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17 EpisodesProduced by H·A ThirtyOneWebsite

In 31Minutes: Best Ideas for Higher Ed Communicators, co-hosts Karyn Adams (H·A ThirtyOne Principal and Creative Director) and Karen Black (Content Strategist) talk to guests of all ilks and explore one “best idea” each month to inspire higher ed marketers, communicators, and leaders from across dep… read more

17 Episodes | 2019 - 2020

Best Ideas Home Edition, Part 1

June 23rd, 2020


We’re sharing some of the best examples we’ve seen across campuses during COVID-19 interruptions—examples of good leadership, great communication, and effective connection building during a time of uncertainty.

Guests …

COVID-19 and College Admissions, Part Two

April 3rd, 2020


Hosts Karyn Adams and Karen Black talk about challenges and some advice amid the COVID-19 crisis as developments continue to unfold within higher ed.

COVID-19 and College Admissions

March 13th, 2020


Dayna Bradstreet, Sr. Associate Director of Undergraduate Admission at Simmons University in Boston, joins us to recap the March 13th #EMchat …

Whose Pod Is It Anyway?

February 27th, 2020


Guest host Tim Douglas turns the table on our regular hosts Karyn Adams and Karen Black. The K’s talk about learning to podcast, what they’re looking …

How Chatbots Will Change Your (Work) Life

December 10th, 2019


Eric Stoller from GeckoEngage joins us to chat about... chatbots! In his role as Gecko's VP of Digital Strategy, what does Eric mean by digital …

Getting More from Your Campus Photography

October 30th, 2019


Typical campus imagery—quads, tech centers, trees, residence halls, art studios, faculty being engaging, students being lively, and mascots being …

Creating a Culture of Planning and Strategic Risk

September 24th, 2019


In the second half of our series for institutions ready to practice courage and innovation, and realize big change, we talk with Joretta Nelson and …

Pivoting Toward What’s Possible

August 30th, 2019


Colleges and universities aren’t typically known for being nimble or change-embracing, but intense and rapid changes in technology, demographics, and …

Lessons Learned Working in Higher Ed

July 31st, 2019


Career transitions and team turnover are part of professional life, especially at this time of year in higher education. We interviewed three former …

Seconds: Facilities as Brand at Elon

June 25th, 2019


Greg Zaiser, Elon University's Vice President for Enrollment and our June guest, talks about how brand stewardship ties into facilities and is a …

Seconds: Elon's Goal Setting and Strategic Planning Methodology

June 25th, 2019


Greg Zaiser, Elon University's Vice President for Enrollment and our June guest, explains how Elon's strategic planning process works.

Moving Beyond Logos to the Heart of the Brand

June 20th, 2019


Elon University’s Vice President for Enrollment Greg Zaiser joins us to talk about successful, campus-wide brand stewardship and how his institution …

The Big Day in Admissions Land – Now What?

May 15th, 2019


May 1 is the big day for college admissions, but what happens next? Most schools work hard to complete their classes well after the First of May. How …

Seconds: Liz Gross on the Listen Up Conference

April 16th, 2019


Have a few minutes? Enjoy the first of our Seconds (Extra Helpings from the 31Minutes Vault). Liz Gross explains why Listen Up is not your average …

Making Waves in the Sea of Sameness

April 4th, 2019


Meet Ginger Hansen. She likes her job. A lot. Ginger is H·A ThirtyOne’s Director of Enrollment Solutions and she joins us to unveil a 2019 Best Idea …

Listen Up! Social Listening and Campus Sonar’s Field-Leading Approach

March 12th, 2019


This month we talk with Liz Gross, founder and CEO of Campus Sonar, about her company’s tailored and human approach to the field of social listening. …

It Starts With One Idea

February 12th, 2019


In our pilot episode, H·A ThirtyOne Principal and Creative Director Karyn Adams kicks off 31Minutes in the hot seat, talking with Content Strategist …

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