January is About Spring Coverage
You read that right. While it seems like winter is just beginning, we can’t lose sight of the importance of covering everything that happens in the spring months ahead. Get your game plan started and cover your bases!
For Yearbook Advisers
Creating Your Playbook
For many, spring is the busiest time of the academic year. With finals just around the corner, amongst the swarm of spring sports and activities, it’s important to center yourself around the beat of the season.
Make a Calendar
If you’ve been keeping a calendar of activities for the year, you’re already there. If you haven’t, there’s still plenty of time to write down all the home and away games, performances, key academic dates. Know what’s happening before it’s gone.
While creating a calendar of activities and events, don’t forget the most important thing: publication deadlines. What are you actually able to include in your publication? That question is key.
Create Sales Opportunities
There are so many different events throughout the spring that you can amp up your sales game. Valentine’s Day to St. Patrick’s Day to Prom — think about all the opportunities you have to share the value of your edition with your school community. Leave no book unclaimed at distribution.
A labor of love
Do what you love to do and give it your very best. Whether it’s business or baseball, or the theater, or any field. If you don’t love what you’re doing and you can’t give it your best, get out of it.
— Al Lopez, American Baseball Manager
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Yearbook Pro Tips
As a staff, think about all the experiences you have had this year — the good, the bad and the ugly. On a large poster or on the board, number one through ten and think of things the staff can do differently in the new year. Think about:
Rewards and Recognition
If you create some resolutions for 2018, nothing will get in your way of creating a great yearbook.
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Cover it with ReplayIt
Having a staff everywhere and anywhere can often be challenging. Away games, behind-the-scenes — sometimes the best coverage is simply out of reach. With ReplayIt, your entire school community can be your photographers. Capture, gather and share photography from one simple app — and use those photos in your yearbook.