Newsletter best practices (reposted from archive)
When you send an email newsletter, you have a second or two to grab your readers’ attention before they scroll past it or, even worse, hit "delete." Check out the following best practices to help your newsletters get noticed.
Sharing important updates and reminders regarding the University of Minnesota Brand.
Accessibility Ambassadors: PDFs, RTFs, and BRFs, Oh My!
This month we’ll learn about document conversion services from the Disability Resource Center.
Global internal communication trends for 2022
Explore highlights from a 2022 global survey, detailing the top trends, challenges, goals and more for internal communications.
Adding and Updating Google My Business (Maps) Locations on the Twin Cities Campus
Action requested: Optimize your search results when you claim ownership of your Twin Cities department, building, or college as part of the University's Google My Business account.
Accessibility Ambassadors: Website Accessibility Auditing
This month we talk about automated and manual accessibility checking and why overlays are not the solution.
Google Doc Templates Updated
All University of Minnesota Google Doc templates have been updated for every campus.
Plain language (and why you should use it)
A 2020 study of 500 Americans found that using plain language in their communications increased reading speed and the ability to understand text. Message retention increased by 40% and message clarity increased by 33%. To write clear, concise and scannable messages, consider the following plain writing tips in your communications.
The Ins and Outs of Em Dashes and En Dashes
A basic knowledge of em dashes and en dashes can help you add flair and clarity to your communications.
Tips to Improve Internal Communications
With hybrid work, it’s more important than ever to stay connected to our faculty and staff. Here are tips to increase employee engagement and trust.