General

If you are starting a campaign or if you are a campaign admin, please view the beginner's guide for admin: https://joint.press/doc/JOINT.PRESS_beginner_guide_for_admin.pdf

JOINT.PRESS is a crowdsourcing platform for PR campaigns. It's a combination of media contact database, online newsroom and press release service powered by crowdsourcing. With JOINT.PRESS, you can create a PR campaign, and then invite your supporters, users, or any other people sharing the same vision with you, to grow the campaign. People can add journalists they already knew or by searching the included journalist database. They can also register as a source so interested journalists can contact them, list media coverage so everyone knows what has already been reported, and post campaign updates to help keep everyone on the same page. The campaign admins review everything non-admin users posted before they get published. The campaign admins can also email press releases to all the journalists added and approved in the campaign.

JOINT.PRESS is for any business, organization, community and individual that want to earn media attention for anything newsworthy. Anyone can create a JOINT.PRESS campaign and invite other people to help grow the campaign. The more people contribute to your campaign, the more media attention you may secure.

Cision and other media contact databases may allow you to do PR alone, while JOINT.PRESS enables you to do PR with everyone else sharing the same vision with you.

PR Newswire and other press release sending services may allow you to send press release to a list of media contacts that are shared by tens of thousands of other press releases, while JOINT.PRESS enables you to send press releases to highly relevant media lists built by you and your community.

PR activities on JOINT.PRESS are organized by campaigns. You can compare it to Facebook page. It's recommended to create separate campaigns for different brands, products, or major events, to make it easier for both journalists and contributors to follow the campaign, as the campaign would be the home of all the PR information related to that brand, product or major event.

Here are a few tips:

Recruit more volunteers to contribute:
1) Share your campaign on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Linkedin or SNS and chat groups.
2) Write about your campaign on your blog.
3) Link to your campaign on your website.

Encourage volunteers to:
1) Suggest relevant journalists, so the campaign they support can get more media exposure.
2) Register as a source, so interested journalists can interview them.
3) Share the campaign with their friends so more people can join.

Journalists, search and media lists

A journalist added to a campaign may have one of 3 statuses, "pending approval", "approved" and "disapproved".

A journalist added by a non-admin user gets the "pending approval" status by default. A journalist with this status is not displayed publicly. Only campaign admins and the non-admin user who added it can view it. Upon such a journalist is added, all admins of the campaign would instantly get an email notifying them to review the submission. The campaign admins can then approve or disapprove it.

Journalists with the pending approval status can not be selected as press release recipients, cannot be copied to another campaign, and cannot be exported to the local computer.

All journalists added by campaign admins are approved automatically. Only approved journalists can be selected as press release recipients, can be copied to another campaign, and can be exported to the local computer.

The journalist would not receive any email notifications automatically when he/she is added to a campaign. Only approved journalists would receive emails when a campaign admin sends them a press release.

The campaign admins and non-admin users can add as many journalists as they need to a campaign. Journalists added by non-admins users get the "pending approval" status by default and won't consume the campaign's approved journalist credits until they get approved by an admin.

All journalists added by campaign admins are approved automatically and will consume the campaign's approved journalist credits.

The campaign admins can view the remaining approved journalist credits at "Campaigns settings" > "Campaign plan".

JOINT.PRESS journalist database has around 800 thousand journalists and media outlets, indexes more than 200 millions news articles and 1 billion tweets. You can search the database by their tweets, articles, or profile information.

The journalist database is being updated daily by a team of dedicated data professionals and advanced computer programs.

You can view all the approved journalists of a campaign by going to the campaign homepage > “Add journalists“ > “View journalists added“.

[Admin] If you are a campaign admin, you can also click "Media lists" from the campaign admin bar at the top of the campaign homepage.

Campaign admins can create as many media lists as they need. Only campaign admins can create new media lists. And non-admin users can only add journalists to a list already created by a campaign admin.

There's not a hard limit on the maximum number of journalists allowed for a media list.

Only campaign admins can create new media lists. And non-admin users can only add journalists to a list already created by a campaign admin.

No, a journalist can be associated with one media list at any given time. However, you can change a journalist's media list anytime if are a campaign admin.

To upload an existing media list, please go to a campaign's media list page, click “Action" at the upper right corner > "Upload an existing list". You can choose the media list to house the uploaded journalists. Please note that you need to prepare your data using the file template and enter all required information for a journalist in the file.

You can do this by selecting the journalists relevant to another campaign from campaign timeline or a media list, and then click "Action" > "Copy to another campaign".

And then choose the target campaign:

Choose the media list in the target campaign to house the journalists and enter why you copy those journalists::

You'll see how many journalists will be copied. Click "Confirm" to complete the process.:

Please note that only approved journalists would be copied, and journalists of pending approval and disapproved statuses would be ignored.

You just need to go to the media list, select all the approved journalists that you want to send a press release to, and then click "Action" > "Send a press release", and then follow the standard press release sending procedure.

Please note that selected journalists with the "pending approval" and "disapproved" statuses would be ignored. Only journalists with the "approved" status would be included in the press release's recipients list.

