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IMPORTANT REMINDERS

Advertising: All University advertising, except for job postings, must be reviewed and approved by the Office of Creative and Visual Services (Marketing and Communications) before it is purchased (Procurement Services Policy IV: 06:01). Please contact Kara Hooper at (615) 898-2896 or Kara.Hooper@mtsu.edu before placing advertising in any media, including but not limited to newspapers, magazines, television, radio, outdoor, theater, signage and advertising sponsorships. CVS, along with the Office of Academic Marketing and other elements of our division, will work with you to plan advertising strategies and ensure proper value in our media buys. We would like at least four weeks’ notice, but we can speed the review for emergency situations. 

Logo Use: We are often asked for MTSU wordmark and logo files. We are happy to work with you to make sure that your project is within University standards and is suitable for your goal. The Office of Creative and Visual Services (Marketing and Communications) must review and approve all commercial use of the university’s wordmark and logos. For more information, contact Kara Hooper at (615) 898-2896 or Kara.Hooper@mtsu.edu. Our Logo Guide can be found here

Pre-publication Review: We’re required by the Tennessee Board of Regents to officially number and keep track of University publications, but our mission is much more than that. Focusing on students and the academic goals of MTSU, we strive to present the University accurately and favorably to the world. We do this while working to meet the specific creative and visual needs of student groups, faculty, University administrators, and all the departments, schools, and colleges at MTSU.  For more information, contact Kara Hooper at (615) 898-2896 or Kara.Hooper@mtsu.edu

Awards

MTSU's Marketing and Communication Team
2014

Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)

  • Best Articles of the Year - Ahead of the Game
  • Media Relations Program - MTSU at the Grammys (Special Merit Award)
  • Writing for the Media - MTSU at the Grammys (Special Merit Award)
  • Recruitment Video - MTSU True Blue Preview Webisodes (Special Merit Award)
  • Total Advertising Campaign - True Blue Tour (Special Merit Award)
  • Individual Print Advertisement - #TRUE Billboard (Special Merit Award)

Public Relations Society of America (PRSA)

  • True Blue Preview Webisodes - Parthenon Award
  • From Combat to Campus - Award of Merit
  • MTSU in China - Award of Merit
  • Innovations Magazine - Award of Merit
  • MTSU Magazine - Award of Merit
  • Driving on Empty - Award of Merit
  • The Science of Sport - Award of Merit
  • The Buchanan Fellowship - Award of Merit
  • Freedom Sings Poster - Award of Merit
  • The Science of Sport - Award of Merit

Tennessee College Public Relations Association (TCPRA)

  • Gold Award - Radio Advertisement/PSA: “Middle in a Minute: Holocaust Studies Conference”
  • Gold Award - Special Event-More than Seven Days: “The Nashville Initiative” 
  • Silver Award - Print Advertisement, Series: “Hangzhou”
  • Silver Award - Radio Advertisement/PSA: “Mineral Gem and Fossil Museum”
  • Silver Award - Banners/Outdoor Media: “Buchanan Billboards”
  • Silver Award - Special Event-Seven Days or Less: “Freedom Sings”
  • Silver Award - News Writing: “McPhee — Person of the Year”
  • Silver Award - Feature Writing: “The Science of Sport”
  • Silver Award - College/Alumni Magazine, Electronic: “MTSU iMagazine”
  • Silver Award - Radio/TV Show or Newscast: “MTSU on the Record: Consoling the Campus Community”
  • Silver Award - Overall Promotional Campaign: “True Blue — Second Year Roll-Out”
  • Bronze Award - Print Advertisement, Single: “Spring Spadea Ad”
  • Bronze Award - Video Advertisement/PSA: “MTSU Recording Industry Promo”
  • Bronze Award - Poster: “Freedom Sings”
  • Bronze Award - Postcard/Invitation: “True Blue Tour Student Invitation”
  • Bronze Award - University Website, Overall: MTSU.edu
  • Bronze Award - University-Related Web Page or Site: MTSUNews.com
  • Bronze Award - Radio/TV Show or Newscast: “Who’s Really the Disabled One?”

