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Bring Campus Sonar to your next event. We're deeply committed to higher ed and moving the industry forward. We fulfill our mission in part by speaking at conferences to share the strategic value social listening brings to campuses across the globe. Campus Sonar continuously connects with colleagues and thought leaders, in an effort to build our network of higher ed friends and community relationships. We offer top-rated presentations available for a variety of settings and formats. Already know what you need? Complete our interest form.
We Bring Knowledge and Passion
- Bring expertise from time spent working on and with campuses.
- Offer recent, relevant examples from higher ed and other industries.
- Provide inspiration to pursue innovative strategies.
- Incorporate tools and tips attendees can implement immediately.
See how we've customized our sessions to share our message at recent conferences and events.
How Social Listening Drives Communications and Marketing Strategy
Fundamentals of Social Media Strategy
The Enrollment Marketer's Guide to Reddit
The Secret to Small College Success on Social Media
Reporting Social Media Metrics that Matter
Understanding the Three Types of Campus Communication
5 Essential Documents for a Strategic Social Media Program
Teaming Up with Athletics to Drive Conversations that Matter
Dr. Liz Gross
Founder and CEO
Liz is a recognized expert, data-driven marketer, and higher education researcher. Her presentation experience encompasses all types of speaking formats, including five+ years of online teaching experience. Liz specializes in creating entrepreneurial social media strategies in higher education and has a passion for teaching, which she brings to colleges and universities as the founder and CEO of Campus Sonar.
Business Development Manager
Steve is a natural marketer, speaker, and relationship builder. He's successfully launched a student-blogging platform, an agency podcast, and a higher education online magazine, all with the mission of bringing people together through content. His podcasting experience translates well to online presentations and is comfortable with any type of speaking format. In leading Campus Sonar's business development efforts, Steve works with campuses to meet strategic institutional goals, and enjoys sharing his knowledge and expertise with the higher education community.
Dr. Katlin Swisher
Katlin Swisher is dedicated to using data and storytelling to help campuses build trust with their audiences, support strategic planning and branding efforts, and inform organizational change. During her decade of on-campus experience, she led initiatives and programming in enrollment management, orientation and transition, and marketing communications. She also teaches media and leadership studies and has presented research at numerous national higher education conferences.
Rebecca has more than nine years of experience in higher education enrollment and marketing. Her expertise spans managing a student blog and content creators to organizing and leading giving day events to spearheading a partnership between alumni and marketing. As Campus Sonar's strategist, Rebecca brings her passion for delivering results-driven strategy that aligns with institutional goals and values. She is a noted public speaker who has presented online at various higher education conferences and loves creating the perfect presentation for each audience.
Amber manages Campus Sonar’s social listening research program and team of Social Media Data Analysts. She and her team perform social listening research customized to each institution and collaborate with the Client Success team to unearth actionable insights that inform our campus partners' institutional goals. Her research expertise paired with her agency and higher education experience make her an ideal presenter for market research or higher education conferences and events.
The College Communicators Association of Virginia and D.C. was delighted to have Liz Gross as our keynote speaker for our summer 2019 conference. Her presentation was identified by numerous attendees as the "most valuable session of the day." One noted, "The keynote was incredible! Her energy made the topic engaging and interesting." Our audience appreciated the research component of social listening, and many indicated they are interested in learning more about the topic after hearing her speak. Melissa Richards, Vice President for Communications and Marketing, Hamilton College
"This session alone would have made participating in the conference worth it!" This is what an attendee at CASE's (Council of Advancement and Support of Education) 2016 Social Media and Community conference had to say about Liz's presentation. She knows her content, interacts extremely well with attendees and working with her is simply a good experience. Liz is responsive, detail-oriented and a joy to be around—and as a speaker, attendees appreciate her perspective, genuineness, and knowledge. I look forward to the opportunity to work with Liz again. Sara Lerma Jones, Former Educational Programs Manager for CASE
We were lucky to have Steve App present at the 2020 CUPRAP Spring Conference. Steve is a poised, engaging, and incredibly informative speaker, offering fresh insights and connecting with his audience through and through. He gave a lively and very relevant presentation on the importance of Reddit in student recruitment. The data, examples, and recommendations Steve showed us were a winning combination. I can't recommend him as a speaker highly enough. Tom Durso, Director of Marketing and Communications, Drexel University College of Arts and Sciences
Liz is a constant wealth of knowledge on higher ed trends making her a natural fit to speak to our group. Data can be overwhelming to process. How do we synthesize information to determine the best steps forward? Members—from seasoned communications pro or industry newbie—were offered resources and support that helped illuminate on every level. I highly recommend Liz as a dynamic and informative speaker. Sophie McNeil Wolf, Past President, College Public Relations Association of Mississippi
I am so grateful to Liz Gross for speaking to my group of state agency communication officers. Liz’s expertise in social listening and reporting partnered with her superb delivery were extremely well received by the group. Several participants commented afterwards on how helpful her sessions were and what a difference they have made on their approaches. Annahita Jimmerson, Strategic Communications Director, State Higher Education Executive Officers Association (SHEEO)