Advertising Options for Student and University Groups
The KU Memorial Union offers several advertising opportunities and formats to help student organizations, campus offices, and university affiliates promote their events and initiatives to the greater university community. Depending on the group and the nature of its request(s), advertising through the KU Memorial Union is typically inexpensive or even free in cases. Options for advertising and promotion include:
The cost to display banners on Jayhawk Walk is $10/day per banner, with a minimum expenditure of $20.
Banner specifications are as follows: banners should ideally be standard indoor vinyl banners, maximum size 2’ high x 15’ wide, grommets (with ½” holes) should be placed (at minimum) in the upper left and right corners of the banner, printing on both sides of the banner is acceptable, however no paper banners will be allowed unless laminated. Once approved, banner(s) may remain on display in the Kansas Union for up to one week.
To learn more or to reserve banner space, please contact the KU Memorial Union Administrative Office, located in the Kansas Union, room #476, by phone at 785-864-4651, or by email at email@example.com.
There are two costs associated with bus ads: a production cost (the cost to print the ads themselves) and a posting cost (the cost to occupy space in the KU buses). The production cost to print and laminate ads for all buses is $125, and is charged to all advertisers. For posting costs, registered student organizations receive one month free, with a maximum of 12 student organizations per month accepted.
Departmental and Affiliate rates (and rates for student groups wishing to run ads longer than one month) are as follows:
Payment in the form of credit card, check or university departmental charge may be required before printing and lamination is completed.
To submit a request and design for a bus ad:
- Ads must be submitted in PDF format to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 6 days before the last weekend of the month. In addition to the design itself, please include your name and phone number, the name of your organization, your organization's billing address, and the starting and ending month(s) for your bus ad.
- Bus ad designs must be exactly 10″ high by 16″ wide.
- Ads should be submitted as a high resolution (300 dpi) PDF in CMYK color format. If your ad is too big to email as an attachment, please upload it to a file sharing site of your choice and include the link in your email request.
- Lamination works best if the background is not a solid, dark color. Color images on white or light-colored backgrounds laminate the best.
- Ads must feature the name or logo of the sponsoring campus organization(s).
- Corporate sponsorship recognition cannot exceed a 2″ x 3″ area of the total design.
- For quality assurance, all ads will be printed and laminated by the Union Bus Ad team.
Advertising is limited to registered student organizations, campus departments and university affiliates.
To learn more about using the digital sign system on campus, please visit http://digitalsignage.ku.edu/submission-process.
There is a two week display case limit per semester per organization, and only one display case may be scheduled at a time. Displays must be installed between noon and 4:30 p.m. on Mondays. Any group which has not installed their display by 4:30 p.m. on Monday may forfeit their ability to use the case previously reserved and must reschedule for a later date pending availability.
To learn more or to reserve a display case, please contact the Kansas Union Welcome Center, located on level 4 of the Kansas Union, available by phone at 785-864-7469.
If a group wishes to request radio spots on KJHK to promote specific events or initiatives that are time-sensitive in nature, other radio spots are available from KJHK - these spots are free for all registered student organizations and are available at a university rate for all other campus entities. Please see additional options below in this instance.
To learn more or to request a PSA on KJHK, please visit KJHK's online PSA request form or connect with the station by emailing email@example.com.
If a KU student group is interested in having a spot on KJHK, please make a timely request. KU’s Student Senate reviews all requests and approves requests based on timeliness, fairness, and the group’s status. Please be considerate of other student groups when requesting spots; the station cannot provide more than four different spot requests per group per academic year.
To learn more or to request free spots on KJHK for your student organization, please visit KJHK's online student group spot request form or connect with the station by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information or solicitation table reservations are made on a first‑come, first‑serve basis. Organization representatives must remain behind the table and display a sign identifying the organization.
To learn more or to reserve a table, please contact the KU Memorial Union Administrative Office, located in the Kansas Union, room #476, by phone at 785-864-4651, or by email at email@example.com. For comprehensive list of tabling policies, criteria, and a paper request form, please download the Union's Tabling Procedures document.
Spot and package prices on KJHK depend on the organization requesting pricing. University offices, programs, and affiliates receive a campus discount, and the station also offers competitive local and national rates.
To learn more about purchasing radio spots on KJHK, please visit KJHK's online Underwriting Guide online or connect with the station by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about KU Memorial Union's opportunities for your organization, business, or brand, please contact the Assistant Director for Marketing, Media, and Programs by phone at 785-864-2422.