Jerrick Unveils Two New Social Publishing Verticals: Travel And Relationship

Published on March 07, 2017

NEW YORK, March 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

Jerrick's Vocal Network of Properties Expands at Record Rate Since Launching Late in Q4 2016

Jerrick Media Holdings, Inc., (OTCQB: JMDA) (the "Company" or "Jerrick"), a digital media and technology company, announced today the launch of two new verticals, Wander and Humans, to its long-form social media platform Vocal.

Vocal is a social publishing hub engineered for creation and discovery, spanning verticals in food, music, science fiction, the workplace, pop culture and many more. Connecting original content with communities passionate about these topics, Vocal's proprietary, algorithmic engine capitalizes on the power of specific and dedicated audiences, promoting maximum SEO exposure and monetization capabilities. Over four hundred new articles have been published within the last 30 days, and the platform is poised to see that count materially accelerate as new verticals are added and its communities grow at an exponential rate.

Wander is a community created for travelers - inexperienced, experienced, and dreamers - while humans is all about relationships, catering to those who identify as single, married, or other. Both will have Jerrick's signature combination of quality articles, videos and photographs; Vocal users are now able to contribute to both of these new communities.

Since Vocal's launch on November 30th, 2016, over 2,500 content creators have set up author accounts, ranging from established thought leaders and influencers to first time publishers. Vocal's network has increased in traffic by more than threefold in the last two months, reaching an average of approximately 2.5 million page views in February, compared to approximately 800,000 page views in December. By utilizing Vocal's proprietary engine, the platform does not rely on material traditional traffic purchasing methods. The majority of the nearly one and a half million monthly network visitors are generated through organic search and social engagement.

Rick Schwartz, Co-founder of Jerrick, commented, "We've seen substantial growth in our digital metrics and do not see that slowing down in the near term. Our ecosystem of communities will eventually drive its own topical formation as more and more content creators feed into Vocal and our rapidly growing audience. It's exciting and rewarding to witness the amazing reaction to Vocal; there are so many people out there with something to say and we're thrilled to both give them a platform and reward them for their content."

Each vertical on Vocal is built upon a storied history in the media landscape:

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