Holland College, the community college of PEI, is an integral part of the provincial economy. In late 2011, the College engaged our company to develop their brand strategy. While there was an existing visual identity, and a new strategic plan, no brand strategy existed. This process included conducting qualitative research with a variety of stakeholders; reviewing the competitive environment; understanding the provincial and regional dynamics; pulling out key insights from the research; developing a distinctive brand positioning; and gaining buy-in from the College’s executive team. While developing the strategy, we pulled together a selection of valued partners to develop a comprehensive recruitment advertising campaign that included traditional and online advertising tools. This campaign supported the new brand positioning and celebrated the ‘new’ Holland College.
Outcome: Since that time, our company has developed the annual recruitment ad campaigns for the college. These campaigns have taken an omni-channel approach to target potential students in Atlantic Canada and Ontario, and have delivered a positive level of enrolled students year after year.