Jerrick Announces the Launch of Vocal

Published on November 29, 2016

NEW YORK, Nov. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --Jerrick Media Holdings, Inc., (OTCQB: JMDA) (the "Company" or "Jerrick"), a digital media and technology company, announced today the launch of Vocal, a content distribution platform and publishing hub engineered for creation and discovery spanning verticals in health, sexuality, science fiction, the workplace, pop culture, and more. Aimed at connecting thoughtful and original articles with communities passionate about these topics, Vocal leverages the power of specific and dedicated audiences with a nascent content creation engine.

Vocal blends thought-provoking, appealing content with SEO and monetization capabilities. As a hub for in depth yet digestible stories, Vocal is a place where readers can discover relevant content to suit their interests. Through articles and videos across multiple online verticals that live in the greater Vocal ecosystem, both readers and writers have a unique opportunity to reach their relevant audiences. Vocal's proprietary software, developed by Jerrick and Thinkmill, a leading platform developer based in Australia, aggregates readership and reach for each article to offer monetized results for the platform's content creators.

Vocal launches with six verticals, each of which are built upon a storied history in the media landscape:

  • OMNI – OMNI is the intersection of science, science fiction, technology, art, culture, design, and metaphysics.
  • Geeks – Geeks dives into the storied worlds of comic cons, video games, movies, comic books and TV.
  • Longevity – Longevity presents the new frontiers of health and wellness; everything a person needs to live a strong and healthy life.
  • Journal – We spend one third of our lives thinking about it, stressing about it, talking about it, and doing it. Journal is everything work-related.
  • Filthy – In the world of sexuality, Filthy has something for everyone. A vintage erotica vibe with a contemporary artistic perspective.
  • Potent – Potent explores the fastest growing industry in America: cannabis culture and marijuana lifestyle.

"We've created a simple way for people to get their voices heard in the overcrowded noise of the internet that goes hand in hand with an effective monetization strategy," Jerrick Founder Rick Schwartz said. "Vocal combines the ease of Facebook, scope of Reddit, and commerce of Amazon, all into one rich ecosystem, optimized for content and commerce."

How Vocal Works for Content Creators:

  • Create a post: Content creators who join the platform have access to a robust set of streamlined management tools to easily write engaging posts and embed images or video designed for targeted audience appeal.
  • Submit: A user crafts their article using Vocal's editing platform, then submits to the appropriate community, choosing among Vocal's growing number of verticals.
  • Vetting: Once a post is submitted, moderators assess each piece of content for relevance and quality. The user will be notified when their piece is published or if they need to resubmit with suggestions from the moderators.
  • Publishing and monetization: Once an article is published, each piece is tracked and measured for performance. All content creators are compensated for their work based on "reads".

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