How We’re Distinct
In the crowded higher ed marketplace, it’s critical to distinguish any institution. Yet, many institutions can authentically say many of the same messages. It’s important to identify the intersection point of our offer that truly stands out.
What We Do
Interconnected academics, creative learning, research and exploration
Where We Do It
In one of the most culturally diverse and environmentally significant regions in the world
How We Do
It Through rigorous pursuit of ideas with a nonconformist and creative spirit
Why It Matters
Because we can improve the human condition by addressing global problems of dramatic proportion
What We Do and Why It Matters
To articulate our story and build on our positioning, we must define and prioritize the university’s messages. Our key messages are organized in a hierarchy through attributes and benefits mapping.
Attributes and Benefits Mapping: Building A Story
What We Offer: Attributes
An attribute is what we offer to our audiences. Attributes include the products, services, knowledge and unique offers that we bring to the table.
What They Get: Benefits
A benefit is what our audiences get. It’s the value of the attributes that we offer, the answer to the question “so what?” or “why do we care?”
The most concise articulation of our role in the world.
Our Messaging Map is broad enough to capture the full range of ideas we must communicate and the stories we need to tell.
We must ensure that the brand’s core message resonates with our primary audiences. We prioritized these varied audiences and identified the messages for each.
The Tulane Community
Tulane University, like an individual, has a personality with certain traits. When you craft content with these traits in mind and draw guidance from our Messaging Map, you’ll be able to authentically convey the Tulane brand in communications. Each of our brand’s personality traits has been deliberately chosen because it reflects our university’s spirit.
The language that expands on these six traits is less like a dictionary definition and more like an expression of how these ideas shape the tone of our communications and guide our brand voice.
blazing trails and pushing beyond what’s comfortable
resilient, undaunted by barriers
energetic and imaginative, rallying around passions
motivated by commitment and intention
uninhibited, colorful and free of constraints
worldly, open to and embracing differences