Top 4 Ways to Get Yearbook Inspiration

A new school year is rapidly approaching, which means that new yearbook projects are about to commence in schools all across the country. Whether this is your first yearbook committee or your 30th, you likely want to come up with an original approach that excites students, parents, and administrators while staying true to your school’s unique identity. This is often much easier said than done.  As a yearbook company, we help our clients create yearbooks all the time. Still, we never cease to be amazed at the creativity that schools and their yearbook teams display! The possibilities are truly endless. While that can be intimidating, there are a few ways… Read More

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How to Establish a Yearbook Style Guide

While establishing a theme can go a long way towards tying a yearbook together, there are still many stylistic choices to make when considering your yearbook’s design. When you take into account just how many pages are in any given yearbook, the stylistic choices multiply exponentially! That’s why establishing a style guide can save you and your team much time and energy as you put your yearbook together.   What should be included in a style guide? While every yearbook is different, they’re mostly made up of the same elements. Fonts, color palettes, layouts, art, and writing are all typically part of yearbook design. Those elements are a perfect place to… Read More

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How to Organize a Middle School Yearbook Committee

Sometimes, forming and organizing a yearbook team can feel as difficult as herding cats. This may ring especially true for parents or administrators trying to put together a middle school yearbook committee. With proper planning and forethought, though, you’ll be able to put together a committee that can create a yearbook beloved by everyone. High schools have the benefit of students that can largely handle yearbook team responsibilities on their own, with perhaps only just one administrator overseeing its production. On the other hand, middle school yearbook committees will need more assistance from parents and administrators. Students can still be heavily involved, however! Including them in the process will give… Read More

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5 Social Media Tips for Your Yearbook

There’s no doubt that social media plays a huge role in our lives. This proves especially true for teens and young adults. According to the Pew Research Center, over 95% of teens have a smartphone and more than 45% say that they’re online almost constantly. If you’re trying to create, publish, and promote a yearbook, leveraging social media can take your yearbook team’s online efforts to the next level. Don’t know where to start? As a yearbook company, Entourage Yearbooks is more than familiar with the best social media strategies for your team. Read on to see our five most essential steps for making social media work for your yearbook… Read More

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Entourage Yearbooks Expanding To Indiana

Entourage Yearbooks is proud to announce the opening of our new regional yearbook office in the North Side of Indianapolis, Indiana. Entourage continues our rapid expansion for being the most advanced yearbook company in the country.  According to Entourage’s CEO, “We are excited to open our new yearbook office in Indianapolis. We expect to be able to better serve the hundreds of schools we already serve there with our local presence and thank the Indiana community for welcoming us here!.”. Entourage had selected the north side of the capital’s downtown area for their new office because of its great location near the Fashion Mall. We’d like to create a destination… Read More

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Comparing Yearbook Companies

First, I would like to state that I have been a volunteer/unpaid yearbook advisor since 2008. I am a team of one and have created yearbooks for the Pre-K/Kindergarten school, the elementary school, the 6th grade building and the Junior High School. I began using Taylor Publishing and the following year I began using Entourage Yearbooks. For the next several years, I used Entourage Yearbooks for 2 different school yearbooks. Then I added a book for a 1 year building and they had an existing contract with Jostens and 2 years later the contract was switched to Walsworth. That means for a few years, I was doing 3 year books… Read More

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Yearbook News

Entourage Yearbooks Sponsors 5th Annual Yearbook Advisor’s Conference

Each year, Entourage invites an exciting group of Yearbook Advisor's from around the country to help shape the priorities for what Entourage can do to better serve our schools.  This year, we had more yearbook advisors than ever before and the conference continues to grow each year.  The theme of the conference was about how to be the best yearbook advisor you can be and covered a range of topics from incorporating new technology, style guides, theme development and yearbook photography.   You can download a copy of the the Conference syllabus at the following link:   Download Conference Agenda   If you'd like to learn more about the Entourage… Read More

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How To Choose A Yearbook Company From A Yearbook Company CEO

Every year, right around the start of the school year, thousands of people start on the process of making their first yearbook. It’s a big responsibility, where unsuspecting parents and teacher volunteers are asked, “Can you help a little with the yearbook this year.”  Unbeknownst to them are the hours of work, of editing, of collecting photos, and trying to one-up the book from years past. We see people grappling with this question all the time, “How do I pick the right yearbook company to work with? Choosing the right yearbook company can mean saving scores of hours of work. Also, for those hours you do get to spend on… Read More

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Entourage Has A New Look

As we start the 2019 school year, we’re happy to announce the launch of our new website design along with many new announcements and features for the new school year!  The re-design of the Entourage website is to expand on our technology strategy to be more accessible via mobile and tablet devices. The new site also allows us to introduce more great content for our schools and yearbook staff members. There are a number of new features, like an easier to use top navigation, larger fonts, and updated graphics.  We plan to add new videos and social media posts from our Facebook and Instagram feeds as well.  We will use… Read More

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Entourage’s Fourth Annual High School Advisor’s Conference Is Expanding This Year

Entourage's Fourth Annual High School Advisor's Conference Is Expanding This Year Entourage Yearbooks has announced that its annual High School Advisors’ Conference will be held this year from July 25 to July 27 in Princeton, New Jersey. Attendance is open to all yearbook administrators and is not limited to high school-level advisors. The conference draws educators and advisors from across the US. Its packed 3-day schedule includes opportunities to discuss current yearbook trends, learn about industry advances from the past year, and network with yearbook professionals.“This conference isn’t like the other teacher development conferences,” said Nicole Ford, current yearbook advisor at Ridge Community High School in Davenport, Florida. Ford has… Read More

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