Experts in higher education communications and marketing.

 
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25th Hour brings a fresh, new perspective to your marketing challenges.

Every community college marketing firm say "we're different." But we really are. When you work with us, you work with US. We don't assign you to an account manager. You have unlimited 24/7 access to each member of our team. That's right. Even on weekends and holidays because we know that community colleges are NOT 8-5 jobs.


Passion

Everyone at 25th Hour Communications has served in one or more roles within community colleges. We’ve been involved with, worked for, and experienced the benefits of a community college education from a personal perspective. We know the opportunities you provide and want to help you share your college’s special benefits with prospective students, their parents, community members, business and civic leaders and donors. With our more than 60 years combined experience working for and promoting community colleges, partnering with 25th Hour Communications can make a real difference!

Flexibility

Whether your needs are small or large, or even if you don’t know exactly what your needs are, we can help you identify priorities, structure effective strategies/approaches to reach your goals, and jump-start the process. We work with a team of talented professionals and strategic partners, so we can expand or contract as necessary. We work collaboratively with you throughout the project, to ensure results meet or exceed expectations. Our partnership with you will produce results best suited to the unique needs of your college. 

Commitment

Your success is our success. It’s as simple as that. 25th Hour Communications assembles the right team and resources that will ensure your project is finalized on time. We don’t consider a job “done” until the work is completed and you are 100% satisfied. We focus on your needs, your objectives, and your success.


Driven Results

  • For our clients we have successfully:

  • Re-branded several community colleges

  • Increased Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 enrollment for several community colleges across the country

  • Achieved the Hispanic Serving Institution designation earning our client $2.5 million

  • Increased enrollment by 8% and top of mind awareness during an accreditation crisis

  • Increased enrollment for a community college by 8%; it was the only community college in its system that generated an enrollment increase

  • Integrated the concept of front-end marketing into college enrollment management and curriculum development

  • Successfully created and implemented recruitment campaigns for new buildings/campus centers, then created and implemented the bond campaigns to obtain funds for those buildings/centers

  • Implemented new college and district brands through integrated marketing communications, including buy-in and support from faculty, staff and students

  • Created and implemented social media campaigns leading to engagement, cross promotion, enrollment generation, and increasing following for one college by 8,000 subscribers in just 8 months

 

Our team is well-prepared to handle any challenge you throw at us.

 
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Meet the Leadership team

We are a group of hard-working, talented individuals who are focused on providing great results for our clients.

We are the only firm in the country that has two CCPRO All-PROs and an NCMPR District 6 Communicator-of-the-Year. That means that when you work with 25th Hour Communications, you're working with experts who have been in the trenches ... just like you.

Jennifer Aries  Founder & President, Strategy and Planning

Jennifer Aries
Founder & President, Strategy and Planning

Trish Lamantia  Chief Executive Officer

Trish Lamantia
Chief Executive Officer

Crystal Berry  Vice President, Marketing & Communications

Crystal Berry
Vice President, Marketing & Communications

Stephanie Pettis, APR, CPRC  Vice President, Strategy & Planning

Stephanie Pettis, APR, CPRC
Vice President, Strategy & Planning

Steve Briskman  Vice President, Client Services

Steve Briskman
Vice President, Client Services

Keith Smith  Vice President, Client Relations

Keith Smith
Vice President, Client Relations

Jeff Robertson  Director of Technologies, Digital Marketing & Analytics

Jeff Robertson
Director of Technologies, Digital Marketing & Analytics

Melissa Magerer  Digital Marketing & Communications

Melissa Magerer
Digital Marketing & Communications

Melissa McKenzie  Copywriter, Writing Services

Melissa McKenzie
Copywriter, Writing Services

Erin Hatfield  Graphic Design

Erin Hatfield
Graphic Design

Maggie Morley
Graphic Design

Candi Whitman  Creative Services

Candi Whitman
Creative Services

Makayla Morton  Marketing Coordinator

Makayla Morton
Marketing Coordinator

Rivers Brunson  Marketing Coordinator

Rivers Brunson
Marketing Coordinator

 
 

Our Partners

 

Let's talk about the challenges you're facing and how we can help.

Let's Talk.

 
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