Limestone College

Digital Marketing Campaigns for a 21st Century Education

Background

Limestone College is an accredited, independent, coeducational four-year liberal arts institution chartered by the State of South Carolina.

Limestone College is a Christian non-denominational college. Its programs lead to the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Social Work, Associate of Arts, Associate of Science and Master of Business Administration degree.  By providing degree programs throughout South Carolina and by way of the Internet, Limestone College offers opportunities for personal and professional growth to individuals who may find access to higher education difficult.

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The Problem:

Adapting to the marketplace of web-based education, Limestone College was in need of a strategic implementation of identifying and enrolling new students in all Programs.

Challenges & Objectives

Grow Traditional Day, Online, Evening and MBA Programs

Attract New Traditional and Non-Traditional Day Students at a Regional Scale

Optimize Advertising Platforms for Elevate Brand Awareness & Course Offerings

Develop Strategies to Continue to Produce New Students Year-After-Year

Our Solution:

After an extensive research and discovery process, Greenstone Media outlined a digital marketing strategy customized specifically to meet Limestone College's admissions goals.

Identifying Limestone's Audience

Limestone College Audience
Limestone IG Online image
Limestone MBA IG

Traditional Day Program

Age Range: 15-18 years, 35-44 years

Gaffney, SC Area Residents

Competitor locations within 50-100 mile radius

Online & Evening Programs

Age Range: 25-34 years, 35+ years

Students within a 100 mi radius

Focus on competing areas and larger cities

MBA Program

Age Range: 27-34, 35+ years

Residents within 100 mi radius of main campus

Traditional Day Program

Target Audience

Age Range: 15-18 years, 35-44 years
Gaffney, SC Area Residents
Competitor locations within 50-100 mile radius

Advertising Platforms

Google Adwords
Email Marketing
Facebook
Instagram

Content Strategy

Focus on brand message terms that target high school students and GenX individuals seeking to attend a 4 year program on campus.  By using high quality written content and effective images, these campaigns focused on topics relevant to these students, such as what careers align with specific majors, time management topics, best restaurants around campus, etc.

Limestone College Audience

Online and Evening Programs

Target Audience

Age Range: 25-34 years, 35+ years
Targets students within a 100-mile radius
Focus on competing areas and cities larger than Gaffney, SC

Advertising Platforms

Google Adwords
Email Marketing
Facebook
Instagram
LinkedIn

Content Strategy

Limestone College brand terms targeted topics relevant to the audience, such as the benefits of continuing ed, career advancement and how to balance school with a full-time job.  These social platforms provided non-intrusive ad experiences and focused the messaging on career development, community engagement, brand development, and value-driven informational content.

MBA Program

Target Audience

Age Range: 27-34 years, 35+ years
Targets students within a 100-mile radius

Advertising Platforms

Google Adwords
Email Marketing
Facebook
Instagram
LinkedIn

Content Strategy

These social platforms provided non-intrusive ad experiences and focused the messaging specifically toward topics relevant to MBA students such as MBA Benefits, career advancement, and business related information.

Putting it all together:

Within 90 days of launching their digital marketing campaign, Limestone College doubled their conversions for new student applications.

What Our Clients Are Saying

Our user base has doubled since working with them, and with the new initiatives we're launching we anticipate triple-digit growth again next year.

Andrew Jacobson

1800 MD