Hi! I'm Jacob,
founder of Bolsta Digital...

... and a certified data-nerd, curious question-asker, passionate problem-solver.

I've worked with schools for over seven years: in-house, as a freelancer and as Head of Operations with a creative agency

One thing has always made me excited; partnering with passionate, capable marketers who are overwhelmed by a lack of resources. 

They are usually incredible 'doers'; the hands, feet and heartbeat of their organisation. 

But often they're overwhelmed by daily tasks, lacking the resources and strategic guidance to elevate their efforts. 

Bolsta Digital is a trusted ally for marketers who want to deliver exceptional, long-lasting work amidst the daily chaos. 
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How do we do it?

We plan with you

Planning is at the core of good decision-making. Right now, you probably feel a little daunted by the prospect of change; where to start, what to prioritise, and how much to invest. That's okay! Planning helps answer these questions objectively, engaging all the appropriate stakeholders along the way.

We build with you

Building the systems, assets and infrastructure to support an amazing parent experience is a complex endeavour. Usually, schools are faced with doing this work in-house, or completely outsourcing to an agency. We believe there's a third way: we build alongside you, so you can uniquely influence the end result without having to manage the complexity of the project in-house.

We partner with you

Building meaningful change through strategy, design, and systems takes time and energy. We know that this is best done in partnership, not a get-in-get-out mentality. We're in it for the long haul, to make sure change is made and sustained.

You don't have to be stuck in the daily chaos.

My vision is for you to be the catalyst for enduring change in your school. 

There is a future where your organisation is thriving and digitally-capable and where you are equipped with the tools and insights you need to authentically engage with your team and your community. 

You don't have to be stuck in the daily chaos.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What packages do you offer?

    We offer four packages. Click to learn more:

    1. Enrolment Journey Health Assessment
      For schools who need clarity about their marketing, quickly
    2. School Marketing Foundations Training
      For school marketing managers who need comprehensive training in the foundational elements of school marketing
    3. Digital Rebuild
      For schools who need a new website that works for them, not against them
    4. Parent Experience Program
      For schools who need to transform their brand, marketing and communications via an A-Z process
  • How much do you charge?

    Pricing transparency is important to us. You can find pricing for each of our offers by clicking on the links below.

  • What should our school do first?

    The best place to start with the Enrolment Journey Health Assessment. This will give you a quick overview of what’s working and what isn’t, as well as an opportunity to work with me and see if we’re a good fit.

    If you’re still not sure, then the best thing to do is to book a call with me. Listening and asking questions is where I want to start every piece of work. So come prepared to talk about your hopes, dreams and frustrations!

  • Can you meet on-site?

    Yes! I’d love to come and meet you and your team on-site. I know that every school has a unique ‘feel’, and that’s something that can often only be felt with boots on the ground. 

    Sometimes, distance may mean that I can only come on-site as an addition to a project. This is something that can be discussed during project scoping. 

  • How do you understand the unique culture and 'feel' of my school?

    I’ve been in and around small independent schools and organisations for most of my life in personal and professional capacities, so I know firsthand that each one is unique.

    At the same time, I’ve seen agencies and external contractors come into organisations and try to initiate dramatic change quickly. I’m passionate about building trust and providing solutions that instigate healthy, sustainable growth towards best practice.

    I believe that understands the culture of a school comes almost exclusively through listening and asking curious questions. 

  • Do you build school websites?

    Yes! We love building school websites. We’ll manage the entire build, from concept, through design, development and launch using our trusted Digital Rebuild process.

    We have a network of experts that ensure your website is an incredible experience for every prospective parent, and is easy for your admin team to use every day.

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"A gifted problem-solver, strategic thinker and personable developer, Jacob is a valuable partner on any project."
Jodie McEwen
Marketing Consultant
The Marketing Side
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