• Advertising Opportunities

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  • Advertising Opportunities

    The Office of Student Activities has a variety of resources that can help student organizations advertise their events and activities. If your student organization is looking for new ideas, exciting innovation, or searching for creative inspiration, take advantage of the opportunities the Office of Student Activities has to offer. In addition to the banners, Listservs, mailbox stuffers, and events calendar, please take a moment to visit our Facebook page where you can post meeting and event information that your organization would like to advertise.

  • Banners

    Organizations may use the Die Cut Machine, Texas Markers and banner paper to create promotional banners in the Activities Resource Center, CMU 225. Banners in the CMU may only be placed on the wooden railings above the Main Lounge are on a first-come, first-serve basis to student organizations and campus departments. All banners need to be approved by the CMU Administration Office prior to display. If the CMU Administration Office is closed, contact the Building Manager On-Duty to take the banner for approval the following business day. Horizontal banners and oversized posters shall be no larger than 3’ x 7’. Vertical banners and oversized posters shall be no larger than 5’ x 3’. There is a limit of one banner per event regardless of the number of sponsoring organizations. Banners shall be approved for no more than a three-week period unless approval by the CMU Director. A one-week waiting period shall exist between repeat displays of banners. All banners and posters must be in good taste and will be removed by the Student Union and Activities staff within 24 hours after the event. 

    Comstock Memorial Union Opportunities 

    Bulletin Boards

    There are two locations (corridor by Union City and corridor by room 222) in Comstock Memorial Union in which poster/displays may be used to advertise events. Posters must be approved at the Student Union Administration Office, CMU 222. There is a limit of one 11”x17” or smaller poster per board per event regardless of the number of sponsoring organizations. Posters shall be approved for no more than a three week period unless approved by the CMU Director. These locations are available on a first-come, first-served basis to student organizations and departments.

    Student Organization Tableing

    Information and promotion tables are available in the CMU. Reservations may be made through the CMU Administration Office, CMU 222. The organization utilizing the table must clearly display the organization's name to identify that they are sponsoring the table/event. Recognized organizations on campus will be permitted to sell items that are not in competition with merchandise on sale in the CMU. No sales will be for personal profit. 

    Floor Decals

    There are several hallway locations in the CMU that can be scheduled for floor decal marketing for campus sponsored events. Reservations for floor decal space need to be made through the CMU Event Services Office or by reserving the space on Virtual EMS. The locations are reserved on a first come, first served basis and may be reserved up to one year in advance. Sponsoring organizations can reserve up to 2 spots for a length of 3 weeks per ad. Sponsoring organizations can ask for a second 3-week period for a second ad. Decals should be placed and removed by the sponsor. The CMU will remove by end date for a small fee if sponsor does not remove it.

    To place a floor decal in other building locations on campus, contact the Marketing and Communications Office.

    CMU Policies

    For more information about the CMU and its policies, including room reservations, click here.

    Digital Signage 

    MSUM’s digital advertising program is designed to promote on-campus activities and opportunities for university organizations and departments. We do not accept ads from off-campus organizations and businesses, and we do not use campus resources to promote non-university related events.

    Over 20 video screens are located throughout campus. Student groups and university departments can find digital signage templates on the Marketing and Communications website.  

    Ad specifications:

    • 16:9 ratio, horizontal orientation  
    • Lowest resolution should be 1920×1080
    • JPEG format
    • If submitting an animated ad or video, use MP4, and if you are using sound, set the volume to LOW.

    Email your digital ad to marketingteam@mnstate.edu. Submitted ads are uploaded within 48 hours, Monday through Friday.

    Make sure to include important information like you organization/department name, event name, date/time/location of event and any additional text (i.e. Free iPad giveaway). Don’t overcrowd the advertisement. Think of it as a billboard-type advertisement. Use bold fonts and contrasting backgrounds to make the sign easier to read. Less information is more. Also, QR codes tend not to work well on digital signs, so we don’t recommend using them.

    Dragon Digest

    Dragon Digest - This public list provides general information to the campus, primarily targeting faculty and staff. All faculty and staff are put on the list, but they can choose to unsubscribe. Students may choose to subscribe to Dragon Digest. To send information out using Dragon Digest, fill out this submission form.

    Student News - Student News is a daily email sent between 8:30am and 10am, Monday through Friday to the MSUM student body. The email includes news and events. Submit to Student News by using this submission form. Be sure to check the Student News box. Submissions need to be submitted prior to 8am in order to be posted in that morning's email.

    Email Listservs 

    The Office of Student Activities has two listservs related to student organizations. One listserv is for student organization officers. The other listserv is for student organization advisors. All registered student organization officers and advisors will be automatically added to their respective listserv once they are listed on their student organization roster in DragonCentral. If you would like something to be posted to the listserv, please e-mail osa@mnstate.edu.

    KMSC Dragon Radio

    KMSC Dragon Radio offers the opportunity to advertise upcoming events for student organizations on air. Below are their guidelines:

    If you have questions, please e-mail kmscdragonradio@gmail.com

    Dining Services Napkin Dispenser Ads

    MSUM Dining Services has opportunities for student organizations to advertise their organization or event through the Napkin Dispensers in Kise Commons. For more information related to MSUM Dining Services policies and their request procedure, please see the document below:

    For more information or questions, please go to the MSUM Dining Services Office next to the entrance to Kise Commons or call 218-477-2836.