Production Timelines

Are you curious about how far in advance you should plan your projects?

Take a look below to find estimated production timelines for projects ranging from brochures to postcards to multimedia productions.

These production time frames are estimates. Projects may take less or more time depending on the current marketing project queue. Babson staff and faculty may view our current project list at jira.babson.edu.

Print

Print time allotted depends on production method. A smaller quantity or less complex project printed at Canon Copy Center can take 1-2 days for actual print time. Larger quantity or more complex projects printed with an outside, offset printer can take 2-4 weeks.
Award/Plaque/Trophy6-8 weeks
Brochure Design and Copy (new)14-18 weeks
Brochure Design Only (new)7-9 weeks
Brochure (update existing)5-7 weeks
Campaign Concepts4-6 weeks
Certificates3-5 weeks
Copywriting/Copy Editing1-2 weeks
Custom Giveaway Items5-7 weeks
Event Program5-8 weeks
Flyer/Datasheet (new)3-5 weeks
Flyer/Datasheet (update existing)2-3 weeks
Folder/Certificate Holder (to order, email John Hunter at Shea Brothers, Inc. printer)2-3 weeks
Identity (for larger institutional initiatives)3-5 weeks
Invitation (new)6-8 weeks
Invitation (update existing)2-4 weeks
Letterhead2-3 weeks
Postcard4-6 weeks
Posters/Banners3-5 weeks
T-shirt (design and print)3-5 weeks
Table Covers2-4 weeks
Variable Data Mailer8-10 weeks

Multimedia

Animation Production12-16 weeks
Audio EditingUp to 1 week
Interactive HTML5 Production10-14 weeks
Interview (multiperson)2-3 weeks
Interview (single person)1-2 weeks
Video (event footage multicamera edit)2-3 weeks
Video (fully produced marketing)8-12 weeks
Video Slideshow2-4 weeks
Voice RecordingUp to 1 week

Digital

Blog (new)4-6 weeks
Copywriting/Copy Editing1-2 weeks
Email Send (existing template)3-4 weeks
Email Template (custom design build)5-7 weeks
Flickr Photo Album1-2 weeks
Photo Ingestion1-2 weeks
Photo Request (existing)Up to 1 week
Social Media Account (new)2-4 weeks
Social Media Event Promotion1-2 weeks
Social Media (Organic)2 weeks
Social Media (Paid)2-3 weeks
Web Page/Microsite/Subsite4-8 weeks
Website Analytics2-3 weeks
Website Graphic/Header Design3-6 weeks
Website Functionality (new)6-8 weeks
Website Functionality (update existing)2-3 weeks
Website Rearchitecture4-6 weeks
Web Form (new)4-6 weeks
Formatting/Style Issue3-5 business days
New User Permissions (blog or website)3-5 business days
Vanity, Short URL2-3 business days
Website Bug (critical)1-2 business days
Website Bug (noncritical)7-10 business days
Website Content Update7-10 business days
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 Office Hours

Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to Noon​
The Marketing team holds open office hours every Tuesday on the second floor of the Post Office Building for training and support for blog, social media, and website content managers across campus. Submit a request below with your desired training date. You can also view our documentation website for more information.