Communications, Marketing, & Public Relations

The city of Rocky Mount’s Communications, Marketing and Public Relations Department is charged with providing accurate and timely information regarding municipal services, activities and events to employees and citizens.

The department manages communications and marketing initiatives and has oversight of public and media relations, publications, e-newsletters, social media and marketing for all city departments.

The department also manages the city’s government access channel, C.I.T.Y. (Connecting Information to You) TV-19.

    • Mark Adcox, Videographer
    • Robin Cox, Communications Specialist

Contact: 252-972-1325

Jessie Nunery

Interim Director

252-972-1268

City Hall, 331 S. Franklin St., Rocky Mount

What We Provide

  • City Beat: City Beat is a bi-weekly e-newsletter disseminated to all subscribers. The e-newsletter captures upcoming events and news about city services and programs. Subscribe to City Beat.
    • C.I.T.Y. TV-19: Suddenlink customers may tune in to the city’s government access channel, C.I.T.Y. TV-19. Tune in for interviews with city officials and more. If you are not a Suddenlink subscriber, C.I.T.Y. View TV-19’s YouTube channel.
    • MY Rocky Mount: MY Rocky Mount magazine was created in 2012. The 35-page document is a recap of the year’s most important city news. It is disseminated to all Rocky Mount Public Utilities customers. See previous editions of MY Rocky Mount.
    • Marketing: Communications, Marketing and Public Relations provides marketing services to inform citizens and tourists of what Rocky Mount has to offer. To effectively market the city, the Office uses several mediums and partners, including but not limited to: radio (Power 95.5, 98.5 the Big Dawg, Life 103.1 and Choice 92); television (Suddenlink and Centurylink); newspaper (Rocky Mount Telegram, Nashville Graphic and the News and Observer); Facebook ads; Twitter; Instagram; vinyl and digital billboards; whiteboards; press releases; e-newsletters; magazines; the city’s website and text marketing.

    Awards & Recognition

    Since 2013, the city of Rocky Mount has been among numerous North Carolina governments to earn recognition by the North Carolina City & County Communicators (NC3C). The purpose of NC3C is to encourage professional development and networking among local government communications professionals. The organization was formed in March 2007 and is made up of government professional communicators from around the state.

    2019

    Since 2013, the city of Rocky Mount has been among numerous North Carolina governments to earn recognition by the North Carolina City & County Communicators (NC3C). The purpose of NC3C is to encourage professional development and networking among local government communications professionals. The organization was formed in March 2007 and is made up of government professional communicators from around the state.

    2018

      • 1st Place: Talk of the Town (Employee Newsletter)
      • 2nd Place: City Beat (Digital External Newsletter)
      • 2nd Place: City Beat (TV Interviews & Talk Shows)

    2017

      • 2nd Place: Talk of the Town (Employee Newsletter)

    2016

      • 1st Place: My Rocky Mount Magazine
      • 2nd Place: Talk of the Town (Employee Newsletter)

    Our City at Work

    During the COVID-19 pandemic, the city of Rocky Mount strives to provide excellent municipal services to our customers and appreciates the recognition we are receiving from citizens. To highlight the work city employees are still doing, we have launched the Our City At Work Campaign, which incorporates the thank you signs residents have placed in their yards.

    Whether answering customer calls, collecting garbage, repairing a line, or responding to various emergencies, city employees continue to provide high quality services.

    The Our City At Work campaign includes posts on multiple social media outlets, a web page and billboards. Share your pictures of city employees at work using #ourcityatwork and #rockymount.