Publicizing your event is an important step in the planning process. There are a number of resources available to help distribute information regarding events and programs taking place in and around the Union. Be sure to check out all of the options available to your organization!
The Marketing & Design Department offers a number of resources to assist with publicizing events for student organizations and University departments on campus. Some of our most popular options are below, but please visit our departmental page here for more information and pricing.
If you are having an event in the Union, you might want to consider reserving the banner line or an A-frame to publicize your event. Reservations can be made through the Office of Events Management, and the Marketing & Design Department can be hired to design and print banners and A-frame signs for you. These publicity options are designed to get people who might be walking by the Union to come inside for your event.
To get the attention of people inside the Union, try our digital signage system, ActiviTV. There are seven high-definition screens located on the first and second floors of the Union where an advertisement for your event can loop continuously 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We sell advertising space in one-week blocks, and you may design your own ad, or hire us to design one for you!
To spread the word on the rest of campus, we offer the design of other printed pieces and promotional materials for you to distribute to publicize your event. Some of our most popular offerings are flyers, handbills, posters, postcards, buttons, and stickers. Having a really big event? You might want to consider t-shirts, a custom tablecloth, or a retractable banner! Check out our new Marketing Packages to get you started. The possibilities are endless!
Located directly outside of the Union, adjacent to the Pit, the CUBE provides an ideal opportunity to market to the campus community.
The CUBE is only available for officially recognized student organizations for publicizing on-campus events open to the University. Reservations for the CUBES must be made at least 2 business days prior to the desired advertising date. Reservations can be made in person at the Information Desk Monday-Friday from 8:00am-5:00pm. You can check the CUBE availability by looking online. A cash payment of $12.00 is due at the time of your reservation for use of the paint cart. Exact change only, please. Events cannot be advertised for more than 10 days in advance. The paint cart is reserved for an increment of 2 hours at the time of a CUBE reservation. Use of any paint or materials not provided by the Carolina Union is strictly prohibited.
A full list of policies is located here.
Three bulletin boards are available on all floors of the Union for the advertisement of University events by recognized student organizations and UNC Departments.
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