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Targeted Texting

Have you noticed it has become very difficult to communicate with prospective students? When 97% of text messages are read, targeted texting is the solution to convert interested students into future students. Improve everything from search conversions to enrollment yield: announce events, confirm visits, send reminders of application and deposit deadlines, even track down missing documents. More effective than e-mail and less expensive than direct mail, we help your team create a strategy to keep students on the path to enrollment.
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International Texting

Recruiting internationally is extremely exciting and competitive. The goal remains to reach and connect with the students who are a good fit for your institution. Communicating overseas can be difficult. With our International Targeted Texting, messages are sent from local numbers in the countries you are targeting. Texting is an excellent way to build awareness and engage with students as well as send important date reminders and track down missing documents throughout the enrollment process.

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Managed Texting

Our managed texting service is a turnkey service for our clients to add texting to their communication mix without the added workload of managing the texting internally. We work with our clients by first understanding their enrollment goals and current communications plan. We then craft a 12-month texting campaign schedule built specifically to support our client’s unique enrollment goals. The campaign schedule is reviewed and customized mutually between Mongoose and the client institution. Mongoose manages everything: campaign creation, copy writing, execution of sending the messages, managing replies and reporting.

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Mobile and Responsive Design

More than half of prospective students visit a college’s website on their mobile device — a digital space too many campuses needed to be in yesterday. We understand how to craft a web experience that engages students with your message, and even makes it easy for them to complete tasks on the spot. Consider Mongoose your custom tailor for the mobile or responsive design solution that brings your institution the most effective and elegant online experience.

Our team has won numerous Admissions Marketing Report and CASE awards for general web design and an EDU Style People’s Choice award for best mobile site.

Read our whitepaper on Leading Strategies for Mobile
Communications in Higher Education
(co-author Bob Johnson, Ph.D.).

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Campus Map Platform

The campus experience has proven to be one of the most effective recruiting techniques in higher education. With this platform, now your campus map is responsive and updates in real time, allowing prospective students and their families to truly explore your institution.

The Mongoose Campus Map Platform:
  • » is interactive and based on Google Maps – we work directly with Google to make sure absolutely everything on your campus is identified.
  • » allows prospective students to take an in-depth, self-guided tour of campus.
  • » provides simple turn-by-turn directions to any study space, parking lot or landmark.
  • » makes it easy for your staff to make text edits, upload pictures and even embed YouTube and Vimeo videos.
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Social Media Consulting

Not everyone “gets” social media, or how to inspire, engage and communicate with your busy prospective students. Mongoose will research your target population, developing a strategy for reaching your students on the platform they prefer to connect to you (not just Facebook and Twitter).
You get the tools you need to turn the best of social media – spontaneity and personality – into the essential recruiting tool it should be.

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Custom Services

The Mongoose team has helped over 300 schools in the last 15 years, and we have seen a lot of changes come to higher education. In fact, many of the solutions we offer today came out of organic conversations with clients. What challenge do you have for us?

Some things we’re good at:
  • » Data Integration – We have integrated with every major ERP and CRM system in the market.
  • » Interactive Media Design – Getting creative really gets us going. We have helped our client win over 30 Admissions Marketing Report awards for creative design.
  • » Building Custom Applications – Our customized applications are the answer for everything from scheduling campus tours and application status checks, to custom accepted student communities.
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What our clients say

  • “Centenary College’s experience with Mongoose has been first rate. The training and implementation is easy-breezy. Two thumbs up!”

    Tommy Newton, Director of Admission, Centenary College

  • “We appreciated the amount of time that the Mongoose team spent dissecting our audience and their web-based behaviors. The mobile site helped us generate inquiries that we would have otherwise been missing. We would highly recommend the Mongoose team!”

    Kim Campbell, Marketing Director, MidAmerica Nazarene University

  • “For the past six years, I have relied on Mongoose to align our communications and awareness generation strategies to an ever-changing marketplace. Their solutions in mobile design, student search, and mobile engagement have allowed us to expand our brand and connect with students that traditional communications would have never allowed.”

    Ian Mortimer, Vice President for Enrollment Management, Nazareth College

  • “Using Mongoose was our first attempt at contacting students using text messaging. After feeling emails were just not getting responded to, we thought texting was the way to go. Mongoose has given us the platform to reach students how they want to be reached and provided the necessary skill-set to help us reach our goals. In our first text message, one student responded ‘Rider just texted me — so cool!’ ”

    Susan Christian, Dean of Enrollment, Rider University

Meet the Team

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Dave Marshall

President

You may remember David as co-founder of LiquidMatrix — a company that dominated the Admissions Marketing Awards for 9 consecutive years. David led the team that developed the most widely used e-recruiting tools in the country.

David has presented at more than 100 industry conferences, and has written many articles on using technology to recruit students more effectively. He also founded and presented on numerous topics at the e-Recruitment Mastery Workshop, in partnership with Noel-Levitz.

After LiquidMatrix was acquired by Datatel (now Ellucian), David used his experience to develop the next wave of recruitment tools. Today, he is the founder and President of Mongoose, and lead architect of the company’s solutions since 2009.

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Amber Rich

Director of Client Relations

Amber Rich worked in the undergraduate admissions office at Champlain College for ten years where she worked specifically with transfer students as the Senior Transfer Admissions Manager. Amber also worked in Graduate Admissions at Champlain College where she was developing a Graduate Student Resource Center, a one-stop portal for graduate students. She earned her Master’s Degree in Managing Innovation and Information Technology from Champlain College.

Amber is currently a doctoral candidate in the Educational Leadership and Policies Studies program, where she is focusing on Higher Education. She is working on a Scholarly Personal Narrative, a genre of writing created by University Scholar, Dr. Robert Nash. She joined Mongoose in February of 2014.

Amber has a delightful five-year old daughter, loving partner and pet Pekinese with whom she resides just outside of Burlington, Vermont. In her free time, Amber enjoys spending time with family and friends, yoga, skiing, hiking, snow shoeing, live music, watching the Seahawks, going to the gym, fashion, reading, cooking, and baking.

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