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We're delighted to have been asked by WCBS to speak with them at Bett Show 2019 which is running 23-26 January 2019 at ExCel, London. Our Founder - Emily Richards - will be sharing the stage with the marvellous Mark Maybury (shown below) to speak about the admissions...read more
School admissions and marketing staff will already be well into plans and preparations for recruiting pupils for next year and beyond, including reviewing what strategies worked well this year and what might be improved upon. The temptation may well be, “if it ain’t...read more
Excited that November 2018 brings about another step in Stickman's journey - this time it's new office premises in Hale, Cheshire. We're totally loving our light, airy, creative space. The perfect environment for planning those impactful pupil recruitment and...read more
Whilst interviewing Altrincham Preparatory School's new Headmaster, Mr. Whittaker, on all matters education and marketing, Stickman found time to ask him some quick-fire questions on his favourite things in life... Take a look at the video below!...read more
Stickman’s fascinating video interview with the newly appointed Headmaster at Altrincham Preparatory School.
Recently, I was delighted to spend time with Mr. Andrew Whittaker, the new Headmaster at one of the North West’s leading independent schools – Altrincham Preparatory School for Boys.
Watch the interview now!read more
Keeping the relationship with families ‘warm’ once they’ve accepted a place at your school is an issue that should be top of your mind.read more
Our Founder, Emily Richards, recently got to spend time with a rather special Headmistress - Helen Jeys, of Alderley Edge School for Girls in Cheshire. Watch the video to hear Helen's thoughts on what she's most proud of at her school, her passion for single-sex...read more
Founder of The Stickman Consultancy - Emily Richards - shares her proven theory, that by improving pupil recruitment & retention, it creates a whole host of significant benefits (financial and otherwise) for your school. She therefore poses the question - can you...read more
Stickman's mission is to keep schools alive and thriving, so we don't like to think of a school losing substantial amounts of money from having empty school places. Across the average lifetime value of a pupil, this can be TENS and even HUNDREDS of THOUSANDS of...read more
We just had to share our Founder's recent Open Day experience with you that reinforced to her how CRUCIAL this event is as part of a school's admissions process. Take note school leaders and school marketing and admissions teams! If you need help...read more
Just HAVE to tell you about my recent Open Day experience at two local schools, and how this reaffirmed my conviction that it is ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL for a school to create the WOW for prospective parents at Open Days. For once, I was attending these events without my...read more
Super quick post to let you know we're pleased as punch that our Founder - Emily Richards - is listed as a key School Marketing Consultant for the Independent Schools Association. Yes! she's on their website and everything: https://lnkd.in/d9NpS3X … Stickman is...read more
Do you know what your school’s admissions journey is really like for families? Can you honestly say you know how well your admissions processes and relationships positively or negatively affect pupil recruitment? The only way to know for sure is to ask those who have...read more
School Leaders/Marketing & Admissions staff: let me start by asking you a question. Do you ever put yourself in the shoes of your prospective families to see what the experience is like that you’re offering to them? Are you going the extra mile at every given...read more
Schools have a big opportunity to optimise their finances and therefore to enhance teaching and learning, through filling their school places.read more
The Stickman team are starting to feel excited now as the date for the School Marketing Workshop approaches and as we are seeing schools sign up for the event left, right and centre! Can't wait to give those schools loads of tips and tricks that will help them to...read more
Hands-On Marketing Workshop for Schools Where: Cranleigh School, Surrey When: 04 July 2018 Timings: 09:30 – 15:00 Cost: FREE! I’m so excited to be partnering with two amazing ladies to deliver my very first School Marketing Workshop in my role as Founder of The...read more
School leaders! Need to improve parental engagement? Or attract & retain new teachers or students? Storytelling is the answer. A compelling story is powerful. It differentiates your school. It impacts emotionally. It engages your audience at a deeper...read more
Well, it's taken me a week to catch my tail and put pen to paper after the tremendous TEDx Nantwich 2017 last Sunday. This year, I'm proud to say that I co-curated the event along with Peter Ewan and Jo Grubb (pictured below), owners of HeelHeadOver Productions and JG...read more
I am lucky enough, once again, to be heavily involved with this year's TEDx Nantwich event held at Brine Leas High School on Sunday 29th October. Yes, this year I am curating the event along with the very fine Joanne Grubb, owner of JG Creative and Peter Ewan, owner...read more
Hey Stick buddies, Just HAVE to tell you about an AWESOME SCHOOL I’ve just stumbled upon: The Ron Clark Academy in Atlanta, USA. The school is a living and breathing example of the type of school that Stickman champions due to it inspiring students to feel they...read more
Schools are facing increasing challenges in terms of competition, staff recruitment, funding, student numbers and parent communications to name just a few. How schools manage and deal with such issues varies, but one aspect that should not be neglected, is your school...read more
Hey local Cheshire East parents, Felt compelled to write this both as a professional who works with schools helping them to market themselves, but more importantly as a parent of two children, and as a friend to parents of school-age children, whose schools are about...read more
Nooooo....not the 'man' sort of Fellow (but I bet that got your attention didn't it). No, I'm now a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM). Not only am I proud to achieve this accolade, but the scope around it excites me too. It includes...read more
Happy New Year Stick buds, Don't know about you, but I'm INCREDIBLY EXCITED about 2017. Yes, I have big plans for the business and I'm so happy you're coming along for the ride. The excitement starts with my DEBUT STICKMAN VIDEO which outlines why a Marketing Strategy...read more
“Working with The Stickman Consultancy has helped me to understand my local market and how best to reach them”
Sarah Lowe, Instructor, Kumon Education.
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