College Communications is the information and marketing resource for all your communications needs.
Our mission is to effectively engage our community in the College by further strengthening the image of BCC through accurate and timely information, professional and creative materials, and comprehensive brand management programs.
As the College's source for business cards, name tags, graphic design and print, event support, photography, copywriting, radio, and new media training, we work with faculty and staff to strategically promote College programs and events.
College Communications Services Portfolio
Don’t go it alone! Do you have a grant, new program, or college service that needs some tying together? College Communications can provide you with the tools to get started. We provide services such as copywriting, graphic design, and marketing material, to deliver a cohesive marketing campaign.
Emailing marketing with a twist! College Communications uses Goldmail to deliver creatively crafted email marketing presentations fully integrated with Microsoft PowerPoint. We can put your voice over any image (photo, pdf, text file, etc.) to bring your marketing message to life.
Need a picture? With Zenfolio, College Communications archives and maintains a large variety of professional, College, and student photographs. To make a photo request, visit our portfolio site, tell us the name of the photograph, and then send a request for use to firstname.lastname@example.org. There are no limits on the number of photos you may request.
What’s all the hype? Quick response codes or QR Codes are used to connect to useful information related to a particular product, item, or service. When we use QR codes in marketing campaigns, the audience can choose to immediately connect with a College product or service online. QR codes can be accessed by any device that supports a QR code reader. These devices include smart phones, iPads, tablets, and more. QR codes are extremely versatile and can be used almost anywhere.
College Communications produces a weekly radio program on 1480 WSAR-AM called “OnCourse with Bristol Community College,” and is hosted by media specialists Patrick Stone and Kevin Spirlet. The show, which airs weekly on the community radio station, details the unheard, untold, and unsung stories from around BCC. From programs to faculty to student stories, "OnCourse" covers the inside workings of the college and what makes it “tick.&lrquo; We are always looking for stories to feature – contact Kevin or Patrick to share your ideas.
Bristol BUZZ Blog
The Bristol Buzz Blog delivers weekly news and stories of general interest to the BCC community. The user-friendly Buzz provides a perfect way for you to get your message out and to keep up-to-date on the fun and the practical of the BCC community.
The Buzz provides information about upcoming events, faculty/staff achievements, "From the President" column from BCC President John Sbrega, and more. The Buzz utilizes a simple Wordpress template with the ability to include photos and links and allows you to give feedback about recent news items. We welcome photos and images.
All things BCC are welcome for the Buzz. (But please, no car sales, cookie sales, free kittens, or whatever.) It is our secret goal to make @everybody messages go away.
Contribute to the Buzz by sending information and images to Communications@BristolCC.edu or receive brief training on using the Buzz Blog and contribute on your own.
College Communications is also the place to plan and implement your social media plans. Facebook, YouTube, or Twitter sites are all within our scope for you. To get started, download the Facebook Social Marketing quick reference. Check the College’s Facebook Policy as well. Both documents relate to the overall policy regarding College-related social media.
Social media logos and branding guidelines:
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Publications (print and online)
College Communications publishes content for the BCC Website, BCC Briefing, the BCC College Catalog, noncredit course brochures, and specialty publications. We employ traditional and new media techniques to best create a marketing strategy to fit your needs. For most projects, allow at least 8 weeks before delivery. We will help you figure out your timeline.
Press and Media
College Communications prides itself in its ability to work closely with our local media. We assist reporters, editors, and producers when developing stories by providing expertise from among our faculty or staff to serve as background or for attribution. We help our media understand the College's role in educating the region's workforce. We can also assist our media community with development of stories focused on educational issues.
Television Services provides videotaping services by request for College faculty, students, and staff as means to promote or document your program or activity. We can assist in helping you make use of video as a promotion tool. We are particularly interested in multi-purposing video to use in other channels.
Television Services also serves as the home of Fall River Community Media, the City of Fall River’s community media outlet. As a member of the BCC community, you can create your own television show or get experience in video.