Pickle Jar: November Update

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In the education calendar, November is when everyone has settled down to the task at hand – studying for their exams, writing the first assignments of the year, or making the most of some downtime to get ahead of the reading list before the festive season! Here at Pickle Jar Communications we’ve had a busy month of work – here are some of the highlights…

Nord Anglia Education schools

November saw the launch of two more school websites in the Nord Anglia Education group, including the British International School of Houston and World Class Learning Academy, New York. We’ve now worked on content for over 20 international schools in the group and have developed detailed content strategies for each one, ensuring the websites really reflect their values and communicate the key information for each of the schools’ unique markets.


British International School of Houston homepage

Facebook Page for Open University International Students

We are continuing to manage content planning and content creation for The Open University’s new International Community page on Facebook. This page aims to provide an information resource and point of contact for international students in a place where they can share their stories and experiences. After two months of operation the page now has over 6,000 fans.

Tracy at Confab Higher Ed

Tracy presented a talk at the Confab Higher Ed event in Atlanta, Georgia, on November 13th on bringing humour into higher education communications. As well as being an interesting look at some of the differences in humour (or humor) between the UK and the USA, Tracy’s session showed that there are some great examples of incorporating humour into higher education communications from all over the world. You can view some of the talks on the Confab livestream, and you can see the slides from Tracy’s talk below:


Ellie at AOSEC

As well as Tracy speaking at Confab, Ellie took some time in November to speak on two subjects at the Association of South East Colleges‘ Media and Marketing network at Brooklands College. Ellie offered the delegates useful information on developing their social media strategies and on using LinkedIn as a further education communication tool.

Pickle Jar Communications team day

At the end of the month we took a Pickle Jar team day – a chance for some team building exercises and forward planning. We all had a great time solving a murder mystery and playing with Lego, even if Scout wasn’t able to come with us…

Pickle blog

We’ve carried on blogging throughout November, on topics such as using audio content and how universities are using instant messaging apps to reach their audiences. If there’s anything in particular you want to hear from us on, please get in touch.

If you want to keep up with all the latest news from the Pickle Jar team, follow us on Twitter at @picklejar, like us on Facebook or follow our company updates on LinkedIn.

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