In an increasingly interconnected world, international marketing and advertising have become essential components for businesses seeking global success. As companies expand their reach beyond borders, understanding and adapting to international trends is crucial to effectively engage diverse audiences. In this blog, we will explore some of the key trends shaping the landscape of international marketing and advertising, providing insights and strategies for your creative agency, Clearhead, to thrive in the global marketplace. read more

As a specialist agency in further education content marketing, Clearhead has extensive experience in developing student recruitment campaigns, including promotional films and animations for colleges in the UK. Our expertise in this area has enabled us to develop insights on the best time of year to develop and release these promotional films.

Our experience has shown that promotional films are a powerful tool in attracting and engaging prospective students. In fact, a study by the UK’s Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) found that 91% of students who had watched a promotional video were more likely to apply to that institution. This demonstrates the significant impact that a well-crafted promotional film can have on a college’s student recruitment efforts. read more

Clearhead have won two 2019 telly awards for our work in Higher Education for clients Durham University and the University of Bedfordshire.

Effective video marketing by colleges and universities. Our continual aim at Clearhead is to create chemistry and produce effective video content and campaign for our education clients. We are passionate about doing so and believe in the power of storytelling through the medium of film. Connecting emotively to instigate engagement, form affinity and establish loyalty. We are constantly inspired by content for colleges and universities across the world and wanted to share some content we believe applies the value mentioned above. Producing effective video marketing by colleges and universities. read more

What education video marketing trends will affect FE and HE marketers in the next 12 months? If you’re planning your content or video strategy for 2019, these are the three things to take into account.

There are times when we want films to lie to us: to give us a happy ending or mislead us with a cunning twist. However, when deciding what college and university to go to, prospective students tell us they want providers to keep things authentic.

The truth doesn’t have to be tedious and your college and university’s promotional video can still be filled with great, inspirational content. But think twice before abandoning authenticity in favour of outright fantasy. If you’re putting together a new promo video for your college and university, you might want to consider the following points before you start shooting. read more

Does each video you create have a Launch Plan? Here’s why you need one and how we can help.

Creating video content is just the first half of the job. Getting it in front of your target audience, in the right way, is the second half.

Not having a launch plan is like baking a cake but neglecting to serve it up. It might taste great – it might be the most delicious cake in the world – but who cares, if no-one gets to eat it?!

Similarly, your video content can only set the hearts and minds of your target audience aflame if they see it. We’ll help make it happen with our choice of three service levels: read more

Looking for new video marketing ideas?

Colleges and university marketing teams constantly tell us they want to start using more video as part of their marketing strategies, but that they lack creative ideas. That’s inspired us to put together this blog, sharing how video can target students and influencers at every stage of their journey. And, just as importantly, that distribution is also a vital consideration that should go hand-in-hand when planning your new creative video content.

We’ve packaged together some of the best examples of video marketing ideas from brands, colleges and universities around the world, and some of our own handiwork that we are most proud of. read more

Why do you need a video distribution plan?

Smart universities and colleges have been embracing video as part of their content strategies for the last five years. They are looking to use video to strengthen their brand and achieve challenging enrolment targets.

After all, content is king, right? Well, it is and isn’t. The multichannel environment presents a number of challenges to HE and FE marketers.

YouTube is overflowing with great content commissioned by the HE and FE sector. Some of this content is watched by no-one. read more

Just 18% of brands judge their video marketing ROI as “very successful”, according to a Hubspot survey. So how can colleges and universities prove their video marketing delivers genuine ROI?

Fifty-two percent of marketers consider video marketing to be the type of online content with the greatest ROI. Yet, we often find that one of our clients’ main challenges is measuring their video marketing ROI. If you spend £16,000 on a promotional film, how can your college or university marketing team know what impact it has had? And what about the impact of paid social campaigns? read more

How would you sum up your college or university’s education video marketing strategy for the last 12 months?

You may have a promotional video that has been an important part of your online and social strategy. You may have started to produce more targeted video content. But could you be doing more? Is your college or university keeping pace with how big brands are using video to engage their audiences?

The New Year is the ideal opportunity to reassess your approach to video marketing. And to help you plan and prepare your strategy, we’ve shortlisted our top predictions for the next 12 months. read more

Video is expected to account for over 69% of all consumer web traffic in 2017. Get ready now by ensuring your next school, college or university promotional video maximises impact and gets results. These are our top tips for high impact video in the education sector.

Is your marketing where your audience is?

Education marketers looking to target Generation Z (under 20s) are alienating prospective students if they don’t incorporate video as a core part of their marketing mix.

This generation prefer visual communications. YouTube is their favourite website. 93% visit the site at least once per week, while 54% use it multiple times every single day[1]. read more