The "Why" Behind Peak

Education is an investment, and more importantly, an expensive one. Education is an investment without a tangible product.  Students can earn a piece of paper that qualifies them to “check a box” or qualify for specific opportunities, but it doesn’t guarantee them a paycheck.

While higher-ed used to be an industry of, “if you build it, they will come,” this is no longer true.  Consumer are becoming wiser... they hear the scrutiny institutions are under while trying to justify their academic offerings and pricing. Consumers are listening and they are asking questions.

What if we approached the idea of academic program offerings and the overall marketing of them different?  What if we stopped selling “prop planes” (that was just an example) with no future demand and start developing and delivering programs with true market value and project employment demands? 

At PEAK, it’s no longer a conversation about “what if”. It has become a conversation of “what does it take” to inform these conversations and influence real results. 

This is why we started PEAK Marketing Insights Consulting.  We have developed a way to utilize economic modeling to inform the academic planning process, as well as overall marketing efforts, to improve the state of education in the United States.  We have partnered with vendors seeking insights for improved digital advertising efforts, universities looking to improve their marketing efforts, and universities looking for better market research to inform conversations around academic program offerings. 

Welcome to PEAK! Reach out with any questions. We can't wait to meet you.

Julie Gacnik