What’s the value of good design to a university’s brand reach? Jon-Stephen Stansel thinks it’s worth an awful lot more than Canva’s $13/month for overused templates. In this tenth episode of Thought Feeder, J.S. and Joel talk about how using mass-produced templated designs from any service can negatively affect an organization’s visual brand. They also offer alternatives to help bridge the gap for non-designers who are responsible for doing design work.
Joel and J.S. discuss the sameness of marketing, design, and website user experiences across higher education and try to suss out ways to inject new life and variety into how we market our colleges and universities.
J.S. and Joel and joined by the always wonderful Erin Supinka to talk about how she goes about developing relationships with her coworkers. This episode contains a ton of great insight into working successfully with other people. Whether you’re new to your job or a seasoned pro, Erin’s thoughts are well worth a listen.
The digital strategy decisions made by colleges and universities in 2020 will largely decide which institutions last another 50+ years and which ones quietly fade away. In episode 7, Joel Goodman and J.S. Stansel make a case for assessing and bolstering digital strategy and marketing in higher education.
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Joel and J.S. are joined by accessibility advocate Erika Boltz to talk about how higher education can build accessibility into social media and web content processes by creating a culture of inclusivity. Insights on this episode of Thought Feeder cover working with university leadership, dealing with technology platforms, and keeping the focus on your audience’s needs.
Erika Boltz is a communicator, ally, and activist living with a disability in Jacksonville, Florida. She has spent the last nine years working toward more inclusive content and communications in higher education spaces.
J.S. Stansel and Joel Goodman discuss the relatively new higher education paradigm of working from home. This episode contains pro-tips for homebound productivity and a couple of rants about how slow higher ed has been to adopt a distributed workforce.