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

The Higher Ed CMO Survey FAQ

The Higher Education CMO Survey is officially open for data collection!

Announcements, Higher Ed CMO Study
The Five Classifications of Higher Ed Web Content Accessibility

Editor's Note: Our ongoing series about the Future of Higher Ed MarComms is focused on all of the topics that we believed were important pre-pandemic, but in a world permanently transformed by...

Digital
Competitive Usability Evaluation: Calculating How Your Site Ranks Amongst the Competition

A competitive usability evaluation is a user experience (UX) research method we use to quantify how a site functions relative to its competitors. There are different ways to conduct this type of...

Digital
Agency News — July 2021

We're thrilled to introduce three new members of the SimpsonScarborough team: Dempsey Ewan, Osmond Curtis, and Scott Smith. Beyond their obvious talent, experience, and passion for higher...

Announcements
What's the Future of Campus Recruiting Events?

In-person visit days for admitted students have long been considered the anchor of the spring recruitment event lineup. Many students make their final college choice immediately after attending...

Thought leadership
How to Leverage Gamification in Higher Ed Marketing

Editor's Note: Our ongoing series about the Future of Higher Ed MarComms is focused on all of the topics that we believed were important pre-pandemic, but in a world permanently transformed by...

Media Planning
Announcing the Promotion of Perrie Howes to Director of the Project Management Office

We're extraordinarily proud to announce the promotion of Perrie Howes to the role of Director, Project Management Office. 

Announcements
Why Market Research is Critical to Assessing Academic Program Demand

Early in my career as a higher ed market researcher, I never would have imagined working with provosts and deans to study the demand for potential new programs. Decision-making related to new...

Thought leadership, Research
Using Design Thinking to Create Better Higher Ed Marketing Strategies

Design thinking is a methodology that provides a solutions-based approach to solving real-world problems. In the world of higher ed marketing, it can be a framework to help address big questions...

Thought leadership, Strategy
Everyone’s a content creator now. (And that’s cool.)

It was just a simple note — four words on an index card that I scribbled in Sharpie and tacked to the wall of our agency studio: 

Creative, Content Strategy
Value Proposition: The Core of Higher Ed Strategic Planning

This is a guest post from one of our industry colleagues, Michael Imber.  Michael is a Managing Director at Conway MacKenzie, part of advisory firm Riveron, and has extensive experience working...

Guest Post
Research Was Made For Times Like These

Last March, the role of the higher education marketer and communicator changed in an instant. Long-term planning went out the door, sacrificed for just keeping up with day-to-day decision-making...

Elizabeth Scarborough, Thought leadership, Research, Branding