Represent conducted extensive research into the school’s target market and conducted an in-depth website review. This revealed that the school’s website was ranking highly for target keywords including ‘furniture design school’ and ‘furniture making course’ and organic traffic was the largest driver of traffic to the site, however this was not translating into conversions.
Represent therefore managed a complete website redesign to simplify the user journey, improve calls to action and redraft content to focus on the benefits of the professional course.
In addition to a website rebuild, Represent devised and managed an integrated comms strategy that focused on:
- Digital marketing to increase conversions
- PR to drive awareness among career changers and school leavers
- Social media to drive awareness and drive traffic to site
- Content marketing to engage cold leads who had previously shown interest in the school but not signed up for the professional course
- Linkbuilding to improve authority of the website to maintain its keyword rankings
- Optimised blog posts focused on content for career changers including ‘How to start a wood working business’, ‘Furniture making as a career’ and ‘Signs it is time for a career change’
- Monthly promotion of blog content to existing email database
- Business profiles promoting the school’s story and its USPs in business, regional and national press
- Profiling of former Chippendale students about their journey to woodworking
- Social content focused on bringing the school’s story and the woodworking environment to life and telling stories of successful graduates