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Hilbert College
Office of Marketing & Communications
Franciscan Hall
5200 South Park Ave.
Hamburg, NY 14075


Ian Gattie

Assistant Director of Marketing & Communications
Franciscan Hall, First Floor B
716-649-7900  x 240
igattie@hilbert.edu


Matt Heidt 
Director of Marketing & Communications
Franciscan Hall, Second Floor, 201
716-649-7900 x 255
mheidt@hilbert.edu

Student Assistants

Mary Kate Wirfel
     Event Photographer

Justin Zelli 
     Graphic Design/ Videography

OFFICE OF MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS

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What we do

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Creative Services

The Marketing & Communications Department is responsible for the visual marketing and identity of the college. We also coordinate all print projects to facilitate estimates and production.

From banners and billboards, to print and electronic advertising, publications, posters, invitations and more, Marketing & Communications manages all these services --- campus wide.

The college’s wordmark and graphic standards are available online, but we can provide help using the college’s wordmark on any publication, apparel or item for sale or distribution.

Multimedia

Photography and videography visually tell the Hilbert College story. Both are powerful marketing tools that build brand and reputation awareness to the college’s important constituents.  Our video and photography are purposeful and, generally, story driven.  Coverage of campus events cannot always be accommodated.

Marketing

Our marketing area creates engaging campaigns to support the Hilbert College Strategic Plan, enrollment initiatives, and sustain the Hilbert College brand and image. We promote awareness by utilizing a wide range of tactics and techniques as well as use available market research to help determine the best strategy to reach your target audience. Our mission is to promote, maintain, and enhance the image of the College. 

Marketing & Communications is here to help you, but before making a request, you should have a general sense of your project’s scope – will you need writing, design and/or photography, what format will best suit your objectives (brochure, booklet, postcard, other), what is your overall budget and when do you need delivery. The creative and production process can take anywhere from several weeks to many months.

Communications Services

As content clarifies and promotes the college’s brand position and supports our strategic goals, Marketing & Communications provides professional writing and editing services for publications produced by all college departments and offices as needed. The writing style guide is available online.

Print publications include: Hilbert College Magazine (alumni magazine), admissions pieces, newsletters, etc. Publications are available online.

Marketing & Communications produces the online newsletter Hilbert Weekly, which is delivered weekly to faculty and staff.  We also produce external blog/news sources Hilbert Today and Hilbert CommUNITY, which are targeted to current and prospective students.

We also assist in the development of publications for special events required by the college and various departments. Marketing & Communications facilitates crisis communications, via social media and on the Web site.

News Services

Marketing & Communications coordinates media relations for the college and is the main liaison for news bureaus and reporters seeking information or experts for stories they are working on. The office sends out press releases to constituent and news outlets to inform, pitch stories and publicize news, programs, and events.  The office also serves as chief media contact for day-to-day news on campus and acts as the voice of the college in the event of an emergency. 

 

Web Services

Web services provides creation and development of Web content, Web design and Sitefinity content management use and training. Web Services manages the college's website, assists with web communication strategy, and offers technical and graphic design solutions.  We also maintain the official social media sites of the college: Facebook, Twitter, Vimeo, YouTube, Instagram, LinkedIn, Google+ and more.

Licensing

The Marketing & Communications Department handles Hilbert College licensing.  Any and all licensing agreements are executed by the Marketing & Communications Department, including those that apply to legally protected logos and wordmarks for Hilbert College departments, including, but not limited to, athletics, institutional advancement, and adult & grad.

 

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Hilbert Blogs

CommUNITY
This blog serves as a celebration of what is happening at Hilbert College, from news and events to accomplishments and inspiration.


Hilbert Buzz
This emailed newsletter serves the faculty and staff to keep them informed of important announcements, events, and initiatives.

News Feed

Hilbert College Mascot to be Stranded on Island for Good Cause

Oct 04, 2017

-- HAWK Radio Solicits Donations for Homeless Youth –

-- 24 Hour Live Broadcast Celebrates College Radio Day -- 

Bert - Hilbert's mascotHAMBURG, N.Y. – Hilbert College’s mascot, Bert the Hawk, will be relegated to a small island on the campus pond until the college’s web radio station, HAWK Radio, collects 200 donations of personal items for homeless youth.  Bert will be transported to the island on Thursday, October 5 at 3 PM and HAWK Radio will begin a 24-hour live broadcast to solicit donations and celebrate College Radio Day 2017.

Listeners of HAWK Radio can visit the live broadcast outside of Franciscan Hall and donate personal items to support Compass House, a Western New York based not-for-profit, which provides young men and women shelter, counseling, and other services. All donors will be eligible to participate in activities and win prizes.

HAWK Radio’s special live broadcast will showcase the many student-produced programs than run weekly on the station, while simultaneously soliciting donations for Compass House and celebrating the legacy of college radio. Listeners can follow Bert’s adventures as a castaway on #HawkIsland via all of Hilbert College’s social media (facebook, twitter, and Instagram). HAWK Radio can be accessed from any web browser (on any computer or mobile device) at http://hawkradio.hilbert.edu.

College Radio Day 2017 is a worldwide event organized by the College Radio Foundation, which aims to raise the profile of college radio stations across the country and encourage increased student participation.

A complete wish list of items can be found at the Compass House website.

-- www.hilbert.edu --


Hilbert College, located in suburban Hamburg, N.Y., south of Buffalo, is a private four-year college founded in 1957 in the Catholic Franciscan tradition. With nearly 900 students, Hilbert is a dynamic Western New York college that offers career-focused majors, including one of the top criminal justice programs in the region, and more than 50 minors and concentrations. The college’s engaging, student-centered campus community offers numerous leadership, internship, and service learning opportunities from which students launch successful careers while making positive changes in their communities. The Hilbert Blueprint promotes a well-rounded student experience over four years – starting with the Foundations Seminar in the freshman year, followed by Sophomore Service, Junior Symposium, and culminating with the Senior Capstone. Hilbert has expanded its academic offerings with the college’s first graduate programs and evening degree programs geared to adult learners.