The Communications Toolkit is managed by the Office of University Communications. Unless otherwise listed in the toolkit, please contact the general office for any questions or additional information.
Drake University Office of University Communications
1229 25th St.
Des Moines, IA 50311-4505
If you are doing a mass mailing and would like the Drake Mail House to handle mailing services please fill out the form below and return to Mary Cecil (firstname.lastname@example.org, x3162) along with your address list.
Need a Business Reply Envelope created?
Email USPS's Mailpiece Design Analysts at email@example.com what size envelope you want the BRE to be along with the name and address needed and then they will create a pdf for you. Then, email Integrity Printing the pdf with the quantity of the BREs you need and delivery information.
University Communications provides a centralized email marketing service through the external vendor MyEmma (www.myemma.com) to ensure deliverability of bulk email messages to external constituents.
Utilizing an external vendor for bulk email has several advantages:
High deliverability of messages
There are specific requirements that must be followed for templates, content, and mailing lists to avoid being "black listed" as spam. The external vendor understands these federal requirements and works with large email providers to keep our messages "white listed."
The system automatically keeps statistics on email campaigns, including open rate, click through, and various system profile information to help users make informed decisions that lead to more successful email campaigns.
Group pricing and centralized templates
University Communications maintains the base templates and designs. Additionally, the UC team provides user account management, technical support, training, and billing.
There is a base price for setting up an initial account with MyEmma, but there are no additional ongoing costs. If you would like to learn more about this service, please contact the Digital Communications Director.