Insights

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The hottest trends and latest insights from around the world of higher education.

The Five Questions We Have in the New Year

In the month ahead, SimpsonScarborough will celebrate its 15th year in business, and I'll celebrate my seventh year with the agency. Time sure flies when you're doing great work (and having fun...

Thought leadership
Announcing the Promotion of Meredith Simpson to VP of Research

SimpsonScarborough is exceptionally proud to announce the promotion of Meredith Simpson to Vice President of Research. Meredith was one of SimpsonScarborough's first hires back in 2006 after she...

Announcements
Public-Private Partnerships, Empathy & AI

Over the past several years, public-private partnerships (P3s) have become increasingly common in higher ed. Like most P3s around the country, their focus is usually related to infrastructure,...

Thought leadership
What's Good From an Otherwise Crappy Year

2020. As soon as you say it, the wave of crappiness is upon you.

It's been a year that has simultaneously felt like its lasted forever while also being a bit of a blur. It's like the wise adage...

Thought leadership, COVID-19
2020: Hope Was Just in Retrograde

Things don't move backward, but sometimes you have to look back to see they've been moving forward the whole time. 

My keyboard stopped working. This would eventually lead to me presenting on...

Thought leadership, COVID-19
The Influencer Network

How to find the balance between influencer partnerships that drive value and the fluidity in brand guidelines that success requires. 

Witty repertoire? Check. Unique, interesting idea that keeps...

Social Media, Branding
Join Us at AMA Higher Ed 2020

The AMA Symposium for the Marketing of Higher Education has long been known as the preeminent conference for higher ed marketers, and while we're disappointed we won't be seeing everyone in-person...

Elizabeth Scarborough, Events
NSC Enrollment Data Deep Dive

Editor's Note: When the NSC released the first collection of data, we were concerned that the data was not representative enough of institutions across the country to draw meaningful conclusions....

Thought leadership, Research
The Trouble with Personas

At a time when expressions of identity and individuality are prevailing, and there's an acute intolerance of bias, discrimination, and systemic racism, we must ask ourselves — is there still a...

Thought leadership, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Mission in Control

This is a guest post from one of our industry colleagues, Katharine Wehling. We believe her perspective about mission in higher ed is as important now as it's ever been. As she states in her...

Thought leadership, Guest Post
Weekly Brief: The New Proof Points

We know that this week will be the most challenging week for many of you in a long line of really challenging weeks. So for this week's brief, we decided to look toward the future. But if you're...

Weekly Brief
Weekly Brief: Grand Opening, Grand Closing

Is there a reputational risk in actually opening now?

Weekly Brief