…And that’s coming from a gay Ologist with a sun tattoo. But during a month when companies swap their usual profile pictures for rainbow versions, it’s important to remember the power of authenticity. And as growing swarms of consumers use their dollars to vote for the causes they’re passionate about, it’s not only crucial to
Painstakingly curated Instagram feeds are a thing of the past. Brands looking to stay relevant on the platform should adopt a freer, more authentic approach.
Since its inception, Instagram has continued to grow in popularity as a platform for users to engage with each other and for marketers to engage with consumers. As of June 2018, Instagram reached the 1 billion monthly active user mark, with more than 500 million people using the platform daily and spending an average of 53 minutes
Why U.S. immigration policy is causing international students to sour on U.S. colleges, and how the tide can be reversed
In higher education, many colleges and universities view learning as something that isn’t constrained by classroom walls, campus boundaries, or even geographical borders. Many institutions point to their population of international students as proof that they’re facilitating the exchange of knowledge and ideas across cultures. Over the past couple years, these institutions have had a
The look of America’s college campuses is shifting. Back in October, I wrote about “The Forgotten 40 percent,” exploring how higher education institutions might better court the growing numbers of adult learners in their marketing and recruitment materials. But adult learners aren’t the only group adding diversity to campuses across the country. New efforts, like the
We see a lot of alumni magazines come across our desks. And we can’t help but notice how many feel like a rinse and repeat of issues past. It may be time to hit the refresh button on your publication, so that you can better engage one of your most critical audiences: your graduates. But
Born between 1996 and 2010, the members of Gen Z have a very different mindset from the generations before them. From politics and religion to technology and relationships and everything in between, Gen Z is changing the way the world thinks. So, how do you connect with the members of this most influential group?
We’ve all seen our fair share of them: college viewbooks filled with glossy images of teens sitting under trees, playing frisbee, gathering in dining halls and dorm rooms. Stories about Greek life and internships at local businesses. All of which makes sense: the typical college student is usually very interested in these parts of campus
I just got back from Stratfest 2018, where planners and strategists from all over the globe gathered to exchange knowledge and experiences, as well as celebrate 50 years of planning (and make predictions about the next 50). Here are a few of my top takeaways: See the forest and the trees (and the bark, too).
The Rochester Institute of Technology recently announced its largest gift ever: $50 million from alumnus Austin McChord, founder of tech company Datto. While that certainly is big news, what’s even more interesting is how it happened: engagement. As the article makes clear, this is not your run-of-the-mill engagement from your run-of-the-mill university.
Colorado College has always done things differently. In 1970, for example, CC reinvented the liberal arts education with an innovative academic approach: an immersive schedule where students engage with a single subject at a time, for three-and-a-half-week periods. It’s called the Block Plan.