The Georgia Institute of Technology is a world-renowned research university attracting some of the brightest students, researchers, professors, and leaders in advanced science and technology.
The school shines so brightly that its quality MBA programs have a tendency to get lost in the spotlight. Georgia Tech wanted to attract more buzz and attention around its traditional and executive MBA programs, and they called on Nebo for help.
Brand & Audience Insights
In addition to Georgia Tech benefiting from its world-renowned brand, the university also saw demand for both traditional and executive MBAs from its alumni, people in technical fields who wanted additional managerial skills, and seasoned executives who wanted to broaden their practical experience with more academic theory and principles. Nebo noted that Georgia Tech already had a network of prospects familiar with and loyal to the Georgia Tech brand, so it was just a matter of reaching them.
Driving Search Marketing Results
Nebo developed geotargeted pay-per-click campaigns for the Evening and Executive MBA programs. In addition to keyword-focused search campaigns, Nebo designed display ads which were targeted to sites that Georgia Tech’s prospective audience visited. Because many prospective students are just in research mode, remarketing ads were designed and implemented to target people who had explored Georgia Tech’s MBA offerings without signing up for an information session. Nebo also used Facebook and LinkedIn to target Georgia Tech alumni and people with specific job titles who tend to benefit from their programs.
As a result of Nebo’s efforts:
- Conversion rate for information session sign ups increased
- Six Sigma course openings were filled in record time
- Over 1/3 of conversions were achieved from display campaign visitors – people who were not actively looking for an MBA program