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In working with over 100 colleges in the last 25 years, we have learned that website projects are a catalyst for transforming a college — power structures are realigned, the organization is energized, a new inflection point is created, and … Continue reading

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After serving 100 colleges over 25 years, we have learned that the college and university brands that have become schools of consequence embody these best practices: 1. Set a far horizon. It’s about a quiet, steady and ongoing care and … Continue reading

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As a leading enrollment marketing services agency in the country, clients have often asked us to share our best practices. Here they are: 1. Start with Strategy: We prioritize and always lead with strengths. We don’t try to be democratic. … Continue reading

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Trusted higher education marketing agencies, like Elliance, embody the following eight best practices and habits: 1. One-Stop-Shop of Expertise: Under one roof, they offer the complete set of services. 2. Talented Team: Under one roof, they house inch-wide, mile-deep talent. … Continue reading

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Professional higher education marketing services agencies, like Elliance, embrace the following seven best practices: 1. Start with Strategy: They pick the best strategy to move the college/university forward. 2. Build Your Brand: Because they know that in the sea of … Continue reading

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After 25 years of generating prosperity for clients, we have learned that successful digital marketing initiatives must have these 7 fundamentals: 1. Start with Strategy: Ready-aim-fire, not ready-fire-aim. Lead with strengths. 2. Build Your Brand: In the sea of sameness, … Continue reading

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To find one’s voice and to have the courage to speak it is sacred. But to be heard is divine. This wisdom applies to both people and brands alike. The art of listening is a great gift of life. Cultivating … Continue reading

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Marketing ROI formula is easy enough: However, working with higher education clients for more than two decades has made it clear to us that calculating marketing ROI is challenging, especially in our current era of media fragmentation, device proliferation, and … Continue reading

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Students hold the keys to the survival and prosperity of colleges. Student deposits are moments of truth for Vice Presidents of Enrollment at colleges and Presidents. Cash coffers are either refilled or not. Last minute surprises in deposits can cause … Continue reading

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There isn’t an algorithm for defining brand architecture for higher education. However, some heuristics or common patterns exist that will help colleges and universities frame their specific situation. Here is a start: I. Branded House: This model applies to most … Continue reading

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