NewsNow Publishing Limited has struck a deal with the International Labour Organisation, an agency of the United Nations, to deliver up-to-the-minute news to its web site, and to staff across its entire body of 1300 people. Breaking articles on diverse issues including labour relations, employee rights, poverty and working conditions, as well as news about the ILO itself, are delivered to the Library section of the ILO's web site as they arrive. Articles are gathered from NewsNow's ever-growing list of over 18000 web-based sources, and filtered according to the ILO's specifications using NewsNow's custom-designed newsfeed construction software.
NewsNow's editorial team worked with the ILO to refine the content of their newsfeed until it was exactly what they needed. The IT team worked with them to provide a customised display of the news, including a specially-designed facility which allows users to 'drill down' to articles on specific topic areas, such as AIDS or poverty.
The ILO expressed its enthusiasm for the facility: "We're extremely pleased with the service with which NewsNow is providing us. We can now track what's happening in global labour issues in a way that was difficult if not impossible before. The large list of sources, in several European languages, mean we get great very recent coverage from the local perspective.
"Compared to other news providers, NewsNow were prepared to be very flexible in terms of how the news was delivered, and in providing the drill-down facility, which has proved really useful, and should become very popular. The consistent level of customer service and the quality of support NewsNow provided in developing this service was a large factor in NewsNow's selection.
"The finished product is really easy to use: a primary goal was to encourage use by minimizing the need for training and making use as effortless as possible. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending NewsNow to anyone looking for web-based news."
* The ILO web site: http://www.ilo.org/
* The NewsNow feed: http://www.ilo.org/public/english/support/lib/resources/news...
Adam Newby Head of IT/Director
Jonathan Spink Sales Manager
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7471 0400
NewsNow is an online news monitoring service based in West London.
NewsNow customers are PR, marketing, market intelligence, and research departments in medium to large size companies.
These companies use NewsNow to monitor news relevant to their company, their clients, competitors and internal needs. Results are delivered by email, to intranet/extranet, or password protected web site.
NewsNow is the one of only a few companies that is able to offer this kind of online monitoring. Its customers include AMD, Cable & Wireless, and Sony Computer Entertainment.
NewsNow key points
* Tracks over 18000 source web sites in 600 categories
* Has over 200 customers
* Monitors news in 90 countries and 18 languages
* Tracks most leading online broadsheets and tabloid newspapers
* Tracks leading underground or lesser-known online news sites
* Offers advance Boolean search and positional matching
* Monitors up to 500 keywords for each client with free monthly changes
NewsNow was founded in 1997. It began as a news aggregation Web site (www.NewsNow.co.uk) that fast became the UKs leading news aggregation site and today attracts 15 million page impressions monthly.
In 1998 NewsNow began offering tailored feeds to customers on their web sites. This was soon extended into what is called NewsNow: media monitoring services - a fully featured search and monitoring service that also offers an email alert feature.
NewsNow Technical Background
NewsNow is a powerful online news search engine. Companies can track multiple words on sites across the world and have their results delivered to them by email, to their intranet/extranet, or to a password protected web interface, within fifteen minutes of their publication on the Internet.
20th September 2004, NewsNow Publishing Ltd, London England
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