The Office of Advancement will supply pledge cards for correspondence.
A strong complement to our promotion efforts will be the use of College of Media social media outlets. Social media is really a conversation, so your personal engagement with our posts adds credibility and persuades alumni to act.
According to Academic Impressions’ article, Engaging Alumni on Social Media: What Works, the most popular tones/topics for users are:
- celebratory: share news that makes one proud to be a part of an institution or community
- fun: fun facts, trivia and alumni photos
- informative: something unique or educational
- persuasive: impact and personal stories
Monthly posts about the Decades program will utilize one or more of these tones. Take advantage of our posts and images below to help spread the word. Reply or create a fresh social media post that we can share!
Facebook: College of Media at Illinois Twitter: @collegeofmedia
Instagram: collegeofmedia_ LinkedIn: College of Media at Illinois Retweet
When writing posts for Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram consider using a hashtag. Hashtags are used as keywords, so anyone doing a search for that hashtag may find your post. However, it is best to set a limit of 2-3 hashtags per post.
#alumnidecades #ILLINOISmedia #HailtotheOrange #ILLINOISalumni
Sample message ideas:
“This is exciting to have a new way of bringing alumni together to benefit College of Media students and programs. It will be great to see how well we’ll do in reaching our goals!”
“I am proud to have just made my gift to the College of Media Annual Fund and help boost class giving goals. Go 1990’s Decade! Go Illini!”
“I remember … and how (it/he/she) impacted my time on campus. I am thankful for my Illinois experience and want my gift to help aspiring students.”
Images to incorporate into post: