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9 quick steps to get started with Mynewsdesk



This document is a quick guide for the PR-communicator on how to get started with Mynewsdesk, the news exchange site, and set up your newsroom in 15 minutes.

This document is a quick guide for the PR-communicator on how to get started with Mynewsdesk, the news exchange site, and set up your newsroom in 15 minutes.



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  • GET STARTED WITH MYNEWSDESK’S ONLINE NEWSROOM | THE NEWS EXCHANGE SITE9 STEPS TO GET STARTEDWITH MYNEWSDESK1. LOG IN 7. ADD CONTACT PEOPLE AND EXPERTSLog in with your username and password. If you don’t have Add contact information to your newsroom. Click on Con-one, contact us at support@mynewsdesk.com and we will tacts and then select publish new. Enter your contact in-send you one. formation and that of other experts at your company, then click Show. Don’t forget to add high-resolution photos. This increases the chance of your material being viewed2. GET FAMILIAR and re-published.Take a look at how our PR service is set up, familiarizeyourself with the features and how you can work with them. 8. ADD CHANNELS FOR MORE EXPOSURE Activate different media channels for immediate exposure3. START BUILDING THE NEWSROOM and online publicity. You can, for example, select Face-Update your newsroom. Click on Settings in the menu book, Twitter, You tube, Flickr and Wordpress, as well aslocated on the left-hand margin of your screen. Here you other channel options. Enter your settings under Channelscan upload your logo, company background and address in the left-hand column.as well as other vital details. This information is the founda-tion of your newsroom. 9. ADD YOUR DISTRIBUTION/MEDIA LIST You may want your news releases to reach your own per-4. INTEGRATE SOCIAL MEDIA CHANNELS sonal network and the journalists you usually work with. ToIt is possible, and advised, to integrate your social media add them, go to Distribution Lists and create your own list.channels into your newsroom. All your material on YouTube, You can add as many lists as you like. When publishingFlickr, Facebook, Twitter and RSS feeds can be integrated your news, you can then choose the lists you think are– turning your online newsroom into a social media news- most relevant.room. Go to Settings and add the feeds you want. Preview your newsroom. Check to make sure you have included all relevant and important information5. CATEGORIZE YOUR BUSINESS about your company. You’re ready to begin publis-You will find industry categories under Settings. Choose hing! Good luck!the categories suited to your company. This increasesyour newsroom’s visibility and allows journalists, bloggersand companies to find you easier when they search andsubscribe to industry related press information. Whenyou publish, your material will automatically appear in yourdefault categories.6. EDIT TRANSPERANCY SETTINGSDecide whether or not you want to use a comments box.Taking this step allows anyone to publish comments aboutyour news, enabling complete transparancy. Go to Settingsto perform this step.Please note: it is possible to approve comments beforethey are published.Questions or concerns? Please don’t hesitate to contact our support!E-mail: support@mynewsdesk.com, Facebook https://www.facebook.com/MyNewsdeskTwitter: International: @mynewsdesk, UK: @mynewsdesk_uk, Norway: @mynewsdesk_no, Denmark: @mynewsdesk_dk, Finland: @mynewsdesk_fiWWW.MYNEWSDESK.COMEnglish version, revised May, 2011