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All advertising, regardless of medium, that will include graphic representation of the university and/or will use university trademarks must be approved by the Office of University Marketing and Communications to ensure compliance with identity standards and brand messaging. The office has oversight of all advertising content, planned placement and purchase of ads (except for "help wanted" ads).

Under the direction of the Office of Marketing and Communications, the initiating department is responsible for ensuring that an advertisement:

  • Reflects the University's programs and services accurately;
  • Communicates the University's brand clearly and consistently;
  • Contributes positively to the University's public perception;
  • Meets the University's high standards of professional quality in layout and presentation of content;
  • Includes the University's logo with the Idea Fusion tagline, University website, address and phone number;
  • Is placed in media that assures impact commensurate to the cost and appears in media outlets appropriate to intended audiences.

Departments may request ad design and copywriting assistance from the Office of University Marketing and Communications to meet the general standards set forth above.

To request advertising assistance or to submit an ad for approval, please contact

Giovanna Genard

    Acting Assistant Vice President for Marketing & Communications
  • 100 Koch Hall
  • Norfolk, VA 23529
  • 757-683-3114
  • ggenard@odu.edu