Establish Strong Public Relations with Media Services & Partners

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Leveraging public relations is essential for any thriving educational institution to successfully navigate both the wins and setbacks that naturally occur. When time is of the essence, the Central Indiana Educational Service Center (CIESC) Media Services team is here to offer extended support to CIESC members. Through a partnership with the Donovan Group, all CIESC members receive the opportunity to connect with public relations experts for guidance whenever they need it.

The Donovan Group is a communications, public relations, and marketing firm focusing exclusively on public K-12 education. This professional group serves schools, districts, and educational organizations nationwide. Through this partnership, every CIESC member can access urgent and crisis communication services 24/7/365. 

Don’t let any emergency or urgent issue stop you in your tracks. When you work directly with the Donovan Group, you will become well-equipped with crisis media relations counseling, effective media training, and guidance from skilled experts. The team at the Donovan Group will help you gather the facts, determine who you should engage with first, and communicate as quickly and accurately as possible. 

How can CIESC members access these PR services? Simply call (317) 754-8591 or email to get in touch. A professional will guide you through managing communication around the pressing issue facing your school or district. 

CIESC membership includes crisis communication support with the Donovan Group—with 12 free hours each year—along with free monthly PR webinars presented by Keep Indiana Learning in collaboration with CIESC and the Donovan Group. The year-long webinar series, “Spotlight on PR,” opens discussion with top industry professionals on how education leaders can confidently engage their entire school district community while navigating political turbulence and the other day-to-day challenges we face. These conversations are also available in an abbreviated version on the Systems Talk! Podcast.


The Central Indiana Educational Service Center (CIESC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that provides educational programs, at low or no cost, to educators, administrators, and students throughout central Indiana and beyond. Committed to support and serve, CIESC has served over 180 schools and organizations to provide a better educational experience to more than 150,000 students.

Our comprehensive services allow organizations to function at the lowest possible cost while maintaining the highest possible quality. CIESC programs include a number of collaborative ventures with other organizations and non-profits to improve the learning process. To learn more about CIESC, visit

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