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Hub High Five

June 2021

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Set your Summer Camp agenda today!

We are counting down the days until the annual Marketing Academy Summer Camp! Plus, we're thrilled to announce the session agenda is ready and you can set your schedule today. Thank you to the more than 70 presenters, including university experts and vendors, who are leading more than 50 sessions.

Join marketing and development professionals from around the university for a four-day live digital experience. Camps will kick off on Monday, July 12.

Here is a sample of this year’s sessions:

  • Morning tours on campuses, including the Drone Studio, Print and Imaging Lab, the new Wexford building downtown and more.
  • Keynotes from interim CMO Jill Andrews, Convince and Convert’s Jay Baer, ASU Women’s Basketball head coach Charli Turner Thorne and executive coach and entrepreneur May Busch.
  • Creating content for Youtube, presented by YouTube, Complexly and EdPlus.
  • Diversity in language and images — a conversation.
  • Fundraising 101.
  • Giving in the news.
  • Impact of privacy changes on digital media.
  • Multichannel analytics and reporting.
  • A lot with a little: MacGyver-ing a creative agency.
  • “Can’t we just throw it on social?”
  • Special interest lunches, including project management power user groups, technology demos, web standards process support.

The agenda is now available. We invite you to select your sessions today!

Follow these steps to register for sessions:

  1. Visit the registration page and select “Modify registration.”
  2. Enter your ASURITE and reference ID.
    1. Your ASURITE: sparky
    2. Your reference ID: 54748990
    3. This can also be found in the confirmation email you received when you registered.
  3. Edit your information, if necessary.
  4. Select your agenda.
  5. Save your registration.

If you have questions about Summer Camp, reach out to Kelsey Smith.

We look forward to seeing you in July!

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Sun Devil Rewards update

Sun Devil Rewards update

We’re making it simple to get the rewards you deserve and ASU experience you love all in one place — the ASU Mobile App.

That’s right, you can now earn Pitchforks for engaging with news and events (and coming soon, games and secret words). Next on deck is introducing new ways for students to earn by rewarding their positive behaviors. Early class registration? You get Pitchforks!

The ASU Mobile app will be your one-stop shop for everything ASU and Sun Devil Rewards.

Get in on the action by providing rewards for the Sun Devil Rewards catalog. It doesn’t have to be a major investment. Send your leftover swag and apparel, provide access to special spaces or share expertise from your unit for nothing more than time. Need some inspo? Flip through these rewards thought starters.

Get involved

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Vaccine and Return to Campus campaign

A task force continues to meet to align and coordinate messaging for the university’s vaccination communication campaign and is led by Media Relations and Strategic Communications, the Enterprise Marketing Hub, Ask a Biologist and the College of Health Solutions. Guided by marketing research and information from the Ad Council and the state of Arizona, the campaign has focused on three pillars: educate, encourage and engage.

A sub-committee has also been established for the Fall 2021 return to campus. Similar to last year, this team will ensure all updates to messaging and signage are in place before the start of the semester. Due to the coordinated efforts for the vaccination and return to campus campaigns, we ask that units not create their own messaging or creative around vaccines or COVID-19 related signage. We will be rolling out content and creative through the Hub High Five and social media Slack channels for units to utilize.

#ForksUpSleevesUp social campaign
The Educational Outreach and Student Services team has made some great updates to the vaccine FAQ webpage. One of the updates includes the addition of a user-generated content gallery for individuals who use #ForksUpSleevesUp on Instagram or Twitter. This content is monitored and manually reviewed, so we encourage individuals to share their vaccination stories to be featured in the gallery. Please continue to post and amplify campaign-related content at least weekly on your channels and utilize the #ForksUpSleevesUp hashtag.

