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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Addressing the “Parent Factor” in Enrollment Marketing

May 13, 2019

written by Rick Bailey

I’m thinking about the importance of parents. I have good friends who just became first time parents. They’re young and energetic and the birth of Olive Kay thrills and amazes them. In this first week of parenthood, the exhaustion and weight of responsibility is just starting to show itself. They have a lot of that…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

Takeaways from the 2019 CIC Presidents Institute

January 10, 2019

written by Rick Bailey

Like every good learning experience, I walked away with questions. Here we are at the start of 2019. IMHO, 2018 passed entirely too quickly. Still, it’s great to have yet another opportunity to celebrate a fresh start. Assuming you are reading this on a college campus, you may celebrate “new year’s” more significantly on July…Read more

What a Customer Experience Manager Does (And Why You Need One On Your Campus)

November 6, 2018

written by Rick Bailey

Customer experience is nothing new, of course, but the idea of managing customer experience has seen increased favor in recent years. Knowing that your brand is built on the impressions you make or have on individuals heightens the importance of their encounters with you. While it’s relatively easy to control the messages you send in…Read more

Current Location: Your Visionary Destination Needs a Starting Point

written by Rick Bailey

We all know people who refuse to use a map. Their confidence in their sense of direction precludes their need for reference. In their minds, they’ll get there eventually—and the adventure of the journey is part of their fun. A few wrong turns don’t phase them. The strategy of “winging it” works pretty well when…Read more

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