I like the concept of an MLS or Association feeding its agent relevant news that they can share with their own clients. We have a similar concept with Nudge. I haven’t seen AnnounceMyNews in action but will follow up when I do.
Full Press Release below:
California Regional MLS, Inc. Launches New Social Marketing Communication Tools for Listings and Local Association News
San Dimas, CA October 2, 2012 – California Regional MLS, Inc. (CRMLS) announces the launch of AnnounceMyNewsTM, for all CRMLS member associations and their subscribers. This marketing tool is powered by AnnounceMyMove LLC the real estate industry’s leading social marketing communication innovator. The company’s other product AnnounceMyListing, a social marketing tool for agent listings, was successfully launched last month. CRMLS will offer demos of AnnounceMyNews at the California Association of Realtors annual trade show this week.
AnnounceMyNewsTM is a communication tool used by the MLS and their Associations to reach agents, as well as consumers, with marketing announcements containing hyper-local news, public relations stories, local housing market reports, government affairs, and more. These announcements are then shared by the agent to their social contacts. Once shared, they may go viral through the local community, building brand recognition for the agent and the local Association. In addition, agents will also have access to a library of pre-created Click & Go social marketing announcements on topics such as holiday announcements, gardening tips, family-friendly news, and more that are branded for the agent and distributed in just one simple step. Other agents are anxious to use the “custom create” feature where they can create announcements from scratch such as buyer and seller moving announcements, just sold, in escrow, or local event announcements.
“Through our local member Associations, we strive to provide innovative solutions for our expanding subscriber base,” said Art Carter, CEO of CRMLS. “AnnounceMyListing and AnnounceMyNews provide Real Estate Professionals with a unique opportunity to grow their business through the power of their clients’ social network. We are proud to be the first MLS in the country to launch AnnounceMyNews for our subscribers!”
“We are thrilled that CRMLS has chosen AnnounceMyMove to power their newest social marketing tools. What sets us apart from other marketing companies is how we connect the agent to their social network. Our announcements are media-rich and social by design, creating a powerful viral marketing tool that can be passed from a friend to a friend. Like many MLS tools, we promote the listing through the AnnounceMyListing product launched last month; but we also get the agent introduced to their client’s friends and family along the way, which is unique. Adoption at the MLS level is higher than many MLS tools because even buyer’s agents or part-time agents can use AnnounceMyNews. Our products are the best way for agents to stay top of mind and build meaningful relationships that lead to referrals,” said Rob Odishoo, President and CEO of AnnounceMyMove.
California Regional MLS is the nation’s largest Multiple Listing Service, providing products and services to over 70,000 subscribers from 33 REALTOR® Associations. California Regional MLS, located at 180 Via Verde, Suite 200 in San Dimas, California, provides access to listing data throughout the State of California. California Regional MLS has been a regional MLS for over 30 years and is dedicated to making a REAL Difference in the day-to-day business of Real Estate Professionals. For more information on California Regional MLS, contact communications at crmls dot org.
About AnnounceMyMove LLC
AnnounceMyMove LLC is an industry pioneer in providing social marketing tools to the real estate industry. Individual agents and offices, local and national real estate companies, Multiple Listing Services, and other real estate marketing providers have contracted with AnnounceMyMove to provide a unique, social relationship management tool to help them grow their business. The AnnounceMyListingTM product was released in 2008 and now services over 250,000 agent desktops nationally including some the largest MLS/Realtor Associations in the US. AnnounceMyNewsTM is the company’s newest product designed as a social marketing tool for small businesses. For more information on AnnounceMyListingTM or AnnounceMyNewsTM please contact Janelle Odishoo, VP of Marketing & Business Development at firstname.lastname@example.org.