We have a huge online program, with students from every state except for two. Before Merit, there was just no way to reach that far. For us to be able to recognize all our students in their hometowns is huge. The exposure that comes with that is just not something we’d be able to get in other ways.
Merit transforms the success of each person in your organization into powerful, positive stories of your brand, and connects those stories to targeted stakeholders.
Merit makes it easy to turn awards, achievements, or participation into personalized stories for everyone involved — whether it’s one person or 1,000.
Each person’s story has their own unique details in it and is automatically published to their own personalized Merit page, which showcases their achievements from all organizations in Merit’s network.
Merit automatically transforms personalized stories into hometown news releases and sends them to the appropriate media outlet for each person via its built-in media contact database.
Reach high schools and colleges with updates on what their alumni are accomplishing — Merit stories can be automatically sent to each person’s former learning institution so that everyone’s aware of how you’re fostering success.
Stories are sent to each person’s elected state representatives via Merit’s weekly “constituent relations” email digest, so government officials can see first hand the success of people from your organization that they represent.
Personalized stories are easily shared to social networks like Facebook and Twitter, putting your organization’s brand in front of thousands of trusted friends and family members.
Merit’s email engagement rates are 400% higher than education industry averages, with email open and click rates averaging higher than 60%. Because stories are personalized, Facebook engagement is 10 times benchmark rates for shared content.
One of the best things for SEMO is that Merit helps us automate a lot of the processes of getting our brand and our students successes out in front of their own constituents, their own families, their own communities. That’s great for us and recruiting, and also great for the students and their families. I think they are really proud of it.