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The Marketing and Creative Services teams ensure that the Virginia Tech brand is followed, protected, and promoted consistently among all audiences. We can help you with the following brand marketing services at no cost to units (requests accepted on a priority and workload basis):

Brand consulting

Because we’re all stewards of the Virginia Tech brand, Marketing and Creative Services can assist with integrating the university’s brand principles into your strategic planning, communications, creative deliverables, events, and other initiatives. From Brand 101 consultations to departmental workshops, we can help you align your goals, measurable objectives, key messages, and proof points with the brand promise – Quality, Innovation, and Results – and the brand drivers:

  • Nationally and internationally recognized faculty experts
  • Groundbreaking research and eminent scholarship
  • Challenging academic standards
  • Technological leadership
  • Service to community and society
>> Request brand consulting services

Marketing and communications planning

Whether you are new to the field or simply wish to refresh your marketing and communications planning, we can help you determine effective ways to reach your target audiences with a refined message. We can consult with you on long-term strategic plans, positioning, marketing campaign development, advertising and promotions, media buying, and market research.           

>> Request planning assistance

Ad review

Marketing and Creative Services strives to ensure all print, radio, Web, and television advertising is consistent with the message and visual standards of the university. Virginia Tech advertising – regardless of medium – that will include graphic representation of the university or will use university trademarks must be approved by University Relations.

Advertising standards

The university must be identified by the use of the official registered mark ® university logo in all advertisements placed by the university and its campuses and units. All graphic elements included in any advertising must conform to the standards set forth in the university’s visual identity guidelines.

  • Campuses and all other units must be clearly identified as part of the university.
  • All advertising should include the appropriate university logo.
  • All advertising should communicate messages that are clear and support the university’s strategic plan or comprehensive communications and marketing program.
  • All advertising design and content should be of professional quality.
  • All advertising should only appear in media outlets appropriate to intended audiences.
  • All advertising must be designed and purchased in compliance with all applicable university guidelines and procedures.

In addition to reviewing your ad for standards criteria, we can consult with you on appropriate media outlets to reach your target audiences within your budget.

>> Request review and approval for Virginia Tech ads