TORONTO, Dec. 15, 2016 /CNW/ - CNW is rolling out display options that better showcase the multimedia assets accompanying news release content on newswire.ca.
In 2016, CNW measured a 22.9% increase over last year in the number of multimedia assets crossing its newswire. This uptick in image and video volume is in part to meet growing demand from media for quality visual content to run with news stories, but also to better engage online audiences. CNW data also shows that news releases with photos, videos, maps, graphs, infographics, logos or artwork receive up to 40% more views on its website than text-only releases.
"These new display options allow our clients to tell their story in the way they would like to tell them, allowing them to choose the format that best presents the information as a whole," says Tim Griffin, CNW's VP of client success. "The best part is we will be adding additional options next year."
The new display options are available to CNW clients through the Online Member Centre. Users can choose from the standard Carousel or new Gallery display options, effective today. For CNW clients not using the Online Member Centre, the default display option will continue to be Carousel, as it ranked highest in focus group testing.
Additional display options, including one that specializes in infographics, are in the beta testing stage and will be released in early 2017.
About CNW Group
CNW Group Ltd. (a Cision company) gets people talking about our clients online and in the news. We deliver authenticated news releases and multimedia content in the right way and to the right places in order to fulfill disclosure requirements and maximize exposure, engagement and earned media opportunities. CNW also provides professional video, photography and webcast production, translation, regulatory filing and printing services as well as monitoring and measurement platforms.
Cision is a leading media communication technology and analytics company that enables marketers and communicators to effectively manage their earned media programs in coordination with paid and owned channels to drive business impact. As the creator of the Cision Communication Cloud™, the first-of-its-kind earned media cloud-based platform, Cision has combined cutting-edge data, analytics, technology and services into a unified communication ecosystem that brands can use to build consistent, meaningful and enduring relationships with influencers and buyers in order to amplify their marketplace influence. Cision solutions also include market-leading media technologies such as PR Newswire, CNW, Gorkana, PRWeb, Help a Reporter Out (HARO) and iContact. Headquartered in Chicago, Cision serves over 100,000 customers in 170 countries and 40 languages worldwide, and maintains offices in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Latin America and Australia. For more information, visit www.cision.com or follow @Cision on Twitter.
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