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New Gen Z Research

1500 Students. 50 States. 1 Goal.

Understand how Generation Z thinks about the college search

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6 tips for attracting your best-fit students.

We get it. When you’re recruiting prospective students, it’s difficult to break out of your comfort zone. Your college or university has a system, a protocol, or a communications cycle that’s been used for years. But it’s a new era in higher education, at least if you’re trying to understand students from Generation Z. Here are a few tips from our proprietary Student Union research to help you reach and retain the right students for you.

Dawn Marinacci Chelsea Castle November 29, 2016 Categories Points of View

5 segments of Gen Z and how to engage them

Born between 1996 and 2010, the members of Generation Z have a very different mindset, thanks to the world they’ve grown up in. And because of this, they’re actually changing the world. Let’s just say they’re anything but typical.

Ologie October 27, 2016 Categories Points of View

The ultimate guide to brand measurement

When we start a new engagement with a college or university, we love our initial discussions about project goals and measuring success. It’s a step full of vision and ambition, tempered with an eye toward focus and standards.

Carolyn Kent October 5, 2016 Categories Points of View

Brand partnerships: when they work and why

One of the most effective ways for a brand to expand its reach is to partner with another like-minded brand in a different industry. By combining their powers, these brands (and their agencies) often find incredibly creative ways to cross-promote and, in doing so, can win over new fans and create serious buzz.

Hannah Jew September 28, 2016 Categories Points of View
Queens University of Charlotte

Brand Evolution

Queens University of Charlotte is a small, private institution that offers a range of undergraduate, graduate, and pre-professional programs, all grounded in a liberal arts core. But despite many enviable features, the university was struggling to stand out in the region and had little reputation outside the state.

Ologie September 15, 2016 Categories Case Studiessss

Making the campus tour more than just another visit.

We hear it all the time: “Once we get them on campus, we’ve got them hooked.” How could you not? A great tour. A good meal in the best dining hall (with soft-serve ice cream). A glimpse into a residence hall and a lecture hall. Interaction with real students. They’re totally hooked, right?

Kelly Ruoff Lauren Clinton August 30, 2016 Categories Points of View

CSCA Pinewood Derby 2016

Here’s a peek at our Ologist’s cars for this year’s big Pinewood Derby race, hosted by Columbus Society of Communicating Arts (CSCA).

Ologie August 18, 2016 Categories Culture

5 things brands should know about Instagram Stories

Recently, Instagram launched a new feature called Stories, which allows users to post temporary photos without filling up their photo feed or grid. It’s an approachable and ephemeral response to a brand-saturated Instagram feed that tends to be filled with picture-perfect photography.

Nathan Okuley Chelsea Castle August 11, 2016 Categories Points of View

Summer Outing 2016

To celebrate summer we hung out at one of our favorite Columbus breweries, Seventh Son Brewing, for beers and trivia. Not pictured: Hot Chicken Takeover, which was devoured before a photo could be snapped.      

Ologie August 10, 2016 Categories Culture

Stand out.
But not too much.

The double standard of higher ed marketing, and how to fight it.

For colleges and universities, competition has never been stiffer for top students and faculty, or for research funding, donor dollars, and reputation. Public universities have a hard time explaining what it means to be “public” and liberal arts colleges are still trying to defend the benefits of a multidisciplinary education to 17-year-olds everywhere.

Kelly Ruoff July 28, 2016 Categories Points of View

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