The “Journalists’ Inbox” Launches in New Orleans; NOLANewswire provides a hub for community members, media, news, and public relations professionals to share and connect.
NEW ORLEANS — NOLA Newswire is celebrating the new year by helping local entities affected by the pandemic with free press release placement through Valentine’s Day (Sun., Feb. 14th) 2021 across its digital bulletin board and distribution service. Local businesses, nonprofits, government, NGOs, and associations with ties to the New Orleans area can use the service, the purpose of which is to connect communications professionals and community members to journalists and media outlets in a non-invasive and efficient platform, free of charge. The company aims to provide assistance to struggling local businesses by connecting them with interested journalists for possible coverage.
Since 2020 was the year of the “pivot” for many local businesses, 2021 brings the challenge of spreading the news of a pivoting organization’s new direction or efforts. The premium NOLA Newswire service is free through Sunday, February 14th to any struggling organizations in an effort to help them accomplish that goal.
This news portal, deemed the “journalists’ inbox,” provides one convenient source for the latest press releases and news from local businesses, events, organizations, individuals, and more, allowing those with ties to the New Orleans area to upload press releases, news, and Request For Proposals (RFP). Where national and international press release distribution services may serve press releases to out of market or irrelevant media outlets, NOLA Newswire provides a library of fresh content provided by marketers and public relations professionals looking to match with current and appropriate media outlets.
User-generated press releases may be distributed to specific newsrooms and media professionals based upon urgency, industry, geography, and trends. Breaking and current press releases are also shared amongst social media, influencer, partner, and email list networks to further the reach of all messaging.
A unique feature of NOLA Newswire not found in national newswire services is the ability to pull or withdraw news releases from a user and at their discretion should a media outlet request an exclusive interview. This facet of the service enables media outlets to create in-depth reporting on their timeline.
For journalists, this go-to source provides a place to find the latest local industry news and a welcome reprieve from the hundreds of press release emails bombarding their inboxes every day.
Additional services such as video press release packages and press release writing services will soon be available. An additional coming feature will also allow journalists to anonymously place requests for needed sources for an upcoming story with NOLA Newswire being an intermediary preventing overflow response.
NOLA Newswire debuted in late 2020 and found an eager user base in small businesses and nonprofit organizations with minimal to nonexistent public relations budgets. All submissions are subject to approval by NOLA Newswire. Visit nolanewswire.com for more information.
About NOLA Newswire:
NOLA Newswire is a Louisiana and Gulf Coast centric hub for marketing and public relations professionals to create news for their organizations so that it may be featured by regional media outlets. Its media directory and email newsletter lists are updated regularly to ensure news reaches qualified and appropriate outlets.