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How to Be a Higher Ed Marketer with Bart Caylor

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Higher education may have been slower to adopt modern marketing practices and technology like AI, but higher-ed marketer Bart Caylor is on a mission to change that. As President and Founder of Caylor Solutions and The Higher Ed Marketer, Bart joins the Social Pros podcast to share his lessons on the best marketing practices for higher ed.

Higher Education Marketers Get a Masterclass in AI, Modern Marketing, and Business 

Bart Caylor, President and Founder of Caylor Solutions and The Higher Ed Marketer, predicts a declining demand for higher ed in the future, meaning schools will face greater competition for a smaller pool of potential students. So, it’s more important than ever that higher ed invests in great marketing practices. 

In this episode, Bart shares his predictions for the future of higher ed marketing, what he tries to teach institutions that have been slower to adapt to modern marketing practices, and how schools can utilize AI effectively. Bart believes that AI is often underused, but the trick is learning how to train the AI to give you the results you need.   

He shares his thoughts on the importance of content creation, managing marketing budgets, and how to become an authority in the higher ed space. We also hear about his journey to create The Higher Ed Marketer podcast and his book, Chasing Mission Fit: A Marketing Guide to Fill Your Institution with Students Who Will Succeed. 

In This Episode:

  • Bart explains how he first entered the higher ed marketing space 
  • How higher ed marketing has evolved 
  • Bart’s predictions on its future  
  • How higher ed marketers can adopt AI and get better at prompting 
  • Bart’s thoughts on younger people getting into higher ed marketing 
  • Using the necessary skills to succeed in modern marketing 
  • Why you should aim to be a little better every day 
  • Where Bart finds inspiration 
  • Emerging trends that marketers should pay attention to 
  • Insights and themes in Bart’s podcast  
  • How marketers are making mistakes  
  • Bart’s top tip for those looking to become a social pro 

Quotes From This Episode:

Be ruthless on content creation. Even if you don't think that anybody but your mom is reading it, just continue to put it out. It will eventually start gaining people's attention and then eventually you will become the expert that you want to become. Click To Tweet

“Purchasing an education at 17 or 18, especially for a traditional student, is one of the biggest decisions they’re going to make in their lives. It’s a highly emotive decision, even though a lot of people like to say it’s all based on facts. As marketers, we know that people buy on emotion and then they justify based on facts. And so it’s no different in higher ed.” 

“A lot of people look at what I’m doing and say “wow, you’ve got an expertise to that.” I’ve just played with AI a little bit longer than everyone else. And that’s what I try to encourage people to do.” 


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