Marketing & Communication

Serving Saint Mary’s Offices, Programs and Departments

The Marketing and Communication Office is dedicated to promoting and marketing Saint Mary’s University both internally and externally to increase enrollment, engagement, and philanthropic giving. Our professional staff can help you with advertising, graphic design, writing and editing, emails, photography, social media, video, and web needs.

If your request is intended for internal audience only, please use our available templates found on our Resources page. We have multiple templates for posters, flyers, newsletters, and PowerPoint presentations.

Submitting a Request

When you need our assistance for marketing and/or communication needs you will start the process by completing our request form. Depending on the work to be done, you may need budget account numbers, quantities (for printed pieces), a general idea of your message, or other things that we will work with you to develop.

Specific Service Areas

  • Advertising — planning an ad campaign, developing a strategy
  • Design — creating visual pieces, including ads, posters, flyers, booklets, postcards, etc.
  • Editorial — writing stories, press releases, proofreading
  • Email Campaigns — HTML emails with layouts that work on all devices
  • Photography — event, environmental, portrait (for university use)
  • Social Media — promoting your event, advising/planning your social media activities
  • Web — edits and new work on SMUMN website, auxiliary sites, planning and designing

Unsure of where to begin? Use our request form to schedule a meeting.

Website Feedback Requests

Please use this form to request minor content edits on web pages. You also can find this form by clicking on the “Site Feedback/Changes” link at the bottom of every page on our website.

Business Cards, Name Badges, Promotional Displays, and Logo Requests

Please use this form to request the following: business cards, name badges, logo requests, to check out the event displays, or to submit a pre-production review (work done by outside vendors or yourself).

Cardinal Update

Cardinal Update is a weekly newsletter for all faculty and staff — across all Saint Mary’s University programs and locations.

The publication’s end goal is threefold: to create one consistent and primary communication source, to be respectful of our colleague’s time, and to cut down on mass email communications.

If your submission has details about an upcoming event, please be sure it is listed on our online calendar, as the newsletter will primarily refer to this calendar for all event highlight details.

Production Schedules

These production schedules account for the most common projects MarComm supports. In some cases, projects may be completed in shorter or longer periods of time because of good luck or circumstances beyond our control, but these schedules should act as a good guide when planning your projects to make certain we have the best possible outcomes.

Please note that production schedules reflect only business days, not weekends or holidays. When planning your project around extended holiday breaks, such as Easter weekend or Christmas week, please allow for an extra five to seven days of production.

Type of Request
Production Schedule
Advertisements (Print and Digital)
3 weeks
Banners and Signage
4 weeks
Brochures (2-4 pages) – NEW
6 weeks
Brochures (4+ pages) – NEW
8 weeks
Brochures – UPDATES
3 weeks
Editorial Reviews
2 weeks
Email Templates
2 weeks
6 weeks
Invitations/Greeting Cards
4 weeks
Name Badge and Business Cards
2 weeks
News/Event Releases
3 weeks
Photo Requests
4 weeks
4 weeks
4 weeks
Printed Appeals
6 weeks
Print Newsletters/Magazine
9 weeks
Programs for Events
5 weeks
Social Media and Website Graphics
2 weeks
Social Media Requests
2 weeks
Stationery (letterhead, envelopes, cards)
4 weeks
Video Requests
8 weeks
Webpages (NEW or large edits)
4 weeks
Website Feedback Requests (small edits)
2 weeks