“We should be authentic.” This assertion is thrown around a lot, and often loosely. Authenticity is used to capture a sliver of the limited attention from our very savvy, advertising-averse audiences in a noisy and cluttered marketplace. But what does “being authentic” actually mean? As marketers and communicators, we need to take a step back and understand the term in the truest sense so we can deliver on it. We owe it to ourselves, and, more importantly, to our constituents. Spoiler alert: There is no silver bullet. Watch live (or listen after) to experts who study this as part of their research focus, and who apply their learnings as practitioners in the higher education industry.