Creating a New Booking

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Creating a New Booking

1. Bookings are always set up on a client, so start by selecting the client you want. Go to the Client screen, search for the client you wish to create a booking for.

2. On the Client Bookings tab, you will see the publications and issues you have set up.

3. Select the issues you want where it says “Click to book” (you can do several at once).  Then click the green “Complete Booking” button.

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4. Click the green “New Advert” button, and select the advert size

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5.   Drag each of the artwork boxes you have created down to the relevant issues. 

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TIP: If you want the same advert for multiple issues in a publication, drag the advert box onto the purple bar containing the title of the publication until it turns yellow, then release. This will assign the same advert to all the issues in the list. 

6.  If required, you can select a premium position for the advert – this is available for full-page bookings only. Click the drop-down menu where it says ‘No preferred position’ and choose a premium page.

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TIP: If a booking has been assigned to a premium page (such as inside cover or page 3), it will automatically be placed on the flat plan with a lock icon indicating that it cannot be moved from that page.

If you select 'Right-hand page', it displays on the booking line and a right-arrow icon will appear on the advert displayed on the flat plan, and you will see a warning if you try and place it on a left page.

If you select 'Not near competitor', it displays on the booking line and an icon of two boxes will appear on the advert displayed on the flat plan, and you will see 'Not close to competitor' when you hover over it. 

If you select 'Special Position' it displays on the booking line and this text is also carried forward onto the booking confirmation email.  No icon is displayed.

7. You can manually change the cost of the booking, if needed.  The booking cost shown will be picked up from the advert default costs, if you have set them. (Click here to find out about setting the default pricing).  

You can add a discount if you wish, by adding a percentage discount or an amount, and this will be displayed as a discount on the invoice. 

TIP: If you are booking multiple adverts, you can set the total cost in the ‘total’ box, which will be split up for individual adverts.  

TIP: If you change the default price of the advert MagManager will remember this amount for the next time that client makes a booking.

8. When you have finished, simply click the blue “Save Booking” button.
The “Save and Email” button will save the booking and generate an email to the client.

The client bookings tab now shows a summary of the bookings for that client. Bookings show dark blue by default, and light blue after they have been set on the flat-plan. Bookings allocated to a premium page show yellow.

You can drag to move a booking to a different issue- click on the cross-arrows when you want to do this.

Clicking on the magnifying glass will take you to the booking on the flat-plan, where you can place it to the page you want.



Multiple Bookings


If you have multiple bookings which will use different artwork, you will need to create multiple artwork boxes, one for each artwork.

You can create a duplicate artwork box by clicking on the + symbol at the top right of an existing artwork box. Each artwork box can then be dragged down to the booking it belongs to.



In the following example, there are two bookings in a booking set, one for March and one for April. Our client wants a different advert for each month.

For the first month, March, we clicked on “New Advert” to create the first advert box, and we dragged this down to the March booking.

We can now duplicate the advert box by clicking on the plus sign, and drag down this advert box to the April booking.

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Booking Content 

To create a Content booking, choose a client and select the Bookings tab, and under that the Content tab.

You can now click on "Click to book" for the issues you want, and then click the green "Add Content" button in the top right of the screen.

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You will now be prompted to click the green "New Content" button if you don't yet have any content bookings. You can add a content box to an issue in the same way as you would add an advert to an issue (described above).

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