WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management – Role models in times of change

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With WHU, one of the leading European business schools turned to K’UP to reposition itself in the higher education market for the future.


K’UP initiated a sixteen-member brand board to revise the existing brand strategy across all faculties. Based on a deep understanding of the history of the university in Vallendar, K’UP conducted an in-depth target group analysis, extensive market research and value discussions. Thus, in the strategic planning, the product offers of the future were defined, the content-related development steps were determined and, together with the new brand positioning, transferred into a separate strategy house.

To activate the university strategy, K’UP not only developed a multi-year marketing plan, but also accompanied the entire organization in its implementation with an internal participation process. As a result, numerous internal and external communication strategies were launched, digital measures were designed and in-depth market research was conducted. Since then, WHU has been on a growth trajectory and had to expand at its second location in Düsseldorf.

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