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Communications Office

Services

The Communications Office manages the communication and marketing of the college both internally and externally, serving the College through numerous avenues. 

  

Event Promotion

The Communications Office can assist by promoting College events through the website, e-blasts, social media, and local media outlets. For larger events, contact the Communications Office as soon as the event is scheduled for targeted, strategic publicity planning.

Print & Digital Projects

The Communications Office team completes over 100 print and digital projects each year. Reflection magazine, the Annual Report, and This Fall and This Spring at Montreat College are a few of our main publications. View our latest publications here. We do a variety of projects, including invitations, posters, brochures, postcards, and programs. Complete the Request a Project form for your next project. Note: Please allow 3 to 4 weeks for completion.

In an effort to promote our environmental stewardship values, we strongly recommend FSC-certification for all large print projects.

Media Relations 

Through strong media relationships, the Communications Office seeks to publicize the College in the local media outlets. If you have a story idea, please contact the Director of Communications and Alumni Relations at acarlson@montreat.edu. All press releases should be sent through the Director of Communications and Alumni Relations. Please view the College’s Media Relations Policy for tips on dealing with the media. Contact the Communications Office before you proceed with an interview with the media. 

Web Standards

Through a decentralized content management system, the Communications Office approves content updates across the website. For new webpages, changes to webpage design, and reorganization of navigation, the Communications Office will work in collaboration with the IT department to meet your needs. Please contact Communications Specialist, Caleb Hofheins, for all web-related questions.  

Photography 

The Communications Office maintains an extensive photo archive that be access through our media server. Contact the Communications Office for a username and password. For event photography, you can check out the College camera. Here is a list of local professional photographers you can contact to meet your photographic needs: 

Jennifer Haynes
jen@jenniferhaynesphotography.com
704.699.9016
www.jenniferhaynesphotography.com

Sunday Grant
sunday@sundaygrantphotography.com
828.231.3849
www.sundaygrantphotography.com

Videography 

If you are interested in creating a video, please meet with the Communications Office to discuss your target audience, primary goals, and creative direction. Please complete the project request form.

In addition, here is a list of local videographers you could use for your project:

Chris Gallaway
horizononlinepics@gmail.com
www.horizononlinepictures.com

Social Media 

Social media are powerful communication tools that Montreat College departments can utilize to engage and build relationships with target audiences. We ask that if you are interested in setting up a new social media account, complete the Social Media Account Application before you begin. Also, please review the College’s Montreat College Social Media Policy before engaging with the College’s social media platforms. Montreat College currently manages the following social media accounts:

Internal Communication 

Every two weeks, the Communications Office releases Pivot Points, an internal email about organizational updates an initiatives.

Advertising

Contact the Communications Office for assistance with creating and placing advertising.

Signage

Contact the Communications Office for creation of new signs or banners. Please read the Town of Montreat Sign Ordinance before hanging banners or posting signs outdoors in Montreat. Both Montreat and Black Mountain require sign permits. Complete and submit a Town of Montreat Sign Permit to the Town of Montreat before posting signs or banners; it will cost $10. Complete and submit a Town of Black Mountain Sign Permit for Black Mountain signs; they require a $50 deposit and will refund once signs are removed.