International Association of Business Communicators (IABC)

  • Award of Merit - MTSU Publications

2013

Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)

  • Grand Award - The President’s Biennial Report, 2013
  • Awards of Excellence - President's Biennial Report
  • Awards of Excellence - MTSU iMagazine
  • Awards of Excellence - "Running on empty: MTSU researcher drives coast-to-coast using no gas"
  • Awards of Excellence - True Blue Respect Poster: Pick Up After Yourself
  • Special Merit Award - Physics Brochure
  • Special Merit Award - Button Campaign Pin-Back Buttons
  • Special Merit Award - MTSU CLA Magazine

Tennessee College Public Relations Association (TCPRA)

  • Gold Award Communications and Marketing-Poster
  • Silver Award Marketing and Communications-Newsletter, Printed
  • Gold Award Marketing and Communications-Photography
  • Silver Award Communications and Marketing-Photography
  • Gold Award Communications and Marketing-Special Publications
  • Silver Award Communications Award-Reports
  • Bronze Award Communications and Marketing-College Viewbook
  • Silver Award Communications Award-Print Advertising
  • Gold Award Communication and Marketing-College Viewbook
  • Gold Award Reports-The President's Biennial Report
  • Gold Award Special Event More than Seven Days-The Nashville Initiative
  • Gold Award Special Event Seven Days or Less -Capitol Street Party
  • Gold Award Radio Advertisement/PSA-MTSU-Middle in a Minute/Political Jingles
  • Gold Award Print Advertisement-MTSU Spring into Middle Spadea Ad
  • Silver Award Special Event More than Seven Days-MTSU True Blue Respect
  • Silver Award Banners/Outdoor Media-MTSU Promotional Banner
  • Silver Award Photography-Horse Sense (MTSU Magazine)
  • Silver Award Media Success Story-Running on Empty/Cliff Ricketts coverage
  • Silver Award Special Publication-MTSU National Women's History Month 2013 Calendar
  • Silver Award Radio Advertisement/PSA-MTSU-Middle in a Minute-Nobel Laureate
  • Silver Award Overall Promotion Campaign-I am True Blue
  • Bronze Award Feature Story-Horse Sense (MTSU Magazine)
  • Bronze Award Social Media Success Story-Santa Goes to College
  • Bronze Award Radio/TV Show or Newscast-"On The Record," Rock, Race, and Rehabilitation
  • Bronze Award Video Ad/PSA-Devoted to Student Success
  • Bronze Award Print Ad-MTSU Newspaper-Style Ad
  • Bronze Award Media Success Story-Science Building groundbreaking
  • Bronze Award Radio/TV Show or Newscast-MTSU On the Record: Rock, Race and Rehabilitation
  • Silver Award Radio Advertisement/PSA Series-Middle in a Minute: Nobel Laureates
  • Gold Award Radio Advertisement/PSA Series-Middle in a Minute: Political Jingles

2012

Public Relations Society of America (PRSA)

  • Special Event Parthenon Award Centennial Celebration
  • Award of Merit Audiovisual TV/PSA-In the Middle
  • Award of Merit Writing/Feature Writing

Tennessee College Public Relations Association (TCPRA)

  • Silver Award Communications and Marketing-Poster
  • Bronze Award Communications and Marketing-Newsletter, Printed
  • Bronze Award Communications and Marketing-Newsletter, Printed
  • Gold Award Communications and Marketing-Sports Publication
  • Bronze Award Communications and Marketing-Photography
  • Bronze Award Communications and Marketing-Newsletter, Printed
  • Bronze Award Communications and Marketing-Specialty Item
  • Silver Award Communications and Marketing Award-Post card / Invitation
  • Bronze Award Communications Award-Brochure, flyer
  • Gold Award Video Advertisement/PSA-In The Middle
  • Gold Award Special Publication
  • Silver Award Social Media Success Story-MT Tobacco Free
  • Silver Award Special Event-More than 7 days-Centennial Celebration
  • Silver Award News Release
  • Bronze Award Overall Promotional Campaign-Centennial Celebration
  • Bronze Award Video Advertisement/PSA-I Am True Blue
  • Gold Award Radio/TV Show or Newscast-Middle in a Minute: MTSU School of Music
  • Silver Award Radio/TV Show or Newscast-MTSU On the Record
  • Grand Award I Am True Blue
  • Grand Award True Blue Respect

