Office of Communications & Marketing

Campus & external communication, media relations and brand marketing

Partner Agencies

The University of Louisville has contracted with four partner agencies to assist with marketing and creative services available to campus. The Office of Communications and Marketing led a committee of UofL marketing colleagues through an extensive RFP process, in accordance with university policy and as required by Kentucky procurement law, to select the four agencies.

Multiple agencies were selected to provide departments across campus flexibility in choosing a partner for projects. All of the agencies are highly respected in the fields of higher education, market research, creative services, digital marketing, video services and more. OCM is excited for the campus to work with each of the partners, and is confident in the services offered. UofL’s four partner agencies for 2018-20 are:

BarkleyREI
Stephanie Armbruster, director of digital strategy
412.780.4130
BVK
Nick Verbeten, VP, account director
nick.verbeten@bvk.com
414.247.2145
Simpson Scarborough
Renee Daly, senior consultant
rd@simpsonscarborough.com
703.346.5637
Videobred
Tim Sanford, president and senior writer
tim@videobred.com
502.584.5787

Departments should contact OCM for project consultation prior to contacting an agency partner. A step-by-step guide is available here.

The individual contracts for each of the agencies include a spending cap approved by the Kentucky Legislative Research Commission (LRC). The spending cap is for the entire university, not individual departments or projects. In order to properly monitor and maintain that spending cap, OCM must be notified in advance of planned agency work for individual department projects.

OCM Contact
Erica Walsh
Marketing Manager
erica.walsh@louisville.edu
502.852.6430