University Marketing & Communications

March 27, 2015

Next Nerd meeting: video narrative mind meld

Our next Storyteller Session is on Thursday, April 2, at 12:30 p.m. in Gerberding 142. We hope you can join us to mind meld about this month’s theme: Boundless video narratives. We’ll have a few special guests sharing their unit’s undaunted moving picture projects, and I encourage you to send me one of your own

March 6, 2015

Word Nerd recap: Tenets, pitches and commas

Thanks to the 30+ writers, editors and wordies who joined us for our latest campus Storyteller Session yesterday. We had a lively discussion on how to calibrate the tenets in copy, best practices for pitching stories and even a few snarky comments about the Oxford comma. There was also a shout-out to the iSchool’s new

March 3, 2015

Next Storyteller Session: How to be “pitch perfect”

Greetings word nerds! Our next Storyteller Session is on Thursday, March 5, at 12:30 p.m. in Gerberding 142. We hope you can join us as we discuss two fun topics: Tenet time: How to calibrate the tenets in your copy, from email campaigns to advertisements. A when/where/how! Pitch perfect: What makes a great pitch for

February 10, 2015

Recap: February 5 Storyteller Session

Attention word nerds! Our first-ever, all-campus “Storyteller Session” series kicked off Thursday, Feb. 5, and we were thrilled to see so many faces from departments and units from across the University. Our inaugural gathering focused on UMAC’s brand new story sharing process including: How to write a brand-defining story How to pitch a story using

December 16, 2014

Friday’s ‘Office Hours’ taking a holiday break

The next three “Office Hours” — the drop-in sessions we’ve been holding on Fridays in Gerberding for several months — will not be held during the holidays. That means no sessions on Dec. 19, Dec. 26 or Jan. 2. The next “Office Hours” will be Friday, Jan. 9, noon-1 p.m. As a reminder, these sessions

November 18, 2014

Next Roundtable: Dec. 15

Mark your calendars: The next Marketing and Communications Roundtable will take place Dec. 15 from 3–5 p.m. in the Walker-Ames Room.

October 23, 2014

Refreshed websites continue to roll out

From the home page to the brand portal to the president’s site and beyond, the roll out of the new brand continues online. And be sure to check the brand portal from time to time — new tools are continually being added.

October 13, 2014

New homepage testing has been successful

On Monday the new homepage, currently in beta, was briefly tested in a live environment and everything went well. Some of you probably saw it for a few hours Monday morning — we got some great feedback. Stay tuned. It’ll be live soon!

October 1, 2014

New homepage: fresh colors and fonts oh my!

The fonts and colors have changed somewhat on the beta version of our new homepage? The purple is brighter and the fonts are bolder. Read all about the changes in our blog!

September 26, 2014

New homepage: Streamlined navigation

On the new homepage, we’ve streamlined navigation quite a bit. We’ve also put frequently used links in a new “Quick Links” section. Kick the tires and tell us what you think.

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