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University Marketing & Communications

Advertising + Media Relations


We provide the overall direction and oversight for the University’s tactical marketing and advertising initiatives, designed to present the University to its multiple constituencies, internally and externally, fostering a climate of public and private support to advance the University’s mission.

University Marketing & Communications can help lighten your load by coordinating, placing and tracking marketing efforts for your program. We have access to many inexpensive avenues of promotion both on and off campus. Contact our office to begin creating your marketing plan and increasing awareness of your department, program or event through free and/or paid advertising.

Media Relations

Campus News

We strive to offer the latest updates and accomplishments of UM students, faculty, alumni and campus programs. This information is distributed via press releases, available on the UM website and sent to local media. To request coverage, please submit a request. Have an exciting campus news tip? Send it to with the subject line “News Tip.”

Media Relations
The University Marketing and Communications team often acts as the official liaison between the University and local media outlets, including newspapers, magazines, TV, radio stations and online publications. If a UM employee is contacted by local media, they are encouraged to use professional discretion and notify Marketing and Communications of any inquiries. If you would like to be a campus expert on your field or a certain topic, please submit your information the University Marketing & Communications office for the Expert Listing & Speakers’ Bureau.
Media Inquiries

Please contact Neal Wagner, Manager of Communications and Media Relations, by phone at (205) 665-6231 or by e-mail at with all media inquiries.

Hometown News
University Marketing & Communications also sends notices of a student’s graduation or academic honor to his/her hometown newspaper. Send an email to us with the subject line “Hometown News” and we will assist with getting the student’s achievement to his/her hometown newspaper. Timeline: 3-4 weeks.

For the Media

Latest Campus News

Media Kit