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1 Student Record Officers: The Marketing Director's Best Friends Richard Taylor Director of Marketing & Communications

2 Marketing is…. A management process that seeks to lead, anticipate and satisfy customer demand Fundamental to marketing is that different groups have different needs and desires And these groups can be identified through a process called market segmentation

3 Market Segmentation A market segment is a sub-set of a market made up of people sharing one or more characteristics that cause them to demand similar products and/or services

4 Market Segmentation Segmentation can be based on: –Geography, fee status, social class, age, gender, subject preferences, level of study, prior qualifications, hair colour, ethnicity etc etc etc As long as it can be reached and responds similarly to market stimulii

5 Marketing involves… Developing a position for one or more market segments What do we mean by a position?

6 Services Marketing Mix A concept that market attractiveness for a specific audience is determined by seven variables Product Price Promotional Strategy Physical Surroundings/Packaging Place & Distribution Process People

7 A Market Segment…. Professional managers in the UK requiring advanced management training…. Product Price Promotional Strategy Physical Surroundings/Packaging Place & Distribution Process People

8 But you can’t be something you’re not Higher education “brands” are built over decades and disseminated by word of mouth HEIs therefore need to understand their current markets

9 Education as a Service Services: Intangible Dominant Low on Search Qualities High on Experience Qualities Inseparable from producer Goods: Tangible Dominant High on Search Qualities Lower on Experience Qualities Separable from producer

10 Education as a Service Services differentiate through delivery and not (just) words The brand cannot exist outside of the reality of the service experience The service experience is dependant on people Word of mouth drives reputation

11 So…. Understanding the current position of an institution or programme is critical Who are our customers? Turn to the data record…

12 But…. QUALENTS, PAREDs MSFUNDS

13 Come Alive with the Pepsi Generation

14 Pepsi brings your ancestors back from the dead

15 And the worst one… TTPCODE

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17 You can’t occupy all the segments.

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19 If we want to succeed and develop our reputation we must stand for something that is clear and distinctive….

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22 The 49 th Prime Minister

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24 Flight of the Conchords "Formerly New Zealand's fourth most popular guitar-based digi- bongo acapella- rap-funk-comedy folk duo"

25 Some offenders…. “Ranked in the top 3 of all modern universities” “Ranked the 17 th best politics department by the Guardian” “One of XXXshires leading universities”

26 If your position isn’t clear it won’t have impact in a world full of over- communication Strategic Communications - communicating a clear position or message Why a clear position?

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29 Old Elite Non-Elite

30 Old Elite Non-Elite

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32 Bath Bristol Cambridge Durham Edinburgh Exeter Glasgow Imperial College King's College London Leicester LSE Loughborough Nottingham Oxford Sheffield Southampton St Andrews UCL Warwick York Britain’s Top 20 Universities

33 Bath Bristol Cambridge Durham Edinburgh Exeter Glasgow Imperial College King's College London Leicester LSE Loughborough Nottingham Oxford Sheffield Southampton St Andrews UCL Warwick York Those that meet State School Benchmark

34 Bath Bristol Cambridge Durham Edinburgh Exeter Glasgow Imperial College King's College London Leicester LSE Loughborough Nottingham Oxford Sheffield Southampton St Andrews UCL Warwick York And their Benchmark for Recruitment from Lower Socio-economic Groups

35 In Conclusion… The strategic challenge for HEIs is to develop a clear and distinct position This can’t be divorced from reality The richness of information in the staff, financial and especially student record is critical


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