Improved tool for members streamlines the vendor search process
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Arlington, VA – The News Media Alliance today launched a new tool for members, called vendorXchange. VendorXchange is a directory of providers to the news media industry that allows Alliance members to search for new vendors, as well as rate and review vendors they’ve worked with, aiding other members in their vendor search and selection processes.
The tool improves upon previous directories through providing an easy-to-navigate, visually engaging grid interface; improved search capabilities; and the vendor ratings and reviews, which are visible to other members.
With vendorXchange, members can learn from the experiences of other Alliance members and cut down on time spent researching potential vendors.
“We wanted the tool to offer the same ease of finding and selecting service providers as you would experience when searching for a restaurant on Yelp. We think members will be really happy with the changes to the new site,” said Michael MaLoon, Alliance Vice President, Innovation & Communications.
Associate members of the Alliance will receive a complimentary vendorXchange listing as a benefit of membership, which they can quickly and easily edit themselves. There are additional sponsored placement opportunities available for vendors looking for heightened visibility on the site.
Alliance President & CEO David Chavern stated, “We’re proud to bring this valuable resource to Alliance members as an additional tool to help them find the best providers to make their jobs easier.”
VendorXchange is available exclusively to News Media Alliance members (login required) on its website at https://vxc.newsmediaalliance.org.
For more information about vendorXchange, please contact Alliance VP, Innovation & Communications, Michael MaLoon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The News Media Alliance is a nonprofit organization representing more than 2,000 news organizations and their multiplatform businesses in the United States and globally. Alliance members include print, digital and mobile publishers of original news content. Headquartered near Washington, D.C., in Arlington, Va., the association focuses on ensuring the future of news media through communication, research, advocacy and innovation. Information about the News Media Alliance (formerly NAA) can be found at www.newsmediaalliance.org.
Members of the News Media Alliance staff have contributed to this post.