By Sharon Aschaiek | April 17, 2019
The long and winding brand journey of what is now Ontario Tech University in Ontario, Canada has some useful insights for what it takes for a higher education institution to overcome identity struggles and realize a winning brand that best reflects its strengths.
By Sharon Aschaiek | April 10, 2019
What does it take to create a university magazine that stands out? Mary Dieter, who is the managing editor/writer of the award-winning DePauw Magazine at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, has some useful insights to share about the process.
By Sharon Aschaiek | March 6, 2019
One way a higher education institution can differentiate itself and raise its profile is by effectively highlighting its research activities and breakthroughs. The University of Toronto Mississauga has found a powerful way to share its research endeavours.
By Sharon Aschaiek | Feb. 27, 2019
This Friday is National Employee Appreciation Day in the U.S., which makes it a good time to consider how well you conduct internal communications at your higher education institution. There’s a lot to be learned about this topic from how Duke University.
By Sharon Aschaiek | Feb. 6, 2019
The communications field is constantly evolving in step with new trends, emerging technological tools, shifting demographics and even social change. So here are some resources to help you stay current in your higher ed communications and marketing expertise.
By Sharon Aschaiek | Jan. 30, 2019
A strong organizational brand depends on integration and consistency—something that can be difficult to achieve at higher education institutions, where there can be a clash between the priorities of central marcomm and individual schools and departments.
By Sharon Aschaiek | Jan. 16, 2019
Dealing with issues and emergencies is a core part of communications at all organizations. But sometimes, higher education institutions face issues that require them to throw out their crisis communications handbook and draft a whole new set of rules.