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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.

With more than 24,000 members and subscribers, 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 Ad Sizes/Rates

Download the Insertion Order Form

month/issue Reservation Deadline Art Materials Deadline
Jan/Feb
January 4, 2016
January 20, 2016
March/April
February 22, 2016
March 8, 2016
May/June
April 19, 2016
May 3, 2016
September
July 25, 2016
August 5, 2016
October
September 2, 2016
September 20, 2016
Nov/Dec
October 11, 2016
October 28, 2016
Jan/Feb 2015
December 15, 2016
January 13, 2017

 

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 times
$2,495
$2,075
$1,750
$1,350
$975
Ad runs 5-7 times
$2,295
$1,975
$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 times
$1,995
$1,572
$1,250
$850
$475
Ad runs 5-7 times
$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 11, 2016

month/issue Reservation Deadline Art Materials Deadline
Jan/Feb
January 4, 2016
January 18, 2016
March/April
February 11, 2016
February 24, 2016
Sept/Oct
August 1, 2016
August 10, 2016
Nov/Dec
October 11, 2016
October 28, 2016
Jan/Feb 2017
December 5, 2016
December 22, 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 times
$1,700
$1,600
$1,550
Ad runs 3-4 times
$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 times
$1,500
$1,250
$1,100
$900
$775
Ad runs 3-4 times
$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 times
$1,000
$700
$600
$400
$275
Ad runs 3-4 times
$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.

Preview Ad Sizes/Rates

Reservation Deadline
Art Materials Deadline
August 12, 2016
August 26, 2016
Covers and Premium Positions
Cover 4
Cover 2 or Cover 3
2-page spread
$2150
$2100
$1800
4-color Ad Rates
Full page
1/2
$1600
$1000
Black and White Ad Rates
Full page
1/2
$1100
$750
B/W 2-page spread
$1800

The Conference Preview is emailed to all NCSS members in September 2016, to generate interest in attending the 2016 NCSS Annual Conference. The Preview will also be available on the NCSS website as a PDF for prospective attendees to download.  Full and half-page ads only.  Reserve your space today.

Program Ad Sizes/Rates

Reservation Deadline
Art Materials Deadline
September 16, 2016
October 20, 2016

 

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 96th NCSS Annual Conference in Washington, DC. 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”

BookFlagArt_0.gifNEW! 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, $450; two or more $375 each

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.

Advertising Reservations

To reserve your prime advertising space today contact:
Hallie Brown
Townsend Group
301-215-6710 x 130
hbrown@townsend-group.com


Printing Specifications (Specs) for designers

Send PDF ad materials to rpalmer@ncss.org

PDFX1a_2001.joboptions (47.55 KB)
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


January/February 2016
Social Studies Educational Issues

March/April 2016
Teaching about Current Economic Policies
Making the Most of Technology in Class
Current Issues

May/June 2016
Literature and the Arts in Social Studies
This issue includes the Notable Trade Books Pullout

September 2016
Back-to-school Lesson plans
Civic Education

October 2016
Current Issues
General Social Studies

November/December 2016
Annual Convention Issue

Plan your Advertising
Social Studies and the Young Learner Editorial Calendar


January/February 2016
Have You Hugged Your Mother (Earth) Today?
How are you teaching students about the environment?


March/April 2016
Including All Students in Powerful Social Studies
What instructional approaches, lessons, activities, or assessments have you developed that engage all students?

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