Give your signing day a Yearbook Shout!
Written by Evan Blackwell, CJE
For generations, readers have been picking up their yearbooks for a trip down memory lane, and one of their favorite moments is scanning through the signatures of their friends.
But what if students had the ability to leave more than just a written signature on those yearbook pages? What if they could leave a video message along with their signed message, allowing their friends to remember how they look and act today?
Just this month, Walsworth Yearbooks unveiled the exclusive new mobile app Yearbook Shout. Using Yearbook Shout, students can leave video messages, or “Shouts,” right next to their written signatures in the yearbook. It’s a technology with a chance to revolutionize yearbook signing day.
“Yearbook signing day has always been a long-standing tradition and is part of what makes a yearbook such a precious keepsake,” said Don Walsworth, president of Walsworth Yearbooks. “Yearbook Shout makes that experience even more relevant for today’s students.”
So how does it work?
- For schools that order, yearbook purchasers will receive a sticker sheet of Yearbook Shout codes unique to their yearbook.
- They will scan a code using the Yearbook Shout app powered by Walsworth partners stkr.it.
- Next, they will follow the app’s instructions for recording a video message for a friend.
- Students include a unique sticker code when they sign each friend’s yearbook.
“The yearbook signing party is such a tangible way to differentiate the yearbook experience from sharing through social media,” said Brian Flamm, yearbook sales representative for Walsworth in Virginia. “The Yearbook Shout app takes this whole concept into the 21st century.”