Never stop learning
KPS3 has been involved in the education market for two decades. We have worked with public and private universities, elementary schools, and education technology companies across the nation. We have a national network of higher education marketing and communications experts who specialize in bringing new levels of recognition and stature to your institution. Our Education offerings include:
- Branding and positioning the “distinctiveness” of your institution
- Institution-wide strategic marketing and communications plans focused on achieving measurable returns
- Analysis and recommendations for more cost-effective
organization structure(s) and operations
- Website and application development focusing on prospective students and fund raising
- Access to our national network of “insiders”—senior marketing and communications professionals in higher education who develop unique solutions for higher education institutions
- Strategic positioning based on institutional priorities that showcase your own distinctive strengths, interests and capabilities
Our Greatest Hits
Our Greatest Hits We’ve put together a little somethin’ that highlights some of our favorite memories over the last year (give or take). It’s been a wild ride, lots of ups and downs, and a lot more Zoom calls than we would have ever expected (who had ‘pandemic’ on their bingo card?). Through it all, we’ve had a pretty prolific year of banging out the hits. We’re lucky to get to work with some of the best clients and...
Dispelling Udder Nonsense with the Nevada Dairymen
In October, the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Sierra Nevada Chapter honored us at the annual 2019 Silver Spikes award ceremony for our work with various clients. You can read more about our Silver Spikes haul here, but today we’re mooooving other awards off the shelf to talk about one client in particular: The Nevada Dairymen. Our “Udder Nonsense” campaign, which ran throughout June in honor of National Dairy Month, took home a Silver Spike in the category...
Getting my APR raised my B-A-R
It goes without saying that I get bored easily. I’m a “whirling dervish” if you will. My schedule is always packed with a jammed calendar of client meetings, media activities, a million assignments and social events, and most have told me that they cannot keep up with me. Yet, I was at a point in my career where I wanted another challenge. Getting an MBA was not in my future – it’s just something I felt wasn’t in my...
Redesigning the University of Montevallo
For those who seek personalized, hands-on education but crave the excitement of a large university experience — meet Montevallo, where you’ll never get lost in the shuffle. How do you take a public liberal arts college (which is an amazing thing, btw) in the middle of Alabama, and make it stand out? How can you convey that this small, niché school is a great choice for you, even if you don’t fit into the “granola” crowd? That was our...
Higher Education and Distinctive Branding: To the Victors Go the Spoils
Higher education branding has never been more important, as demographic shifts, economic and competitive pressures, and public/ private investment and philanthropy decisions bear down on the success or even viability of America’s colleges and universities – institutions that remain the envy of the world despite their challenges. Yet branding is rarely the strong suit of college or university presidents. Lucky are the presidents whose chief public relations or marketing officers “get it,” and even luckier for the institutions if...
RIP: America’s Universities as “Best-Kept Secrets”
Despite their many vital contributions to society—from education, health and public safety to research innovations brought to market—too many college and university leaders across the U.S. continue to lament their institutions as “best-kept secrets.” The “blame” for this typically (and unfairly) falls on the shoulders of the small central public relations and marketing communications teams–as if they’re the only ones responsible for communicating with their institution’s many audiences (faculty, staff, current/prospective students, parents, alumni, donors and philanthropists, the media, business...