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The professional school marketing manager needs to be up-to-date with the latest school marketing strategies and resources to successfully implement the school marketing plan. This school marketing blog enables school marketing professionals to engage in blog discussions relating to the school marketing issues of today. The 'School Marketing Manual for the Digital Age (3rd ed)', 2011, by Bryan Foster, forms the basis for most of these blog posts.

Bryan Foster - 2010 e-Books for School Marketing Plan and Strategies

Monday, April 05, 2010
Bryan Foster has been sharing his school and church marketing plans and strategies for marketing within the Catholic Church, especially in Catholic schools, for almost 20 years. His school marketing experience began in the 1980s as a principal in two country primary schools and since 1994 in a secondary school.

Bryan Foster has recently written and published the next editions in his popular church and school marketing series:

'School Marketing Manual for the Digital Age (3rd ed)', 2010
'Church Marketing Manual for the Digital Age (2nd ed)', 2010
'School & Church Marketing Blog Posts: My First 100+', 2010

These three e-books add a whole new dimension from his experiences with digital marketing. This is combined with a complete update of the regular contemporary and traditional school marketing strategies.

These e-books are available from both his SMA and CPM websites.

A highly ethical approach to marketing, and passion for marketing the Catholic school, was formed as a result of his extensive Church experiences, along with Religious Education teaching experience in Catholic primary and secondary schools in the city and country.

He is the Marketing Manager at Aquinas College, a secondary co-educational college on the Gold Coast, in what is arguably the most difficult school marketing region in Australia, and has been since 1994. He is also the school’s Assistant Principal Religious Education. Bryan was seconded to Brisbane Catholic Education for the 2008 school year as the Catching Fire: Evangelization and Spiritual Formation Education Officer.

Bryan Foster has held various senior and middle school management positions in Catholic schools: a primary school Principal in two schools, APRE in secondary school and Years 9, 11 and 12 Coordinator.

He holds a:
•   Master of Education from the Australian Catholic University in Sydney
•   Bachelor of Education}  
•   Graduate Diploma in Religious Education}
•   Diploma of Teaching} from McAuley Teachers College in Brisbane
•   Diploma of Religious Education from the Institute of Faith Education, Brisbane.

He has taught for over 30 years in Catholic schools from Years 1 to 12.

Bryan has assisted many school marketing coordinators. He is considered highly by Brisbane Catholic Education and throughout the years has assisted their marketing personnel.

Bryan lives on the Gold Coast in Australia. His wife, eldest daughter and son all teach in Catholic primary schools, while his younger daughter attends a Catholic secondary school.

His leadership roles within the Church also include:

•   South Coast Deanery Pastoral Council, Chair
•   St Mary's Parish Pastoral Council, Coomera, Chair
•   Surfers Paradise Parish Pastoral Council, Surfers Paradise, Secretary
•   St Kevin’s School, Parents and Friends Association, Benowa, President.

All of these are on the Gold Coast, Australia.

“I have known Bryan Foster for over twenty years. Bryan is a committed and highly professional educator and administrator. In particular he has demonstrated great leadership in the area of school marketing and promotions. He has always been willing to share his experience and expertise with colleagues.”

David Hutton, Executive Director of Catholic Education - Archdiocese of Brisbane

During my time as Principal at Aquinas College, Ashmore, Bryan Foster was the Assistant Principal Religious Education. Bryan possesses outstanding skills in marketing, advertising and communication. His natural aptitude for leadership, his great love for education and his engaging manner with people of all ages equipped him for success in Public Relations and Promotions.

Sr Nancy Freddi rsm, Congregation Vicar, Sisters of Mercy, Melbourne. - Principal, Aquinas College, 1999-2004.

Bryan Foster continues to provide numerous examples of school and church marketing plans and strategies through his three new e-books published in 2010.

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