Two former education sector employees have launched a digital marketing agency that will specifically support primary and secondary schools, sixth forms and universities.
Georgie Thomas, who was formerly a secondary and independent school teacher as well as a freelance marketing consultant, and Curt Blunt, previously an academy trust IT manager, have formed Dream Digital Education. The agency offers specialist services covering:
* website packages including design, maintenance and content creation
* search engine optimisation
* social media management
* branding and logo design
* email marketing
They offer a flexible approach and can work pre-agreed hours, month-to-month or on an ad-hoc basis.
Georgie and Curt established Dream Digital Education after they noticed the resourcing issues schools face as a result of having to manage multiple online communications platforms. They joined forces during the pandemic – despite having never met – when schools were closed and the requirement for reliable and engaging IT was particularly pressing.
Georgie said: “Having been a teacher myself, I know first-hand the online challenges schools and education providers face. From websites that are difficult to manage and maintain, to inactive social media accounts, sometimes there just aren’t enough hours in the day to cover off the full range of digital communications.
“We’ve taken the plunge to form Dream Digital Education as we know just how valuable it can be to use a reliable third-party as an in-house resource. We’re looking forward to joining forces with teachers across the UK to help attract new students, raise awareness, and keep them in touch with parents and alumni.”
Curt said: “We appreciate that education budgets are incredibly tight, so are here to deliver a cost-effective and informed solution. Schools, colleges and universities can rely on us to provide engaged and informative digital communications, on platforms and networks that are safe and secure, while working to clear budgets.”