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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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By 2020, the number of social media users worldwide is expected to reach 2.95 billion. And thanks to a wide range of social channels, it’s never been easier to communicate with brands and get the information we need. For brands in higher ed, this means that you have a unique megaphone to reach your audiences.
Where: 2016 Symposium for the Marketing of Higher Education
When: December 6, 2016
Who: William Faust, Managing Partner, and Mary Baglivo, Chief Marketing Officer at Northwestern University
Presentation: Giving a Brand New Direction: The Northwestern Story
Where: Sheraton Hotel & Towers, Chicago, Illinois
When: December 12, 2016
Who: Paul Davis, Ologie Creative Director and Robin Bowlus, Director of Public Relations at Bluffton University
Presentation: One Campaign. Many Generations. All In. Effectively Engaging Alumni Across Generations.