Top 10 Reason Schools Choose Entourage As Their Yearbook Company

Entourage is the most advanced yearbook company in the industry. We strive to make yearbooks easier, faster, and more affordable than ever before.  Here are the top 10 reasons why thousands of schools have chosen Entourage for their yearbook creation.

1. Entourage's Reputation

Entourage Yearbooks is the leader in collaborative yearbook programs and has achieved a reputation for producing top quality products and providing the best in customer service.

  • A full service yearbook company committed to high quality yearbooks, excellent customer service, and the easiest yearbook process for our customers
  • The fastest growing yearbook company in the United States- roughly 3,000 schools and organizations
  • Employing the most talented yearbook professionals in the industry
  • Most affordable yearbooks without compromising on service and quality
  • Extensive training programs

Fastest Growing Yearbook Company in the US!

Yearbooks in all 50 States

  • Thousands of Schools and Organizations
  • Fifty States
  • Nineteen Countries
  • Seven Continents
  • Two Million Books Delivered
  • Two Million Happy Customers!

How Does Entourage Do It?

  • We support you directly from our headquarters.
    You have access directly to our account managers and production leaders without having to go through a local rep. You save money because there are no local commissions, travel expenses, etc. You receive better service because you work with representatives at Entourage’s headquarters directly.
  • We are as efficient as possible.
    We use the best in printing and binding technologies all located under one roof. Our account managers are located in the same building as the production facility, and can walk your books through the production process, ensuring quality and eliminating costly waste.
  • We are dedicated to yearbooks.
    At Entourage Yearbooks we only produce yearbooks. This allows us to focus on streamlining our production process, building the exact tools our customers want, and providing affordable yearbook solutions for all school types.

2. Dedicated Support

Entourage Yearbooks has designed the most elite support system in the industry. Specialists from each department are ready to assist you. Meet your Entourage below…

Top Yearbook Sales

Sales Representative

Always Ready to Help Answer Yearbook Questions!

  • Get quick answers to your most basic or difficult yearbook questions.
  • Find the yearbook plan and program that is a perfect fit for you.
  • Tell us what specific needs you have and we will customize a yearbook plan around your specific goals!

Account Manager

Get Organized and Plan Out Your Project!

  • Set up a consultation to plan out your project.
  • Design a deadline structure that fits your schedule.
  • Ask design or tech support questions.
  • Look to your account manager to help keep you on track through the whole process.

Distinctive Support

Reach Out To Us With Any Yearbook Questions!

  • Reach tech support at the hours you need it most – extended hours in the spring.
  • Receive the easiest and most thorough tech support in the industry.
  • Experience immediate support from Entourage Yearbooks.

3. Great Software Options

Entourage Yearbooks offers fantastic software options. Choose from one of the most powerful online designers in the industry. Entourage support also offers extensions for Adobe InDesign.

  • Work from any computer with Internet access.
  • Entire staff can work at the same time.
  • Entourage’s Template Library.
  • Cohesive book templates.
  • Auto-flow your people pages.
  • Import from Facebook and Instagram.
  • Photo editing.
  • Security features.
  • Indexing.
  • Instant edits to your yearbook ladder.
  • Electronic online approval.

Thousands of yearbook templates, backgrounds, and clip-art makes it easy to build distinctive yearbooks.

You can also use both Entourage's online software with InDesign to take advantage of the convenience of designing yearbooks online with the power of Adobe's industry standard design tools.

4. Tools Only From Entourage

Entourage Yearbooks has created a library of tools that yearbook advisors have been asking for. They improve the yearbook experience and are only available from Entourage!

Enhance your yearbook experience with Collaborative Media.

Explore
Templates, Galleries, Typography

Search through hundreds of top quality templates. Get ideas for your book from other schools who have shared their great ideas!

