Sometimes it's more effective to let the people we work with do the talking.

I’ve worked with the team of 5° at multiple institutions. Projects we’ve collaborated on range from a comprehensive branding initiative to targeted recruitment campaigns. In each project they’ve exceeded institutional expectations. Most recently, LeTourneau needed a cohesive recruitment campaign to communicate its position as a national leader among Christian universities in STEM, while also marketing the strengths of Business, Education, and liberal arts programs. These guys nailed it!
— Terry Dale Cruse, Ph.D. | Former VP Enrollment, LeTourneau University
UMHB certainly values our partnership with 5 Degrees Branding. We have had the opportunity to team up with 5 Degrees for several enrollment campaigns and each time the product seems to be better because they take the time to get to know your campus. A lot of UMHB’s success can be attributed to the wonderful partnership we have with 5 Degrees.
— Brent R. Burks, Ed.D. I Director of Admissions & Recruiting, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
I had the pleasure of working with Mike and Lee on a comprehensive redesign project for the institution I served a few years ago. They were creative, thorough, and professional. Their input was frank, their approach was sensitive, and their final product reflected our desire for change. I look forward to working with them in the future!
— Dr. Tom Jones | President, Williams Baptist College
Lee and Mike have been indispensable assets to our team here at Midwestern. From start to finish they under promised and over delivered, positioning us for long-term success.
— Charles Smith | VP for Institutional Relations, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
I have worked with Mike and Lee for many years on a multitude of projects and have endorsed them to colleagues on countless occasions. They are on-target and reliable and I couldn’t imagine working with a better group. Their work will absolutely get the attention of your prospects and I recommend them strongly.
— Thomas M. Huebner, Jr., Ph.D. | President, East Mississippi Community College
Mike and Lee are the real deal! Over the years they have consistently exceeded expectations on scores of projects. When we need creative, they’re the first call we make. And theirs is the firm we recommend every time we’re asked.
— Michael Nichols I Executive Pastor, FBC Midlothian
These guys do great work! I really appreciate the extra effort they take to not only understand the project, but to truly understand us as an institution and our target audience. We recently worked with them on a website redesign. The creative direction that they brought to the table was a tremendous asset to the overall project. Unlike other vendors that I have worked with, they were truly invested in the project and wanted to see us succeed.
— Kris Hardy I Dir of Web Comm, Messiah College
I enjoyed working closely with Mike and Lee on a redesign project for our adult and traditional admissions materials. They took the time to get to know our institution and the similarities and differences between the various program formats we offer. They offered creative approaches that led to amazing finished products! People still ask us all of the time who designed our materials, and we are quick to point them to the folks at 5 Degrees!
— Dr. Stacy Bartlett I VP Enrollment Management, Point University

Lee Insko, Client Experience, Partner

LEE IS KNOWN AROUND HERE AS THE "CLIENT'S BEST FRIEND," AN HONOR HE'S EARNED THROUGH YEARS OF ACTIVELY LISTENING, SEEING NEEDS, PLUGGING HOLES, AND GENERALLY PUTTING PEOPLE AT EASE. He also possesses a knack for seeing the 30,000 foot view of a challenge without missing the details, a talent which just comes naturally for Lee.

Lee has over 22 years experience working within higher ed communications serving as VP of Sales at DC for twelve years and Director of Marketing at Samford University for ten years. This experience combined with relentless research and a desire to learn have served his clients well; Messiah College, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Crossway Baptist Church Australia, Campbellsville University, Christ Church Fort Lauderdale, Mere Anglicanism, and Ouachita Baptist University among hundreds of others have reaped the benefit of his expertise.

We're also pretty sure that Lee has found a way to clone himself. It's not possible for one person to do as much as he does each day: faithful leader at 5°, father of three, husband (of one), committed Christ follower, avid blog reader, social networking aficionado, daily Bruce Springsteen listener, UK fan, and always there any time you need him. He's got to be delegating some of that stuff to Lee 2.0.


Mike Robinson, Creative Director, Partner

SINCE 1996, MIKE HAS BEEN DOING TOP-NOTCH CREATIVE FOR CLIENTS AROUND THE GLOBE. A Samford grad, he combines a unique understanding of the Christian higher ed marketspace with a desire to get to a client's essence in order to create communication solutions that are personal and effective. As our cultural pulse keeper, he has a keen awareness of the critical issues affecting educational and faith-based organizations. 

Clients that have benefited from Mike's ability to understand and bring to the surface their distinctives include the Missouri Baptist University, LeTourneau University, Fellowship Associates, Alabama Baptist Children's Homes & Family Ministries, Golden Gate Seminary, Point University, Carson-Newman University, and literally hundreds more. Besides client work, he makes sure the 5° team stays synced up with our own mission and values.

Mike has many passions. Fly fishing, fly tying, painting (mostly fly fishing scenes), taking his kids fly fishing... you get the picture. He is a soccer fanatic and has more jerseys in his closet than most people have socks in their sock drawers. He's a passionate gardener, outdoorsman, and an avid Wendell Berry reader. Food might be the biggest rival for his attention if not his affection. Seriously, try getting anything out of him during a lunch meeting while food is on the table—good luck.