Communication Blog

Comms planning this summer? Think external communications.

May 20, 2019
As you use this summer to plan out your communications for the next year, be sure to keep in mind opportunities to share your unit’s story or expertise with the media.
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Round 2: Brief Open Rates and the Quest for a U of M Benchmark

May 13, 2019
The University of Minnesota is home to dozens of electronic newsletters. An informal survey takes a first step toward establishing some open and click rate standards among University audiences.
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Data Practices Act and Privacy

May 10, 2019
Data Practices Act, private vs. public information.

What’s in the basement of Morrill Hall? A great communications tool.

May 6, 2019
Learn how doing live or prerecorded interviews with national and regional outlets is right at your fingertips at the University of Minnesota.

Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2019

May 2, 2019
Plan your activities for Global Accessibility Awareness Day on May 16.
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DIY Accessibility Lunch ‘n’ Learn: All About Screen Readers

May 2, 2019
Join the Accessibility Ambassadors on Thursday, May 30 for a demonstration and discussion of screen readers by accessibility ambassador Khaled Musa from Academic Technology Support Services.
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Five Tips To Help Your Newsletter Get Read

April 22, 2019
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.

Folwell Theme Continuous Improvement

April 22, 2019
The first round of components was released in Drupal 8 for the Folwell Web Theme a few months ago. Work has continued to design and develop new components to add to the theme on an ongoing basis.
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How to Repurpose Press Releases for an Internal Audience

April 15, 2019
Content from press releases can be used to reach students, faculty, and staff. Read more to find out how.

Brief Open Rates and the Quest for a U of M Benchmark

April 12, 2019
The University of Minnesota is home to dozens of electronic newsletters, from unit to college and even systemwide publications. But when dealing in electronic communications, what is a good open rate?
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