Yeah, we have a point of view on that.

Yeah, we have a point of view on that.

Yeah, we have a point of view on that.

Showing posts tagged Points of View

Mobile first is not mobile only

If your website is the front door for your audiences — most importantly prospective and current students — then mobile is the driveway. Consider these points to make it the best possible experience. 1. Mobile should never be an afterthought. By thinking about your mobile site first, you’re forced to construct a hierarchy and think

Chelsea Castle September 28, 2017 Categories Points of View

Incorporating inclusive language in the admissions process

13 to 17. It’s the age range stamped on the inside of every admissions officer’s eyelids. Every decision is made with this age bracket in mind, and the topics, styles, and trends that attract them. Will this video capture their attention? If I do get them to our site, how long will they stay there?

Chelsea Castle September 15, 2017 Categories Points of View

There is no creative process

Where does the best creative work come from? Nobody knows. Most of us know that it doesn’t come from a strict set of rules, structures, and templates. But everybody knows that strong brands are consistent. And consistency comes from strong brand standards. From rules.

Chelsea Castle September 5, 2017 Categories Points of View

“Excellence. Lives. Here.” The saga of taglines in higher ed continues.

We read it in many of the higher ed RFPs we receive: “final deliverable will be a recommendation for brand platform, identity mark, and tagline development.” The request is simply stated, as if all three things are of equal weight and relevance.

Chelsea Castle August 30, 2017 Categories Points of View

Social truth: engagement is not everything

Let’s be clear: Metrics are important. Very important. We geek out over data, too. But we’re just as driven by our clients’ specific objectives, and those are much more than seeing “likes” increase. Consider these takeaways when optimizing your social strategy.

Chelsea Castle August 29, 2017 Categories Points of View

Three ways to improve your website. Now.

Recently the Chronicle of Higher Education reported that one-quarter of prospective students decide not to apply to a college because they’ve a bad experience on the school’s website. (And no, just having a responsive site doesn’t guarantee a good experience.) Here are three things you can do to up your site’s game as a great admissions partner.

Chelsea Castle July 26, 2017 Categories Points of View

CASE Summit round-up: Ideas that made us stop, think, and tweet

We loved spending a few days in San Francisco for the annual CASE Summit for Leaders in Advancement earlier this month. After three days with the brightest minds in higher ed, we were filled with ideas and inspiration. Here are some of our takeaways.

Chelsea Castle Categories Points of View

Choosing the right CMS

As the digital world rapidly evolves every day, higher ed must also evolve with it. This not only means being where your students are (online), but talking to them in the right way with the right messages.

Ologie May 31, 2017 Categories Points of View

5 things you need to know about Instagram Stories

Instagram and Snapchat are in a constant battle to outsize, out number, and out perform one another in the ephemeral video battle. In its latest move, Instagram launched two Story updates this week. Here’s what you need to know.

Chelsea Castle May 25, 2017 Categories Points of View

Merging athletic and academic logos: Sacrilege? Or smart branding?

For years, we’ve seen a growing trend of universities using the same identity mark for their academic and athletic brands. It’s a bold move, and a massive undertaking, but the benefits can be well worth it.

Chelsea Castle May 23, 2017 Categories Case Studies