How do I get started working with an external vendor for marketing services?

Similar to working with creative teams within University Communications, initiating a project with an external vendor requires advance planning. You should notify University Communications as soon as you are conceiving your projects (several weeks or months before the project should begin, considering typical project timelines) to ensure you have sufficient time either to schedule the project with University Communications or to work with an external vendor and develop a Professional Services Agreement before work begins. Consult the list of approved external vendors and review the vendors’ online portfolios to see their work. You will work directly with the vendor you choose to hire to develop an agreement for the work.