A few other updates and reminders:

  • Continue sharing and posting the approved graphics and messaging on your social channels.
  • Reach out to the ASU Print and Imaging Lab to order branded face coverings. Official ASU logos, endorsed logos and the name of the university, colleges, departments, centers or institutes can now be added!
  • Continue to direct people to the COVID-19 vaccine: FAQ page. It is updated regularly. Now that face coverings are no longer mandated outdoors, imagery may show people maskless if they’re outdoors with no requirement to specify when the image was taken.

Social media toolkit      COVID-19 vaccine: FAQ

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Staff and faculty portraits

Prior to 2020, staff and faculty portraits were accessible to anyone in our old system Photoshelter. A new process has been implemented in Widen to provide access to staff and faculty portraits and ensure they’re used in the proper context, outlined below:

  • Access: Faculty and staff portraits will be kept in a separate area of Widen. Permissions will only being given to a designated unit account. Your lead communicator will be requesting a generic account for your unit to sign in and download faculty and staff portraits. Your lead communicator is responsible for managing access to the unit account and will be in touch once an account is created.
  • File structure and organization: Faculty and staff portraits are organized by fiscal year and searchable by employee name.
  • Portraits: After a faculty or staff member has their portrait captured, the Enterprise Marketing Hub team will upload the photos into Widen and send that individual a private link to download them.

Below are some friendly reminders regarding portrait usage:

  • Faculty and staff members must be notified when their portraits are being utilized.
  • Faculty and staff member portraits cannot be used in general marketing endeavors.

We appreciate your patience in this transition and new process. We recommend reminding faculty and staff about the portrait service offered through the Hub (located in Centerpoint in the Enterprise Marketing Hub office). Please see our calendar for open studio hours.

Portrait services

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Web Standards 2.0 updates for your website

Calling anyone who owns or contributes to an ASU website, this update is for you! Writers, designers, content editors, developers, staff and faculty members alike, please read ahead.

ASU web standards encompass all aspects of, such as:

  • Text in images (and if it can be used).
  • Layout design.
  • The location to host videos for embedding.
  • Spacing.
  • Color combinations.
  • Fonts.
  • AP writing style (and the use of ampersands and plus signs).
  • Visual guidelines for shared content (like degrees, news, directory, search and events).
  • Text sizes and formatting.
  • Navigation.
  • ASU logo use.
  • Button shape and color.
  • Accessibility.
  • Search engine optimization.
  • Search engine optimization.

Web standards drive and touch upon all of these aspects of every website on and more! Learn more about the Web Standards 2.0 project, which kicked off February of 2019 and has been driven by the feedback and direct involvement of more than 200 members of the ASU community. Thank you to everyone who has contributed to this project.

Did you know? Data continues to show that visitors see as one website versus a collection of many. Standards help us improve the user experience across and, as a result, benefit the goals of each unit and improve the perceptions of ASU.


Preparation reminders:

Using Webspark?
Here’s how you can prepare for the stable release that will be available on July 30 to begin developing the next version of your website(s):

  • Attend the Drupal trainings offered by UTO. The offerings span beginner level to advanced — there’s something for each of us.
  • Begin exploring and testing with Webspark 2 release candidates 1 (available now) and 2 (available June 30) so that you’re familiar with the new Webspark and are ready to jump into the stable release when it launches July 30. Please note: The shift from Drupal 7 to 9 has a learning curve, even for nontechnical users. Spin up your Webspark 2 test site (release candidate 1).
  • NEW! Have questions as you’re exploring and testing release candidates for WebSpark 2 (Drupal 9) in a sandbox environment? Join the weekly Webspark 2: Drupal 9 release candidate testing support hours with UTO, 2–3 p.m. every Tuesday through Aug. 13. This testing and support time with UTO is a great opportunity to learn all you can to be successful with the stable release (July 30).

Wait, wait — Webspark? Unity? Platform-agnostic? Drupal? CMS? What does all of this mean?

Hearing these terms floating around but not sure what they mean or how they affect your website? Here’s the cheat sheet you may be looking for.

The latest standards releases for

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Marketing Academy:

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