Mar­ket­ing & Com­mu­ni­ty Relations

Mar­ket­ing & Com­mu­ni­ty Relations

Mar­ket­ing & Com­mu­ni­ty Rela­tions pro­motes the City of Mar­i­on, builds com­mu­ni­ty, and keeps peo­ple informed through a vari­ety of programs.

Pro­grams & Services

Cham­pi­on of the Month

The City of Mar­i­on show­cas­es indi­vid­u­als (or groups) who dis­play excep­tion­al ser­vant lead­er­ship and/​or extra­or­di­nary achieve­ment in the com­mu­ni­ty. Any­one may share a sto­ry of whom they believe is a com­mu­ni­ty Cham­pi­on through our home­page. We intake sto­ries and rec­om­men­da­tions, and announce the Cham­pi­on of the Month”. Find Cham­pi­on Archives.

Busi­ness Spotlight

We fea­ture an out­stand­ing Mar­i­on busi­ness each month in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Grant Coun­ty Eco­nom­ic Growth Coun­cil, Mar­i­on-Grant Coun­ty Cham­ber of Com­merce, and Main Street Mar­i­on. Find Busi­ness Spot­light Archives.

Employ­ee Spotlight

High­lights great work or dis­play of excep­tion­al char­ac­ter by an indi­vid­ual or group of City of Mar­i­on employ­ees. The month­ly pro­gram lifts up the work of the par­tic­u­lar Spot­light while edu­cat­ing the com­mu­ni­ty on the role and duties of the indi­vid­ual or group. Find Employ­ee Spot­light Archives.

Talk of Marion

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 WBAT every 4th Tues­day of the month from 8:10 – 8:25am.

Dog Date Afternoon

An ongo­ing pro­mo­tion­al cam­paign where the Mar­ket­ing & Com­mu­ni­ty Rela­tions Direc­tor par­tic­i­pates in Mar­i­on Ani­mal Care & Con­trol’s Loan­ing Love” pro­gram by tak­ing a shel­ter dog for a walk at a Mar­i­on park, pub­lic place or event in order to pro­mote both pet adop­tion and Mar­i­on’s pub­lic attrac­tions. Find #Dog­DateAfter­noon Archives.

Weath­er Wise

An edu­ca­tion­al social media cam­paign cre­at­ed to help the Mar­i­on com­mu­ni­ty pre­pare for the chang­ing sea­sons by pro­vid­ing sim­ple tips through­out the year. Weath­er Wise Face­book; Weath­er Wise Twitter

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 close­ly with the City of Mar­i­on to design and devel­op a clean and robust web­site, pro­vid­ing 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.

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 them at 800.950.4061 or vis­it their loca­tion at 1301 S. Bald­win Ave. to order your very own Mar­i­on flag for your home or place of busi­ness. (flag eti­quette)

Over­all 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, new 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. This neat video about Mar­i­on Design Co. dur­ing the Mar­i­on brand­ing process was pro­duced by Tay­lor Uni­ver­si­ty film students:

Want to Pro­mote the City using City of Mar­i­on Branding?

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

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