Stellar results? Yep. Reinvigorated internal teams? You bet. Top awards? Bingo.
Zehno teams with smart people at smart institutions to strengthen brands and marketing communications for schools, colleges and other education organizations. From big-picture branding initiatives to the building of tools for recruitment or capital campaigns — viewbooks, case statements, magazines, videos, websites and social media — we deliver the results you want.
Our people are experienced problem solvers. Whether you’re looking for additional brainpower, extra hands or what-if-we-did-the-opposite-this-time? thinking, our collective of talented strategists, creators and managers is ready to work as an extension of your team.
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Expertise in educational marketing communications
CASE, UCDA and Education Advertising Awards
Higher ed professionals we’ve coached
Our clients have seen up to a 33-percent jump in admission applications
Kathy CainPresident and creative director
Joan DurandChief financial officer
Shannon SeylerSenior lead strategist
Shane ShanksSenior creative consultant
Megan YoungbloodEditorial manager
Lauren SandersArt director consultant
Mary SullivanProduction manager
Karen BuckSenior consultant
Like a great New Orleans crawfish boil, Zehno’s staff is seasoned. You’ll work with some of the most creative people in the business and the most prestigious schools in the country. You’ll absorb the cultural mash-up of New Orleans: the birthplace of jazz inspiring new musicians, a people driven by historic traditions and Mardi Gras lifestyle, and foodies obsessed with the newest twists on Cajun cuisine in a city buzzing with entrepreneurial spirit.
After serving as award-winning art directors at Tulane University, Kathy Cain and Paulette Hurdlik founded Zehno in 1984. They created one of the first national cross-media firms specializing in higher education communication. That remains our focus today. The name Zehno is a zebra-rhinoceros mash-up — a hybrid animal that combines two different strengths to become something more powerful. It’s a perfect mascot for a firm engaged in all forms of marketing and communications.