Honda Media Newsroom Receives Significant Enhancements

9/24/2010 10:03:56 PM

Christina Ra
Manager, Honda Public Relations
American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
9/24/2010

Welcome
Thank you for visiting the Honda Media Newsroom, American Honda's resource for in-depth product and company information, high-resolution photography, and broadcast-quality digital video. The Hondanews.com and Acuranews.com media websites have been completely re-launched with significant upgrades to make accessing, sharing and downloading media information faster and more convenient.

While the appearance and navigation may appear familiar, much has changed underneath. Based on feedback from users, the website now offers advanced, new features designed to streamline the downloading process and to better support the sharing of content with popular social media networks. In addition, the Honda Automobile's section now integrates a dedicated Spanish-language area, 'Noticias en Español'.

New Features

 

My Basket

Make gathering information easier and faster by using the "Add to Basket" buttons, and put selected releases, photos and videos in your own personal basket. Items in that basket can be downloaded in a single ZIP file to your desktop or emailed to a friend or colleague via a private link on Hondanews.com. This feature is particularly useful for sharing large files with colleagues, like high-resolution photos and broadcast quality video. Access to your personal basket is available via the “My Basket” link at the top of every page When finished, click the “Empty Basket” link to remove items from the basket.
my-basket

Photo Browsing with Advanced Sharing Features

Photo browsing now appears in a new grid view with a large image preview at the top of the browser. After selecting a photo to preview, multiple sizes can then be downloaded or added to your basket for downloading or sharing at a later time. Additionally, a photo can be shared with the new “Email-to-a-Friend” feature. The “link-embedding” tool can instantly add content to an online publication. Don’t need to see the large thumbnail preview? Just use the action menus on each small thumbnail to quickly download a photo or add it to your basket.
photo-grid-layout

Video Browsing with Custom Clip Editing and Transcoding

download-optionsSimilar to photo browsing, video browsing now appears in an interactive grid view with a large preview showcase at the top of the browser. Select a thumbnail to watch a video, then downloads in multiple formats become available. A video can be shared with the Email-to-a-Friend feature. The available “embed” link allows for direct sharing from Hondanews.com, an official company source, to any online publication that accepts video links from third parties. To obtain just the portion of video you want, a “clipping” feature lets viewers customize the length of a video clip prior to downloading or sharing.
video-clipping

Honda Automobiles Spanish Content

To better service the needs of Spanish-language media outlets, a new Spanish content section for Honda Automobiles has been created. The 'Noticias en Español' section contains select press releases, press kits and videos in Spanish. Access to this section is available via any of the Honda Automobile's navigation menus. In addition, the Spanish content is available from within the regular automobile sections alongside the English content, when available. Click here to view Spanish content now.
Noticias en Espanol