Mar­ket­ing & Com­mu­ni­ty Relations

Mar­ket­ing & Com­mu­ni­ty Relations

The City uti­lizes Mar­ket­ing & Com­mu­ni­ty Rela­tions to pro­mote the City of Mar­i­on, build­ing com­mu­ni­ty and keep­ing peo­ple informed, through a vari­ety of pro­gram­ming and services.

Pro­grams & Services

City Brand­ing

Mar­i­on Design Co. is com­prised of stu­dents, pro­fes­sors, and vol­un­teers. Between 2016 and 2017, they devot­ed many hours and resources to devel­op a strong iden­ti­ty and brand for the City of Mar­i­on based off of exten­sive research, com­mu­ni­ty col­lab­o­ra­tion, and cre­ative design…all while learn­ing and advanc­ing the university’s edu­ca­tion­al menu. The video linked on this page explains about Mar­i­on’s rebrand­ing process with Mar­i­on Design Co., pro­duced by Tay­lor Uni­ver­si­ty film students.

Make My Move

The City is work­ing with Indi­anapo­lis-based firm, Make My Move, to attract and attain remote work­ers to Mar­i­on from all over the coun­try. This incen­tive pro­gram, par­tial­ly fund­ed through a grant from the Indi­ana Eco­nom­ic Devel­op­ment Cor­po­ra­tion, pro­vides $5,000 for mov­ing expens­es, and addi­tion­al com­pli­men­ta­ry perks, thanks to local busi­ness­es and orga­ni­za­tions. See all of our offers.

Wel­come Bag

New and return­ing Mar­i­on res­i­dents are pre­sent­ed with a let­ter from the May­or upon util­i­ty hook-up invit­ing them to pick up a Wel­come Bag at City Hall at their con­ve­nience. This intro­duces (or re-intro­duces) them to the Mar­i­on com­mu­ni­ty through the City of Mar­i­on May­or’s Office vis­it and warm wel­come from city employ­ees, as well as the good­ies and resources filled in the bag from local depart­ments and partners.

City Web­site

The web­site’s design was imple­ment­ed through a part­ner­ship with Mar­i­on Design Co. (birthed out of Indi­ana Wes­leyan Uni­ver­si­ty’s Divi­sion of Art & Design) where stu­dents, pro­fes­sors, and vol­un­teers worked with the City of Mar­i­on to design and devel­op a clean and robust web­site to pro­vide an attrac­tive, reli­able, and resource­ful online hub of infor­ma­tion. The con­tent on this site is pro­duced and main­tained by the City’s Direc­tor of Mar­ket­ing & Com­mu­ni­ty Relations.

Social Media

The City Devel­op­ment Depart­ment man­ages a vari­ety of social media pages through Face­book, Insta­gram, X, and YouTube. Links to our social media pages are pro­vid­ed at the bot­tom of this page.

Exter­nal Media

On the Air with the May­or” fea­tures Mar­i­on’s may­or every oth­er Fri­day on Good Morn­ing Grant Coun­ty” on AM 1400 / FM 105.5 WBAT at 7:10am.

Talk of Mar­i­on” is a month­ly seg­ment dur­ing the pop­u­lar morn­ing talk radio pro­gram, Good Morn­ing Grant Coun­ty,” edu­cat­ing the com­mu­ni­ty by fea­tur­ing City lead­ers focus­ing on var­i­ous top­ics. The seg­ment airs on AM 1400 / FM 105.5 WBAT every 4th Tues­day of the month from 8:10 – 8:25am.

City Flag

The Mar­i­on flag proud­ly dis­plays the City of Mar­i­on M” mark which was revealed as the graph­ic of the City of Marion’s brand/​identity in Jan­u­ary of 2017, cre­at­ed by stu­dents and vol­un­teers of Mar­i­on Design Co. from col­lab­o­ra­tion among citizens.

The Mar­i­on M comes from the repeat­ing pat­terns with­in our many blocks and streets of busi­ness­es, homes, and great orga­ni­za­tions. The cen­ter of the M is pro­por­tion­al to the cen­ter square where the Grant Coun­ty Court House sits.” – Mar­i­on Design Co.

The blocks rep­re­sent the many stories…from painful to triumphant…from all walks of life, com­ing togeth­er. The M is tilt­ed on a 45-degree angle from the Mar­i­on grid as it sits today, allow­ing the M to move for­ward into the future.

The col­ors of the Mar­i­on M” include a spec­trum of sooth­ing and calm­ing blues rep­re­sent­ing trust and respon­si­bil­i­ty; teal rep­re­sent­ing clar­i­ty, growth, and spir­it; com­fort­ably rest­ing on a white back­ground which sym­bol­izes puri­ty, peace, and refresh­ing new ideas.

Mar­i­on’s own Collins Flags is the head­quar­ters for the City of Mar­i­on flag. Call their local office at 800.950.4061 ext. 1112 to order your very own Mar­i­on flag for your home or place of busi­ness. (flag eti­quette)

Pub­lic Gear

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Want to pro­mote the city using our branding?

Con­tact our Direc­tor of Mar­ket­ing & Com­mu­ni­ty Rela­tions using the con­tact infor­ma­tion below.

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