Frequently Asked Questions

Can I post my clients' news stories?

Absolutely. Feel free to use the ECN Newswire to help promote your clients' achievements and developments.

The ECN Newswire is viewed by media professionals on a daily basis – allowing you to achieve extra coverage for your clients.

If the achievements are because of you or creative in nature we'll even feature them on the homepage.

How much does it cost to become a member?

There are three types of membership to pick from:

Full membership – best for creative pros: £179

This gives you…

  • Unlimited listings – making sure your specialisms are found everywhere you operate
  • Unlimited content inc. pictures, videos and news stories – showcasing your work to the global equestrian industry
  • Unlimited updates – add as much as you like, as often as you like
  • News stories featured on the homepage, newsletter and social media channels – with over 3,000 newsletter subscribers
  • Unlimited ECN Newswire submissions – gain extra coverage for your/client press releases
  • Great search engine optimisation – adding keyword rich news stories linking to your website will work wonders for your SEO activity
  • Access to our private LinkedIn group.

ECN Newswire membership – best for gaining extra exposure for your press releases: £79

This gives you the same features as above, but your portfolio will be used to provide editors with more information about your org. and your portfolio will only appear in the 'ECN Newswire' search category.

Charity membership: free

Free access to the ECN Newswire. Our way of helping equine welfare charities gain extra coverage for their news stories.

How do I use the articles on the ECN Newswire?

The articles added to the ECN Newswire are available for immediate publication, in print and on your site's latest news section. You don't need to credit the ECN.

If you require further information or images contact the ECN member directly. You'll find a link to their portfolio in the top left of the news story.

Can I use updates from ECN members in my publication?

In addition to the ECN Newswire articles – which are available for immediate use – if you would like to use an ECN member's update in your publication please contact the member directly for approval.

There's no need to go through us. All we ask is that you mention that the piece was: “Originally posted on the Equestrian Creative Network”.

How does the ECN promote its members?

The ECN is promoted online and off-line globally to equestrian professionals – the decision-makers.

You add news and views to your portfolio we had pick the best each day to be featured on the homepage and promote them through the ECN social media channels and newsletter.

How do I add a press release to the ECN Newswire?

All you need to do is upload the wording to your portfolio by clicking the ‘Add a News Story’ button, fill in the form, upload your image and then drop us an email telling us that you would like it to appear in the ECN Newswire: info@equestriancreativenetwork.com

How do I join the ECN Newswire?

To use the ECN Newsire you need to become a member and set up a portfolio. Your portfolio allows you to share information with journalists as well as giving them a way to contact you.

How do I feature my news on the ECN?

First of all you'll need to become a member and create a portfolio. Then you can add as many news stories as you like. The ECN Team will select news stories to feature on the homepage and newsletter.

Is there a limit to the amount of content I can add?

Your portfolio is a living breathing thing – it should grow and develop with your business. With this in mind we've decided you can add as much as you like, as often as you like.

Keeping it current and up-to-date with news, articles, photos, videos and testimonials allowing visitors to get an accurate picture of your experience and strengths.

What constitutes a news story?

Any updates you have about new clients you've secured, projects you're working on, awards you've won, articles you've written or anything else you think ECN visitors would like to know.

You can also use the news story feature as a blogging tool or post press releases from your clients to help spread the love. If they're rather special we'll feature them on the homepage and newsletter.

What is a creative?

Anyone within the creative industries who knows the equestrian world and whose work falls into one or more of the following categories:

Advertising, Animation, Architecture / Construction, Art, Audio Production, Brand Development, Commentary, Copywriting, Course / Jump Design, Events, Graphic Design, Illustration, Journalism, Marketing, Media / Publishing, Mobile, Musical Composition, Photography, Product Design, Public Relations, Ribbons / Rosettes / Engraving, Social Media, Software Development, Video Production and Website Design.

I'm a creative but don't fit into any of the categories?

Chances are, you're not alone!

Drop us a line via the 'Contact' link below and we'll include a category you can add your portfolio under.

How do I add/change a banner to the top of my portfolio?

When logged to your portfolio click on the 'Update banner' button. A pop up window will appear.

Clicking 'Browse' will allow you to search the saved files on your computer. Double click on the image you wish to add.

To finish click 'Update Logo'.

NB: Banner images are always 400px high and the width changes depending on the size of the screen. The system will automatically select the middle point of the image. the Best images to use have the subject of the photo in the centre with plenty of space around edges.