  • TEMPLATES – Hundreds of TOP quality yearbook templates. Designed by yearbook professionals and yearbook staff members.
  • YEARBOOK GALLERY – Hundreds of ideas from other schools across the country. Browse to see what other schools are doing.
  • YEARBOOK CONTEST – Browse through the entries from our yearbook contest and rate the ones you think should win a prize.
  • COVER GALLERY – Hundreds of cover options to choose from. Or customize a pre-designed cover to your make it to make it specific to your school.
  • YEARBOOK VAULT– If you are a returning customer, view yearbooks done by your school in the past. Access templates used in past books.Two Million Books Delivered.
  • TYPOGRAPHY – Explore all the new trends in typography and utilize them in your own yearbook.

Learn
Certification, Webinars, Lessons

Enhance your yearbook by getting certified from our online lessons. It’s easy to train your yearbook staff members with Entourage Learn.

GET CERTIFIED – Online yearbook lessons and activities are included. You and your staff can become “Yearbook Certified!”

LESSONS AVAILABLE IN THESE TOPICS:

  • Yearbook Design
  • Yearbook Writing
  • Yearbook Interviewing
  • Photography
  • Entourage Website Use
  • Yearbook Theme
  • Entourage Page Submission
  • Editing Your Yearbook
  • and more…

LESSONS AVAILABLE FOR ALL AGE LEVELS – No matter what age group you are working with, Entourage Learn has something for you!

Discuss
Tech Support, Webinars, Conferences

It’s all about communication! Make your yearbook project a success! Entourage makes it super easy to connect with your yearbook team, with the Entourage Team, and with other schools, through our Live Chat and Message Boards.

  • LIVE CHAT – Entourage has instant Live Chat that helps you connect with your staff as well as the Entourage Team.
  • ONLINE MESSAGE BOARDS – Have a yearbook question? Ask the entire Entourage Community! Post your question on Entourage Discuss and get feedback from other yearbook advisors and yearbook experts.
  • ONLINE WEBINARS – Meet with one of our team members as they guide you and a group of your fellow advisors and staff members through one of many yearbook or journalism related topics. A great way to share ideas with other schools!

Share
Templates, Contests, Referrals

Show off your best work with our Share feature. Share your great ideas and designs with the rest of the Entourage Community!

  • TEMPLATES – As you create amazing new layouts for your yearbook, share your own custom designs with other schools and help everyone get inspired!
  • YEARBOOK CONTEST – Share your yearbook in our National Yearbook Contest, and win recognition and prizes for your school.
  • ENTOURAGE REFERRAL – Share your love for Entourage! Refer us to another school and earn a $100 credit towards your book. Ask your Sales Representative about our group discounts.
  • ADD A LINK – We provide the HTML for you to easily add an online book sales link to your own website! Online sales has never been easier!

5. The Best Resources

Yearbook Kit
Each of the programs comes with a specially designed Yearbook Kit.

  • Software User Guides
  • Best Template Selection Ever!
  • Pre-Designed Covers
  • Backgrounds
  • Clip Art
  • Fonts

Marketing Materials
Create your own marketing materials online!
Customer marketing materials include:

  • Posters
  • Handouts
  • Order Forms
  • E-mail Campaigns

Proof Books

  • Free Printed Proof Book
  • Unlimited Online Proofing
  • 1 Week Turnaround Time
  • Editing Made Easy
Online Tools
Digital Yearbook Ladder
Getting organized has never been so easy! Name a section, give it a title, and assign a yearbook staff member and a deadline to each page.
Online Book Sales
Let us help you manage your online sales with an easy tracking system that will list all your online sales as well as your offline sales.
Staff Management
Set up usernames for your staff online. Three levels of classification allows you the freedom to give different members more or less access than others. Assign tasks, give feedback, and complete yearbook training courses all online!
Online Ad Sales
Selling ads has never been so simple! Have parents and businesses log in, create, and pay for their ads themselves! Online payment and checkout in three easy steps!

6. The Most Complete Training

Entourage Yearbooks offers the most complete yearbook training! Our training is available through videos, manuals, curricula, online courses, and webinars so that everyone is covered!
Webinars and Software Training!
Customized Webinars that address everything you need to get started with your yearbook project!
Software Webinars

Learn all you need to know to be a pro on our software programs. Whether you are working online or with desktop software, we give you the information you need to get started with confidence!
TOPICS:

  • Basic EDOnline
  • Basic Fotofusion
  • Advanced EDOnline
  • Advanced Fotofusion
Yearbook Webinars

Discover everything there is to know about “yearbooking.”
TOPICS:

  • Typography
  • Choosing a Theme
  • Layout Design
  • New Advisors
  • Cover Design
  • Page Design
  • Basic Website
Yearbook Curriculum
A great way for you and your staff to become more familiar with the yearbook process!
The NEW Online Curriculum

GET CERTIFIED – Online yearbook lessons and activities. You and your staff can become “Yearbook Certified!”

