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UM SPH Marketing and Communications
Marketing and Communications is part of the Office of Advancement at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. We work to increase the national and global visibility of the school; attract the kind of students, faculty and staff who will thrive here; be a resource to our alumni, partners and colleagues; and foster engagement with all the school's constituencies.
Office of Marketing and Communications, University of Michigan School of Public Health, 1415 Washington Heights, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2029
For general media inquiries or requests, please contact Senior Media Strategist, Terri Mellow, firstname.lastname@example.org or 734-764-8094. For news releases or news-related information, please contact Laurel Thomas Gnagey, email@example.com or 734-647-1841.
SPH Digital Signage
The SPH Office of Marketing and Communications manages the content that appears on digital signs at UM SPH. General content is routed to department signs, along with departmental event listings. Each department has designated liaisons to provide department-specific content for the signs. Please note that content cannot be fed to the interactive signs in the lobbies of SPH I and II except via the event listings.
If you would like to add content to a digital sign, please contact your departmental liaison or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Preferred formats are PowerPoint slides; PDFs and images should be landscape style (wider than they are tall). Please be sure that you hold copyright to any content you submit for display. Read more about our digital signage.
SPH Display Cases
When publicizing an event, announcement, or opportunity via e-mail at SPH, please be considerate about the file size and the number of announcements you send to the school e-mail groups sph.faculty, sph.staff, and umsph-open. Usually 1 or 2 messages will be enough to reach people who are likely to act upon your information. More than that risks becoming a nuisance. To get your news out:
Press Release Boilerplate
The University of Michigan School of Public Health has been working to promote health and prevent disease since 1941, and is consistently ranked among the top schools in the country. Faculty and students in the school's five academic departments and dozens of collaborative centers and institutes are forging new solutions to the complex health challenges of today, including chronic disease, health care quality and finance, emerging genetic technologies, climate change, socioeconomic inequalities and their impact on health, infectious disease, and the globalization of health. Whether making new discoveries in the lab or researching and educating in the field, our faculty, students, and alumni are deployed around the globe to promote and protect our health.
Photo and Video Permissions
When filming, videotaping or photographing in a public space where people don't have a reasonable expectation of privacy, for example in the stadium, there is no need to seek permission from adults to capture images for news or archival purposes. Always get permission from parents of children, however. As a courtesy, when filming, videotaping or photographing for a commercial movie, marketing materials or photographs for sale in a public space, U-M recommends you let people know that they may be caught on film so they can choose to avoid the shot. This can be done with a sign or leaflet handed out.
When filming, videotaping or photographing individuals for marketing purposes, a documentary-style production, an interview or a performance capture, we ask for permission.
As a rule, we don’t seek permission from faculty to film or videotape interviews, unless we are capturing a proprietary performance. It is assumed by virtue of their employment that we can capture comments about their work. We do seek permission from students when they are interviewed.
Read the SPH 2012 student blogs.
Social Media @UM SPH
Guidelines: The University of Michigan School of Public Health welcomes your opinions, and encourages open discussion about the information we post on our social media channels. If we become aware of messages that contain commercial advertising, are off-topic, use offensive or inappropriate language, are intended to insult or defame, infringe someone's rights, or are a violation of law, we reserve the right to remove them. Thank you for following our activities.
Working with the Media
Business Cards & Letterhead
U-M Communicators Forum posts links to guidelines regarding: