A new digital media and publishing community has launched to help industry professionals seek peer and vendor advice and combat the rise of fake news.
Seek An Audience, which launched on June 1st, has formed exclusively to serve media professionals the way Product Hunt is for the tech community.
The community aims to help them learn, connect, collaborate and grow with their peers and vendors in audience development and content monetisation.
Seek An Audience originated from State of Digital Publishing – an industry-focused training and online publication – but has gradually evolved into a larger concept to address the growing concerns of media professionals, including editors, journalists and audience development specialists.
Depending on your level of access (contributor or author), members of Seek An Audience can comment on key industry topics, ask questions, create and share their tool collections, like other social news sites, submit stories, and follow users within a private community to develop high-value connections.
Vahe Arabian, founder of Seek An Audience, said: “According to my research via LinkedIn, I found over a million publisher and editor profiles. Whilst there are many existing industry associations and peer groups, many are hidden and hard to access.
“The martech landscape has also exploded in the past few years, with over 5,000 existing vendors. Having strategic interests with the ability to learn from others can speed up internal daily audience development efforts.”