Hi, I'm Erin. I founded Ellis + Eyre to provide easy solutions to higher education professionals who feel like they are drowning.
I'm a highly experienced writer and marketing consultant with a 25-year background in higher education. I specialize in providing fast, flat-fee packages and tool kits that help you quickly launch a new degree or rehab your website or update your brand — without the cost and complications of hiring an agency. With expertise in both enrollment and advancement, I can help you tell your story and boost your engagement metrics with any of your prospects: from students to faculty to donors.
After working as a director of development and communications for Harvard University, I earned an MFA in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College and now work with some of the top institutions world-wide. Many years ago, I interned for marketing guru Seth Godin — about the same time I started writing for University of Chicago, Notre Dame, and Lipman Hearne. I'm originally from Chicago and have lived and worked in New York City, Boston, London, and DC. Now I am happily based in Vermont ... in a barn ... on a trout stream ... in the Green Mountains.
What I Do Best
Handle your hot mess of a website.
Create turnkey kits to launch your new academic program.
Help you put butts in seats. Online, hybrid, and on-campus seats.
Talk to the deans and cabinet about ROI for marcom projects.
Track down faculty for input.
Relieve beleaguered marcom directors.
Make people click links and open emails.
Keep up with Google's SERP algorithms.
Translate stuff for web developers and designers.
Find out what your peers are saying and then say it better.
Price my services at a fraction of what agencies charge.