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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Ten Temptations in Tough Times: 2020 Edition

December 1, 2020

written by Rick Bailey

Given how this year has played out, you may have forgotten to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Great Recession. I remember 2010 all too well; it reshaped our business. As traumatic as it seemed at the time, the effects of those dreaded days yielded great benefits in terms of our focus, our fine-tuning and…Read more

Why–and How–You Should Do a Communication Inclusion Audit Now

October 27, 2020

written by Aimee Hosemann

My last Insight discussed the role of language diversity on college and university campuses. That’s one piece of a much larger diversity, inclusion and accessibility-whole comprising multiple moving parts whose edges can be sharp and textured and which don’t always fit together easily. This time, we’re going to talk about doing something difficult: giving your…Read more

Four Thoughts on Purposeful Change in Higher Education: Lessons from Moldy Raspberries


written by Rick Bailey

I had to throw out an entire pint of fresh raspberries this morning. I was bummed. I love fresh raspberries. But we’d waited too long. We didn’t eat them quickly enough. They responded as raspberries do; they got grey and moldy. I tried to pick out a handful of good ones to no avail. They…Read more

Don’t Underestimate Incrementalism, Even During COVID

October 2, 2020

written by Rob Zinkan

This article previously appeared in Inside Higher Ed and it is posted here with permission of the author.   “Our university has been around for 150-plus years, but that doesn’t mean we’re immune to these threats.”   This comment, reflecting a tenor of the times, came from a discussion with a vice president for marketing…Read more

What Marketing Organizations Can Learn from Advancement

August 26, 2020

written by Rob Zinkan

When helping an institution answer critical questions about marketing structure and staffing as part of an organizational assessment, I often think back to my time as a unit-level chief development officer early in my career. Please join me for a brief trip down memory lane to explain. I recall that formative experience well, because it was…Read more

What’s Your Next Big Thing? A Conversation with Higher Ed Marketing Guru Rick Bailey

August 6, 2020

written by Rick Bailey

RHB founder and principal Rick Bailey appeared on the IngenioUs podcast with host Dr. Melissa Morriss-Olson, provost emerita of Bay Path University, on July 27, 2020. ·  ·  · Transcript: Announcer: Hello and welcome to IngenioUs, the podcast where we talk about higher education, innovative practice and leading-edge thinking. Your host is Dr. Melissa Morriss-Olson.…Read more

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