We’ll give you limitless solutions.
We have a deep passion for education. But we also appreciate that there’s a big world out there. We’re always looking to other industries for inspiration— they are a constant source of ideas for marketing tactics, technical solutions, and design inspiration. So you get the best of both worlds: the absolute best ideas across industries, with solutions that make sense in an education environment.
We’ll give you solutions that work. For today and for the long-term.
Beautiful design is great. (And our designs are beautiful.) But the best design not only looks great, it also gives people a great user experience and moves them to action. We test everything we do, to ensure that the solutions we provide to you work. Not only today, but three years from now.
We get you.
We’ve worked with many higher ed clients since our founding. And most of us have also worked within higher ed institutions. Our team has over 100 years experience working at colleges and universities in Admissions, Alumni Engagement, Donor Relations, Marketing and Communications, and IT. So we know your industry inside and out. We know your pain points. We have no learning curve, which means we can dive right in to achieving your specific goals.
We’ll help you gain internal buy-in.
We’re respected thought leaders in higher education. We understand the core challenges you’re facing, and we know how to navigate the politics of higher ed institutions. We value a collaborative approach above all else, and we’ll be on campus when you need us.
We’ll do what’s right for you, not for us.
Our team behaves with the highest level of integrity. And we’ll never sell you something you don’t need. That’s why our clients work with us again and again.
We’ve been around a long time.
We started our work in 1995, when Michael Stoner wrote the first higher ed web strategies for UCLA and the University of Missouri in 1995. The web wasn’t even five years old then, but since then, he and the company that bears his name have become the leading experts in how colleges, universities, and independent schools use marketing tools and techniques to recruit students, cultivate donors, and engage alumni. Founded by Rob Cima, Voltaire Santos Miran, and Michael Stoner, mStoner has been providing communication solutions for higher education since 2001. It’s an approach that wins respect. Our work for the Fashion Institute of Technology and the George School won CASE Circle of Excellence Gold Awards. The College of William & Mary site was named Best Overall Site Redesign by eduStyle, and also recognized, along with the Boston College Graduate School of Social Work site, by the University and College Designers Association. We’re proud of that attention. But meeting the evolving needs of our clients and their audiences is what drives us. Every project we take on is different, except for one thing: Each is still based on a thoroughly strategic approach and collaborative process.