You just need to go to the list, select all the journalists you want to approve or disapprove, and then click "Action" > "Approve" or "Disapprove".

You just need to go to the list, select all the journalists you want to delete, and then click "Action" > "Delete from this list" to delete them.

The media list in which a journalist is included is displayed at the lower right corner of each journalist, and you just need to click on the list to reveal all the media lists. To move a journalist to another list, you just need to click on the name of the new list, and then the journalist would be removed from the current list and moved to that new list instantly.

Please note that only the campaign admins can change the list that a journalist belongs to.

You can find relevant journalists for a campaign by searching from JOINT.PRESS journalist database. To do this, you just need to visit the homepage of a campaign, click "Add journalists" at the campaign header > "Search journalist database". From there, you can search for relevant journalists by their tweets, articles or profiles.

To add a journalist to a media list from the search result page, you just need to click the "Add to media list" at the lower right corner of that journalist, and then choose the media list to house that journalist.

You can also add multiple journalists to a media list in batch by selecting multiple results, and then clicking the "Add to media list" button at the upper right corner.

Searching journalists by Tweets
Find influential media contacts on Twitter by what they have tweeted since 2006, the year when Twitter was born. The advanced search allows you to filter results by source, places tweet date, topics and influence score.

Searching journalists by Articles
Find the media contacts that are mostly likely to cover your story by searching through what they have written. The advanced search allows you to filter results by author, region, language, article time, or where the search terms appear.

Searching journalists by journalist profiles
Search through more than 500,000 journalist profiles directly. You can search by name, title, outlet, topics, country, language and more.

Searching journalists by outlet profiles
Search through more than 300,000 media outlet profiles directly. You can search by name, topics, country, language and more.

JOINT.PRESS journalist database has about 800 thousand journalists and media outlets, and indexes more than 200 millions news articles and 1 billion tweets. You can search the database by their tweets, articles, or profile information.

The journalist database is being updated daily by a team of dedicated data professionals and advanced computer programs.

Source

"Source" is a person who provides information about a campaign. When you register as a source and are approved by a campaign admin, any active JOINT.PRESS user can then email you via a form (source's email is not revealed to protect privacy and fight spam) to inquire more information about the campaign.

You can stop from receiving emails sent to you via the "Source" feature by managing your email preferences.

Yes. You can stop from receiving emails sent to you via the "Source" feature by managing your email preferences..

No. To protect source's privacy and to fight spam, source's email address is not revealed by default. Other users can only email a source via an online form. However, if a source replies to the email sent via "Source", the recipient then would see the source's email address.

If you have registered as a source and are approved by a campaign admin, then any active JOINT.PRESS user would be able to contact you. However, they won't be able to see your email address unless you reply to their email. They can only contact you via an online form.

Yes, but all sources need to be approved by a campaign admin in order to get displayed on the campaign timeline. Anytime a new source is added by a non-admin user, all campaign admins would get an email notification to review it.

Source registered by a campaign admin is approved automatically.

Campaign update

No. "Campaign updates", just as it reads, provides latest information on a campaign, useful for followers, contributors, interested journalists and the public.

Any active JOINT.PRESS user can post campaign updates on a campaign, but the ones posted by non-admin users get the "pending approval" status by default, and won't be displayed on the campaign timeline until they get approved by a campaign admin. The campaign admins would get an email notification when a new pending approval source is submitted.

Campaign updates submitted by a campaign admin are approved automatically.

Press releases

A press release is an official statement you issue to journalists giving information on your campaign. When you publish a press release on JOINT.PRESS, the press release would be delivered to the journalists you selected via email, and it would also be displayed on your campaign timeline.

To publish a press release, you just need to go to the campaign homepage, click the "Publish press release" from the campaign header to reveal the press release composing window. From there, you can enter the subject and press release content. You can also customize the From name and Reply-to email address.

Before sending out your press release, you can use the "Preview" feature to send a test press release to your own email address to verify if everything looks good.

If everything looks good, you can then proceed to choose one or more media lists to send the press release to, and choose the time to deliver the press release (now or at a scheduled time later).

You can also send a press release by selecting one or multiple journalists from the campaign timeline or a media list, and then click "Action" > "Send a press release" to send a press release to only those selected journalists, instead of all journalists in one or multiple lists.

You can publish as many press releases as you need as long as you have enough press release credits.

The number of press release credits required for a press release equals to the number of recipients (journalists) for it. For example, if you are sending a press release to two lists with a total of 200 journalists, then you would need 200 press release credits for that release.

Press release credits are the credits required to send a press release. The number of press release credits required for a press release equals to the number of recipients (journalists) for it. For example, if you are sending a press release to two lists with a total of 200 journalists, then you would need 200 press release credits for that release.

Each pricing plan may have some press release credits for use each month. Some plans may allow you to buy additional credits. For details, please check the pricing page.

The From email address would be a unique email address from the joint.press domain, something like noreply-xxxxx-xxxxx@news.joint.press.

The Reply-to email address would be the email address you entered during the press release composing process.

You just need to click the "Add" icon to add another Reply-to email address, once verified, you can then choose it as the new Reply-to email address for your press release.

