SRU Communication and Public Affairs Office secures trio of digital marketing awards


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March 23, 2017

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's Office of University Communication and Public Affairs staff have won three national Educational Digital Marketing Awards. The EDMAs recognize the best educational websites, digital content, electronic communications, mobile media and social media.

A Gold Award was earned by the Athletic Communication Office for the official website of Rock Athletics,; while a pair of Silver Awards were secured for the University's official website,; and for the "Mascot Madness: Rocky's Campaign" social media campaign, spearheaded by Darcy White, director of web communication and development.

Higher Education Marketing Report sponsors the EDMAs. This year, more than 1,000 entries were received from colleges, universities and secondary schools from across the country.

Gold awards were granted to 125 institutions, and silver awards were awarded to 70 institutions.

Judges for the EDMAs consisted of a national panel of higher education marketers, advertising creative directors, marketing and advertising professionals and the editorial board of Higher Education Marketing Report.

These latest accolades bring the number of awards won by SRU University Communication and Public Affairs staff this year to 41, including those previously announced by CUPRAP, the Collegiate Advertising Awards and the Educational Advertising Awards.

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