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Get ready to Live Blog Apple’s WWDC

As you sit down to live blog the upcoming keynote and highly-anticipated announcements from Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), CoveritLive has all of the necessary tools in its robust platform to make your real-time coverage a great success. Here are a few best practices and tips to implement on Monday, June 8 when Apple announces its next big thing for mobile, desktop, tablet, home and more.

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Guide to live blogging Apple’s iPhone 6 announcement

CoveritLive has all of the tools necessary to make your next live blogging experience a great success. As you prepare to deliver real-time reports of the highly-anticipated upcoming Apple product announcements on Tuesday, Sept. 9 keep this blog post handy as a resource. Below are a few best practices and tips to utilize when Apple announces its next big innovations.

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Case Study: ULTA Beauty

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ULTA Beauty is the largest beauty retailer in the United States and it prides itself on providing affordable indulgence to its customers by combining unmatched product breadth, value and convenience. Recently they showed their dedication to engaging with their customers as well, by hosting a Carols Daughter Live Chat, which allowed customers and potential users to chat directly with the natural beauty product line’s founder, Lisa Price. Continue reading

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Case Study: Dermablend

L’Oreal’s Dermablend products are the No. 1 dermatologist recommended camouflage line in the United States. The brand has numerous success stories of users utilizing Dermablend to cover birthmarks, tattoos, scars, pigmentation and post-surgical scars. The Dermablend team recently decided that as part of a larger campaign they wanted to provide a means for loyal users to share their thoughts, photos and videos socially. Not only could this create an opportunity for users to share, but it also created a learning center where others could see what’s working well for others and what products they are using to achieve their successes. Continue reading

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Best Practices for live blogging Apple’s WWDC

As you prepare to live blog the upcoming keynote and product announcements from Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), CoveritLive has all of the tools necessary to make your experience a great success. Below are a few best practices and tips to utilize on Monday, June 2 when Apple announces its next big thing.

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Le Monde’s custom implementations

French publisher Le Monde has been a prominent CoveritLive user for many years and their custom implemenations of CiL are some of the best and most successful experiences out there. Check out this case study to learn about the variety of use cases that Le Monde utilizes, including their unique home page, expanding window for highlighting breaking news events.

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Emailing Content Eases Live Blogging from the Field

Whether you’re covering breaking news or a keynote event, CoveritLive provides a number of features to make on-location live blogging easy.  One of these features is the ability to submit content by email which allows contributors to send comments, photos, videos and audio directly to a live event.

The ability to email content directly to the event provides a quick and easy way for contributors to provide live updates from their phone, tablet or computer without having to be in the Writer’s Console. This feature can be enabled per event and set up to only recognize designated contributors.

When a contributor’s message is sent to the event-specific contributor email address, the content of the message, including attachments containing images, audio and video, will be added directly to the live blog content.

This feature can also be enabled for user contributions, enabling your readers to submit comments and photos by emailing the event-specific email address. The event address is displayed in the Viewer Window and provides a quick single-click link to launch the user’s email client.

Just like comments and photos submitted from the Viewer Window, this user content is moderated in the Writer’s Console before flowing into your live blog. It will be included with other content submitted to the event and displayed with a blue background to denote that it originated as an email.

When live blogging breaking news or live events, your feet on the ground need the ability to send content fast and they won’t always have the luxury of jumping into the Event Console.  Emailing content is a simple and easy way to get content from the field into your live blog whether from your designated contributors or live readers. To learn more about this feature, check out the official documentation.

CoveritLive also provides numerous other tools that aid in on-location live blogging including native mobile applications for iPhone and Android, mobile web interfaces and our robust API that allows you to build custom tools for submitting and displaying content. We’re always looking for ways to improve our live experience for contributors and we would love your feedback!