Higher Education Marketing Solutions measure your institution’s brand and marketing effectiveness and identify the most attractive attributes to leverage in outreach.

We help you answer key questions and deliver strategies for success:

  • How strong is our institution’s brand recognition?
  • How do staff, faculty, students, and alumni define our institution’s brand?
  • How can we improve our position in the USNWR rankings?
  • How can we strengthen our online presence?
  • How can our institution’s messaging give us an advantage over our competitors?

Hanover’s Higher Education Marketing Solution

We will customize an approach for your institution that leverages the expertise of our team and multiple methodologies to support your institution’s goals.

Brand Assessment Survey

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Identify brand strengths and weaknesses.

Surveys prospective and current students, alumni, and community stakeholders to identify an institution’s brand strengths and areas for improvement, capturing distinctions across specific demographics and geographies.

Ranking Analysis

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Increase exposure.

Evaluates your rankings to uncover key drivers of performance and pathways to improved rankings.

Marketing Channel Assessment

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Assess outreach effectiveness.

Evaluates an institution’s marketing channel utilization including owned, earned, shared, and paid media relative to competitors.

Messaging Differentiation

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Leverage differentiating factors. 

Benchmarks an institution’s branding and messaging against competitors and highlights opportunities for increased differentiation.

Outcomes

  • Assess brand strengths and weaknesses
  • Attract new students with the right messaging for new programs
  • Evaluate brand positioning versus competitors
  • Identify which drivers can inflect USNWR ranking performance
  • Improve marketing channel effectiveness

A Word from One of Our Higher Education Clients:

When deciding whether or not to partner with Hanover, we were impressed with their high levels of professionalism and personal attention during our initial process of discernment. They won us over with their consistent attentiveness to us! We believe that Hanover will be able to help us make wise decisions about our strategic direction by providing us data that we do not have immediate access to. We are convinced that we must move ahead into high quality online degree programs at our school. We are not willing to compromise on our ethos and values and student-centered culture. We found that Hanover really understands our commitments and have both the desire and the skills to help us.

Columbia Theological Seminary

Dr. Leanne Van Dyk, President, Professor of Theology

Whatever your goals, Hanover will partner with you to create a custom approach to support your needs.

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