Finding good ways to break bad news

From Jack Sheard, IdeaBank Marketing Strategist Every superintendent has received the phone call from a school principal: “Boss, we have a problem.” It doesn’t matter if it’s a threat or a mistake or a false alarm: The stress and pressure are on. Time to start pu...


Now is a great time to market more!

As Knute Rockne said, “When the going gets tough, the tough get going.” They also get marketing. You might think, during times like these, you should cut back on your marketing budget. You may have already done that this year. In fact, you should be doing just the...


School Annual Reports: Beyond the Numbers

Take school annual reports beyond the numbers with real storytelling

From Jack Sheard, IdeaBank Marketing Strategist Ah, school district annual reports. Those wonderful required collections of data remind taxpayers of not only a district’s academic achievements — but also how much of their money the district is spending. If you’re...


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