LESSONS AVAILABLE IN THESE TOPICS:

  • Yearbook Design
  • Yearbook Writing
  • Photography
  • Entourage Website Use
  • Yearbook Theme
  • Entourage Page Submission
  • Editing Your Yearbook
The Printed Curriculum
  • Three weeks of lessons with everything you need to know to create a yearbook. Topics including planning, writing, designing, photographing, and selling your yearbooks.
  • Quizzes and activities to be used in a classroom setting with each lesson plan.
  • Lesson plans that follow the Columbia Scholastic Press Association’s guidelines for creating a yearbook.

7. Environmentally Friendly

Environmentally Friendly
Entourage Yearbooks has made a commitment to the environment. We are careful about our paper choices, and offer low waste solutions for our customers to utilize too.
Entourage Uses Responsible Paper Choices
Rest assured that you are doing your part for the environment when you work with Entourage.

FSC Certified

Ensures that our paper meets the Forest Stewardship Council’s standards for responsible forest management.

Its trademark provides international recognition to organizations who support the growth responsible forest management.

Other paper options Entourage can provide:

Green Seal Certified

Signifies that all of the recycled papers we sell with the Green Seal logo are made with a minimum of 30% post consumer fibers and that the mill process, including the packaging, are environmentally preferable.

Green-e Certified

Green-e identifies products made with certified renewable energy. These energy sources include wind power, solar power, low impact hydropower, and biomass.

Recycled

This symbol ensures that any product sold with the recycled logo contains material from post consumer sources. Recycled paper is available anywhere from 10% to 100% post- consumer fiber.

Entourage now offers all of our printed resources online!
Go Green!

Download all of the resource material and save a tree!

  • Software User Guides
  • Best Template Selection Ever!
  • Pre-Designed Covers
  • Backgrounds
  • Clip Art
  • Fonts
  • And More!

We'll Plant a Tree
for you.
Entourage will donate $1 to the Save a Tree Foundation for every school that downloads the electronic version of the starter kit instead of the printed version.

8. Top Quality Upgrades

Top Quality Upgrades

Foil Stamp
Foil stamping can add great dimension to your cover. Whether you have a printed hard cover, soft cover, or Snap! book, foil stamping is a great upgrade option!

Coating
UV coating is a unique cover upgrade option that offers not only a great aesthetic appeal to your yearbook but a wonderful added texture to your cover.

Plastic Dust Jacket
Preserve the life of your yearbooks by offering clear plastic dust jackets to your students as an upgrade option. Our clear plastic dust jackets easily fit over yearbooks of any size and add protection.

Year In Review
Include a year-in-review in your yearbook with the most current events from this past year so your students will always remember what happened in the world during this school year.

Photo Tip-in
Add in a printed image to your classic hard cover with our photo tip-in. It is a great way to expand the design of your cover.

Metal Inlay
Metal inlays are a special and unique addition to your classic hard cover.

Emboss/Deboss
Emboss or Deboss adds some really great texture to your cover design. Add foil stamping to your emboss for even more texture and pop to your cover.

Personalization
Personalization is a great way to make your students’ yearbooks special and truly one of a kind.

Printed Endsheets
All hard cover yearbooks come with standard white endsheets. Take advantage of that space and create a custom designed endsheet to extend the overall design of your yearbook.

Colored Endsheets
Simple colored endsheets are a great and easy way to add another unexpected element to your yearbook.

Dye Cut
Dye cuts are custom shapes that can be cut out of your yearbook cover, which allows your endsheets to show through as a feature.

Dust Jackets
Can’t decide between a signature hard cover or a classic? Add our dust jacket upgrade to combine a printed cover design over a standard Classic Cover.

