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By Therese Umerlik | January 31, 2023

Social Media Trends for 2023: 3 New Ways to Grow Your Online Reach

To connect with and expand your membership and outreach, your association should have a robust social media strategy flexible enough to evolve with changes in this interactive technology. But responding […]

By Rachel Markey | December 20, 2022

8 Smart Considerations for Charitable Giving

Discover why and how associations that give back gain an advantage—beyond their bottom lines.

By Therese Umerlik | December 6, 2022

The Power of Storytelling: Creating a Connection Through Experience

Your association has stories of its successes, achievements, and goals, but are they being shared? Check out some ways to craft your stories so potential and current members can see how you can help them grow.

By Samuel Hoffmeister | November 21, 2022

Association Websites: Creating an Effective User Experience

When a current or potential member visits your website, you want them to stay, explore, and get informed as seamlessly as possible, right? Right. So when it comes time to […]

By Therese Umerlik | December 6, 2022

The Power of Storytelling: Creating a Connection Through Experience

Your association has stories of its successes, achievements, and goals, but are they being shared? Check out some ways to craft your stories so potential and current members can see how you can help them grow.

By Megan Brodbeck | October 25, 2022

7 Ways to Show Your Publication Some Love at Your Next Event

Your event is the perfect opportunity to grow your readership, increase your audience loyalty, and market your latest publication.

By Samuel Hoffmeister | August 15, 2022

Case Study: Reimagining a Publication, Driving Growth

A publication, as the centerpiece of any great content strategy, should offer value that current and potential members simply can’t leave behind. With our help, one association truly delivered.

By Ashley Reid | May 24, 2022

YGS Boasts Major Wins

YGS and its association partners earn several prestigious industry awards

By Ashley Reid | March 29, 2022

When an Audit Is a Good Thing

A communication audit can reveal valuable insights into what your members are looking for.

By Julia Berley | January 4, 2022

Association Publication Trends for 2022

Exploring 2022’s new and continuing trends in association publications and how associations can maximize their reach and the quality of their content in the new year.

By Samuel Hoffmeister | July 27, 2021

Introducing YGS ClicBook

For many years, YGS delivered a digital version of our clients’ publications through a partnership with an external vendor—no more! Say hello to our very own digital flipbook solution: ClicBook.

By Rachel Markey | June 29, 2021

A Publication Is Still an Essential Member Benefit

The value of an association’s publication is measured by more than direct advertising revenue; it is also a tangible and substantial member benefit with dividends that ripple throughout the association.

By Ashley Reid | June 23, 2021

The Results Are in: YGS Pubs Are EXCEL-lent

In recognition of their dedication to publication quality and excellence, YGS and its association partners received four AM&P EXCEL awards at a ceremony on June 16.

By Rachel Markey | March 25, 2021

EXCEL Award Win Inspires Us to Think Bigger and Bolder

NAESP and Crayola have collaborated for nine years to support art-infused education through the Champion Creatively Alive Children Grant. The grant program provided funding annually to 20 schools so they […]

By Rachel Markey | January 26, 2021

The Print Terms You Need to Know

By becoming more familiar with print terminology, you can better understand your options and communicate your needs.

By Ashley Reid | September 15, 2020

Planning Content in Ever-Changing Times

For many associations, the fall season means it’s time to plan content for the coming year. But how do you plan content several months in advance when the state of the world is changing so rapidly? Here are five helpful tips.

By Samuel Hoffmeister | August 4, 2020

More Than Just Award-Winning Design

YGS Senior Art Director Mike Vucic knows what it takes to create unique, stunning designs that not only exceed client expectations but also win awards. The latest example: a 2020 […]

By Craig Lauer | July 28, 2020

The Power and Profit of Sponsored Content

Increasingly, associations are enhancing revenue by offering sponsored content within their magazines and other content platforms.

By Ashley Reid | July 17, 2020

Excellence by (Re)Design

Now may be the time to revisit your content and design so your publication stays relevant, fresh, and engaging to readers and advertisers.

By Craig Lauer | July 17, 2020

Expanding Your Print Publication with a Digital Edition

Create the best experience for readers, greater opportunities for advertisers, and a platform for sharing the most current information.