Although our original tagline has been out of rotation for a couple years, we still find that it captures the spirit of our company in an increasingly crowded industry. Now, we are excited to reclaim this identity and shout it from our rooftop:
Although we created our industry’s first-online Assignment Desk - to increase the opportunities available to our Contributors - our focus is empowering individuals to create content on topics that they choose. We use algorithmic technology to monetize content, not to decide story topics for us.
While our core values remain, our platform continues to evolve toward a more engaging content experience for our visitors and a wider range of opportunities for our community. So far this year, we’ve refreshed the look of our site, created enhanced category themes, rolled out new publishing tools and launched Featured Contributor programs in more than 30 categories. Expect many more enhancements and experiments along these lines in 2010, including a local content program and new publishing tools.
Associated Content was created so anyone could share his or her voice, passion and expertise with the world and take part in the new content economy. More than five years later -- with a library of 2 million pieces of content and a community of 350,000 individual contributors -- we are still the publishing platform built for you, and powered by you. Together, we are The People’s Media Company.
CEO, Associated Content