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Working with the Office of Marketing and Communications
If you are interested in evaluating your current marketing strategies, call OMC to schedule time with our marketing professionals. We can help you with long- or short-term plans; e.g., determining your key messages, developing new materials, or providing a plan to continue regular evaluation and improvement, depending on your specific needs.
Contact Margaret Avritt, marketing director, to begin a consultation.
Contact Jay Colombatto, development marketing director, for a consultation on development, campaign, and fundraising marketing.
If you are interested in increasing attendance or awareness for a specific event, OMC's media relations team can help write press releases, assist in placing op-eds, pitch stories to reporters, and raise interest within the University community. Media Relations is also responsible for the coordination of SCU's online faculty and staff newsletter, fyi. The team can also help create a long-term plan to increase your chances of good media coverage or identify other media opportunities you may have overlooked.
For SCU's Faculty Staff Newsletter, contact Marika Krause.
For stories or events in the Law School or Business School, contact Deborah Lohse.
For stories or events in the School of Engineering & College of Arts and Sciences, contact Marika Krause.
For SCU's Facebook page or Twitter accounts, contact Stephanie Bravo.
Read fyi, the faculty and staff newsletter.
OMC manages the design, printing, and delivery of printed materials for several campus clients. We produce strategic materials for Undergraduate Admission, the President's Office, University Relations and Development, the Centers of Distinction, and several other offices. We can provide complete photography, editorial, and graphic design services or work with materials provided by the client. The types of print publications we might work on include:
- event invitations and programs
Contact Margaret Avritt to begin a print project.
Contact Jackie Hua for the status of an existing project.
Read about OMC's steps for project intake and completion.
Maintaining and enforcing the visual identity of Santa Clara University is the responsibility of OMC's creative services team. They can provide counsel and recommendations for graphic design and page layout, photography, Web design, and use of the SCU logos. This brand consistency is an important part of our University's overall image.Contact Creative Director Linda Degastaldi.
OMC can help you develop materials to promote University events or programs through targeted advertising in local print publications.
To request copies of photos from the archives or schedule a photo shoot, you may contact Chuck Barry directly. You may also use other photographers provided they follow the University's photography guidelines, including obtaining signed releases for photo subjects.
Contact University photographer Chuck Barry.
OMC's writers and editors will work with you to make your message as strong and effective as possible. Our team can take direction and write on your behalf, help you edit and revise existing content for print or Web, and provide proofreading for any University-wide communication. By reviewing all content that issues from the University, we aim to make all messages clear, consistent, and accurate.
Read our guidelines for written materials.
OMC partners with Media Services and Information Technology to support the CommonSpot content management system. We can help revise your site's content, navigation, and layout; troubleshoot issues with CommonSpot features; or help you develop a user test to determine the functionality of your site for key audiences. We also help maintain the online faculty and staff directory.
Visit the Web Publishing site for Commonspot help and reference, information about site design, and Publisher resources.
The award winning Santa Clara Magazine is edited and designed by OMC and published quarterly: September, December, March, and June. It is mailed free of charge to alumni and friends of Santa Clara University, and the contents are available online at santaclaramagazine.com. We welcome story ideas, comments, and contributions from alumni (including photos) for the Class Notes section.
- Submit a Class Note
- Submit an obituary
- Send a comment
- Update your address for receiving the magazine
Contact Editor Steven Boyd Saum.