Our Principals

Our co-founders are internationally respected leaders in positioning, branding, and marketing for education and non-profit institutions.

Our Team

Our services are delivered by highly experienced senior marketing and communications experts.


Our Clients

We have worked with more than 175 universities, colleges, and schools throughout North America.


Full-service branding

Founded in Denver and with offices in Albuquerque and Nashville, we’ve been creating and implementing powerful brand campaigns for over 18 years. We’ve worked with more than 200 educational and non-profit organizations, including public and private colleges and universities, community colleges, secondary schools, statewide systems, and national commissions and associations around the world. We are a high-performance, results-driven organization. We have an unequaled record for building enduring brands, advancing strategic objectives, and achieving a return on investment.

Hear from a few of our customers.


& Recognitions

EMG’s work has won dozens of regional, national, and international awards from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, University and College Designers Association, Association of Business Communicators, and others.

The Shenandoah University logo and logo roll-out plan was honored with the 2012 CASE District III Grand Gold Award in Institutional Relations Projects category..

The Indiana State University brand campaign was University Business Magazine’s first-named example showcased in the “50 Best Branding Ideas in Higher Education,” December 2009.

Delighted Customers

The depth and breadth of this research – including a strategic brand architecture exercise – exceeded campus expectations and generated a reservoir of credibility and confidence among faculty, staff, leadership, and board members.

Brad BolanderChief Communications OfficerNC State

At Washington State University, EMG guided the entire university community through a process that transformed WSU’s brand image from that of a party school located in a rural part of the state with a so-so reputation for academic quality to one of a world- class institution providing students with personal attention from faculty and offering a multitude of hands-on learning experiences.

John SutherlandDirector, Marketing & Creative ServicesWashington State University

I recommend EMG without reservation to any institution looking to create a powerful, consensus-based brand identity and a marketing program that improves internal effectiveness while building external brand awareness and image.

Torre MeringoloVice President for Advancement and University RelationsUniversity of Mary Washington

We have successfully repositioned the institution from a regional commuter campus to a nationally respected research university that attracts more high-performing applicants, business partners, research dollars, and private funding than ever before.

Jennifer Mullen CollinsAssistant Vice President, Marketing & CommunicationsOld Dominion University

Thank you so much for bringing CCCS marketing communications into the 21st-century and making us shine and visible like never before!

Joe MarquezManager of CommunicationsColorado Community College System