Is education telemarketing to schools good for finding new clients in the sector?

Absolutely yes and it’s an area in which More Than Words offers clients a lot of experience and insight.

There’s one thing for certain in the educational marketplace, and it’s that schools will always need resources.

Despite budget cuts from the UK Government’s austerity program up until the COVID-19 crisis struck, there was still a strong call for products and services for each new academic year.

In the past, it was widely believed that schools had their list of preferred suppliers and getting onto these lists was virtually impossible.

Today, more businesses are aware that independent schools, academies, and multi academy trusts (MATS) have their own budgets to manage.

They are not subject to local government procurement policies.

This leaves a significant gap in the market for small businesses and entrepreneurs to expand their network and cement in lucrative contracts.

Schools have budgets for:

  • books,
  • workshops,
  • stationary,
  • trips,
  • minibuses
  • uniform
  • maintenance work,
  • websites and more.

All require specialist help and your company could be the one to provide it.

Is education telemarketing as good as email marketing to schools?

Email marketing is a popular way to introduce yourself to local schools. It’s popular is thanks to its low-cost implications and trackability.

Running email marketing campaigns is recommended throughout the year but best avoided during the summer holidays when the schools is likely to be running on a skeleton staff.

Although school email marketing campaigns are still popular, the response levels can be incredibly varied.

It all depends on the email addresses you have access to and whether they are getting to the right person at the right time.

Ideally, once you’ve received your report on email click through rates and level of engagement, you should be following up with a call.

Remember, the contact only becomes a valid two-way conversation if the recipient responds.

email marketing to schools

Interested in emailing schools?

You can do it yourself using our school email address list.

Or we can run your school email marketing campaigns for you.

Making telephone calls to schools

Does the thought of picking up the telephone and calling your target school fill you with fear?

If so, you’re not alone.

Telemarketing to schools is a difficult skill to master and scares even the most confident of business owners.

Lack of time, knowledge, and confidence alongside fear of rejection means actually phoning up a school with your business proposal doesn’t happen all that often.

If you fail to follow up your educational marketing campaigns with a genuine ‘real person’ connection, you’re missing out on potential leads, sales and networking opportunities.

Education telemarketing- Our top five benefits

Using telemarketing to schools in your marketing strategy has many benefits, as it:

  • opens up the human connection and starting a real, relatable dialogue. ‘Humanising’ your business is highly valuable and will make sure you stand heads above the competition in your sector,
  • provides the opportunity to quickly establish whether there is a real need for your product or service. If not, can save you time in the short run. If so, it allows you to start to build the relationship needed in order to secure contracts further down the line,
  • allows you to find out who the key decision maker is in that educational establishment. Including the best time to get in touch with them,
  • generates strong leads which can be followed up. By further phone or email conversations or by arranging a face-to-face if required, and
  • delivers a better return on investment when combined other types of marketing. Ask one of our account managers about how it can generate more leads and sales when combined with email marketing.

Extra benefits of using telemarketing to contact schools

As well as the benefits listed above, outsourcing a telemarketing team to pitch your products and services to schools has the following advantages:

  • flexible service to fit around your business requirements and budget,
  • a highly experienced telemarketer with a track record of generating leads when calling schools,
  • gather additional relevant information which you can add to your school database and use for more targeted marketing in the future.

Education telemarketing to schools- Choose the right team

Get in touch with More Than Words Marketing

Whether you already work with schools or would like to branch out into this sector, we can help you.

We are a full-service marketing agency who offer fully flexible education telemarketing services for promoting products into schools.

If you are looking to market to schools for the first time, we can provide you with an up-to-date, clean database of all school types.

To find out more on how education telemarketing to schools can help your business, call us on 0330 010 8300 or click here to email us.

Find out more about our outsourced telemarketing campaigns to schools

To speak with one of our account managers, please call us on 0330 010 8300 or click here to email us, or fill in the form below and we’ll get in touch.