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External Communication Services

UCM's External Communications Team provides strategic public and media relations services and support to departments, colleges, and schools throughout the University. 

An overview of our services is provided below. If you would like to know more about how we can help you, please click here to e-mail us.

 

Strategic External Communications Planning
  • Have a special project or communication need with an external impact? Let us help you find the most effective and efficient ways to tell your story to your important audiences.
  • Public and media relations counseling: Planning how and when you talk with the media or other external publics can help you effectively share your information with targeted audiences.
Media Relations Services
  • Editorial board visits, media interviews, news release/media advisory preparation and distribution, strategic media list development, media interview preparation and coordination, strategic messaging, media monitoring, key message and Q&A development, news conference support, special event media relations
  • Proactive pitching: Let us help you tell your great stories! Our media relations specialists can work with you to craft a solid pitch to the media and help you get your news, story, or faculty/staff expert placed
  • Media training
  • Satellite interviews and news conferences
  • Op-ed, editorial, and guest column writing and placement on topics supported by the entire University
Crisis and Emergency Communications Plans
  • UCM can help you quickly and effectively disseminate information when an emergency or crisis situation occurs. We can also help your area prepare crisis communications plans that are ready to activate should the need arise.
Social Media Strategy and Support
  • Work with us to help you make the most effective use of Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and other social media.
  • Download general social media guidelines. (Word docx)



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FAQs

I have an idea that I think would make a great story. How do I submit it to your news team?

We’re happy to receive interesting story ideas and news of achievements by members of our University community.

Story suggestions can be sent to the Compass news team at news@ohio.edu.

You can share a faculty, staff, or departmental achievement or accolade at www.ohio.edu/compass/submit-achieve.cfm.

In addition, if you've written a story that you would like to submit to Compass for possible publication, please click here to download a document describing the guidelines for Compass story submissions.
 

 

Our department needs to be on Facebook or Twitter. Can you help us get started?

Yes! Our external communications team administers the University’s main social media sites and helps other Ohio University units get started with their own Twitter or Facebook pages. Please click here to contact our communications specialists.