The Digital Campus

The Digital Campus


Did You Take Advantage of The World Cup?

tweet_june_12The Soccer World Cup is a big deal. For a few weeks, most of the world revolves around this mega event and it is hard to escape any conversation about it, especially on social media.

During our recent Twitter chat, which took place the day of the kick-off on June 12, the conversation inadvertently geared towards the World Cup and how you could leverage the topic on social media. Continue Reading →


The New Image Campaign of the University of St.Gallen

We knew that the communications team at the University of St.Gallen was planning to focus more on creating videos, but we had no idea what was in the works. Over the last months, the team has been working hard on an image film that sent the crew as far as Singapore.

The result is “Love, Loss, and Other Lessons Learned“, a love story told over four minutes and essentially a silent movie (no translation necessary, how genious!). The big premiere of their new image video was on April 28, just in time for their annual mega event, the St. Gallen Symposium.

An image movie for a relatively small university (7,666 students in case you wonder), which is not just secretly published on their YouTube channel, but is revealed with a bang and a red carpet, has to part of something bigger. What, you ask? Well, let us tell you what else they set up for this image campaign.

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Digital Campus Event in Winterthur: A Recap

Digital Campus Event ZHAW

Last week, the Digital Campus participants met at the ZHAW in Winterthur for our first Digital Campus event of 2014. swissnex San Francisco kicked off the day-long event with a snapshot of Swiss higher education and social media, followed by a recent trends in that field. Continue Reading →


Should Your University Be On Instagram?

Survey Wake Forest

The University of Lausanne on Instagram

When Facebook acquired Instagram for 1 billion dollars in 2012, many wondered why the social media giant would shell out such a large sum for a picture-sharing app. But two years later, the sum almost sounds like a bargain, considering Facebook’s recent acquisition of WhatsApp for 19 billion dollars and Instagram’s skyrocketing user base.

Instagram recently revealed that it now has 200 million users. Considering WhatsApp’s 500 million users, Instagram’s user base may not seem impressive at all.  But 50 million of those 200 million users signed up in the last 6 months, which means that Instagram is looking at a growth rate of roughly 100% in a short period of time.

With such growth rates, Instagram is becoming more and more interesting for companies, and of course universities. We’ll tell you why you should consider it.
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Post Approval and Mobile vs. Desktop Use at Swiss Universities

This Thursday we asked communicators from universities in Switzerland (and Liechtenstein) two questions:

1. Does your team have an approval workflow for social media posts?

2. Do you post from your Phone? What client do you use for Twitter/Facebook?

Read the Storify below to see how they answered. Continue Reading →


CASE SMC 14: A Recap

“Who thought that after five years, social media is still as important”. This is how Keith Hannon, Associate Director for Social Media at Cornell University opened this year’s CASE conference on Social Media and Community. The first CASE SMC conference was held in 2010 in Philadelphia. Five years later, the conference attracts university communicators and marketers from all over the United States, and as far as Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, and of course, Switzerland!

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A Video Recap from #casesmc

The CASE conference “Social Media and Community: The Case for Implementation” has attracted higher education marketers and communicators from all over the United States, and even some from Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, and of course Switzerland.

Thanks to Matthias Geering, Head Communications & Marketing University of Basel, we were able to create a video with interviews from panelists and key takeaways from participants.

 


Join us at the Social Media and Community Conference for Higher Ed!

CASE conferenceWe will attend next week’s CASE conference Social Media and Community, and will make sure that you get the most out of it, even from far away. The conference is tailored for higher education communicators and marketers, and we will share our takeaways throughout: Continue Reading →