Print some branded laptop stickers and hand them out to staff and students

Who doesn’t like a good sticker these days? One thing your staff should look at doing is printing stickers to give out to students and staff. My crew has done this a couple different times and have plans to continue making more.

They’ve found pretty good success with students and staff who use them on everything from laptops to water bottles. They’ve created them for First Amendment events they’ve run at school and given them out as prizes for publications-run contests.

With each, they’ve worked to brand them with something publications related, like the name of the school yearbook or the staffs social channels. While there is obviously a little cost to get the stickers printed, having these stickers appear on visible things your school population sees on a daily basis helps keep your student publications visible to the masses.

There are lots of ways to print stickers from buying paper and printing your own at home or at school to sending designs out and having a third-party print them. Once place we’ve used quite a bit is Sticker Mule. They do a nice job printing and can get things to us pretty fast. This link should even get your $10 in store credit when you spend $10 or more.

Aaron Manfull

Aaron is in his 24th year of advising student media. He is currently the Director of Student Media at Francis Howell North High School in St. Charles, Missouri. He is the Journalism Education Association Digital Media Chair and co-Director of Media Now. He created The Next 26 and is a former Dow Jones News Fund National Journalism Teacher of the Year. He is one of the authors of the textbook "Student Journalism and Media Literacy." You can find him on Twitter and Instragram @manfull. He's a proud father. A transplanted Iowan. And an avid Hawkeye Fan.

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