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Marketing and Communications

Our Services

The Office of Marketing and Communications assists all Carthage offices and departments with their marketing and communications needs.

How to Work With Us


Our office helps with graphic design, news articles, media relations, Carthage-branded items, photography, videography, signage, social media, and more. 

The best place to start is with the project request forms below. Fill out the form that best meets your need, and the right person on our team will be in touch with you.

Do you have a project that requires multiple services? Write to communications@carthage.edu. Be sure to include a description of the initiative, its intended audience and purpose, event date if applicable, deadline(s) for materials, and a brief rundown of the services you believe you need. Our marketing manager, Daron Wolf, will contact you for more information.

Project Lead Time Needed


Please note: The timelines below are estimates. We may need more time based on our current project load. 
Any print and mail requests that must be fulfilled by an outside vendor will need an additional two weeks.

  • Advertisement — 3 weeks
  • Booklet/Event Program — 4-6 weeks
  • Brochure — 4-6 weeks
  • Business cards — 2 weeks
  • Custom Letterhead — 4 weeks
  • E-Newsletter Inclusion — 3 weeks
  • Flyers/Posters — 4 weeks
  • Invitations — 4 weeks
  • Multi-Page Book (12+ pages) — 10 weeks
  • Name Tag — 3-7 business days
  • Photo Shoot (event) — 2 weeks
  • Photo Shoot (headshot) — 2 weeks
  • Postcard — 4 weeks
  • Press Release — 3 weeks
  • Social Media Promotion — 2 weeks
  • Website Created — 3-8 weeks
  • Webpage Created — 2-3 weeks
  • Website Update — 1 week (minor), 2-3 weeks (larger revision)

Our Services


Faculty and Staff Services
Our office assists Carthage faculty and staff with their communication needs, including business cards, Carthage swag items, print pieces aimed at external audiences (such as prospective students), and online faculty and staff profiles. 


Design and Print Projects

Our office designs and produces print publications for Carthage including invitations, postcards, and brochures aimed at external audiences, and programs for Carthage events. 


Website Updates

Our office maintains the Carthage.edu website (contact LIS for My.Carthage questions and human resources for directory questions). We work with department chairs, office heads, and content managers across campus to keep their sections of the Carthage website updated, accurate, and engaging.

 

Photos, Videos, and Logos
Our office provides photography support and limited videography support for offices across campus. We have a team of professional and student photographers, and a team of student videographers. 

 

Media Relations
All media relations efforts should be coordinated by the Office of Marketing and Communications. If you would like us to alert the news media about an upcoming event, guest speaker, or accomplishment (your own or that of a colleague or student), our office can assist you in crafting and distributing a release to area media.

 

Social Media
Our office manages all of the main Carthage College social media accounts, and acts as a resource for departments and organizations with their own social media needs. If you would like some help starting or enhancing a social media platform, contact Tom Applegarth at tapplegarth@carthage.edu. To learn more about Carthage social media as a whole, visit www.carthage.edu/connect.

Request a Project


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Design, Print, Web, or Media Relations Projects

  • Request a project with our team — Select the correct project form from the drop-down menu, complete the form, and a member of our team will be in touch with you about your project. Project forms are available for business cards, merchandise/swag orders, name tags, press releases, logo requests, faculty/staff portraits, print projects, web updates, and new website requests. 

The Bridge

The Bridge is a communication tool for the Carthage community. All Carthage faculty, staff, and students may use The Bridge to share their news and announce events. Visit the Bridge homepage at www.carthage.edu/bridge. The Bridge email newsletter is sent to all faculty, staff, and students every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday morning.

Event Promotion
Our office assists with event promotion and support in several ways. For events with a large audience, or for events that are open to the public, we often assist with promotion and support including websites, advertising, news releases, calendar posts in external media, tickets, posters, flyers, invitations, online RSVP forms, event programs, and more. Our office also provides tools that event organizers can use to do their own promotion.