Ideas, musings and inspirations.

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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I live for stories. Simply being in the presence of a good story being told or lived right there in the moment sends adrenaline pumping through my veins. In what is one of the most inspiring TED Talks I have … Continue reading

For the past nine years, I have been planning and promoting Elliance’s educational seminars and webinars for university administrators and business executives as an avenue to share knowledge and build relationships. So much has changed since we started offering these … Continue reading

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Constructing a fresh, effective higher education marketing plan can feel overwhelming. There are so many tactics, messages, and advertising and social media outlets to consider. With appealing options and promotion tools available at every corner, there is one in-house strategy … Continue reading

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It’s called Back to School, Welcome Week and New Student Orientation and it is a fall ritual at most higher education institutions.  These fun-filled social events are an annual right for returning students and an initiation of sorts for incoming … Continue reading

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In the past, universities have created both a Company Page and a University Page within Linkedin – mainly because each page offered different features and functionalities. Linkedin has been getting feedback, especially from higher education marketers, of this causing redundancy for … Continue reading

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Stop what you’re doing and take a look around. How many brands do you see? Chances are that your morning coffee, handbag, phone, car and computer all have clear logos and identifiable brands. Branding is so pervasive that the average … Continue reading

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It is a great honor for Elliance to have recently won a Hermes Creative award for our higher education marketing client New York Chiropractic College. The award was given for a series of social posts that were put together to … Continue reading

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As the product of a liberal arts education and the mother of a college senior studying political science and history, I get a little defensive about the singular focus on STEM and the perceived lack of value in more generalized … Continue reading

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