Promote Your Event

Are you ready to promote your on-campus event? Make sure you have the following information, and then follow the check-list below. 

Important information to have about your event before promoting:

  • Who, what, where and when is your event
  • Description
  • Cost
  • Websites & URL
  • Sponsorships
  • Additional Information (Things to bring, registration deadline, etc. )

Check-list of things to do

Design work for posters (also possibly ads, table tents)

  • Communications Office
    • This service is provided by students and full-time staff in NMU’s Communications office. Turn-around is determined after talking to a full-time staff member from this office. Varies based on deadline, projects in the office, etc. No cost except for printing.
  • Promotional Services
    • This service is provided through the Center for Student Enrichment. The students in this office can complete orders in 72 hours. Rates can be found at nmu.edu/promotionalservices, which does not include printing.
      • Also able to create banners, t-shirts, fliers, brochures, pamphlets, etc.
      • E-mail promosrv@nmu.edu or call 906-227-1623 for help. 
  • Printing usually costs approximately $.50 for 8.5x11 and $1 for 11x17
  • When posting , make sure to reference the posting policy and the list of posting places on campus to get them in every spot possible on campus

Email Communications commark@nmu.edu, which covers:

  • Press releases to local media
  • Northern’s official social media, Facebook, Twitter, possibly Alumni Association if appropriate
  • NMU homepage
  • Other possibilities: LCD Screens, What’s New NMU/Horizons, paid advertising (Marquette Monthly, MQT Mining Journal, North Wind and others)
  • Some additional promotions if it hasn’t already been done

Add to the NMU Master Calendar:

  • Go to nmu.edu/calendar, click on “Log in” in the upper right-hand corner, use typical NMU credentials. The event will be approved then by someone in our office.

Inform Center for Student Enrichment:

  • Make sure to e-mail Bernadette Norden in CSE (cse@nmu.edu). She sends out an e-mail every week to students about upcoming events. This applies to events, not bake sales or organization meetings.

Submit a Student Announcements

  • Creating a student announcement is as simple as just submitting it to the Dean of Students Office. Go to nmu.edu/announcements and click “Submit an Announcement.” If you or your student group doesn’t have access, contact the Center for Student Enrichment office.

Ads (for larger events):

  • You can contact the Mining Journal, North Wind or Marquette Monthly to schedule ads. The cost of ads is dependent on the size and time of the ad. Contact Communications for assistance on placing ads.
  • Note that it doesn’t hurt to contact the North Wind to see if they will do a story about your event. Usually they’re looking for story ideas. To do this, contact the North Wind editor at editor.northwind@gmail.com.

 

Other easy, free promotions:

  • Reserve a display board in Starbucks. To do this, contact CSE at bnorden@nmu.edu or 227-2439.
  • Request that your event be promoted on the scoreboard with other public announcements at football or hockey games. Kathy Malay, ​kmalay@nmu.edu​, x2561
  • Start a Facebook event
  • Chalk for your event. Note that chalkings cannot be within 20 feet of a building entrance. It must be on the sidewalks, no pillars or anything like that. And it must be done in chalk, nothing else.
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