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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Dealing with Dissenters

June 26, 2019

written by Rick Bailey

Change is good, right? Then why is it that new ideas and fresh approaches are met with disapproval? We’ve had opportunity to observe hundreds of campus communities in our work. Our site visits allow us deep familiarity with many campuses enabling us to note with confidence that no campus is without its share of dissidents,…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

How to Get Criminals to Seek a Side Door

May 14, 2019

written by Rick Bailey

I vowed I’d not write about Varsity Blues, but this thought keeps nagging me and I feel a little guilt for not pointing it out to you. You might not have a greedy coach or a side door into your admissions office, but here’s the horrifying part you played in the VB debacle. Granted, VB…Read more

What to Do When You Can Do Almost Anything in Slate

May 13, 2019

written by Alex Williams

I don’t need to tell you that we live in a world of immediacy. You know it even more if you’re actively working with today’s students (no matter the generation). Often, the immediacy mindset transfers into our professional goals. And so, we need the solution, the module, the email, the portal, the [insert anything 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

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