MURRAY, Ky. — The Murray State University Office of Branding, Marketing and Communication (BMC) received 10 awards at the 2019 Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Kentucky Conference held earlier this month in Lexington, Kentucky.

Competing in the District III/Southeast category, the department won awards in various areas including photography, print and graphic design, web, media relations, social media and more.


The Murray State University Office of Branding, Marketing and Communication (BMC) took home 10 awards at the 2019 Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Kentucky Conference held earlier this month in Lexington, Kentucky. The photo, Racer One, received a Grand Award in the photography category.

CASE is the global association for professionals in advancement — including alumni relations, communications, development, marketing and advancement services — who share the goal of championing education to transform lives and society.

“Receiving these statewide awards is a testament to our team, who do so much as a full-scale service unit and strategically collaborate with various departments and units at Murray State,” said Murray State Executive Director of Marketing and Communication Shawn Touney, who presented at the annual conference attended by more than 30 institutions. “I’m honored and humbled to work alongside them each day as we look forward to continued momentum in 2020. We are very appreciative of our relationships with many individuals throughout the institution to assist them with their branding, marketing and communications-related goals.”

The BMC team received the following awards:

Grand Awards

Writing for the Media – Jared Hill graduation story

Photography – Racer One

Illustration -All Campus Sing

Award of Excellence

Writing for the Media – Center for Agricultural Hemp

Website – “About Murray” web page (murraystate.edu/about)

Website – Academic programs web page (murraystate.edu/programs)

Social Media Strategy – Custom audience ads to enhance enrollment

Multipage Publication – Undergraduate recruitment viewbook

Illustration – Summer courses promotion

Magazine – Spring 2019 Blue and Gold alumni magazine

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