Promote Your News and Events
Every day, the GC community is conducting groundbreaking research, winning significant awards and grants, publishing renowned books, and hosting thought-provoking events. Below is a step-by-step guide to promoting your news and events.
1. Let us know.
Submit your news via the News Submission form. All news will be considered for a GC web story, media outreach, homepage features, and other promotion on internal and external communications.
2. Request the GC to share it on social.
Fill out the Share via Social Media form to request C&M share with the GC's large (and growing!) social media community. Depending on the type of news, C&M will determine the right platform to share your news - Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, or LinkedIn.
3. Share research news with SUM.
SUM is CUNY's website which features books, published academic research, and creative work by faculty and students at CUNY's 25 campuses. Read the Editorial Guidelines to ensure your work meets the requirements for inclusion and then fill out the Submission form.
1. Add your event to the GC Calendar.
Your first step is to post your event on the GC Calendar. By submitting to the GC Calendar, your event will also appear on the CUNY Events page and on the event listings of the digital signage (on the floor in which the event is taking place) on the day of your event.
Events included in the GC Calendar must take place at the GC. Request your program/office's web editor add it into Kentico. If they are unfamiliar, share the News and Events instructions from the Kentico/CMS Resources page.
Be sure to also review our rules and best practices for news and events. Failure to adhere to these guidelines may result in the rejection of your event submission.
2. Create an invitation.
Send an invitation to those who might be interested in attending your event. Create your own evite using one of our templates (Template A or Template B) or request C&M to create the evite for you.
3. Create a flyer.
Raise awareness of your event with a flyer. Flyer templates are available in the GC's Brand Guide. After creating your flyer, post it on the bulletin board of the Dining Commons, in program offices, and hand them out to potential attendees and interested parties.
4. Submit to be included in our biweekly newsletter.
C&M sends a biweekly newsletter, Coming Up at The Graduate Center, with events for the upcoming two weeks. To be included in the newsletter, when submitting your event in Kentico, check off the Featured Event - For Homepage and Event Newsletter field. Your event must be open to the public to be included.
5. Add it to digital signage.
The GC has digital signage throughout the building - decide which locations will help promote your event to your intended audience the best and submit to the digital signage owners. View digital signage guidelines, best practices, locations, and owner's contact info on the Digital Signage page.
• Submit to be included in the elevator posters of events.
Elevator posters for events happening in the GC are posted monthly when classes are in session. Events must be on the GC Calendar in order to be considered. Submit your event to firstname.lastname@example.org, subject "Elevator Posters" for consideration. Due to limited space, not all events will be included.
• Request the GC to share it on social.
Fill out the Share via Social Media form to request C&M share your event.