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 with technology companies in Silicon Valley. During this time, Andy has been at the forefront of tech and innovation, and she’ll share how lessons from these experiences can apply to higher education.
Rob ZinkanRob Zinkan became vice president at RHB, a higher education marketing consultancy, in 2019. Rob has more than 20 years of experience in higher education administration, serving in senior leadership positions in marketing and advancement. He spent the past 17 years at Indiana University, most recently in a system-wide role as associate vice president for marketing. He also served in campus-level roles there as vice chancellor for external affairs and assistant dean for advancement. Rob holds a doctorate from Creighton University, a master’s from Xavier University, and a bachelor’s from Wabash College. He serves on the AMA Symposium for the Marketing of Higher Education conference committee, contributes to Inside Higher Ed’s “Call to Action” blog, and is a recent CASE commissioner (Commission on Communications and Marketing).
Andy Cunningham is co-founder and president of Cunningham Collective, a marketing, brand, and communication firm dedicated to bringing innovation to market.
A marketing entrepreneur at the forefront of communicating the “next big thing,” Andy has played a key role in developing the branding and launch strategies of numerous game-changing technologies and companies, including Apple and Adobe.
She got her start in Silicon Valley in 1983, working with marketing legend Regis McKenna to help Steve Jobs launch the original Macintosh. When Steve Jobs left Apple to form NeXT and acquire Pixar, he chose Cunningham Communication, Inc., the public relations agency that Andy launched in 1985, to represent him.