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Your brand is the first promise you make to your future clients, your staff, and your stakeholders. It’s generally a promise of expertise, leadership, and exceptional service. This belief is the starting point of our journey to creating or refreshing your brand.

We collaborate with our clients to create a comprehensive brand strategy, rooted in research and data, that is unique to your institution and the communities you serve—complete with a tagline, logo, brand promise, and brand roll-out plan.

Let’s talk about writing your brand promise and creating your brand story.

Full Service Advertising

Unlock the impact of your message through dynamic advertising campaigns for your brand's success. The power of a campaign lies in the ability of its message to resonate with its audience.

From digital to traditional advertising, we have the know-how to create tailored advertising plans that hit their mark. Our decisions are fueled by data, allowing us to optimize campaigns in real-time and ensure every marketing dollar is well spent. Your success is our success, and we take it seriously.

Let's bring your next great advertising campaign to life.

Social Media Management

Facebook, TikTok and YouTube, oh my! There are so many ways that your audiences get and share information that it can be hard to know how to respond, what to try, what platform to engage with, and whom to believe. We have a handle on it all and can step in at a moment’s notice to help manage every aspect of social media for your college in a way that your students will find engaging, honest, and responsive. From creating engaging videos and graphics to copy that will make them take notice, our social media experts will help you build a strong online presence, connect with your target audience, and drive real engagement and growth. We can support or manage your entire social media function.

Let’s get social. Reach out and let’s talk about how we can help you elevate your social media presence.

Creative Services

Don't just tell your story, show your story.
A powerful design communicates your unique story, values, and identity in a way that resonates with your target market. Our team of design experts works closely with you to create a comprehensive visual identity that compliments your brand and speaks directly to your audience. We utilize proven design methods that encompass colors, typography, and design elements, ensuring your brand remains consistent and recognizable.

Building brand awareness is an ongoing process, and we have the expertise to create impactful designs that bring your brand to the forefront. From online advertising to social media marketing, we develop strategies and high-end creative assets that get your brand noticed and remembered.

Team up with us to elevate your brand and leave a lasting impression on your audience.

Lead Management

Many of our clients wanted a customer relationship management system that was easy to use and not complex like those currently on the market. Our web developers went to work and built a unique CRM that allows you to easily track inquiries, ensure they are responded to, and engage directly with prospects, creating the potential for increased enrollment.

We can staff it for you or you can have your own staff operate it. We’ve made it super user friendly so more time is devoted to providing stellar customer service than learning the technology.

Join us for a demonstration of our Lead Management System and watch your inquiries turn into action.

Managed Services

Has your marketing plate become too full? Do you need an extra set of hands to write, do design, or implement your marketing plan? Our managed services team stands ready to help. We can provide support to your marketing team by doing the work and freeing them up to do the exceptional work they do for your institution.

Do you need a marketing team for an interim or long-term basis? We’re your team. We can remotely manage your marketing department so your brand continues to shine bright and attract prospects to your digital and physical front door. It’s like we’re right down the hall.

Our experts can provide strategic direction and oversight for your organization's marketing efforts. We develop and implement marketing plans and campaigns and evaluate their performance. Additionally, we offer guidance on best practices, branding, demographic trends, advertising, public relations and more.

Strong strategic planning and communication is essential for your organization's success. We will work with you to identify your goals, analyze internal and external factors, and develop a roadmap to achieve your mission.


You know you need to market with flexibility, but you don’t have time to create a plan. Or the one you have is three years old and you don’t have time to update it. Budgets, timelines, issues, and expectations change. You need to change directions fast. We look at your marketing challenges with a fresh perspective then work with you to create a plan that helps you conquer those challenges.

Our team of experts develop tailored strategies using best practices in higher education recruitment. We identify your target audience, develop effective messaging and implement data-driven strategies to meet your enrollment goals.

We also develop and implement micro-campaigns that use multiple channels to reach your target audience, including email, landing pages, social media, and other digital marketing techniques. Our approach is customized to your unique needs and objectives to achieve maximum impact.

All of this work is done through a DEI lens that promotes diversity, fosters inclusion, and supports equity across your organization.

Public Relations & Writing

What do you do when a crisis arises on your campus or community? How do you communicate when there is an active shooter, a bomb threat, an employee embezzlement or worse — a loss of life on your campus?

We have successfully managed the communication challenges that these scenarios bring. We can guide you or step in and represent your college with very little time and just a quick briefing. It can be scary, but we will be right there with you through it all.

We use a 360-degree public relations model to build strategies that support strategic plans and college or district goals, while integrating with marketing and advancement efforts. We create dynamic, comprehensive strategic and tactical public and media relations plans that include measurements and help achieve goals while also gaining awareness and support among prospective donors and community leaders.

Using an exceptional blend of expertise and precision, we create targeted messaging and orchestrate positive media coverage, instilling trust and bolstering credibility. By harnessing the power of print, broadcast, and online channels, we extend your reach to captivate audiences and amplify awareness of your organization's impact on the community.

We also monitor all of your public and media relations placements. With our ear to the ground, media monitoring helps us evaluate the impact of our marketing and PR efforts to make data-driven decisions that will optimize your campaigns.


Harness the power of data to fuel your success. Our comprehensive research services are tailored to empower your decision-making process with valuable insights and actionable intelligence. Say goodbye to the challenges of gathering marketing data - our team of experts excels in all facets of market research, ensuring you have the right information at your fingertips to build exceptional plans that drive action and promote success.

We leverage our research instruments and advanced data analysis capabilities to gain a profound understanding of your students' needs and preferences, empowering you to make data-driven decisions that elevate student and employee satisfaction and overall success.

