Wednesday, May 26, 2010

TV: NBC News Affiliates Air TreeRing Segment in 45 Different Markets

NBC News segment on TreeRing has been aired over 55 times in 45 different cities this past week.
It was aired in: Abilene/Sweetwater, Baltimore, Bangor, Burlington/Plattsburgh, Charleston, SC, Chattanooga/Cohutta, Chicago, Dayton, Des Moines/Ames, Eugene, Indianapolis, Jackson, MS, Jacksonville/Brunswick, Joplin/Pittsburg, La Crosse/Eau Claire, Lake Charles, Lansing/Jackson, MI, Lexington, Los Angeles, Lubbock, Memphis, Minot/Bismark, Monterey/Salinas, Norfolk/Portsmouth/Newport News, Peoria/Bloomington, Portland/Auburn, ME, Raleigh/Durham, Richmond/Petersburg, Rochester, NY, Sacramento/Stockton/Modesto, San Diego, Santa Barbara/Santa Maria/San Luis Obispo, Shreveport, Sioux City, South Bend/Elkhart, Spokane, Springfield, MO, Springfield/Holyoke, MA, St. Louis, Terre Haute, Traverse City/Cadillac, Tucson, Tulsa, Youngstown and Zanesville.  


Here's the clip from Chicago Channel 5 NBC News

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Article: MSNBC - Customized yearbook includes everyone


By Consumer Bob
It's one of the biggest pet peeves when school yearbooks start coming out: Where is your picture?
"You want a representation of all of the kids, and you don't always get that," said principal Dunya Shaw of Our Savior's Lutheran School in San Clemente.
That's why Shaw made a change this year and produced the school's yearbook through Tree Ring. The online site not only helps the school print out its annual yearbook but also allows parents to make customized pages.  READ MORE

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Article: Channel 14 News WFIE.com - Customize Your Child's Yearbook


Posted by Sarah Harlan
(NBC) - It's that time of year when school yearbooks start coming out, but there are two common complaints about yearbooks: they cost too much and you can't find pictures of yourself. 
NBC found one alternative where price and pictures don't seem to be a problem. The pressure is on at one school in San Clemente. The students don't feel it, but the principal does. 
"You want a representation of all the kids and you don't always get that," Principal Dunya Shaw said.  Principal Shaw is talking about the challenges of putting together a school yearbook.  

Monday, May 17, 2010

TV: NBC 7/39 News San Diego (KNSD) covers TreeRing & Customer Our Savior's School


Thank you Consumer Bob for such great coverage of TreeRing!
Thank you Our Savior's, especially Dunya Shaw, Patrick Wallace & Jennifer Conover, for being such great customers!

Article: NBCSanDiego.com - Design Your Own Yearbook


It's one of the biggest pet peeves when school yearbooks start coming out: Where is your picture?
"You want a representation of all of the kids, and you don't always get that," said principal Dunya Shaw of Our Savior's Lutheran School in San Clemente
That's why Shaw made a change this year and produced the school's yearbook through Tree Ring. The online site not only helps the school print out its annual yearbook but  also allows parents to make customized pages.
"The parent goes in there online ...  and is able to add their own photos to the school book," said Tree Ring's Aaron Greco.   READ MORE

Friday, May 14, 2010

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Article: Springwise - School Yearbooks Personalized for Each Student


By virtue of the sheer numbers of students typically involved, most school yearbooks don't include more than one or two shots of each individual child. Aiming to make school yearbooks more about the student and less about the school,TreeRing is a platform that lets schools create yearbooks that can be customized.
By combining the efficiency of just-in-time digital printing, the collaborative power of online social networks and an array of DIY customization features, California-based TreeRing strives to create personalized yearbooks for each child while also reducing the financial burden for schools. Toward that end, it has built a solution that allows schools to create a traditional "core" yearbook that includes the entire school, but to also invite parents and students to customize their own yearbook pages. Customization can be achieved via templates and drag-and-drop functionality using a combination of personal and shared photos and information captured about each student's stage in life—best friends, favorite activities, future aspirations, etc.—making the end result a record of each student’s entire year, both in and out of the classroom. Once a student's yearbook is complete, TreeRing's state-of-the-art digital printing technology then prints that custom version. Pricing is between USD 10 and USD 25, Examiner.com reports, including four free customizable pages.  READ MORE