The Digital Campus

The Digital Campus


Mint, mint, mint: New Corporate Design for the University of Basel

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Matthias Geering, Head of Communications & Marketing at the University of Basel

Earlier this year, just in time for the spring semester 2015, the University of Basel launched its redesigned website. But that was not all: With it came a complete rebranding. We talked to Matthias Geering, Head of Communications & Marketing, to get the inside scoop on their new corporate design. Continue Reading →


Should Your University Be On Instagram?

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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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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 →


8 Creative Ways US Universities Use Social Media

I recently wrote a short version of this blog post for swissnex San Francisco’s blog nextrends. If you are interested in reading more about each example with more details than you can think of, than just keep reading. And if you only have five minutes, feel free to move right over to nextrends and read the short cap with a slideshow!

If you hold a university degree, chances are your alma mater didn’t have a Facebook page or Twitter account when you were enrolled. They do now. But before you start to feel old, let me remind you that the Facebook “Like” button just turned four and that Facebook only launched pages for universities in late 2007. Continue Reading →


Save the Date!

On November 13, 2012 we would like to bring together the community that made the program possible: participants, sponsors, experts, and other organizations to share what we learned along the way, where we are at, share successes and lessons learned, and learn a little more while we are at it.

Expect panel discussions, keynote speakers, more workshops, and plenty of networking with other higher education & social media professionals in Switzerland. We will also present what the future holds for our program beyond 2012.

Please mark your calendars for November 13, 2012 to attend our closing meeting in Basel, Switzerland and stay tuned for program, agenda, and logistical details coming soon!