Our exclusive "Review Crew" is carefully selected to match your target audiences and immerse themselves in the life of prospective students to extract invaluable insights. These findings act as a compass, guiding you toward enhancing your strategies and processes, ultimately enabling you to better serve your community.

Let us be your trusted ally, offering unparalleled research expertise and strategic guidance to elevate your organization to new heights.

Web Services

Your website is your number one marketing tool so keeping it current and compliant is critical.
Our web developers and masters handle technical issues, updates, and maintenance, to ensure your website is always up-to-date, secure, and running smoothly. We also monitor website analytics and provide recommendations to improve website performance.

Ready to redesign or refresh your current website? Want to liven it up and change the navigation? We focus on user-centered design, ensuring your website is intuitive and easy to use. Our expert team of designers and developers work with you to create a visually appealing and functional website with an exceptional user experience.

We’ll keep your website fresh and engaging with content updates to keep your information up-to-date and ensure your brand voice is consistent across all pages.

Let us help you unlock the data you need to optimize your online presence and drive results. With custom GA4 reports and analysis, your data-driven decisions will improve your website's user experience, increase engagement, and achieve your organization’s objectives.

Not sure how well your website is performing? We’ll take a thorough look at your website's performance data to identify technical issues, improve site speed, and optimize your website for search engines.

It is vitally important that your website is optimized for mobile devices and accessible to all users. We’ll conduct comprehensive testing and analysis of your website's mobile compatibility and accessibility features to enhance the user experience and drive engagement.

When your website goes down it can be a catastrophe, especially when your staff is on other projects and needs to stop everything to fix it. Our team can immediately jump in, quickly identify and resolve any issues that may arise to ensure your website remains accessible to your audience. With our emergency maintenance service, you can rest assured that your website will be up and running smoothly, minimizing downtime and protecting your online reputation.

Do you need a webmaster for an interim or long-term engagement? Our web team is highly skilled in remotely managing websites for colleges. It’s like they are in the next building, that’s how accessible we are.

Fundraising & Advancement

Campaign Management
Our specialists draw from successful experiences to develop strategies, set goals, and execute campaigns to secure donations and support from donors, sponsors, and other stakeholders.
We will work with you to identify potential donors, create compelling messaging and branding, develop fundraising plans and goals, and evaluate campaign performance.

Donor Engagement
We’ve got the skills to integrate this crucial component into your fundraising efforts.
Our team will assist you in creating strong relationships with your donors. We’ll focus on creating personalized messaging, sharing regular updates on the impact of donations, and recognizing donors' generous contributions to keep them committed to your organization's mission.
"25th Hour Communications helped us greatly improve our website and e-communications! They are creative, upbeat, and accessible. 25th Hour Communications provided excellent service to us right when we needed it. They are customer-focused, caring, and innovative. We are grateful for the relationship."

Rebecca Corbin

President & CEO

“I knew members of the 25th Hour team had a reputation for being talented, energetic, and all-around good people.

So when I started looking to build a long-term relationship with a digital marketing company, I asked my colleagues to see if they were the real deal. I was surprised to learn just how many were already working with them and how happy they were. Colleges of all shapes and sizes working on projects of varying levels of complexity were all happy to share the good vibes. So much so, I felt like I was left out of a secret club.

Now that we're working together, my experience has been exactly the same. Every member of the 25th Hour team regularly goes above and beyond the scope of the project. Don’t tell them but I’m definitely getting the better end of this deal.”

Jeff Ebbing

Director of Marketing and Communications

“25th Hour Communications has been a pleasure to work with. Not only do they have a team of subject matter experts and industry-leading professionals to ensure your communications are leading edge, but I have never worked with an organization that was more responsive. When we’ve had campus emergencies, the 25th Hour Communications team has been available to work with us literally around the clock. I recommend them without reservation and don’t know what we’d do without them!”

Ryan Brown

Marketing and Public Information Officer

"Working with 25th Hour is everything I expected and more. Very professional yet personable and on time. I couldn't ask for anything further!"

Dr. Mark Browning


"The team at 25th Hour creates items customized to my campus and results in data to showcase how the project went. I love the interaction with the team and the quality of work is excellent"

Erin Wood

Director of College Relations

"Grant and the 25th Hour Communications web team have been wonderful to work with. The team's troubleshooting skills, suggestions to improve our overall site, and ability to quickly turn our ideas into deliverable assets have been key to the project's success. Grant is personable and incredibly capable. I hope to have an opportunity to work with 25th Hour more in the future."

Troy Bugosh

Visual Communication & Marketing Manager

"I have found it very easy to work with Madison and the 25th Hour advertising team. I appreciate the analytics that are provided for each campaign. The data has helped us refine and revise our messaging and images so we consistently exceed industry averages."

Wendy Hall

Vice President of Effectiveness and College Relations

"I have really enjoyed the working relationship we have with 25th Hour. 25th Hour Communications has been a great partner and has done an incredible job of helping us with our digital advertising campaigns."

Mike Sprouse

Director of Communications

September 20, 2022
New Service: Web Services

At 25th Hour, we understand your need for assistance with ADA compliance, mobile and accessibility audits, server support, and overall webmaster services.   Webmaster Services 25th Hour Communications provides regular accessibility and responsivity checks and edits as new content is added to websites. We can also support all theme/CMS updates and web maintenance on an […]

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September 20, 2022
New Service: TikTok Advertising

From developing your marketing strategy, creating your video ads and building directly in the platform, 25th Hour is here to help you with your TikTok campaign from start to finish. In addition to 25th Hour building and creating campaigns directly in TikTok, we also offer video production that can make your TikTok campaign stand out with original […]

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