LOS ANGELES, April 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Scoopshot and Ebyline announced today they have entered into a strategic alliance that will package together Scoopshot's professional and user-generated photos and videos with the high quality written content produced by Ebyline.
The partnership will fully leverage the assets of both companies to provide media outlets and other clients around the globe with a new, robust source for on-demand visual and accurate written material.
Scoopshot, headquartered in Helsinki and incorporated and staffed in the U.S., is the industry leader in crowdsourcing fully authenticated photos and video from mobile devices around the world. Over 250,000 mobile users contribute to Scoopshot, a figure expected to double in 2013.
Ebyline, headquartered in Los Angeles, helps media publishers, agencies and brands collaborate with professional, experienced freelance journalists worldwide. It provides editors and publishers with workflow tools that automate the management and tracking of all administrative functions, including assignment/pitch flow, tax documentation and freelancer payments. Ebyline's client partners include Hanley Wood, Fox Sports, Intel, Dun & Bradstreet, among many others.
"The strategic alliance between Scoopshot and Ebyline will be global from day one," said Scoopshot founder, Chairman and COO, Petri Rahja. "From the beginning we have been uniquely positioned in our approach of harnessing the power of the crowd to collect and distribute news images. With our Ebyline partners, we move forward to package our collective content in the boldest, most effective way."
Bill Momary, CEO of Ebyline, said, "Scoopshot offers a strong photo solution which provides real-time access to over 250,000 photographers from around the world. We are excited to be working with Scoopshot as it helps us quickly find original and authenticated photography to complement the content packages currently being produced for our major brand customers internationally."
Scoopshot EVP Dave Rickley described the partnership as "a quantum leap forward" for the two companies. "In addition to increasing the richness and accessibility of the unique content created by both companies," said Rickley, "the strategic alliance drives user-generated content to a new level of immediacy, efficiency, authenticity and affordability. We are working tirelessly to deepen community engagement worldwide."
For more information:
Petri Rahja, COO and Chairman
Niko Ruokosuo, CEO
Dave Rickley, Executive Vice President, North America
Allen Narcisse, Co-founder
Bill Momary, Co-founder
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