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Citing Industry-Leading Innovation, Kivvit Named Top Education PR Firm in the United States by O'Dwyers Kivvit named O'Dwyer's #4 Education PR Firm in the U.S.

Citing Industry-Leading Innovation, Kivvit Named Top Education PR Firm in the United States by O'Dwyers

Kivvit has been named the #4 largest Education PR Firm in the United States, according to O'Dwyers' 2020 rankings.

The ranking is the latest recognition of Kivvit's industry-leading education practice, which maintains a proven track record of driving enrollment and reputation outcomes for institutions through innovative, data-driven approaches to strategic communications, brand reputation, and multi-channel advertising.

HigherRep, Kivvit's proprietary offering to boost reputation for colleges and universities, won Best Data Analytics Solution at the Reed Awards earlier this year and is currently nominated for two SABRE North America Awards by PRovoke Media (formerly the Holmes Report), including Superior Achievement in Research and Planning.



Below is a preview of the data-driven insights contained in our "Digital Playbook for Higher Education."

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Your Audiences Are On-The-Go

The typical top-of-funnel interaction lasts 90 seconds or less and takes place from a mobile device. Therefore, campaigns must be mobile- optimized and highly streamlined.

Top of the funnel infographic

A mobile-optimized pipeline only asked limited information upfront, such as name and email. Then a time-sensitive fee waiver code and email were selected to move prospects through the application funnel.

Messaging Matters

We’ve found higher-quality applicants respond to messaging that reinforces their stature, while lower-quality applicants respond to more motivational calls-to-action.

Woman smiling next to the words "You Were Born to Do This, Apply Now"

Preferred ad of lower-scoring test takers

The words "Be That Good, Apply Now" over a city view.

Preferred ad of higher-scoring test takers

Timing is everything

Large spikes in applications don’t happen by chance, they occur around milestones such as the release of test scores and holidays. It’s important to build campaigns around these moments to maximize their potential.

Three line charts for 2016 Applicants, Clicks, and Impressions

By elevating digital ad delivery 7-10 days prior to a test score release, we created a “tsunami” of applications, setting a five- year single day record.