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Marketing & Media Services Brochure
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Advanced Planning Guide
Advanced planning is the key to success when working with our office. Like most departments,
we are managing multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously. We need as much advance
notice as possible for the work we produce. When working on time sensitive projects
or events where you will use our services, please use the guidelines below to assist
with advanced planning. We will try to accommodate your desired deadline, but ask
that you adhere to our submission guidelines to increase the likelihood of your project
being completed on time.
Submission & Request Timelines
Equipment Rental – Submit requests one month in advance
Graphic Design – Allow at minimum, 3-4 weeks’ production time
Marketing/Advertising – Allow two months to plan and produce an effective strategy
Media Technology – Submit requests one week in advance
Printing – Allow 24 hours for b/w jobs and 48 hours for color prints & jobs requiring
Promotional Items – Submit requests two months in advance
Social Media Post or Campaign – Submit requests two weeks in advance
Website – Allow 24-48 hours days for simple updates, 10 days for new pages/replace
section, and 2-4 weeks for complex jobs
To make sure you get the most when using our services, here are a few additional tips:
Determine your audience and what you’d like to communicate. Please take some time
to think about the audience you are trying to reach and the message you need to communicate
to them. This will help us determine how your message should be deployed and which
one of our team members can best serve your needs.
Complete a Project Request Form. Requests for Graphic Design, Marketing & Advertising,
Media Support, & Website Changes/Updates require the completion of the appropriate
request form before work on a project can begin. Please visit https://app5.workamajig.com/Platinum
to access the request forms. For other services, such as ordering promotional items
and requesting social media postings, please call or email the appropriate contact.
Print jobs should be sent directly to the server (Print Shop–BW or Print Shop–Color).
Provide detailed content. Much of your project’s success will be dependent on the
level of detail you provide when submitting content. We can offer suggestions on how
to improve your content, but don’t have the time to develop it for you. Content should
be reviewed, approved, and submitted at the same time as your project request to avoid
delays in the process. We will provide minor editing per Associated Press style rules
and ensure all items produced are consistent with college branding standards.
Respond quickly. To keep your project moving towards completion please respond promptly
to proofing rounds and requests for additional information. If we can’t complete the
next phase in the project because we’re waiting on a response from you it can put
your deadline in jeopardy.
Remember that marketing is not magic. Unfortunately, we do not have an easy button
like Staples that can instantly solve all of your communication needs. It takes time,
planning, resources, and a solid strategy to communicate effective messages. When
possible, we will create a broad plan and then create individual strategies that over
time can help you reach your goals.
Click here to download a PDF version of this document.
Team creating ideas
We know you have great ideas, but maybe you just haven’t had the time to organize
your thoughts completely. We’ve put together this handy questionnaire that can help
you effectively communicate your ideas. Feel free to download and complete the form
and then send it as an attachment when you are ready to submit a project request.
We’ll take this information and create a thorough Creative Brief allowing us to plan
the important details of your project and maximize creativity.
Click here to download the questionnaire.
Photo Release Form
ACC Student Near Nolan Ryan Center
A Photo/Video Release form must be signed by the person being photographed if the
photo/video is to be used in college marketing materials (Ex. printed publications,
webpages or video presentations).
Click here to download the Photo/Video Release form.
Event Planning Checklist