Communications & Marketing


The city of Rocky Mount's Communications & Marketing Department is charged with telling the city's story and getting information out to citizens about city services, initiatives and events. Communications & Marketing has oversight of media relations, publications, e-newsletters 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.

Services Provided:

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 provides marketing services to inform citizens and tourists of what Rocky Mount has to offer. To effectively market the city, Public Affairs 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. To find out about what's happening in Rocky Mount, text CITYBEAT to 55469. To learn about initiatives and events in the Rocky Mount Fire Department, text RMFIRE to 55469.

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.

  • 1st Place: My Rocky Mount Magazine

  • 2nd Place: City Beat (TV Interviews & Talk Shows)

  • 1st Place: Talk of the Town (Employee Newsletter)

  • 2nd Place: City Beat (Digital External Newsletter)

  • 2nd Place: City Beat (TV Interviews & Talk Shows)

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

  • 1st Place: My Rocky Mount Magazine

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