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University Communications and Marketing

Telling the Cal Poly Story

We oversee communications on campus and beyond to the local, state and national level. It’s a responsibility we don’t take lightly. Our team brings a wealth of communications and marketing experience to Cal Poly, and we pride ourselves on our contribution to Cal Poly's mission and our extraordinary results.

Our Areas of Expertise

Stewards of the brand 

And Partners in its communication

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Resources for Campus

Our full suite of assets and services helps every division on campus create cohesive, polished products that represent the Cal Poly brand.

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Curating the Brand 

Establishing a clear and compelling brand for the university, centered on Learn by Doing, has crystalized Cal Poly’s unique position as a premier university central to and centered in California. Here's your toolkit to expand on that success. 

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Cal Poly in the News

Our media relations team distributes information to local and national news outlets, manages relationships with media and keeps the public informed about various happenings on campus.

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We’ve put in the work to become the ultimate authority on the Cal Poly story, using a network of award-winning publications that reach both internal and external audiences and conducting years of research and planning to refine the university brand and voice.

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An Award-Winning Team

We are honored that we've been regularly recognized as leaders in our industry.

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Gold Award

Marketing/Visual Identity Systems

CASE Circle of Excellence, 2022

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Best of District

Cal Poly Website

CASE District VII Awards, 2022

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Best of District

Cal Poly Magazine

CASE District VII Awards, 2022