SERVICES WE OFFER:
Editorial Marketing, Communications, and Public Relations
Nicholls’ office of marketing and communications provides graphic design services for many Nicholls-sponsored programs and events.
The marketing and communications team oversees the strategic direction of the University’s marketing and communication initiatives.
The office of marketing works in collaboration with the office of admission and academic departments to plan, execute, assess, and continuously improve the marketing and recruitment strategies for all of campus.
They also maintain the University’s graphic identity.
Request graphic design services for brochures, invitations, posters, digital publications, displays, and banners using the project request form.
Nicholls State University Office of Marketing and Communications works to spread awareness about Nicholls throughout the region, the U.S. and internationally. We tell the university’s story and communicate with the public through press releases, feature stories, media interview coordination and emergency communications.
News and Press Releases
We want to share the accomplishments and stories of our faculty, staff and students with the public to help you get the recognition you deserve.
The Office of Marketing and Communications regularly produces and strategically distributes press releases to local, regional and national media outlets. We are looking for stories about:
- Honors and awards
- Published books or articles
- Major presentations, speeches or performances
- Student success and accomplishments
- Appointments and elected positions
- And more!
What makes a story newsworthy? Some factors are:
- Human interest
- And more!
If you have a question about whether something is newsworthy, contact Jacob Batte at 448-4141 or email@example.com. When appropriate, submitted items will be used to develop stories for other University publications such as The Colonel, Inside Nicholls and social media.
The expertise and research of our faculty and staff may draw interest from journalists or other members of the media. The Office of Marketing and Communications can help connect our experts with journalists to help tell their story, offer media consultations and provide interview preparation upon request. If you are interested, contact Jacob Batte at 448-4141 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the Media
We will work with you to answer your questions, provide university specific information or put you in touch with the faculty or staff who can. While we understand that deadlines can be quick, we cannot promise that information or interviews will be immediately available. Please allow for as much time as possible to gather the information or set up the interview.
The Colonel Magazine is the official alumni and donor magazine of Nicholls State University. Stories and photographs are created to tell our story to alumni, donors and the external community. The biannual magazine is focused on telling the stories of our students, faculty, staff, alumni and donors, and is available both in print and online.
The Inside Nicholls Newsletter is distributed every Monday to students, faculty, staff, retirees and alumni. Our newsletter shares news, events, hirings and other relevant information to our internal audience. If you have news to share, an event to promote or a story idea, please contact Cain Madden at 448-4135 or email@example.com.
The University’s brand is shaped by how each of us communicates what we do, what we stand for, and the impact we have on others. We strive to articulate a strong, cohesive message that will tell the story of our students, faculty, and staff and advance Nicholls State University.
The University’s website is our broadest reaching marketing tool. It enables us to reach audiences across the globe and is the platform with the most impact for telling our story and sharing our successes. So, a unified Web presence for all Nicholls sites is key for solidifying our brand and uniting all people and aspects of the institution.
Every Nicholls State University website contributes to the user’s perception of the University and our brand. To ensure a unified Web presence, official University sites should be visually related. This consistent visual identity preserves and promotes the University’s brand identity and provides optimal user experience.
They say a “picture is worth a thousand words.” The Nicholls State University Office of Marketing and Communications photojournalists and videographers capture moments that are used to tell the ever-evolving story of our university to the community. Our professional photo and video services, which support the mission and vision of the university, include:
- External Marketing
- University recruiting campaigns
- Headshots and group shots for print or web
- University-sponsored events
- Photography for major university print publications
- Social media
- Newsworthy Events
We encourage two weeks notice for all requests.
Nicholls State University reserves the right to photograph and video members of the university community, including but not limited to its students, faculty, and staff, in situations appropriate to the image of an academic institution, and to publish likenesses in press releases, publications, videos, or other recruitment or promotional materials.
To request archival photos, contact University Photographer Misty McElroy at 448-4477 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Headshots for faculty and staff are provided free of charge. It is important that all images in the university directory are no more than three years old, and consistent. To schedule your headshot, CLICK HERE.
Due to COVID-19, we are doing things a little different. You will click on the link and select any of the available headshot time slots. The photographer ask that you wait outside either in the hallway or in your vehicle until your appointed time. We will try to do this right down to the minute to avoid contact with one another, so please be patient and not arrive until your scheduled time.
The photographer will not be adjusting anyone’s clothing or hair due to six-foot distancing. There is a bathroom down the hall from the studio if you would like to use the mirrors in there prior to entering the studio.
The studio is now located at the left double-door entrance of the Student Publications building on Ardoyne Drive. You can enter through the lobby and then turn down the left hallway, or you can use the side building entrance.
We ask that you bring your own brush to tame any flyaways, make sure your clothes aren’t wrinkled, and please lint-roll your shirt/jacket if possible prior to your headshot.
Your attire should be work-appropriate (as in no t-shirts or clothing with branding other than Nicholls branding).
A few other tips:
- Avoid busy patterns in clothing
- Layer clothing if possible
- Get a good night’s rest prior to the photo
- Bring an umbrella in case of rain on the day of your photo
- Wear glasses for the photo only if you do so on a daily basis – if you do wear glasses, please make sure they are clean/smudge-free
- If wearing computer glasses or sunglasses prior to the photo be conscious of the red marks they leave on your skin
Copyright notice: All photographs (prints and digital files) are subject to copyrights of the university and are protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) and by the Berne Convention. Reproduction, storage or transmittal by any means, of any image, whole or in part, is prohibited without express prior written permission. Prints or digital files may not be reproduced or scanned for any reason and may only be used for official university use. If you wish to publish or reproduce the materials in any physical or digital form or use them for any commercial purpose, including display or web page use, you must obtain prior written permission from the Office of Marketing and Communications.
The Office of University Marketing and Communications oversees Nicholls’ primary social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Snapchat, and TikTok. We provides guidance for colleges, departments, offices, and programs wishing to use social media.
Listed below are links to all of our official accounts:
MERCHANDISE AND PROMOTIONAL ITEMS
The Office of University Marketing and Communication works with Collegiate Licensing Company to manage the commercial use of Nicholls State University’s name, logos and marks on apparel, other merchandise and promotional items. The university name and logos are trademarked and are the exclusive property of Nicholls State University. Licenses must be obtained for the use of any Nicholls trademark or image used on any products that are sold to the general public or to campus departments and organizations. Nicholls’ name, image and logos are valuable and licensing established by a contract between the university and a company is one of the ways we protect that value.
Campus offices, departments and organizations that wish to order T-shirts, giveaway items, etc. with the Nicholls logo must make their purchase through a licensed vendor.
For questions about products, becoming licensed or carrying Nicholls merchandise in your store contact Nicholls Brand Manager Jerad David at email@example.com or 985-448-4303. You may also fill out a project request form here.
Find a Vendor that Manufactures Licensed Nicholls Products for Resale or Promotional Use
Only official licensed vendors can use the Nicholls brand to produce apparel, promotional items or other materials for sale or distribution. To find a licensed vendor, search for “Nicholls” using the CLC Vendor List Search https://clc.com/license-search/.
Apply for a License to Produce Nicholls Products
CLC offers internal usage, in-state/local and standard licenses. Download the license application for more details https://clc.com/home/get-licensed/.
Shop for Nicholls Merchandise
Buying merchandise from a licensed manufacturer ensures that you are purchasing authentic, university-approved gear. This helps Nicholls maintain a consistent brand, and each purchase of officially licensed merchandise contributes money back to the university in the form of royalties. View the list of stores carrying Nicholls products.