About the Episode
On this episode of Signals, Zach sits down with Hannah Donahue and Kemal Warouw, who are senior marketing students at the University of New Hampshire that have both secured jobs at HubSpot after graduation.
Zach has interviewed more than a hundred marketers and admissions professionals over the last year about how to attract Gen Z, but this is the first podcast where he interviews not one, but TWO real-life Gen-Zers.
In addition to their studies, Hannah and Kemal lead Voice Z Digital, which is a student-led and student-run digital marketing agency that is a part of the Business in Practice program within the Paul College of Business and Economics at UNH.
Hannah and Kemal talk about their own journeys to college and how they interacted with university brands throughout their high school careers. The dynamic duo get specific about the kind of ads that do and don’t compel them, what they expect from brands on social media, and the advice they’d give to higher ed marketers and admissions professionals who are trying to attract, engage, and enroll new students.
Tune in to hear Hannah and Kemal answer questions like:
- Talk to me about your college search process...how do you remember schools marketing to you? Do you remember which ones, if any, stood out to you?
- How did you interact with colleges that you were considering attending online (if at all)? Did you spend much time checking out their social media profiles? Did you spend much time on their websites? Do you remember any particular Google searches you conducted during the process?
- What advice would you give to older millennials, Gen Xers, and Baby Boomers who, in many cases, hold the purse strings to marketing and student recruitment budgets about how to reach your generation?
Meet the Hosts
Zach is the Founder of Enrollify. He is also the Director of Growth at DD Agency — an enrollment marketing technology agency that helps undergraduate and graduate institutions recruit students. He thoroughly enjoys building new brands, developing and executing content marketing strategies, and helping clients rank better on SEO. When he's not in the office, he enjoys discussing life's quandaries over coffee (or a good bourbon) with friends, trying out new virtual HIIT workouts, and adventuring across the globe with his wife!
Matt is the Co-Founder and CEO of Glacier, the largest high school advertising network and the largest student influencer network in North America. Matt is an accomplished entrepreneur in the Media/Advertising industry and is always looking for new opportunities or crazy ideas. Matt is also very involved with the Entrepreneurs' Organization and helps in running EO's Accelerator program for the Calgary Chapter.