Presentation on theme: "RCC Brand Positioning. What is Brand Positioning? Branding is a promise; a pledge of quality Branding helps set Richland Community College apart from."— Presentation transcript:
RCC Brand Positioning
What is Brand Positioning? Branding is a promise; a pledge of quality Branding helps set Richland Community College apart from other institutions by reflecting the personalities, behaviors, and culture of the institution
Why is Brand Positioning important? Most written messages are ignored, but over 70% of visual messages are processed Sending target effective messages is vital to success
Brand Positioning Workshop Conducted April 4, 2008 –Intended to determine values that are meaningful to students, alumni, faculty, & staff Group consisted of faculty, staff, alumni, community leaders, and students (both traditional and non-traditional).
Elements of Perception
Competitive Analysis Participants were asked to give perceptions of six other area institutions –Millikin University –Robert Morris College –Lincoln Land Community College –Lakeland College –Parkland College –Heartland Community College
Brand Identity Attributes Meaningful Different Credible Workshop participants provided key words that differentiate Richland from others
Brand Positioning Statement Richland Community College is an educational resource offering an academic foundation for college transfer, career programs, job training, personal and professional growth in a friendly environment with supportive faculty and staff dedicated to the success of our students and community.
Visual Cues & Positioning Elements Align the following elements with the final key words in the brand positioning statement: –Color Palette –Font Type –Logo Mark/Graphic Styling –Layout & Composition –Photographic Direction
Branding Ensures Success Three factors critical for the brand promise to work: –It must be true to the values, practices and products of an institution –It must be meaningful to the stakeholders –It must be distinctive from other academic institutions