Category Archives: Blog

Don’t give up on your School App – yet

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A common issue we often hear is that a school is just about ready to give up on their school app because they’re just not happy with the results. It could be that parents aren’t downloading, or that parent engagement is much lower than was expected. But instead of abandoning your App it’s important to stop and ask, ‘what has gone wrong?’

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School App Evolution

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3-minute read.

“How to make the App switch”

Getting parents to download and use your existing school App was hard. Now that you’ve decided you need to move to a new secure App – how do you go about it without alarming parents? A strategic approach is required. Spending a little time planning the change will build parents’ confidence and engagement.

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Breaking Through the Barriers

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3-minute read.

Effective school communication is tougher than ever before

Each generation has different communication preferences, from glossy printed newsletters or magazines, personal phone calls, to email, SMS, news apps, social media and more. They each have different preferences on how they would like to be kept engaged, a multi-channel platform approach is needed to break through those barriers and reach your whole community.

Every school community can have up to 5 different generations involved. Each of them will have their own preferred way to stay up to date and keep informed. Managing the expectations of each of those 5 generations can be one of the hardest parts of making sure your message is heard.

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App, SMS, email or website? What communication channel should your school be using?

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Why a Multi-channel platform is essential for your school communication

2-minute read.

As pioneers and leaders in school communication and parent engagement, it’s our duty to perform accurate research and inform schools on trends and effective strategies.

Methods like PC or mobile website, SMS, mobile apps, email and SMS messaging or printed materials are available to schools – but which is the right one to use?

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Why Your School App is Failing

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4 Minute Read.

In the past few years, mobile apps have been added to the already large range of communication strategies available to schools. In a recent study, schools told us many of the expectations mobile apps promised to deliver have not materialised, and it’s been discovered that large gaps exist in essential app capabilities.

Why are so many School Apps ineffective?

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Educate Plus PD Day – MGM Wireless Presents…

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Do you know what to look for in an app for your school or institution? Join Mark Fortunatow, Co-Founder and Chairman, MGM Wireless and School Communication and Engagement expert, together with a host of experienced panelists to discuss how to cut through the sales pitch to find an app that will help you securely engage and communicate with your school community and won’t be outdated.

School Star

RIDING THE WAVE TRAIN FOR POSITIVE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT – Australian Wine Centre, May 2 2017

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Instantly defragment your school communications

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There’s an age-old saying that too many cooks spoil the broth, the same goes for communications, too many platforms lead to confusion and a flood of unwanted information. Schools communicate with their communities in many ways, through; Websites, email, apps, phone, e-newsletters, SMS and social media. This can cause irritability among parents and carers, which can ultimately damage a school’s brand.

De – fragmenting your school communication. MGM School Star

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SA Education Minister Susan Close Visits MGM

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MGM Wireless was honoured to host SA Education Minister Susan Close during the busy first week back at school. The Minister was encouraged by the capability of MGM solutions to consistently improve student attendance, safety and overall student learning outcomes, improving staff productivity, as well as reducing unexplained absences and school operational costs.

MGM and Susan Close

MGM Chief Operating Officer Tara Lewis-Christie, Education Minister Hon Dr Susan Close MP, MGM Executive Chairman Mark Fortunatow.

Just one SMS per week can make a difference.

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