About the Marketing & Communications Office
The Marketing & Communications Office at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles handles a range of communications-related tasks, from assistance with school branding to event publicity to media relations. For Loyola faculty, staff and students, it is a resource for telling the Law School’s story – no matter the medium. The office also serves as the first stop for journalists and other external audience members seeking expert commentary, school details or other information.
In the areas of marketing and publicity, the Marketing & Communications Office provides school branding assistance, including provision of official logos, PowerPoint templates and approved fonts. The office maintains editorial and design oversight over the Loyola Law School website and collateral materials. The office coordinates event publicity in conjunction with the Conferences & Events Office. It produces material promoting faculty scholarship and other accomplishments in print materials, as it manages the Summary Judgments faculty blog. It also coordinates external Law School channels such as YouTube and Twitter.
In the area of media relations, the Marketing & Communications Office coordinates media requests and faculty interviews. The office coordinates all on-campus media filming. It distributes media alerts for professor commentary and assists professors in placing op-eds. The office maintains Loyola’s faculty experts directory and tracks its faculty members’ appearances in the media. It is responsible for crafting and distributing press releases about campus news. And it helps coordinate press-related events, such as the school’s annual Journalist Law School.
Brian Costello handles media relations, communications and publicity for the Law School. Prior to joining the Loyola Law School, Los Angeles staff as deputy director of communications in June 2006, Costello worked as a reporter, editor and producer at an array of media outlets. He spent five years as a talk-show producer for Telepictures Productions, focusing on single-topic programs drawn from news headlines. He was an overnight assignment editor at WBBM-TV/CBS 2 Chicago, where he was responsible for prioritizing story coverage and directing news crews. Before that, he was a writer, producer and editor for a variety of news and magazine websites including TCPalm.com, the online home of a media group that includes WPTV-TV/NBC 5 West Palm Beach. There, he wrote a weekly technology column that appeared in E.W. Scripps newspapers. Costello has a B.S. in journalism from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he was managing editor of The Daily Illini. Costello holds a J.D. from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, where he earned a certificate in the Criminal Justice Concentration. He is a member of the State Bar of California and a volunteer at the Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law.
Brooke Marquez handles online and social marketing, web updates, and revisions of online communication. Prior to joining Loyola Law School, Los Angeles as Coordinator for the Marking and Communications department, Brooke has provided communication and design guidance to a number of Chicago-area companies, including a strategic design agency based in Evanston, IL. Originally from Southern California, Brooke has a self-described passion for brand storytelling through online communication. A graduate of the School of Communication at Northwestern University, she earned her B.A. in Communications with a certificate in Integrated Marketing Communications from the Medill School of Journalism, generally regarded as one of the top five journalism schools in the country. She was also part of Northwestern’s NCAA Division I softball team for her four years at NU, where she earned a handful of distinctive athletic-academic awards.
Juan Rodriguez handles on-campus media relations, manages supply inventory and offers staff support for Marketing and Communications at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles. Juan comes from Verbum Dei High School Corporate Work Study Program, where he worked for four years as a Marketing and Communication’s intern for the law school. After graduating, Juan was hired as a full-time temp before leaving in the fall to attend Los Angeles Southwest College and play football. After his season ended, Juan returned to Loyola as Administrative Assistant for our Marketing and Communications team as he continues to pursue his Associates Degree in Communications.