Alert Submission Form

Use this form to submit your Partner Ad contents for our 6 monthly co-op email Alerts. You’ll always find the link to this form in the Back Office at the bottom of every webpage.

For questions, contact:

Mark Peterson • [email protected] • 612-518-8353
Jennifer Zacks • [email protected] • 612-387-0656

With our email marketing you can reach THOUSANDS of educators & planners during the year! MULTIPLE times!

Plan your Partner Ad timing to promote field trips, assemblies, tour destinations, programs, performance, or fundraising!
Publish fresh content with each new Partner Ad (new headline, new photo, new copy). Sell the EXPERIENCE, not the price. Ideas: promotions for new or online programs, quotes, a fascinating backstory, upcoming events, performances or exhibits, special offers, or unique packages you are offering.
Allow enough time for planners to plan.
Change up photos to keep things interesting.
Use VIDEO. Even videos produced by cell phones. Best Practice: Upload your video to Youtube or Vimeo and link from there. We cannot embed a video in your Partner Ad… it must be available as a link.
Your Partner Ad is then individually posted on our homepage after the Alert is emailed. They will be displayed until the next Alert, and they are always linked to your blog with more info you provided to us.
• Your Partner Ad content will also be posted to social media (Facebook, Twitter).

Our loyal subscribers keep our emails and re-visit them – again & again!

As each email Alert is opened, planners read it. Our co-op Alerts are treated much differently than “regular” marketing emails by planners in EVERY group market we work with.

If they don’t click your announcement, it doesn’t mean you failed. It could be timing, age, message content or writing (these you CAN control) or maybe they had to leave for a meeting. Sometimes we won’t see planners for a month or more… they come back when they choose to. Up to a year later!

With the posts of your Partner ads on our website homepage and in the blog post on our website, we have seen visits to our website increase significantly. And that’s great for you!

INSTRUCTIONS:

The email ALERTS are 6 unique co-op emails – one Alert for each of the 6 Group Markets we serve. Each usually contains 15-20 Partner Ads. They are sent to more than 60,000+ subscribers every month! Each Alert has its own set of subscribers. Occasionally during the year, the Alert schedule will be adjusted due to holidays or events (see the Alerts Calendar).

Here are the MN Alerts with subscriber counts:

  1. Field Trip Alert (MN youth recreation)16,000
  2. Active Boomers (MN active adults & seniors)5,000
  3. LetsDoMN Event Planning (for event & activity planners, employee clubs) 9,500
  4. Student Experiences (schools, educators, homeschool co-ops)14,500
  5. MN Group Travel & Tours (tour operators, bank clubs, travel clubs & group leaders – national, regional, MN)5,700
  6. Fundraising Opportunities (i.e., PTA/PTO, booster clubs, sports teams, youth organizations, non-profit organizations, etc) – 17.000

HELPS:

With Unlimited Monthly Rotation… Partners can reach 5 Unique Group Markets during the Program Year!
During your Partner year, you can use our unique Unlimited Monthly Rotation to make your announcements to the same or a different audience each month. Depending on the number of announcements you have contracted (1-5 per month), you can publish your announcements in any of the 5 Alert Categories per month. It’s your choice every month. YOU determine how to use this unique targeting opportunity with Unlimited Monthly Rotation of your announcements.
Suggestion: Look over announcements in Alerts for ideas for your own announcements.)

***NEW – “SAVE & CONTINUE LATER”  Feature is now available!

  • Next to the “Submit” button at the bottom of this form you will find the link to “SAVE & CONTINUE LATER“.
  • Once clicked, scroll down towards the bottom of the page to blue box.
  • Copy the link provided to continue writing your announcement at another time.
  • You can add an email address (to receive the link to continue later) in your inbox.
  • The link is valid for 30 days after submitting “Save & Continue.”    NOTE: attached images are not saved using this feature.

You will receive a green confirmation notice towards the bottom of the page.

Fields marked with an * are required.

INDICATE THE ALERT YOU WANT from the dropdown menu below. You will see a description of that alert, when materials are due, and the publish date. Use this ALERT SUBMISSION FORM for each Alert Partner Ad or Exclusive Alert you want to send out.

After you click SUBMIT…

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If you click submit and do not receive the following screenshot, we have not received your Alert Submission Form.

Check the form for fields that are not correctly filled out (and required), errors, or possibly you are trying to send the wrong image type (.jpeg file only).
If you did everything correctly, please contact us.

Mark Peterson • [email protected] • 612-518-8353
Jennifer Zacks • [email protected] • 612-387-0656

Thank you!