I think I've found a bug, what do I do?

Please drop us a line via the 'Contact' link below with the following information:

1. The Url of the page you were on
2. What you tried to do
3. What went wrong
4. If you were able to complete the action after refreshing the page
5. The name of the web browser and device you were using

Your feedback allows us to improve the ECN and keep it in top condition.

Can I use the ECN news story feature as a blog?

Absolutely. If you're considering blogging or writing a series of articles let us know and we can discuss ways to promote them through our various channels.

I have time-sensitive news, how do I get it featured?

If you've added some special news containing a urgent deadline and would like it featured on the homepage, drop us a line via the 'Contact' link below and we'll consider fast tracking it.

How do I list my business in a country/category?

When logged to your portfolio click on the 'Add a country' or 'Add a country' button. A pop up window will appear.

From the drop down select the country/category you wish to be listed under.

To finish click 'Add Country/Category'.

NB: Repeat this for each country/category you wish to be listed in.

How do I add/change my logo on my portfolio?

When logged to your portfolio click on the 'Update logo' button. A pop up window will appear.

Clicking 'Browse' will allow you to search the saved files on your computer. Double click on the image you wish to add.

To finish click 'Update Logo'.

How do I unlist myself from a country/category?

When logged in to your portfolio click on the 'Request Item Removal' button. A pop up window will appear.

Type: from the drop down menu select the type of item you want to remove.

From the second drop down select the category or country list you want to be removed from.

To finish click 'Request removal'.

We'll then receive notification of the item removal and delete it within 24-48 hours.

How do I edit my contact details, links and description?

When logged in to your portfolio click on the 'Update portfolio' button. A pop up window will appear.

Add/remove the information within the fields you wish to edit.

NB: All URLs must include http://

To finish click 'Update portfolio'.

How do I add contact details, links and information about me to my portfolio?

When logged in to your portfolio click on the 'Update portfolio' button. A pop up window will appear.

Add relevant information to the fields available.

NB: All URLs must include http://

To finish click 'Update portfolio'.

How do I edit a photo, video, testimonial or news story?

When logged in to your portfolio click on the 'Request Item Edit' button. A pop up window will appear.

Type: from the drop down menu select the type of item you want to remove.

From the second drop down select the name, quote or headline of the item you want to remove.

Then tell us the details of the edit.

To finish click 'Request edit'.

We'll then receive notification of the edit and amend the item within 24-48 hours. If your request is unclear for any reason we'll get in touch with you directly.

How do I remove a photo, video, testimonial or news story?

When logged in to your portfolio click on the 'Request Item Removal' button. A pop up window will appear.

Type: from the drop down menu select the type of item you want to remove.

From the second drop down select the name, quote or headline of the item you want to remove.

To finish click 'Request removal'.

We'll then receive notification of the item removal and delete it within 24-48 hours.

How do I add a news story?

When logged to your portfolio click on the 'Add a News Story' button. A pop up window will appear.

Headline: this should be short and snappy.

Precis: this is a short intro which will encourage the reader to click to read more.

Add the date (DD-MM-YYYY). News stories appear in date order.

Each news story must have an image. Clicking 'Browse' will allow you to search the saved files on your computer. Double click on the image you wish to add.

Text: this where you write/paste in your news story.

To finish click 'Add News Story'.

How do I add a testimonial?

When logged in to your portfolio click on the 'Add Testimonial' button. A pop up window will appear.

Add the quote testifying how you did a really great job – in fewer than 400 characters.

Person: add the testifier's name to this field.

Company: and their company name.

To finish click 'Add Testimonial'.

How do I add a video?

When logged in to your portfolio click on the 'Add Video' button. A pop up window will appear.

Add a descriptive title.

Click 'Browse' to search the saved files on your computer to select a holding image. Double click on the image you wish to add.

Go to the webpage of the YouTube or Vimeo video you wish to add and copy and paste the URL into the field e.g. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6vIS8jb6Fs – this is actually a really useful video showing you how to find the video's URL.

To finish click 'Add Video'.

How do I add a photo?

When logged to your portfolio click on the 'Add Photo' button. A pop up window will appear.

Clicking 'Browse' will allow you to search the saved files on your computer. Double click on the image you wish to add.

You'll then need to add a descriptive title (which will appear under the image when enlarged) and description (which will be read out for the visually impaired).

To finish click 'Add Photo'.