Create, Pink, Better Homes Launch Portals
Professional women’s magazine Pink has launched a new portal to help its female readers advance their careers, start a business and manage life and business challenges such as childcare and mentoring. Meanwhile, Create has launched a portal to allow creative professionals to network and job search.
Pink’s new online Knowledge Bank will be divided into three sections, Advance Your Career, Launch and Build Your Business, and Enhance Your Life.
The portal will offer tools, tactics and strategies to help women with career development, managing their images and finding their next careers. It will also offer advice on franchising opportunities, technology and financing for fast growth. In the life enhancement section, the site will offer advice on how to balance work, family and community outreach.
Since launching on March 20, Create Network has attracted more than 6,000 members, including commercial photographers, art directors, copywriters, designers, film producers, animators and graphic designers. In addition to its networking services, the site also features a job board and events calendar.
Create Network members are given a customizable profile pages to add their logo, images, blogs, news, and more. The network also offers a section for developing "Network Partners;" a public "Portfolio" of images and photos linked to members’ profiles; a record of page visitors; a global job bank and daily news and calendar listings. There are also interactive surveys, a member chat system and an Image Battle, where member images go head-to-head for the "best image" title.
Meredith Launches Enhanced BHG.com
Meredith Corporation has launched a new, enhanced version of Better Homes and Gardens’ Web site, BHG.com. The redesigned portal features a host of new, interactive experiences including the media company’s first-ever broadband network;Better.tv.
The new site contains seven primary channels;Decorating, Remodeling, Food & Recipes, Gardening, Holidays, Health, and Family & Crafts. The channels include features such as streaming video and blogs; design and planning tools; desktop widgets; recipe wikis; and community sharing applications.