9. Innovations In The Industry

Entourage Yearbooks is a pioneer in the yearbook industry. Check out some of our press releases and news articles that Entourage has been featured in recently.

New Collaborative Social Media Paves The Way For The Future Of Yearbooks

Social media has taken the world by storm, and at this point, barely even needs an introduction. It’s presence is felt everywhere. It has revolutionized the rules of marketing in a period of under 10 years. It’s considered the new norm for communication between friends. It has become a new lifestyle – ingrained in younger generations. But for an age old industry like school yearbooks, is it really the new media for how students and schools will record their memories? Entourage Yearbooks is leading a new drive in what is be- ing called Collaborative Media, a new form of social media that is transforming the yearbook industry.

Read Full Article Here

Online Yearbook Design Software Advances To New Heights

Online yearbook software, EDOnline has hit a milestone with its 50,000th page created this week. EDOnline was just launched for the 2011-2012 school year by Entourage Yearbooks. “The popularity of the online design software has really exceeded our expectations in its debut season,” said Entourage Yearbooks President, Elias Jo. “We actually had 500% more schools want to use the program after viewing the demo than we had anticipated for this year. The feedback from the customers has been very encouraging.”

Read Full Article Here

Top 5 Secrets Your Yearbook Company Doesn't Want You to Know

Social media has taken the world by storm, and at this point, barely even needs an introduction. It’s presence is felt everywhere. It has revolutionized the rules of marketing in a period of under 10 years. It’s considered the new norm for communication between friends. It has become a new lifestyle – ingrained in younger generations. But for an age old industry like school yearbooks, is it really the new media for how students and schools will record their memories? Entourage Yearbooks is leading a new drive in what is be- ing called Collaborative Media, a new form of social media that is transforming the yearbook industry.

Read Full Article Here

10. Customer Satisfaction

Entourage Yearbooks leads in customer satisfaction, but you don’t need to take our word for why you should work with us. Here’s what our customers are saying…

“Entourage Yearbooks has been a complete saver. If it wasn’t for their exemplary service, our yearbook would have never turned out so amazing. So I want to say thank you Entourage for all of your hard work and amazing service. We will be back next year!”

– Robert Stratton, Atrisco High School

“Entourage has a variety of options for how to put your yearbook together. Someone with very little technical expertise can create a book that looks like a professional put it together. The customer service is very helpful and has a very quick response. Our school has used them for 3 years now and will sign up for a fourth."

– Sheri Gazitt, Explorer Community School

“Entourage is very customer-service oriented. We’ve had a wonderful experience with them from software to layouts to printing to marketing our small school yearbook. Their staff has always answered our queries quickly and professionally. When we brought a concern to their attention they were quick to resolve it to our satisfaction. What other company can you say actually does all that? Entourage does!

– Pam Collier, Academy Charter School

“Working with Entourage is always a pleasure. There hasn’t been one time that I called and haven’t gotten someone on the phone after 30 seconds. Entourage is very flexible in meeting our needs.”

– Pamela Ackert Schons & Michael DeJoseph, Inwood Intermediate

The staff at Entourage has been nothing but helpful in the sign up process. They have been so reassuring and comfortable to work with. Their experience shines through!”

– Amber Morales, Amberlynn Photography

“I thought the software was very easy to work with and a lot of FUN to play with. Every page was uniquely designed, and there were tons of themes/pages/clip art to choose from. The entire school raved about the finished product and can’t wait for next year’s book!”

– Taryn Dabice, Sunset Co-op Nursery School

Outstanding customer service, Outstanding, great end product! Definitely will make the kids happy.”

– Lana Holder, Millstone River

“In my first year as a yearbook advisor, Entourage Yearbooks went above and beyond to help me assemble a successful yearbook. I was thrilled with their customer service as well as their high quality product. I would highly recommend Entourage Yearbooks.”

– Daniel Prasol, Franklin County Technical School

“My experience with Entourage was wonderful! I always had quick replies to my questions and everyone was pleasant and helpful. Students really liked the new look of this year’s book. The software was easy to use and created professional pages easily.”

– Kathy Lankston, Adventist Christian Academy