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Milton Keynes College



Milton Keynes College is a well-known college within the UK providing school leavers with 317 part-time and full-time courses and diplomas. The marketing department is very experienced and the website receives over 25,000 visitors on average per month. However, they had only recently started experimenting with social media and were looking for a consultant to assist. WSI's goal was to help the college raise brand awareness amongst 16-19 year olds within a 20-mile radius of the city of Milton Keynes. In addition, we wanted to generate increased course bookings through a pay-per-click (PPC) campaign, which was solely targeting competitor college search phrases.




WSI launched a social media brand awareness campaign, including a secondary pay-per-click (PPC) campaign. WSI was responsible for developing the project, creating the content, setting up the platforms and managing the daily updates. The project was set as a 3- month brand awareness campaign using the following mediums:

- PPC advertising and landing page design;
- Facebook advertising and landing page;
- Facebook Fan Page;
- WordPress blog; and
- YouTube videos.

WSI targeted competitor universities and colleges within a 20-mile radius of Milton Keynes College. We created a landing page that would target users searching for competitor colleges and universities and drive the traffic to that landing page with a focus on signing up for courses with Milton Keynes College. We would also link them to the Facebook campaign.

The Facebook campaign involved driving traffic to a Fan Page offering weekly contests and prizes while providing daily updates and interesting content. A WordPress blog was launched and used to feed interesting and relevant content to the Facebook page. In addition, YouTube videos featuring current students were fed into the Fan Page.



Over 8 weeks of targeting a 20-mile radius around Milton Keynes:

- 500 fans joined the Fan Page;
- 30 video views per day;
- 4-8 interactions per post;
- 464 Facebook page views per day;
- Competitor PPC campaign generates 3090 website visits; and
- 202 phone call enquiries and 21 booked courses to date.


"Facebook advertising was a new venture for the college, so it was great to have the expertise of WSI on hand to guide us through it. The campaign was well-managed and produced excellent results, doubling the amount of fans in the first week alone. WSI integrated all of our social media, which ensured that we delivered a consistent and cohesive message across all marketing platforms".

Emma Thompson, Digital & Online Marketing Executive
Milton Keynes College




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