Communicators’ Forum


Next Communicators' Forum


Thursday, June 23, 2022 • 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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with Laura Lessnau, Michigan News Director; Fernanda Pires, PR Representative/Portuguese Communications; Nardy Bickel, PR Representative/ Spanish Communications; and Debing Su, PR Representative/Chinese Communications

As travel opens back up in many parts of the world, it’s a great time for us to review and revamp our global communications efforts. During the pandemic, the Global Team at Michigan News has been finding creative ways to promote research, projects, programs, and experts to international and domestic audiences, working closely with schools, colleges, centers, and institutes. Learn how we can reach our targeted audiences together by stepping up our impactful storytelling amidst the complex dynamics of other countries and cultures.

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What is Communicators’ Forum?

Working as a communicator at a large, decentralized institution can be extremely exciting and exasperating at the same time. There are a lot of amazing things happening here but it’s hard to know where to begin sometimes. How are other U-M departments recruiting students? How are colleges using social media to reach their audiences? What are the best ways to share research findings with the media?

Communicators’ Forum was created to provide information and resources for marketing and communications professionals at the University of Michigan — to provide a regular forum for communicators to actually communicate with each other! We host special sessions throughout the year where we discuss the latest topics and best practices at U-M and in the field. These gatherings are also a great opportunity to share ideas, network and collaborate with colleagues from across campus.

We also offer five Sub-Groups that meet to cover specific areas of interest:

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