This new feature will make it easy for you to sell ads to your school community. Recognition Ads are a great way to allow parents to recognize students and teachers in every yearbook and create an additional fundraiser for the school. Other names for recognition ads are: senior ads, graduation ads, shout outs, and love lines. The ads are fully customizable and will be printed in every yearbook.
Recognition Ads Summary:
- Ads are fully customizable and will be printed in EVERY yearbook.
- Ads are an optional feature and can only be enabled by a Chief Editor.
- Ads can be a free option for parents or you can set a price for the ads. The amount collected for the ads will be a fundraiser for the school. If you choose to make ads a fundraiser, TreeRing keeps a 10% processing fee to cover bank fees.
- Ads can be enabled for all grades or only for specific grades.
- Ads can come in 4 sizes or you can choose which sizes you want to offer to the parents.
- Only Chief Editors can enable the feature and place the ads on the pages.
- Currently there is no limit to the number of ads that can be sold but only one ad can be purchased per child.
- Ad pages will need to be included in the number of Core Book Pages. Remember that the price of the yearbook increases when you add more pages to the yearbook. Here is an article which explains page count increases:
This is how you enable the Recognition Ads:
1. Log in and select Yearbooks and Edit Yearbook.
2. Select Settings and enable Recognition Ads.
Note: Once an ad has been purchased, the feature can't be disabled. The ad order must be canceled to disable Recognition Ads.
Now you can:
- Set the deadline date for all ads to be completed
- Enable the size of the ads that you want to sell
- Set the cost of the ads (set the cost to $0.00 if the ads are free)
- Set All Grades or Only Some Grades designating who can buy ads (lowest and highest grades must be selected in Org Info in Editor Tools)
Note: The recognition ads can be set as no cost to parents. You can make ads a fundraiser for your school by setting a price for each of the ad sizes you are providing. TreeRing will charge 10% on the amount collected for the ads to cover credit card and bank fees for issuing the fundraiser check.
Parent's Homepage When Ads are Enabled
After you enable the ads, parents with students in the allowed age group(s) will see a different homepage when they log in. They will see Celebrate Your Student and the deadline date for buying the ad. They will begin the process by selecting Buy a Yearbook Ad.
Here is how parents will create and buy their ads:
Placing Ads on Pages
Only purchased ads will be available for you to add to the yearbook. The ad can still be edited by the parent after purchasing but not after you place it in the yearbook. You will need to remove the ad from the yearbook so the parent can edit the ad.
1. Go to the ad page in your yearbook and select Ads.
2. You will see all of the purchased ads available for you to use.
3. Use the filter box to filter by not placed ads, placed ads, and ad size. You will see the status of the ads.
4. You will only be able to drag and drop the ad into specific areas on the pages based on ad size. This will prevent the overlapping of ads. Ads can't be edited on the pages. Ads can be placed on any page so beware of adding them to pages that already have content or portraits.
You will need to make sure that all purchased ads are placed in the yearbook. You will not be able to set the book to print ready if you have purchased ads that have not been placed on pages. When trying to set the book to print ready with unplaced ads, you will see this warning.