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Vanderbilt Website Theme Updates

Jul. 24, 2017—We are rolling out an update to all Vanderbilt websites over the coming weeks/months, which includes a long-overdue refresh of the Vanderbilt Theme that is used on OmniUpdate and WordPress sites. The refresh includes many style changes to bring sites more closely aligned with the main Vanderbilt website. Vanderbilt Brand Bar The Vanderbilt Brand Bar...

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Click here to find out why you shouldn’t use “click here” on your website

Jul. 17, 2017—We’ve all seen it… To sign up, click here. To watch a video on this topic, click here. Read more about this topic here. But just because “click here” is ubiquitous on the web, doesn’t mean it’s best way to help your readers navigate your website. Here are a few reasons to avoid it: SEO:...

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2016 with WebComm

Feb. 3, 2017—Infographic Goodness by Anna Whinnery and Lacy Paschal, Web Communications

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Social Media Account Security

Aug. 3, 2016—In an effort to further protect Vanderbilt’s digital identity and online reputation, and to strengthen the security related to Vanderbilt social media accounts, Web Communications is recommending that social media account managers update the passwords for all accounts that your area is responsible for. This initial recommended password change should ideally be completed prior to...

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#VU2020 website awarded Silver by TCPRA

Jun. 3, 2016—University Web Communications was honored with a Silver award by the Tennessee College Public Relations Association during the organization’s spring 2016 conference. The public-facing #VU2020 website is one part of the array of  communications that Vanderbilt’s Undergraduate Admissions share with all admitted students. The website provides a snapshot of Vanderbilt for students who are making that final decision...

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#VUSwift contest awarded Silver by TCPRA

Jun. 3, 2016—The University Web Communications social media team was honored with a Silver award by the Tennessee College Public Relations Association during the organization’s spring 2016 conference. For the contest, students were asked to share on social media, using only Taylor Swift lyrics, “how Vanderbilt has made your ‘Wildest Dreams’ come true,” a reference to Swift’s latest...

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We’ve Moved!

Feb. 3, 2016—On Feb. 3, we said farewell to the Baker Building, and hello to our new space in Loews! If you’re coming by for Office Hours, you’ll find us in the Loews Vanderbilt Plaza office complex on the 11th floor. Reminder: Office Hours are Mondays 10 a.m. to noon and Fridays 10 a.m. to noon. Guests...

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2015 with Web Communications

Dec. 22, 2015—Infographic designed by Anna Whinnery, Web Communications

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University Web Communications named greenest group on campus!

Nov. 24, 2015—University Web Communications was the winner of this year’s football sustainability competition and was named the “greenest group on campus” for the football season! We celebrated our win with a catered tailgate and on-field recognition during the Vanderbilt vs. Kentucky football game Nov. 14. Read more about the award »

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Web Communications Teams

Nov. 2, 2015—We’re excited to share with you some changes that are occurring within Web Communications. We have all seen our group come together into a team over the past two years (since the web merger); the knowledge sharing and synergies of having all of the web-focused staff together have been made evident time and again. We...

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Can’t Find People Finder? It’s Still On The Homepage!

Nov. 1, 2015—As part of the August 2015 redesign of the homepage and top levels, we took the advice that we frequently share with our clients: we did a content audit to determine what could be deleted or consolidated. While most of the content on the homepage and top levels stayed where it was, a few pages...

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