Yes. You can click "Add attachments" to add attachment.

Attachments would be added as downloadable links at the bottom of your press release content:

Yes. You can schedule the delivery time for your press release. When scheduling the delivery, please pay attention to the timezone. The timezone used would be displayed in brackets.

You can cancel a scheduled press release before it's delivered in "All press releases":

You can create a press release draft, save it, and then go to "All press releases", and then click the "Copy the press release" icon to copy the design to a new press release.

You can view the total number of journalists contacted, total number of reads, clicks etc.

Pricing & Payments

It's free to create a new campaign. You can also create multiple campaigns for multiple projects. There may be some limits for free campaigns. For details, please visit the pricing page: URL.

You can find the invoices for all purchases related to a campaign you created or admin in "Account" > "Invoices".

You can visit "Account" > "Subscriptions" to have a glance of the campaign plans for all the campaigns you created or admin.

Simple rules:
1. There are campaign plan that provides a set of permissions for a campaign, and credits add-ons (approved journalist credits, press release credits, admin credits) to help lift campaign limits.

2. Campaign plan subscriptions are recurring subscription, credits purchase are one time purchase.

3. All purchases are bound to a specific campaign, which means you need to purchase separate campaign plan subscription or credits for each campaign, and campaign plan subscription & credits purchased cannot be shared with among campaigns.

You can find the campaign plan for a campaign and view the remaining credits by going to a campaign's home page > "Campaign settings" > "Campaign plan".

Please contact us at support@joint.press.

Please contact us at support@joint.press.

We accept major credit cards (powered by Stripe) and PayPal. Please contact us if you need to pay by other methods.

You can buy more credits in "Campaign settings" > "Campaign credits".

Please note that not all campaign plans can be upgraded with campaign credits purchase.

When subscription of campaign plan is canceled or a payment is failed, the campaign permission would fall back to Free plan. Please contact us if you need to update your billing method.

Campaign settings

Here are a few tips:
Recruit more volunteers to contribute:
1) Share this campaign on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Linkedin or SNS and chat groups.
2) Write about this campaign on your blog.
3) Link to this campaign on your website.

Encourage volunteers to:
1) Suggest relevant journalists, so the campaign they support can get more media exposure.
2) Register as a source, so interested journalists can interview them.
3) Share the campaign with their friends so more people can join.

The campaign admins have a chance to review everything a non-admin user publishes on the campaign timeline before they appear publicly, so there's nothing to worry about.

When a non-admin user adds a journalist, registers as a source, posts a campaign update or lists a media coverage, these activities get the "pending approval" status by default. Activities with this status can only be viewed by campaign admins and the user themselves.

The non-admin user cannot publish press releases.

If you did find someone repeatedly submits low quality or spam content, you can block them in "Campaign settings" > "Blocked users". To block a user, you just need to enter their Account ID which can be found on their profile page. Blocked users won't be able to access your campaign.

You can change your campaign info by going to "Campaign settings" > "Campaign info".

Campaign admins have nearly complete access to a campaign. They can change campaign info, add new admins, manage activities, including approving, hiding, deleting any activities. They can also send and delete press releases and manage campaign payments. However, they will NOT be able to delete a campaign. A campaign may be deleted only by its original creator.

Campaign admins can be managed in "Campaign settings" > "Admins". The number of a campaign admins you can have depend on the number of campaign admin credits your campaign have.

Please go to the homepage of the campaign you want to manage, and visit "Campaign settings" > "Admins".

If you find someone repeatedly submits low quality or spam content, you can block them in "Campaign settings" > "Blocked users". To block a user, you just need to enter their Account ID which can be found on their profile page. Blocked users won't be able to access your campaign.

Please go to the homepage of the campaign you want to manage, and visit "Campaign settings" > "General", and then click "Unpublish this campaign" / "Publish this campaign".

Please go to the homepage of the campaign you want to manage, and visit "Campaign settings" > "General", and then click "Delete this campaign".

Please be aware that once you delete a campaign, it will be deleted permanently and cannot be restored.

Simply put, nearly all activities created by a non-admin user needs to be approved by a campaign admin in order to be displayed on the public campaign timeline.

All activities created by a campaign admin are automatically approved.

A campaign admin has all the permissions of the campaign creator, except deleting the campaign.

A new campaign needs to be approved by JOINT.PRESS team to be able to send press releases. The review process normally takes about 1 business day. Once a campaign is approved, the campaign creator would receive an email notification.

Campaigns under review would see the following message at the last step of the press release sending process: "The campaign is under review and press release distribution is not activated yet. You'll receive an email once it's approved. It usually takes less than 24 hours. Contact us if it's urgent."

You can also check the review status for all your campaigns in My campaigns > Campaigns I created or admin: https://joint.press/campaign/list/me .

Accounts

You can manage your email preferences for messages of admin invitation, source, press release, pending approval notification alerts, etc. in "Account" > "Email preferences".

You can change your account name, email and password in "Account" > "Settings".

You can change your account name, email and password in "Account" > "Settings".

Warning! This action is irreversible. If you delete your account, all campaigns created by this account will also be deleted and cannot be recovered.