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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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

Getting Real About Population Decline

July 15, 2019

written by Rick Bailey

You’ve likely read Nathan Grawe’s Demographics and the Demand for Higher Education (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2018). If you’re an RHB client and part of the RHB book club, you should have read your copy by now. You perhaps have lost a few nights’ sleep over the data he presents. For some, the reality of…Read more

Holding On During the Summer

June 27, 2019

written by Rick Bailey

The summer is flying by. Besides hoping those deposited students show up at registration or orientation, what are you doing to ensure they all show up this fall? Realizing the overdone-ness of this analogy, I intend to use it to make a point. Don’t rule me out yet. The process of recruitment has load of similarity…Read more

Decoding the Enrollment Marketing Budget

June 25, 2019

written by Sam Waterson

Most enrollment leaders struggle with precision when planning an enrollment marketing budget. The marketing cost to acquire a particular class is indeed calculable, but only if the institution is prepared to measure individual marketing initiatives. And while there may be a great deal of certainty about the divisional budget as a whole, when it comes…Read more

A Guide to the 2019 Slate Innovation Summit

June 12, 2019

written by Alex Williams

This year marks my fifth Slate Innovation Summit. I think that gets me a pin. Five years ago I was just a few months in to working at Technolutions and nervous about meeting my first clients in person (mostly because I was relatively new and didn’t want to be put on the spot to answer…Read more

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