Let's talk.

We’re DARCOMM, and we’re here to connect your message to your audience.

We are a creative group of writers, strategists, designers, developers and storytellers.

Our goal is to think like our audiences. Alumni and donors – like everyone – wield the power to ignore. Our only choice is to offer compelling, alluring content, which we strive to create every day.

We know you’re juggling your own to-do lists and your unit’s goals on top of meetings and deadlines. We’re on your team and we’re here to help.

Strategy should drive all that we do. We're here to partner with you in the development of that strategy. Give a call or stop by the office of your unit's communications coordinator and get a planning session on the calendar!

Execute. Create.
Execute.
Advise.
Create.
Execute.
  • Send an email
  • Write a letter
  • Create invitations
  • Create an event registration page
  • Develop and print stationary
  • Provide photography or video services
  • Develop messaging
  • Design the “look and feel”
  • Craft video stories
  • Guide communication strategy
  • Develop marketing plans
  • Recommend communication channels
  • Consult on when/how to use social media
  • Brainstorm and idea bounce

The Work We Can Do

Copy Writing and Creative Storytelling

The Office of Communications is responsible for writing and editing press releases, newsletters, Web content, talking points, scripts and other content for internal and external distribution.

Event Marketing and Support

Our team is available to assist with publicity for major events. Communications can support units with press releases and print materials (signage, invitations, evites, programs, slideshows, promotional items, and other event-related collateral).

Email Marketing

We are available to design email communications that are effective, display well on all devices and are consistent with the division strategy and visual identity.

Website Development

We manage division websites in partnership with Advancement Services. We monitor website and other digital multimedia/social media analytics.

Stationery/Templates

DARCOMM manages official logos and letterhead, email signatures, proposals, brochures, PowerPoint presentations and other digital communication templates.

Publications/Collateral

Our team works with units within the division to write, design or outsource to vendors, the production of brochures, proposals, documents and other direct marketing collateral.

Photography

DARCOMM can assist you in identifying photographers outside of the division for event coverage and to support effective storytelling. View our list of recommended photographers.

Video/Audio/Multimedia Production

We can provide video/audio/multimedia services and work with other professionals outside of the division when appropriate to fulfill your needs.

Social Media

The Office of Communications can consult on social media best practices and assist units within the division with the management and evaluation of analytics of their platforms.