Aired: March 30, 2021

Using your Distinctiveness as a Selling Point

When you’re not a large public university, you have to market yourself in a different way. Especially if you’re a faith-based institution, a single-sex college, or even an HBCU, you’ve got to set yourself apart from the rest of the field. You’ve got to be distinctive as a selling point for your institution.

What does that look like? On this episode of Higher Ed Marketer, we talk with Ayana Hernandez, Associate Vice Chancellor for University Relations at North Carolina Central University. To hear her talk about how HBCUs are in her DNA was something special.

We also talked about:

– Working for an HBCU that she applied to attend when she was starting college

– The TIME Magazine cover that she keeps framed in her office and how she uses it to talk to her students about celebrating their successes

– What university life was like Pre-COVID, and what she anticipates it to be like moving forward

– The need to be distinctive in your marketing when you’re a mission-driven institution

Know of a higher education marketing change agent you’d like to hear on the show? Does your university have an interesting story to be featured?

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