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.
By Sharon Aschaiek | Jan. 9, 2018
How does a university marketing department that’s just six years old win the American Marketing Association’s Higher Education Marketer of the Year Team Award? That stunning victory was achieved by Alberta, Canada’s University of Calgary at this year’s AMA Awards.
By Sharon Aschaiek | Oct. 24, 2018
Earlier this year, I blogged about the higher education winners of IABC/Toronto’s 2018 Ovation Awards. One project that received an Award of Excellence was the University of Toronto Faculty of Arts & Science’s 2016-17 donor report, The ArtSci Effect.
By Sharon Aschaiek | Oct. 17, 2018
October is Cyber Security Awareness Month, which spreads global awareness about digital crime and online safety. How much does this have to do with higher education and, specifically, your communications work? More than you might think.
By Sharon Aschaiek | Sept. 12, 2018
The higher education marketplace is crowded. Competition to attract students is fierce. Universities and colleges are also competing for funding and talent. So when it comes to standing out, effective communications is more important than ever.
By Sharon Aschaiek | Aug. 29, 2018
The world of internal communications is undergoing significant change. To do your job well at your higher education institution, you’ll need to adapt your knowledge and skills. How can you you make IC a driver of your school’s success?
By Sharon Aschaiek | Aug. 22, 2018
In higher ed communications, it’s not always what you say, but who says it. It’s usually central and/or department/faculty communication teams who take the lead on conceptualizing, developing and executing communications for universities and colleges.
By Sharon Aschaiek | August 8, 2018
What’s the best way to engage prospective students? How can you provide them with a unique, dynamic and immersive experience that best represents your school’s brand? You can find inspiration for your university or college from Texas A&M University.
By Sharon Aschaiek | July 4, 2018
Last month, Google changed the game for researching U.S. higher education options. Now, when someone searches for a four-year college, information on admissions rates, average cost after financial aid and student life will show up directly in Search.
By Sharon Aschaiek | June 6, 2018
June is Effective Communications Month – yes, it’s a real thing, according to the go-to guide for special days, Chase’s Calendar of Events. While getting communications right is a priority for universities and colleges year-round…