The Bates Communications Office (BCO) tells the college’s story across multiple channels to its many audiences. With broad expertise in marketing, media relations, multimedia, design, and print, digital, and social platforms, BCO supports the college’s goals and and provides strategic direction for its communications.
BCO manages the college’s web presence and flagship domain, bates.edu, publishes Bates Magazine, and shares the latest from Bates through Bates News (including the ever-popular This Month at Bates and Campus Construction Update). The office administers Bates’ social media channels, manages sports information, and facilitates a network of website editors across the college through the WordPress Community of Practice. Our photography and video productions appear regularly on the website, and are available on our Flickr and Vimeo pages.
BCO also manages media relations for the college, working with regional and national media to share news and stories, responding to queries and facilitating interviews when appropriate.