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What we do

Strategic Relations and Communications provides an integrated approach to institutional communications, public relations and marketing.

Internal communications

The internal communications team publishes the weekly faculty and staff newspaper Inside Iowa State, and its companion email, Inside Update. The staff also maintain the faculty/staff and student announcements pages. 

Marketing and branding

University Marketing tells Iowa State's story by working with units across the university to develop effective marketing that maintains brand consistency and clarity.

News Service

News Service is the central source for university news, information and expert sources. Staff coordinate media relations, disseminate news and provide media training.


Photographer Christopher Gannon provides on-location and studio services for the university community.

Social media and web

Strategic relations and communications staff manage Iowa State's primary social media accounts (@IowaStateU), the online events calendar, university homepage and central websites.


Videographer Dave Olson produces original content that showcases Iowa State's research, news, activities, students and campus. He also oversees a live broadcast studio that connects Iowa State experts with global media outlets.


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