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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Four ways prospective students search for your majors

April 17, 2019

written by Sam Waterson

When communicating with your prospective students, you undoubtedly strive to connect your offerings with their goals, interests and values. In doing so, you emphasize the benefits of your distinctive market positon and your ability to provide an exceptional education that is supportive of your prospects’ plans, hopes and dreams. But because the goals, interests and…Read more

Security, Security, Security. Slate. Security.

March 8, 2019

written by Alex Williams

The higher ed world was abuzz yesterday because some bad folks decided to hack into three institutions via password resets at the institutional level (Single Sign-On and, via that access to student details, such as applicant information). The students were sent emails offering them a view of their application, including comments, scores, etc.,effectively an inside…Read more

Student Search Reflections

written by Jaci McGrew

For decades enrollment offices have followed a distinct cycle and workflow. Student search is just one of those tried and true traditions in higher education marketing. I’ve invested the last twelve years in the admission world, both directly from the trenches in admissions and also from the vendor side. For the past seven years, I’ve…Read more

Remaining Agile

written by Alex Williams

Each year, like most people, I take some time to reflect on the previous year, think about where I want to go in the new year and what it’s going to take me to be there. While I think about this on both personal and professional fronts, this year I’ve found myself thinking about one…Read more

If I had a few minutes with your board…

January 30, 2019

written by Rick Bailey

Securing an excellent relationship with your board may be the most valuable investment you can make. Of course, relationships with major donors may yield worthy substantial results, yet developing shared understandings with board members will advance the institution toward a successful future. We are called upon from time to time to present to trustees about…Read more

Common Obstacles Higher Education Must Work Around

written by Rick Bailey

One of the benefits of consulting is the opportunity to see patterns among a cross section of the industry. Higher education shares common opportunities and obstacles across the spectrum of institutions: public/private; two-year/four-year; liberal arts/vocational; colleges/universities and the like. I heard Howard Gardner, the Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education at Harvard’s Graduate School of…Read more

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