Communications Requests (Comm Request) tell the Communications Department all of the important details of your event. The more detailed a Comm Request, the more the Communications Department will have to work with from the beginning of planning. Completed Comm Requests will be evaluated and the Communications Department will decide on a proper Communication Plan (Comm Plan).
KEEP IN MIND...
-If you would like to request more work than a Tower or Bulletin submission, please submit a Comm Request. If the aforementioned channels are all you need for your project, then just submit them by email by the proper deadlines, as outlined below.
Bulletin deadline: Every Monday (with the exception of holiday weeks). Send information to Lori Elbert at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tower deadline: The Thursday before the Third Monday. Send Tower content to Sara Ferebee at email@example.com
Comm Request: 4 business weeks before you would like the communications to start taking place. (It is highly suggested that communication start no later than one month before an event).
Design/Materials that need production out of house (t-shirts, large banners, merchandise): 6 business weeks.
-When in doubt about when to submit a Comm Request, just remember, the sooner, the better.
BEFORE YOU MAKE YOUR REQUEST
-Make sure you have approval for this event (whether it be your staff liaison, ministry leader, etc.)
-If you are working on this event with more than one person, please make sure you are communicating with them as well. Keep all the proper channels informed about what you are submitting.
-Make sure you have contacted Sara Ferebee, Director of Communications and Outreach, at firstname.lastname@example.org
to schedule a location, time, and date on the St. Paul calendar.
Contact Sara Ferebee, Director of Communications and Outreach, at email@example.com