African Press Organization

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APO (African Press Organization)
Private
Industry Public relations
Founder Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard
Headquarters Senegal - Switzerland - Dubai - Hong Kong - India - Seychelles
Area served
Africa
Key people
Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard
(Founder and CEO)
Services Press release wire distribution and media relations in Africa
Number of employees
50
Website apo-opa.com

Based in Dakar (Senegal), APO (African Press Organization) is the sole press release wire in Africa,[1][2] and the global leader in media relations related to Africa. APO is partners with Bloomberg,[3] Thomson Reuters, LexisNexis, Dow Jones Factiva,[4] Proquest, Acquire Media, Comtex,[5] and 50 other African websites. APO also provides an exclusive feed of Africa-related news releases to 250 million mobile subscribers in 30 countries in Africa.[6]

History[edit]

APO has ended its partnership with PR Newswire in October 2012.[7]

APO is Authorized Agency in Africa for GlobeNewswire NASDAQ OMX Group.[8]

APO is also Authorized Agency in Africa for CSRwire, the Corporate Social Responsibility Newswire.[9]

APO also manages APO-Source, the first online database of press releases related to Africa.

APO owns a media database of over 150,000 contacts. It offers a range of media relations tools such as press release distribution and monitoring, online press conference,[10] webcast, op-ed placement, events promotion, eReputation and media monitoring.

APO provides free services to African journalists, communications products to companies and supports many International institutions in their strategic communications.[citation needed]

APO (African Press Organization) is Headquartered[11] in Senegal and has offices in Switzerland, Dubai, Hong Kong, India[12] and Seychelles.

African media database[edit]

The African Press Organization (APO) owns a media database of 50,000 journalists and media professionals who actively follow events in Africa. This media database is selected by country and by topic. APO's media database is rated as the first African media database.[citation needed]

Africa Wire[edit]

Africa Wire is the service for press release wire distribution in Africa, reaching media contacts, bloggers, social networks, and redistributing content to over 50 African websites, Bloomberg Terminal, Lexis Nexis, Dow Jones Factiva, and more.[13]

Media relations in or related to Africa[edit]

The African Press Organization offers a range of media relations tools including press release distribution, virtual press conference, webcast, events promotion, and media monitoring.

The African Press Organization provides free services to African journalists, innovative communications products to Public authorities and supports various African and International institutions and companies in their strategic communications, including United-Nations, European Commission, African Development Bank Group,[14] International Criminal Court,[15] or, for instance, African Union Commission.

The African Press Organization is partner with Bloomberg,[16] LexisNexis, Dow Jones Factiva,[17] Newsbank,[18] Proquest, Acquire Media, Comtex,[19] and 50 other African websites.

Clients[edit]

APO' clients include some of the world’s largest companies, institutions and organizations.[20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Continent's only press release wire service, African Press Organization PR Week - May 10, 2013
  2. ^ From 1 January 2013, the African Press Organisation (APO) becomes the sole pan-African press release wire, as it terminates its partnership with PR Newswire Bizcommunity - 11 Oct 2012
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ African Press Organization signs distribution pact with Dow Jones Factiva African Manager
  5. ^ Media Relations - The African Press Organization Announces an Alliance With Comtex, the Leading Provider of Real-Time Content for Investors
  6. ^ (Press Release) APO Announces Strategic Partnership With IMImobile to Provide an Exclusive Feed of Africa-Related News Releases Across Africa GlobeNewswire NASDAQ OMX Group - April 24, 2014
  7. ^ [2]
  8. ^ APO Enhances Press Release Distribution Service Offerings via NASDAQ OMX's GlobeNewswire NASDAQ OMX's GlobeNewswire
  9. ^ APO Enhances Press Release Distribution Service Offerings via CSRwire CSRwire
  10. ^ Media Relations - Virtual press conferencing - The African Press Organization signs up the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) for virtual press conferencing Development innovations and networks
  11. ^ APO moves HQ to Senegal
  12. ^ APO opens offices in India bizcommunity.com
  13. ^ APO increases press release email distribution Bizcommunity - September 19, 2013
  14. ^ African Development Bank renews agreement with APO Bizcommunity - 17 Jan 2013
  15. ^ ICC president to visit Botswana over Omar al-Bashir
  16. ^ [3]
  17. ^ African Press Organization signs distribution pact with Dow Jones Factiva African Manager
  18. ^ [4]
  19. ^ Media Relations - The African Press Organization Announces an Alliance With Comtex, the Leading Provider of Real-Time Content for Investors
  20. ^ APO' clients
  21. ^ DHL Media Relations in Africa

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