Since the AAN CAN classified network generates over 60 percent of our income, we keep close tabs on which member papers are running the ads, compiling a “compliance” report that is updated monthly.
We present a copy of the report to the AAN Board of Directors at every one of their meetings and it often generates a discussion about how we can improve the score. The most important thing we can do, of course, is contact non-compliant papers directly to see if there’s a problem and/or to remind them of the connection between placement of the ads and the continued survival of the association.
At a recent board meeting it was also suggested that perhaps posting the compliance report online for all members to see would shame chronic non-compliers into action.
So we will begin posting the report on this blog in the near future. But before we begin, I want to salute the following AAN papers that had a perfect record of compliance in our most recent report: