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Getting Started

At JMU, we encourage departments, organizations and other groups on campus to engage with their audiences on social media. And because there’s no “one size fits all” approach to social media, JMU Communications is here to help you set goals, create strategies and brainstorm tactics that’ll work for you.

Enjoy browsing the resources on this site and feel free to contact us with questions or to schedule a consultation with JMU Communications if you think you could benefit from a working session to further develop your social media plans.

And don’t forget to join our JMU Social Media Administrators Facebook group for great conversation, tips and connections to the dozens of social media administrators around campus.

1. Start with the social media planning exercise and best practices 

2. Choose a platform below for specific guidelines. 

Other platforms

If you’re looking for information on a channel not listed (ie: Pinterest, Vine, Tumblr, etc.), let us know!

Contact & consult

JMU Marketing & Communications is here to help with your social media efforts. We meet with with colleges, departments, offices and organizations looking to start or maintaining social media presences. We can help establish social media strategies and brainstorm tactics with you. We can also can answer quick questions and help trouble shoot. Let us know what’s going by emailing us at socialmedia@jmu.edu and we’ll follow up with you!

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