Let’s Work Together

Do you need help with a printed piece, writing, electronic communications materials or a marketing video? If so:

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The Timeline

Let’s get creative.

Be prepared to provide your budget, timelines, quantities, mailing lists and other deliverables. If necessary, your OCM contact will schedule an initial planning meeting with you after you submit the form. Your OCM project lead and the designer and/or editor will help you ensure that your project appeals to your audience and works within your budget and timeline.

Send us your copy, photos and logos. Provide OCM with the content facts and key copy points for your project with the form; be sure to zip multiple attachments to upload them, and we will get to work. Send along any logos and/or photography necessary, or we can arrange to have photos taken or selected from our archives.

We will begin working on a project once we receive all the content and/or materials from you and you’ve signed off on our estimate. While giving us a heads up that a project is coming our way is appreciated, we cannot officially put it in the queue and line up resources until the request is presented in its entirety.

If we are starting with brand new copy for your project, our project manager will either send you a written draft to review prior to our starting design or you will receive a first proof of the project with the edited copy in place. Share this proof with all the people responsible for final sign-off and be sure that you are happy with all aspects of the copy and design. Read the copy thoroughly for any errors and get feedback from your peers. This is the time to bring up issues and concerns or any major overhauls to copy or design. After this point, it can negatively impact your timeline and budget.

If you have issues or concerns about the piece at this stage, contact OCM immediately so we can address the problem.

Change happens.

Return the first proof with your department’s changes or corrections. We will make the changes and return it to you for final sign-off. (Sometimes this can happen more than one round. Don’t worry, it’s normal.)

Ta da! The finished product.

We’ll send you a final proof. If it’s perfect, you sign off on the project, and we will send it to the printer or other vendor.

Note: We do our best to avoid mistakes, but it is ultimately your unit’s responsibility to review and verify all content you wish to publish. This includes the proper spelling of names and the accuracy of dates, fees, addresses and other information. As a general rule, please have three different people review your material before you approve it to print.

Please take ample time to review the project at this stage before it goes to print; even the smallest of changes can be extremely costly and will be your unit’s financial responsibility.