2011

Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District III

  • Special Merit Award Radio Programs, Podcasts and Announcements-MTSU On the Record
  • Special Merit Award CASE III-Radio Programs, Podcasts and Announcements-Middle in a Minute

Tennessee College Public Relations Association (TCPRA)

  • Gold Award Video Advertisement/PSA-Centennial Celebration Countdown
  • Silver Award Print Advertisement-WMOT
  • Silver Award Poster Bronze Award Brochure/Flyer
  • Silver Award Video Advertisement-Centennial Video
  • Bronze Award Video Advertisement-MTSU Holiday Video
  • Special Merit Award Audiovisual Communications-I Am True Blue
  • Bronze Award Communication and Marketing Award-Special Publication

TARC

  • Gold Award Alumni Publications
  • Gold Award General Promotional Material-Poster

2010

Tennessee College Public Relations Association (TCPRA)

  • Gold Web Page/Site-MTSU website
  • Silver Video Advertisement-Be One of Tennessee's Best
  • Silver Radio Advertisement-The Sock Family

2009

Tennessee College Public Relations Association (TCPRA)

  • Silver Award Radio Advertisement-I'M One
  • Silver Award Video Advertisement-The Dream
  • Bronze Award Specialty Item-There is Just One MTSU
  • Bronze Award Communications Award-Newsletter, Electronic

2008

Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District III

  • Special Merit Internal Tabloids & Newsletters-The Record
  • Special Merit Advancement Awards-External Tabloids & Newsletters-The Alumni Record

Tennessee College Public Relations Association (TCPRA)

  • Silver Award Radio Advertisement-I'M One (Larry Wilson)
  • Bronze Award Radio/TV Show or Newscast-MTSU On the Record: Safety and Sanity
  • Silver Award Communications and Marketing-Print Advertising

2007

Tennessee College Public Relations Association (TCPRA)

  • Bronze Award Communication Award-College Viewbook

2006


Tennessee College Public Relations Association (TCPRA)

  • Bronze Award Communication and Marketing Award Print Advertisement
  • Bronze Award Communication and Marketing Award- Feature/news story in College/Alumni Magazine
  • Silver Award Communication Award-Brochure/Flyer

2005

Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District III 

  • Special Merit Award Feature Story or Series-Valentine's Day Has Extra Meaning for Kidney Donor
  • Special Merit Award Radio Programs and Announcements MTSU On the Record: Campus Copycats
TARC 
  • Gold Award General Promotional Material-Brochure/Packet
Tennessee College Public Relations Association (TCPRA) 
  • Gold Award Communication Award-Brochure/Flyer

2004

Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District III 

  • Special Merit Award-Radio Programs and Announcements-MTSU On the Record: Nishtiman Tayip
  • Special Merit Award-Radio Programs and Announcements-MTSU On the Record: Anne Garrels

TARC

  • Gold Award General Promotional Material-Newsletter

2003

Tennessee College Public Relations Association (TCPRA) 

  • Gold Award Radio Series-MTSU On-Hold
  • Gold Award Print Advertising Series-I'M One
  • Bronze Award Specialty Item-Legislative Packet
  • Silver Award Specialty Item-MTSU Audio Clips Web Page
  • Bronze Award Communication-Alumni Magazine
  • Best of Show Award Communication Award- Visions of Cuba Poster

TARC

  • Silver Award Award-Specific Media Relations Program, Division C
  • Bronze Award General Promotional Material- brochure/Info packet
  • Silver Award General Promotional Material-Brochure/Information packet