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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Your Board Has Marketing Questions, You Have Answers

April 27, 2021

written by Rob Zinkan

Ready for your board meeting? Part 3 of 3 “How much are we spending on billboards?” “What does this really mean?” “What’s going on with all the alternate football helmet designs?” These questions are among many marketing-related ones that I’ve heard over the years from trustees in my work as a senior administrator and now…Read more

How to Have Tough Conversations with Your Board

written by Rick Bailey

Ready for your board meeting? Part 1 of 3 Examine the vitae of most everyone at RHB and you’ll discover that we share the experiences of being practitioners on campuses around the country prior to coming to RHB. We’re fortunate to be able to counsel from having walked in your shoes—or at least your colleague’s.…Read more

Relationships, People! Focusing on Personal Relationships Yields Revenue

April 14, 2021

written by Rick Bailey

Either because of or in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic, this academic year seems to have flown by. I’m finding it difficult to believe we are just weeks away from fiscal year’s end. Because I began my career in the development office of my alma mater, my heart still races a bit the closer we…Read more

Ship Metaphors and Storytelling With Your Board

written by Ken Anselment

Ready for your board meeting? Part 2 of 3 I’ve been having this recurring dream. I’ve just clicked the red “Leave Meeting” button, which teleports me from a call with our predictive modeling consultant (whose predictions in a dataset without precedent have all the solidity of a cumulus cloud), and drops me into the Excel…Read more

The Joys of Strategic Planning (Yes, We Mean ‘Joy’)

April 1, 2021

written by Aimee Hosemann

If we told you that there are plenty of reasons to feel quite positively about higher education strategic planning, you might not believe us. And, yet, it’s the truth. Maybe it wouldn’t even cross your mind to wonder if it could be a positive experience beyond something to grit your way through every time there’s a…Read more

The End of the Office…as a Naming Convention

written by Rob Zinkan

In my ongoing series of conversations with senior marketing leaders this academic year, we’ve discussed—among many topics—the dynamics of leading a remote team. While some VPs have been in the office periodically, rotating days on campus with other members of the cabinet, their teams continue to work remotely. For some teams, this scenario is indefinite;…Read more

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