Here is my list of recommend books for school marketers. These are books that I have read and highly recommend. Hopefully, they’ll help you as much as they’ve helped me.
Disclaimer: I am an affiliate for some of these resources which means that, at no cost additional to you, I make a commission if you purchase via my link below.
Inbound Marketing, Revised and Updated: Attract, Engage, and Delight Customers Online
This is the book that started it all for me! If you're just getting starting with Inbound Marketing please purchase this book and read it. Heck, even if you are currently using inbound marketing at your school please read this book. It does a great job of clearly explaining the strategy of inbound marketing and shares the steps and tips on how to being implementing it at your school.
Youtility: Why Smart Marketing Is about Help Not Hype
So many schools don't understand this fact of marketing, it's not about your school, it's about your prospective family! This book helps to explain this axiom in greater detail and gives examples of how to be helpful to your prospective families, which will attract them and not repel them.
Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook: How to Tell Your Story in a Noisy Social World
If you are looking at improving your social media channels this book is the place to start. It was the first book that helped me understand two things: 1. You have to treat each social media channel individually, and 2. You have to remember to make "the ask."
Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity
One of the most common questions I hear from people when they first meet me is "how am I able to get so much done?" Want to know my secret? It's the Getting Things Done (GTD) framework! I've been a disciple of this system for years now and I don't what my life would be like without GTD. I highly recommend this book!
Your Best Year Ever: A 5-Step Plan for Achieving Your Most Important Goals
I'm a big fan of Michael Hyatt and this is my favorite book of his. If you feel like your drifting in your life from one project to the next, please do me a favor and read this book. It will help you get off the hamster wheel and actually plan for the life you want. I actually re-read this book every year.