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Feb 21, 2012

The Network - News from the UQ marketing and communications network

OMC update

As you may know, OMC has established a new publications team. The team is looking after UQ News, UQ Contact, UQ Update, the Annual Report, Discovery at UQ, Learning at UQ, The Network, UQ Experts and the UQ Guides. To contact the publications team please email

In March, OMC will be moving to Long Pocket while the office on Level 7 is refurbished. During the relocation, we will have access to hot desks at St Lucia for on-campus commitments. It is expected we will return to the campus in the second half of the year.


Launch of new OMC website

We are pleased to announce the launch of the new OMC website. After a much needed facelift, the new OMC website is more user friendly and provides more information, tools and resources for the M&C network. We will continue to build on the site in the coming months and would appreciate any feedback or suggestions. To provide feedback, contact Carly Barrett


Discover more at UQ News TV


Media Awareness Workshop
March 14

Networx Building Brand Equity - What makes YOU different or better?
March 21

Using the UQ Brand
March 23

Media Release Writing Workshop
April 5


There's a lot of fear-mongering about "losing control" of your brand online, when, in fact, you've got control over as much as you always have: how you present your business and how you act!

Jay Baer & Amber Naslund
Authors of The Now Revolution



New look UQ News

The first of four 2012 UQ News print editions is available and as you will notice, the magazine has gone through a substantial transformation, including a refreshing new look, exclusive stories and a change to environmentally-friendly uncoated paper.

If you would like to be part of the next UQ News, please email us your story ideas by April 23. Issue 602 will be published on May 22.


EAIT video competition

In 2011, The Faculty of EAIT launched a new student marketing and engagement initiative with the introduction of a Student Video Competition. Students were asked to create a short video to provide prospective students with a sense of what it's like to be a student at UQ and why it's a great place to study. The competition harnessed the skills of EAIT students and established a pool of authentic videos, which can be used for marketing purposes. The team is hoping that the quantity and quality of entries will grow over the years along with the popularity of the competition. For information about how the competition was run, contact Charlotte Camerer. Watch the videos here.



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



12 social media trends Australian companies should look out for this year
PR Warrior


The editing protocol: follow these 4 distinct steps
PR Daily


Five trends B2B marketers need to understand to succeed in 2012
Marketing Profs


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