Scoopshot Partners With Ebyline

Posted on 4/17/2013 by Jim Pickerell | Printable Version | Comments (0)

Scoopshot, the global crowdsourcing photo and video service has announced a global alliance with Ebyline, a company which helps media publishers, agencies and brands to collaborate with professional freelance journalists worldwide by providing workflow tools.
As crowdsourced content and image led stories become more integral to journalism, this partnership is a strategic move for Ebyline and Scoopshot to provide media outlets and brands with high quality on-demand visual and accurate written content.
Working with Scoopshot will give Eybline real-time access to over 250,000 photographers from around the world, enabling them to provide original and authenticated photography quickly to complement their content packages.

“The strategic alliance between Scoopshot and Ebyline will be global from day one,” said Scoopshot creator, 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 Eybline 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 compliment 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.”
Last week Scoopshot realised an increase of 50,000 mobile users in a two-day period after a German television station reported on its powerful UGC ecosystem. 10,000 enrolled in a five-hour period.

Scoopshot is headquartered in Helsinki, Finland and staffed in the U.S. while Ebyline is headquartered in Los Angeles.

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