Insights

When we’re not actively solving marketing challenges in higher ed, we’re thinking about them.

And writing about them. And reading about them. And talking about them. Collected here are our insights and resources into all things related to higher education marketing, including white papers, presentations, videos, audio files, worksheets and the RHBlog.

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A Guide to AMA Higher Ed 2019

October 9, 2019

written by Rob Zinkan

I always look forward to the AMA Symposium for the Marketing of Higher Education and have enjoyed being involved over the years—whether that’s attending, presenting, podcasting about it on Higher Ed Live, or now serving on the conference committee. Next month’s conference marks the 30th year of AMA Higher Ed, the largest annual gathering of higher ed marketers, and the keynoters and overall program are especially strong.

RHB Reconfigures Leadership Structure

September 26, 2019

written by Rick Bailey

“I’ve been looking forward to this announcement and it brings me great satisfaction to share some of my responsibilities with these two remarkable colleagues. Their expertise, experience, commitment and passion for our work will unquestionably influence our path forward to an even greater extent. Our future with their elevated leadership looks very bright.” Rick Bailey,…Read more

The Dilemma of Determining Total Marketing Spend

September 13, 2019

written by Rob Zinkan

It’s logical then that a university president or board of trustees would ask the following. “How much are we spending on marketing across the entire institution? Is it the right investment? What’s the outcome?” When expenditures are distributed across a college or university, these questions are not easy to answer. Central marketing leadership is held accountable for the institution’s total marketing activity but may only manage a quarter of the total marketing spend across the enterprise.

Navigating the Gray Between Buy-In and Co-Creation

September 11, 2019

written by Rob Zinkan

An enduring brand strategy requires more than just stakeholder buy-in. But is buy-in enough?

Getting Real About Population Decline, Part 2

August 20, 2019

written by Rick Bailey

A few weeks ago we posted an insight about the projections for high school graduation population decline inspired by Nathan Grawe’s book, Demographics and the Demand for Higher Education. By the way, Nathan, thanks for the work you did on that tome. It’s been helpful and terrifying, and we’re grateful for the thoughtful analysis you’ve…Read more

Best Practices for Slate Campaigns 2019 Edition

written by Megan Miller

Earlier this year, Alex Williams offered advice on how to best leverage Slate’s campaign features. His guidance is worth revisiting as institutions assess opportunities to improve their communications tactics, processes and strategies, especially as they move into a new recruitment cycle. One quality of Technolutions is that it’s constantly changing and evolving. New functionalities roll…Read more

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