2013 Communications Summit Set For July 9

2013 Communications Summit Set For July 9

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Do you want to learn how to get your department’s stories told? Do you know how many choices there are for making that happen, and which options best suit your needs? Want help making your designs pop or maximizing the use of social media?  

Yes? Then the 2013 Communications Summit is for you. Set to take place Tuesday, July 9 at Holloway Commons, the event brings together experts from University Communications and Marketing, UNH Information Technology, and the UNH Web Team. The $49 fee includes a continental breakfast and lunch at Holloway Commons.

"Last year we had such a fantastic response, we decided to add more sessions. We have two different tracks for the entire day," says Bridget Finnegan, director of New and Emerging Media. 

Presenters include Finnegan, who, along with coworkers Jason Boucher and Neil Larson will discuss the latest student communication trends. They will also share the results of a media survey they conducted.

Boucher will present a session on how to increase engagement with Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram as well as one on using LinkedIn. Larson’s topics include getting the most from your web audiences and how to optimize use of Google Analytics.

Sarah Aldag, executive director of Editorial and Creative Services, and Justin Harmon, associate vice president of University Communications and Marketing, will discuss branding, the logo design process, and new advertising efforts.

IT’s Kathy Derby and Mike Henninger will tell you what UNH IT can do for you, and Erika Mantz, director of Media Relations, will answer the question “What is a Story?” and talk about the role of Media Relations in getting those stories told.

If you think your story needs a video, don’t miss the session with Scott Ripley, UNH Video Productions; he'll talk about producing, shooting and editing memorable stories around campus.

And if design help is what you’re looking for, be sure to attend the segment offered by Martha Barker, art director of University Communications and Marketing, and graphic designer Valerie Lester.

Martin England, IT staff writer, will talk about how to reduce noise in your communications (noise refers to anything that interferes with the message).

The Communications Summit takes place from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., in the Squamscott and Piscataqua rooms at Holloway Commons. Read a full list of sessions and times here.