We can maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of your marketing function

“I can’t thank you enough for your review and recommendations. You validated some of what we believed, but more importantly you shared new ideas and ways of thinking.”

Kate Ledger

Associate Vice President for Marketing and Outreach, Division of Digital Learning, Old Dominion University

Is your marketing organization optimally set up for success to advance top institutional priorities and drive results for your college or university? Through our market leadership in organizational design and development for higher education marketing and communications, RHB delivers strategic counsel to help your institution maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of the marketing function on campus.

Future-Ready Organizational Capability Assessment

RHB’s assessment invites an external perspective and comprehensive review of your strategy, structure, staffing, systems and spend. Based on the theory of Coherence and implemented using The RHB 3-5 Design, the assessment will answer critical questions regarding how an outcomes-focused, future-ready marketing and communications function should evolve organizationally for enhanced capability and greater impact. This process can encompass the marketing and communications across an entire institution, inclusive of both the central team and distributed, unit-level marcomm efforts.

Budget Review and Competitive Analysis

Determining the right level of marketing investment is an ongoing challenge in higher education and is exacerbated by current budget constraints facing many institutions. You need to ensure the right level of marketing investment to drive outcomes that matter to your institution. We can help through RHB’s marketing budget review. This analysis can include putting your institution in the broader context of higher education by benchmarking against competitor and aspirational institutions.

Executive Coaching

We provide customized coaching to marketing leaders (including CMOs, VPs, AVPs and Executive Directors) and other senior leaders, helping them and their teams reach their fullest potential to advance institutional priorities. Engagement length can vary based on the needs of an institution, whether it’s addressing a specific strategic challenge or helping a new marketing leader navigate various organizational and political complexities. High-performing leaders are always learning, growing and adapting. With a deep understanding of the issues and nuances involved in leading higher education marketing and communications, RHB provides personalized coaching and support to enhance the work and impact of leaders and their teams.

Team Workshops

Our workshops are focused on accelerating the performance of your institution’s marketing organization. While marketing objectives and goals can vary widely across an institution from unit to unit, we can help you and your marketing colleagues—across all academic units and major offices—see your work through a common lens. Based on RHB’s organizational coherence continuum, workshops serve to unify and clarify the work of marketers and marketing teams throughout an entire college or university.

Are you ready to advance the effectiveness of your marketing practice?

Let’s get to work.