making website design and content more accessible for every user is something we see as the right thing to do. In an effort to ensure we continue to lead on accessibility, we’re excited to share with you some of our recent additions to the accessibility feature set on the Finalsite Platform.

  • Web Accessibility
Read More about New Tools Simplify Web Accessibility on Finalsite Composer
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  • General Best Practices
  • International Schools
  • Product Best Practices
Andrew Martin

International and boarding schools can combine Finalsite Payments and the Personalization element in Composer to save time and improve the user experience for every family by automatically adjusting web page and payment gateway information to each country, currency, and language. 

  • Advancement
  • Marketing/Communications
Read More about Personalizing the Web Experience with Finalsite Payments and the Personalization Element
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  • General Best Practices
Andrew Martin

Despite the promise of social media’s ability to reach your audience, earning their attention and engagement has become increasingly more difficult. Discover how these three schools incorporated social media advertising to increase their reach and engagement with their followers.

Read More about The Power of Social Media Advertising: A Case Study with 3 Finalsite Schools
 [GUEST BLOG]  Private School Messaging Strategy: Tips for Getting Your Story Straight
  • Independent Schools
By Meg Tripp, Director of Editorial Strategy, Sametz Blackstone Associates

Creating a storyline is the key to cohesive messaging that shares your story across platforms and markets. Learn top tips from partner agency Sametz Blackstone on how to guide your efforts. 

  • Marketing/Communications
Read More about [GUEST BLOG] Private School Messaging Strategy: Tips for Getting Your Story Straight

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