Laramie County Community College
Linden’s first project with Laramie County Community College was on an issue of their Talon Magazine. We partnered on the design and project management, and produced an issue that earned first place in the Outstanding Magazine category at the National Council for Marketing & Public Relations regional awards.
During the process of this publication’s creation – from reading and rereading the articles to collaborating on design elements, to listening to the LCCC team talk about the school and their vision – we really got to know the LCCC brand and voice. This allowed us to genuinely represent the Pathways campaign they were just introducing.
In 2020, Linden and LCCC launched an all-encompassing awareness campaign aimed at four unique audiences in five different regions surrounding Cheyenne, Wyoming. Linden was in charge of developing the campaign’s primary and secondary messaging, design and distribution of direct mailers and traditional media placements, and the creation of digital assets for LCCC’s existing digital marketing vendor.
An important element of this campaign was addressing the four individual audiences with a message that felt personal, but that was also in alignment with the full campaign and LCCC’s overarching brand message. Drawing upon our knowledge of the Pathways campaign that was highlighted in the Talon Magazine we had previously partnered on, we knew that “Find your path” was already a familiar call to action for LCCC. We also knew that the requirements of this new campaign included a focus on safety in the midst of change. So, for each target audience, we considered what specific words would carry the message that students could find their path at LCCC, which is a safe place to learn and live. We carefully adjusted our taglines and additional messaging elements to align with this theme while also speaking directly to specific audiences.
To demonstrate the message of the awareness campaign, Linden scripted, shot, animated and produced a video showcasing two students following their pathways, with one on campus and the other at home. The intention was to show resiliency in the learning environment through adaptability (hybrid class availability) and moving forward (continuing on with your education in the face of challenge). The video was shot on-site at LCCC with great care, caution and planning, in light of the ongoing pandemic.
Shortly after this video was placed as a commercial in regions surrounding Cheyenne, Linden partnered with LCCC on a second video. Shot on campus, the message spoke more broadly about the pathways, showed a variety of learning environments and campus features, and encouraged traditional and nontraditional students to take control of their futures by finding their own path.
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