Review official brand guidelines for university social media accounts on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube as well as information on the UB Social Site for social media managers and how to access little victor social stickers.
Social media presents a myriad of challenges, including constrained and variable profile image sizes, naming structure limitations, differences between desktop and mobile viewing, accessibility requirements, etc. This is why it’s important to strictly adhere to the directions outlined below, which ensure consistency when presenting the UB brand across social media. These instructions also provide units flexibility to demonstrate the account’s uniqueness and content focus.
University Communications conducted extensive research and testing, looking at industry best practices, peer institutions and ever-evolving channel specifications to develop these guidelines for implementation on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube accounts.
UB social media accounts that abide by these guidelines and are in good standing will:
Accounts that do not adhere to UB’s social media or brand guidelines will not be recognized as an official account and may be reported for trademark/copyright infringement.
Please work with your unit’s senior communicator and/or social media manager to determine the best profile image for your channel.
The stand-alone interlocking UB is strictly reserved for the main university accounts managed by University Communications.
Units with brand extension lockups may use either a photograph to depict their channel’s purpose or the white stacked master brand mark on a blue background.
Units with a sub-brand lockup may also use a photograph or the blue stacked master brand mark on a white background.
Please note: This gallery will be updated periodically.
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University at Buffalo Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
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Please note: Whether you can use a pipe or dash is channel dependent.
If your account represents a service at UB rather than a specific unit or department, or you share a social media account with other UB departments or units, use your profile name, username and bio to reflect the purpose of your account instead of listing departmental names. Shared accounts or service-related accounts should follow the brand extension profile image guidelines, as detailed above.
For a complete overview of official university social media channels, policies, best practices and more, visit our UB social site. Created specifically for UB social media practitioners, the site is full of helpful resources and trainings and is continuously evolving. The brand site and UB social site should be referenced together to ensure social media leaders are creating unique, authentic content that’s on brand.
UB’s favorite mascot has been emojified! Little Victor stickers are strictly limited for use across official university and Student Association club social media accounts (not permitted for profile images) as well as the UB chatbot. To request access, please review the usage guidelines and fill out the form on our social site here.
A free online educational resource is available to improve your web accessibility knowledge and skill set through Deque University. The full curriculum contains over 30 courses on creating accessible documents, testing and more, which are extremely valuable to web developers, content editors and all faculty and staff who create online materials.