WSU Today and WSU Spokane have received four awards from the Spokane Regional Marcom Association, an organization of communication, public relations and marketing professionals from throughout the Inland Northwest.
WSU Today received an award of excellence in the “newspaper” category for WSU Today (the university’s formerly printed newspaper that ceased print on Feb. 6, 2009), and the award of excellence in the “internal intranet sites” category for WSU Today online.
The WSU Today staff includes Robert Frank, director of internal communications and editor; Cynthia King, associate editor; Becky Phillips, science and feature writer/photographer; Dain White, web developer; and Robert Hubner and Shelly Hanks, WSU Photo Services.
WSU Spokane received Marcom’s merit award in the “e-zines, e-newsletters, e-etc.” category for the WSU Spokane Campus Bulletin, a monthly e-newsletter for faculty, staff and friends of WSU Spokane., as well as a merit award in the “electronic and interactive communications” category for “Driving Eyeballs to YouTube”.
The Campus Bulletin is published under the editorship of Judith Van Dongen, with articles contributed by Barb Chamberlain, Becki Meehan, and other WSU communications staff.
Driving Eyeballs to YouTube was a campaign to attract faculty, staff, community partners and others to a YouTube hosted video that was submitted to the Google Foundation’s Project 10 to the 100th, a call for ideas to change the world by helping as many people as possible. The video promotes an idea central to WSU Health Sciences: how a team approach to health care has the potential to improve care and save lives. To see the video, click here. The campaign — which included direct e-mail appeals, indirect e-mail appeals through the use of electronic signatures, and featured Web links — was designed and implemented by Chamberlain, director of communications and public affairs at WSU Spokane.