2022 Initiatives

Hermes Platinum Award
EDgage Q4 2020 “Above & Beyond”

Welcome to EDgage

Business is done when trust is established. At APTech, fostering end-to-end business value chains is part of our mission. We are good at getting like-minded people together and now we are building communities to help marketing professionals within specific vertical market segments achieve their business goals.

Introducing EDgage, a new content platform built to connect higher education marketers and enrollment specialists. The platform serves professionals in this market by igniting creative ideas, inspiring new campaigns and enabling faster conversion.

By sharing the relevant success stories and practical strategies, higher education marketers will find inspiration in their quest for higher levels of performance. EDgage will educate higher ed professionals on a wide range of unique marketing ideas and ready-to-implement tactics.

EDgage content embodies the entire sales and marketing process. Educating customers and prospects is a subtle and nonintrusive way to get on people’s radar and earn their trust and respect. We have seen it work, and we can now connect companies like yours to our robust higher education networking community.

EDgage includes a quarterly-printed magazine, an online component that updates our readers, and virtual or live summits that will inspire higher education marketers across the country. Overall, the entire content platform is designed to connect you to with your target market—the people that make decisions about marketing services—including print. You’re invited to take part in this exciting marketing opportunity by sponsoring EDgage.

Warmest regards,

Thayer Long
The Association for PRINT Technologies

EDgage Magazine

The EDgage platform is built to connect you with higher education marketers and enrollment specialists. The program serves this popular market by igniting creative ideas, inspiring new campaigns and enabling higher levels of conversion. The EDgage magazine offers you a chance to connect with the community that invests in marketing services four times per year, plus monthly online content and events.


EDgage Spotlights

250 words and high-resolution imagery of either a product or a customer you would like to highlight. Your logo will accompany the sponsorship of the spotlight. Copy can be supplied by you, or we can create it.

EDgage Online Banners

Digital ads on the EDgage website.

EDgage Live!

In 2022, we will host summits for the brightest minds in higher education marketing. These summits will be anchored with content that strategically focuses on marketing and how to increase awareness, engagement and enrollment.

Editorial Calendar

EDgage magazine shares success stories and practical strategies that higher education marketers will find inspirational in their quest for name recognition, brand awareness and ultimately increased enrollments. By educating higher ed professionals on all marketing ideas and tactics, EDgage magazine has become a trusted, go-to resource.

Distribution Date: February 4, 2022
Material Due Date: December 17, 2022

Magnetism: Marketing’s retention issue
The Vibe: Why setting campus culture is critical

Distribution Date: May 6, 2022
Material Due Date: March 18, 2022

Front & Center – A Student-first Approach to Higher Ed Marketing
Affecting Leadership – Overcoming Resistance to Make an Impact

Distribution Date: August 5, 2022
Material Due Date: June 17, 2022

Who Are We? Schools Face Brand Identity Question
ROI – The Return of Ink – Higher ED Marketers Stand Out with Printed Content

Distribution Date: November 1, 2022
Material Due Date: September 16, 2022

How the Pandemic Changed Conversation About Higher Ed
Agility Work – Best Practice Advice for Building Effective Marketing Departments

EDgage Online includes additional content to support higher education marketers and enrollment specialists. We contact subscribers via email on a monthly basis, on the following schedule. Opportunities exist to publish a limited number of ads in these e-newsletters.

EDgage Online Distribution Dates

Component Pricing

Full Page Ad or Spotlight$1,500
Half Page Ad$750
Inside Front Cover Ad$2,000
Inside Back Cover Ad$2,000
2-page Center Spread$2,000
Pre-printed Inserts$3,000
Online Banner$500
EDgage Live Tier 1 Sponsorship$1,000
EDgage Live Tier 2 Sponsorship$500
Platinum Sponsorship (all inclusive)$10,000

Pittsburgh, PA • september 14, 2022

left field meeting space

EDgage Live! is happening in Pittsburgh’s vibrant North Side, next to PNC Park September 14, 2022 from 1:00-5:00 pm. Join us for lunch, followed by a program featuring higher education marketing & communication experts and industry peers for a truly interactive afternoon of learning and networking.

EDgage Live Sponsorship

Tier 1
  • Introduce your company and one of the sessions
  • Slideshow advertisements (no sound) during breaks, up to 1min
  • Table (Drape not included)
  • Pop up banners and backdrops allowed up to 6ft
  • Logo on the website
  • Post registration list (opt in’s only)

EDgage Live Sponsorship

Tier 2
  • Table (Drape not included)
  • Pop up banners and backdrops allowed up to 6ft
  • Logo on the website

Sponsorship Opportunities

Ads/Artwork Specifications


  • PDF/X-1a is preferred file delivery format
  • Images should be high resolution, CMYK format (at least 200 dpi.)
  • Do not mix RGB, CMYK and spot colors in document
  • Fonts must be embedded in PDF
  • Color should be CMYK using U.S. Web Coated (SWOP) v2. RGB, spot or other colors will be converted to CMYK using U.S. Web Coated (SWOP) v2; anticipated color may not result.
  • For critical color supply SWOP-certified color proof with color bars.


  • Tip-in Insert: maximum 8×10″, 70# text max weight
  • Blow-in Insert: minimum 5×3½”, maximum 6×4¼”, 75# standard stock
  • Polybag Insert: minimum 4×6″, maximum 9 x 10″
  • Bellyband: 5″ tall x 18¾” wide, 80#

    * Actual print samples must be sent to printer for machinability testing prior to deadline.

Banners for EDgage Online

Most standard banner sizes apply

Examples: 300×250 – Medium rectangle, 336×280 – Large rectangle, 728×90 – Leaderboard,
300×600 – Half page or large skyscraper, 320×50 – Mobile leaderboard.

Ads can be animated or static. Banners are typically updated on a month-to-month basis.
Email jshaffer@aptech.org with questions or to submit your banner.


Editor — Julie Shaffer, jshaffer@aptech.org

Association for PRINT Technologies
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Suite C-250
Franklin, TN 37067