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Targeted Texting

Have you noticed it has become very difficult to communicate with 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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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

  • "Texting has become a vital part of how we communicate with prospectives. Not only is it the most efficient method, but it is also the most effective."

    Jim Wiseman, Vice President of Enrollment, Carroll University

  • "Just three hours ago we had remote training with Dave Marshall and we’ve already submitted hundreds of texts to students with well over 50% immediate response rate.

    I have high hopes that texting will serve as a catalyst for building relationships with students in their preferred method of communication."

    Chadd Bridwell, Assistant VP of Enrollment, Texas Wesleyan University

  • “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

  • “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

  • "We chose Mongoose over a previous vendor because of the ability for our counseling staff to connect directly with the prospective students. We rely heavily on personal phone and email campaigns. Our success hinges entirely on making and building a relationship with the student and family."

    Timothy A. Reardon, Director, Norwich University

Meet the Team

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Dave Marshall


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.


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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