The subject of today’s post has to deal with our web site. We have a detailed break down on how to submit a City Brief via our convenient, easy to use web site. First, log onto http://citybriefs.forumcomm.com. Below is what the page looks like when you first visit it. Click on the image to enlarge it. You can start by either creating your username and password right away or diving right in and placing your ad. Select the rate that applies best to you (Commercial, Private Party or Church/Charitable). Don’t forget to select the City Briefs option in the middle of the screen. You can now click next.
This is what the home screen looks like when you visit our web site.
This is the next screen you will see. Please click on the image for a larger view. This page displays all of the package options available (and their starting costs) for The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead, the Grand Forks Herald, and the Duluth area papers. Click the option that you desire to purchase. (Please note: There is a calendar in the upper right hand corner. The default date is next days publication unless otherwise specified.) Once you have picked your option and desired beginning run day click the next button.
This page displays all of the package options available for City Briefs.
The next screen that appears is where you can enter in the desired ad text. Enter the title or attention grabbing headline you want for your City Brief. In our format that title/headline has to be all caps (Note: If it isn’t entered in all caps we will convert it to fit format so don’t worry if you forget!). Once you have all of your text entered click the next page.
This is the page where you can enter the desired text for your City Brief. Note: This event is made up and does not actually exist.
Now you are able to see some of the different customization options that are available for your City Brief. There are four different options and each option displays the price of the option. Click on the image to enlarge it. If you choose to pick the option with the photo there is a spot where you an upload your photo or logo. After you have selected the option that best fits your needs click the next button.
This screen displays the customizable options you have to choose from.
This screen is your order summary page. You have the options to go back and edit your description, format or package and dates. If everything appears correctly click the next button.
This page is your order summary page. You can look over everything to double check and make sure it is exactly what you want.
This last page is where you can enter your personal information. If you did not log in or create an account in the beginning you may do so here. If you already logged in or created a username and password your personal information will already be filled in. Once everything is filled in you will need to pick your payment type. We accept all major credit cards. (Tip: When entering in your credit card expiration date use this format 07/14. If it isn’t entered in correctly you will receive an error message.) After everything is entered you may click the Place Order button. A confirmation screen will appear. Feel free to print this for your records if you wish. I like to tell people to continue after that page. It should take you back to the home page and that is how you know you submitted everything.
You can now enter your personal information if you haven’t logged in or created an account already.
Once an order is placed on our web site it goes into a queue. Usually things submitted from the website take 15-20 minutes to appear for us. If you haven’t received your City Brief approval email (the system sends out an approval email once the ad is approved on our side) within two hours of placing your City Brief please contact us so we can further investigate the issue.
Do you still have questions regarding our web site? Leave a comment or contact us directly.
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