Digital & Brand Strategy

The Digital and Brand Strategy team harnesses the ideas and insights from across our campuses, bringing Duke stories to life through quality storytelling using high-impact, visually compelling content. We produce high-production design, videos, graphics, messaging and stories across all mediums to deliver an excellent experience.

We are responsible for the integrity, implementation and management of the Duke brand and all of its associated collateral, facilitating brand coordination between schools, initiatives, and centers. Through thoughtful consistency of message, tone of voice and visual presence, we establish and strengthen connections with our audiences and reinforce Duke’s standing and reputation.

Media & Public Relations

The Media and Public Affairs team brings Duke’s priorities to the world outside of the university, through traditional media stories, social media, opinion pieces and multimedia projects. The MPA group works with professors and administrators across the university to promote the work of the school, departments and individual faculty members. Our goal is to make academic work accessible to experts and the broader public. By identifying current emerging topics and trends, MPA staff can quickly coordinate faculty comments and briefings, assist faculty in getting their own opinion pieces published, and create compelling social media content. 

The success of the team is built upon the broad knowledge and experience of its members. Before coming to Duke, team members were reporters, editors, scientists, filmmakers and more. At its best, MPA is in close coordination with the Marketing team and the Digital and Brand Strategies team, so that all work delivered by University Communications is as consistent, robust and dynamic as possible.

Strategic Communications & Marketing

The Strategic Communications and Marketing team is focused on building awareness, promoting engagement, and increasing support for Duke among key audiences. We tell Duke’s stories through its flagship channels Duke Today, The Duke Daily, The Duke Weekly and @Duke social media. We also lead Duke’s communicators network and social media working group as part of our commitment to fostering strong connections and aligning communications throughout the university and health system. 

In partnership with colleagues in PAGR and across Duke, we develop, lead, track, and measure strategic initiatives that advance Duke’s reputation and promote awareness of the university’s outstanding student experience, intellectual leadership, diverse and vibrant community, and global impact.