Marketing Templates, Tips and Tutorials

MSU Extension templates are available to assist with basic marketing needs. They provide a standardized MSU Extension branded look using commonly available fonts and office software. Workflows for meeting web accessibility standards for Adobe Acrobat PDF format documents are included in the tips and tutorials.

The following templates are available on SharePoint (login required) in the MSU Extension Communications and Marketing Documents section:

  • MSU Extension PowerPoint templates
  • Brochures – 6-panel tri-fold (4 Publisher templates)
  • Flyers – 2-sided sheets (4 Publisher templates)
  • Institute Impact Reports  – 2-sided sheets (4 Word templates)
  • Institute Programming Profiles – 2-sided sheets (4 Word templates)


Power Point Template

Widescreen format

PowerPointTemplateThis Widescreen format "On-screen Show" (16:9) template is optimal for use with video. It uses the font "Arial" and features the MSU Extension wordmark and the MSU Spartan helmet graphic.

Standard format

This Standard format (4:3) template uses the font "Arial" and features the MSU Extension wordmark and the MSU Spartan helmet graphic.

Children & Youth Institute

CYI-marketing-templates

Templates

All files can be found on Sharepoint. You must log into Sharepoint to access the templates. 

Michigan 4-H

4-H-marketing-templates

Templates

All files can be found on Sharepoint. You must log into Sharepoint to access the templates. 

 Agriculture and Agribusiness Institute

AABI-marketing-templates
Templates

All files can be found on Sharepoint. You must log into Sharepoint to access the templates. 

Greening Michigan Institute

 

GMI-marketing-templates

Templates

All files can be found on Sharepoint. You must log into Sharepoint to access the templates. 

Health and Nutrition Institute

HNI-marketing-templates

Templates

All files can be found on Sharepoint. You must log into Sharepoint to access the templates. 

Thinking About Photos

The following is modified from the photos section of the MSU Extension Article Writing Toolkit:

Woman holding camera from Pexels.comAdding photos to marketing material makes it more aesthetically pleasing, can provide important visual information and context, and makes it more likely to be read and shared by others.

When selecting images of people who are participants in MSU Extension programs or members of the general public, be sensitive to people’s privacy, especially minors. Select only photo-released images of minors. When using images of youth at events who are wearing name badges, please edit out readable names.

KEY POINTS:

Use high-resolution photos so your final piece of marketing material is high quality. If you have a low-resolution photo it will look pixelated and less professional. 

Make sure you have permission to use the photo. You can use a photo you’ve taken yourself or use photos in the public domain that are available royalty-free or under certain conditions under a Creative Commons license. Always read the site license to ensure that you understand the parameters for using a photo.

Common places to find photos

Tip Sheets and TutorialsTip sheet-cropped

Videos

MSU Extension Brochure Template Accessibility

The MSU Extension Brochure Template Accessibility video tutorial demonstrates how to use an MSU Extension brochure template in Microsoft Publisher.  (13:11 minutes)

MSU Extension Brochure Template Building in Publisher

The MSU Extension Brochure Template Building in Publisher video tutorial demonstrates steps for making an accessible Acrobat PDF for posting on the web using the MSU Extension Microsoft Publisher template and Adobe Acrobat Professional. (9:14 minutes)

MSU Extension Branding and Templates Webinar

The MSU Extension Branding and Templates Webinar is an online training session recorded on 2/21/17. It includes MSU Extension brand information, how to work in the Publisher templates, and how to work with ANR Communications and Marketing (ANR Creative) for more complex communication project needs. (54:21 minutes)

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