Advertising Opportunities with NCSS

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National Council for the Social Studies, the premier association for social studies educators, offers a range of opportunities to reach educators and decision makers at all levels.

NCSS represents the spectrum of the profession involved with social studies education at all levels. NCSS brings together educators from all social science disciplines, including history, economics, political science, geography, sociology, anthropology, psychology, and law-related education.

Social Education

Social Education Ad Sizes/Rates

Download the Insertion Order Form

month/issue Reservation Deadline Art Materials Deadline
Jan/Feb
January 9, 2015
January 16, 2015
March/April
February 9, 2015
March 9, 2015
May/June
April 1, 2015
May 1, 2015
September
June 29, 2015
August 6, 2015
October
August 7, 2015
September 8, 2015
Nov/Dec
October 5, 2015
October 12, 2015
Jan/Feb 2015
December 15, 2015
January 15, 2016

 

Covers and Premium Positions
Frequency
Cover 4
Cover 2 or 3 Page 1
Ad runs 1 time
$3,000
$2,900
$2,900
Ad runs 2–4 time
$2,800
$2,700
$2,700
Ad runs 5–7 time
$2,700
$2,575
$2,575
Color Ad Sizes
Frequency
Full page
2/3
1/2
1/3
1/6
Ad runs 1 time
$2,800
$2,225
$1,825
$1,450
$1,075
Ad runs 2–4 time
$2,495
$2,075
$1,750
$1,350
$975
Ad runs 5–7 time
$2,295
$2,975
$1,650
$1,275
$950
Black & White Ad Rates
Frequency
Full page
2/3
1/2
1/3
1/6
Ad runs 1 time
$2,300
$1,725
$1,325
$950
$575
Ad runs 2–4 time
$1,995
$1,572
$1,250
$850
$475
Ad runs 5–7 time
$1,795
$1,475
$1,150
$775
$450

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Advertisers who purchase ad space of a half page or larger in the November/December issue of Social Education are eligible to supply additional materials for that issue. See red box below.

The November/December Social Education is not only mailed to NCSS members, but it is distributed at the annual NCSS conference. These conference copies are poly-bagged with your inserts.

Once your insertion order is complete and the space is reserved, you should prepare 2,500 pre-printed copies of your insert.

The insert can be no larger than 8.5 × 11 inches in size. It can be no more than 4-pages in length.

Shipping Instructions:
NCSS Suite 500
8555 Sixteenth St.
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Attn: Social Education
Polybag Insert
Nov/Dec Issue

Deadline for your materials to arrive is October 8, 2015

Conference Publications

Preview Ad Sizes/Rates

Reservation Deadline Art Materials Deadline
June 10, 2015
July 19, 2015
Covers and Premium Positions
Cover 4 Cover 2 or Cover 3 2-page spread
$2150
$1900
$3300
4-color Ad Rates
Full page
2/3
1/2
1/3
1/6
$1700
$1400
$1100
$900
$7000
Black and White Ad Rates
Full page
2/3
1/2
1/3
1/6
$1100
$800
$600
$450
$350
B/W 2-page spread
$1900

The Conference Preview is a 24-page magazine, mailing in August 2015. It is the first and most important tool to generate attendance at the NCSS Conference in New Orleans. It reaches interested educators at the start of the school year, to allow them to request time and support to attend.

The Preview reaches more than 70,000 educators, making it the most widely distributed NCSS publication. Recipients include the entire NCSS membership; district-level supervisors and select department heads at the secondary level nationwide; and elementary, middle, and secondary social studies, history, economics, geography, civics, AP social studies, law, minorities, psychology, and current events teachers in public and nonpublic schools in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Texas. Copies will also be distributed at local and state fall meetings and conference of educational associations.

Program Ad Sizes/Rates

Reservation Deadline Art Materials Deadline
September 9, 2015
September 23, 2015
Covers and Premium Positions
Cover 4 Cover 2 or Cover 3 Tab Section Dividers
Sold
$2100
$2400
4-color Ad Rates
Full page
2/3
1/2
1/3
1/6
$1600
$1200
$1000
$800
$650
Black and White Ad Rates
Full page
2/3
1/2
1/3
1/6
$1100
$900
$750
$600
$450
B/W 2-page spread
$1800

The Conference Program will be distributed to all attendees of the 95th NCSS Annual Conference in New Orleans. Advertising in the Program is the best way to ensure maximum exposure for your products and services, and to build booth traffic. The Program is the official guide to the conference, and includes the exhibit hall floor plan and exhibitor listings.

