Our communications professionals use the proficiency they have honed in tailoring messages to distinct audiences to craft messages for print, broadcast and digital platforms. Our professional editors can also offer support writing or editing your messaging. We will ensure that the content is consistent with the University’s brand message and complies with the Branding Standards.
OTHER COMMUNICATIONS ASSISTANCE:
- Op-ed Assistance—Our staff can help shape and pitch your written commentary to area publications;
- Media Training—We’re here to help prepare you for interviews;
- Expert Listing & Speakers’ Bureau—Want to be a media consultant in your field of expertise? Let us know.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “News Tip.”
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.
Please contact Wesley Hallman, Media Relations and Web Content Manager, by phone at (205) 665-6231 or by e-mail at email@example.com with all media inquiries.
University Marketing & Communications also sends notices of graduation or an academic honor to the student’s hometown newspaper. Send an email to us with the subject line “Hometown News” and we will assist with getting the achievement to the student’s hometown newspaper.
For the Media
Montevallo Today, the University’s award-winning alumni magazine, is produced by the University Marketing & Communications Office in connection with the Alumni Affairs Office.
It features alumni profiles, a message from the president, campus news and features, athletics updates, and a widely read class notes section.
Have a story idea?
We always welcome suggestions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org