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Apr 19, 2012

The Network - News from the UQ marketing and communications network

Gaining media coverage with Futurity

OMC has recently subscribed to Futurity, a research news website featuring articles from top universities in Australia, the US, UK and Canada. Stories focus on Earth & Environment, Health & Medicine, Science & Technology and Society & Culture Fields. UQ's Faculty of Health Sciences has so far had four stories feature on the site.

To submit a story for the Futurity website, please email communications. For a guide on how to submit, please click here


Update from Protocol

OMC’s Protocol team provide professional support and advice on planning and managing key events and visits for the University. Two recent high-profile events Protocol coordinated include the UQ Forum – Sustaining Prosperity: Partnerships for a knowledge-based future, and the $US10 million UQ and Dow Chemical Company partnership announcement. In addition to organising event logistics and arrangements for VIPs, Protocol works with various UQ departments including the Vice-Chancellor’s Office, the UQ Senior Executive and the UQ Advancement Office.

To find out more about Protocol, and access event templates and forms please click here


Discover more at UQ News TV


PRIA New practitioners: Meet the Fellows evening
May 2

Strategic Marketing and Communication (UQ Business School Corporate Education)
May 14 - May 18

The Art of Spin - Turning the PR wheel offline & online (Networx)
May 30


"Authenticity, honesty and personal voice underlie much of what's successful on the Web."

Rick Levine
Co-author of The Cluetrain Manifesto

Resources and conference updates

In last month's edition, we provided you with Cameron Pegg's conference presentation on alumni magazines. You can now access Cameron's conference notes and the speakers' presentations by visiting this webpage.

You may also be interested in the presentations from the Interactive Minds' seminar, Video Marketing: Boost your user engagement. Click here to view the content.

For an update on the Australian email marketing landscape, please click here to download the latest Vision6 Email Marketing Metrics Report.


UQ Advantage Award launches

The Office of Undergraduate Education (OUE) will launch the UQ Advantage Award in Semester Two. The program provides undergraduate students with opportunities to benefit from all UQ has to offer, receive recognition from various activities and enhance their employability. Over the coming months OUE will be updating the microsite, providing promotional cards and screensavers, holding information sessions and updating the M&C network via comnet. To find out how you can assist in promoting the program to your students please contact Georgia Mitchell.



This month we welcome new staff to OMC and the M&C network. See attachment for full list.



Google Maps - Get your university on Google's new map feature, indoor maps!
Google student blog


How to improve your writing in 15 minutes
PR Daily


New mobile apps anticipate trends


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