*Tabbed Sections Dividers. Tabbed section dividers are of heavier weight paper stock with a tab that sticks out and holds the place of a special position in the Program. Advertisers can put their message on both sides of the divider. The tab must reference the specific section it begins. The available sections are “Sessions,” “Exhibits,” and “Index/Maps”

Download the Program Insertion Order Form

 

BookFlagArt_0.gif NEW! Book Flags
Help attendees plan their conference schedules by providing them with book flags to mark must attend events in their Conference Program. Each attendee will receive a page of 22 stickers in their Conference Program that will be imprinted with your company’s name and logo. Your company will also be able to place a full-page, four-color ad on the back of the page of stickers. This is the perfect way to advertise to attendees during the conference. Exclusive 2-year opportunity. Fee: $12,000 per year



Reserve a tear-out coupon in the back of the program book for attendees to redeem at your exhibit booth. Exhibitors who provide special offers, prizes, or gifts, experience heavier traffic and report better show results. Coupons are also a great way to gather more qualified leads.

Your offers will be printed on both sides of perforated, card stock—three coupons to a page—for one low price! Space is limited, so reserve your coupon today!
Fee: One coupon, $400; two or more $325 each

Color Black/white on front and back coupon with no bleeds
Size Image area/inches = 5.75 wide by 3.21 deep.
Perforated area/inches=7.25 wide by 3.58 deep


Rate: $200 per piece.

TSSP Newsletter

The Social Studies Professional (TSSP) is the official newsletter of NCSS, featuring the latest news, new resource and professional development listings, and information on local and state meetings. TSSP, a benefit of membership in NCSS, is published 8 times per year (January/February, March, April, May/June, July/August, September, October, November/December). It is available as an electronic publication (PDF) for members at the Publications Archive.

download an advertising insertion order

month/issue
Reservation Deadline
Art Materials Deadline
Jan/Feb
n/a
n/a
March
January 15, 2015
February 17, 2015
April
February 26, 2015
March 12, 2015
May/June
April 1, 2015
April 7, 2015
July/August
May 13, 2015
June 15, 2015
September
July 30, 2015
August17, 2015
October
August 30, 2015
September 8, 2015
Nov/Dec
September 28, 2015
October 12, 2015
Jan/Feb 2016
January 7, 2016
January 28, 2016

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Young Learner

month/issue Reservation Deadline Art Materials Deadline
Jan/Feb
n/a
n/a
March/April
January 26, 2015
February 13, 2015
Sept/Oct
July 6, 2015
August 19, 2015
Nov/Dec
October 5, 2015
October 12, 2015
Jan/Feb 2016
January 5, 2016
January 28, 2016


Young Learner
Ad Sizes/Rates

Download the Insertion Order Form

Covers and Premium Positions
Frequency
Cover 4
Cover 2 or 3
page 1*
Ad runs 1–2 time
$1,700
$1,600
$1,550
Ad runs 3–4 time
$1,600
$1,500
$1,450
4-color Ad Rates
Frequency
Full page
2/3
1/2
1/3
1/6
Ad runs 1–2 time
$1,500
$1,250
$1,100
$900
$775
Ad runs 3–4 time
$1,425
$1,175
$1,050
$850
$725
Black and White Ad Rates
Frequency
Full page
2/3
1/2
1/3
1/6
Ad runs 1-2 time
$1,000
$700
$600
$400
$275
Ad runs 3–4 time
$925
$675
$550
$350
$225

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The Young Learner is published four times a year. And is printed on exceptionally high-grade paper.

SmartBrief Newsletter

To include advertising in the SmartBrief Newsletter call:

Sales Account Manager: Joe Riddle (202) 407-7857
jriddle@smartbrief.com

Job Board: Jackie Basso (202) 407-7871
jbasso@smartbrief.com

Advertising Reservations

To reserve your prime advertising space today contact:
Ron Doran
voice (732) 741-6869
fax (301) 588-2049
advertising@ncss.org

Media Kit
Printing Specifications (Specs) for designers

PDF Distiller Settings

Graphic/Advertising professionals, download and import this job options file into Adobe Distiller to create perfect pdfs for our requirements.

Inserts

Advertiser-supplied inserts are billed at the following rates:
4-pages: $4,300
8-pages: $6,800

Supplied pre-printed inserts must be reviewed by NCSS prior to printing to ensure compliance with postal regulations.

Plan your Advertising
Social Education Editorial Calendar

March/April 2015
Teaching about Current Economic Policies
Making the Most of Technology in Class
Current Issues

May/June 2015
Literature and the Arts in Social Studies
This issue includes the Notable Trade Books Pullout

September 2015
Back-to-school Lesson plans
Civic Education

October 2015
Current Issues
General Social Studies

November/December 2015
Annual Convention Issue



Plan your Advertising
Social Studies and the Young Learner Editorial Calendar

March/April 2015
Children as Civic Agents

September/October 2015
People at Work

November/December 2015
This is What Democracy Looks Like

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