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Communicators Network

More than 250 communications specialists from across UB’s campuses comprise the UB Communicators Network that share knowledge and experience in person and online.  

  • The UB Communicator's Network saw growth in membership.
  • Communicators Network social network saw increases in posts and replies
  • Regular Professional Development sessions
  • Access to online instruction

Professional Development Sessions

University Communications offers regular professional development sessions from professional organizations such as PRSA and AIGA.  Session topics included:

  • Branding ABC: A behind the scenes look at Entertainment Marketing
  • Not Playing Around: The Growing Opportunities for Games and Gamification in PR
  • Engineering Passion: How Kimberly-Clark Drives Growth Through Design
  • MGMNOW: Use Text Messaging to Engage Employees
  • Building Digital Literacy Inside Organizations: Explore Social Media Training Techniques for the Entire Office
  • Are You “Big Game” Ready?  Transform Your City Into a Sports Destination
  • Now They See It: Get the Message Across With Graphic Storytelling
  • Mixed Race 3.0: A Multiracial Perspective on Media
  • Pinterest — Marketing With Meaning: Build Your Business With Pinterest, the Fast-Growing Social Media That Lets Pictures Tell Your Story
  • Universal PR Professional of Tomorrow: New Requirements and Competencies
  • World Class Communication:  How Great CEOs Win With Key Audiences
  • Friendraising: Quantifying the Value of Relationships
  • Key Issues Facing Health Care Communicators: An Overview of Guidelines and Laws for 2013
  • Going Beyond the Press Kit: Bring Influencers Into the Brand Fold
  • What is Social ROI Made Of? New Revenue or Reduced Costs?
  • Measurement Skills:  What You Need to Know at Every Point in Your Career
  • Optimize 360: An Integrated Approach to Digital Marketing and PR:  How a Content-Focused Digital Marketing and PR Strategy Can Grow Brand Visibility and Increase Sales
  • Power Speeches: Captivate, Convince or Convert Any Business’ Audience Through Speeches
  • Make Your Copy More Creative: Paint Pictures in Your Readers’ Minds
  • Demonstrate and Generate Value in Public Relations
  • How to Make Your Brand Relevant: Connect Relevance to Growth and Performance

Online Instruction

University Communications provides the Communicators Network access to the full catalog of nearly 2,000 courses and over 100,000 tutorials.  New courses are added every week. helps anyone learn software, creative, and business skills to achieve personal and professional goals. offers a vast library of high quality, current, and engaging video tutorials taught by great teachers who are also working professionals.

The library includes courses for all skill levels in more than 140 specialties in these subjects:

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