Getting and giving feedback about creative work presents some unique challenges in higher ed’s consensus- and committee-driven environment. In this episode of Marketing Live, author Todd Henry will provide guidance helping you put your creative team in a position to do its best work. He will discuss ways to create a stable culture that empowers […]
Learn how Sweet Briar College changed the narrative from “the school that nearly closed in 2015” to one of confidence, courage, and grit through a comprehensive marketing effort, including thorough constituent research, a refreshed brand platform, and an ongoing advertising campaign.
What is design thinking, and how can you use to address challenges at your institution? This episode will provide a crash course in the five-step human-centered problem-solving framework that focuses on high-impact solutions that meet both stakeholder and institution needs. You’ll learn how to use design thinking in a higher education context and be able […]
Marketing and communications professionals have become quite familiar with an array of studies highlighting the public’s declining confidence in higher education. In this episode of Marketing Live, vice presidents from AAU (Association of American Universities) and CASE (The Council for Advancement and Support of Education) will take a deep dive into this topic. What are […]
DNA is at the root of everything — in people as well as companies — when it comes to competitive advantage. In this episode of Marketing Live, Andy Cunningham, author of Get to Aha!: Discover Your Positioning DNA and Dominate Your Competition, will discuss the positioning framework that she has developed over decades of working […]
Growth within the enrollment management field is not always linear, and in particular, female admissions professionals may face tough questions and challenges as we progress within this field. How do you strike a work/life balance that still provides opportunity to advance? How do you find and develop relationships with professional mentors? What’s the best approach […]
Higher education now recognizes the importance of an integrated branding and marketing strategy. This episode of Marketing Live will explore centralized and decentralized mar-com operations. We’ll discuss the pros and cons. It doesn’t matter how an institution is configured. Working across the organization is essential. Tune in to hear innovative strategies for collaboration and cooperation.
At the heart of leadership lies persuasion. At the heart of persuasion lies storytelling. On this episode of Marketing Live, author, storytelling expert, and former admissions officer Esther Choy will dissect the art and science of storytelling. She’ll share insights on the power of story and how to use it to your advantage. Esther will discuss […]
The education sector is still reeling from the recent tragedy in Parkland, Florida. The events have provoked a significant increase in student activism across the country. Some students now face disciplinary action related to their activism. In our work, we must ask how these actions will affect college admission decisions. Many institutions made public statements […]
Have you begun a new marketing leadership role in the last year? Perhaps you will be transitioning to one in 2018? Those first months in your new role set the tone for your tenure. It’s imperative to make the most of this unique period. This episode of Marketing Live will cover the most important considerations […]
85% of students state the primary reason they’re going to college is to get a better job. The evolving trends in the working world and expectations from employers makes it a challenging landscape to navigate. Learn how universities can best prepare students for their careers from Everette Fortner, University of Virginia’s Associate Vice President of […]
Marketing leaders are change managers. When a substantial change takes place within your institution – be that a rebranding or repositioning, a name change, an alliance with another institution, or other major initiative – it will fall to the central marketing and communication office to become the face of that change, successfully communicate it with […]
The annual AMA Symposium for the Marketing of Higher Education is coming up November 12-15. The conference provides an excellent opportunity to connect with more than 1,200 of your higher ed peers to hear industry trends and best practices, work through shared challenges, and discover fresh ways to engage your audiences. This episode of Marketing […]
On this episode we’ll share best practices for meaningful and sustainable organizational change and learn strategies you can implement immediately to move the needle in your organization. Blending research and real-life experience, we’ll explore questions such as: What are some common barriers and mistakes made in organizational change and planning efforts? Who is best equipped […]
Enrollment Management has not historically been a primary source for burgeoning college presidents. That trend seems to be changing as colleges wrestle with increased competition, tighter margins, and political issues on both the admission and financial aid fronts. Successful enrollment managers now have a path to a college presidency. On this episode of Admissions Live, […]
As a hiring manager throughout my career, I’ve reviewed thousands and thousands of resumes. I’ve seen it all. From no cover letter at all, to illegible cover letters in 6-point yellow Comic Sans type, I remain baffled by the overwhelmingly poor quality of applicant materials. (For the record, neither received consideration.) Why are the cover […]