Contact: Jennifer Morrow
ACCESSATLANTA.COM IS ONE-STOP SHOP FOR LOCAL HOLIDAY FUN
Online channel gives tips on holiday entertaining, events, shopping and more
ATLANTA (Nov. 23, 2009) – Minimize the stress of the holiday season with accessAtlanta.com, the premier destination for local entertainment. AccessAtlanta.com launched its 2009 Holiday Guide to provide a one-stop shop to find all things holiday related in Atlanta.
The Holiday Guide highlights holiday entertaining, events, shopping and more from a local perspective. Users will discover where to find tremendous savings, the secret to making the perfect holiday meal, the best fun to be had around town and new twists on old favorites.
accessAtlanta.com’s Holiday Guide will recount some of the best moments of 2009. Users will enjoy photo galleries taken throughout the year, including Private Quarters – a peek into Atlanta’s luxury homes and lifestyles – celebrity mug shots, movie premieres, award shows and more.
AJC Dining Critic Meridith Ford helps users find what’s best on Atlanta’s dining scene. Ford will also help users save cash by listing the top restaurants to get a meal for less than $30 per person. AJC Editorial Cartoonist Mike Luckovich sketches down memory lane with a year’s worth of his cartoons. The guide also pays tribute to notable figures who passed away this year.
“Launching the Holiday Guide is another milestone in our efforts to deliver the best local information that is useful, timely and provides a rewarding user experience,” said Laura Inman, consumer marketing director. “Entertainment seekers can get the most out of the holiday season by using accessAtlanta.com to discover what’s fun to do, where to eat, where to go, where to shop and how to save money.”
Users will have opportunities to win unique, exclusive access to the hottest events in the city. With the new All Access contests, users will win prizes and experiences such as celebrity meet and greet, access behind the scene at area games, concerts and holiday arts and entertainment events. Every week, All Access delivers premium tickets and VIP privileges.
In addition, AccessAtlanta.com, in partnership with ajc.com and WSBTV.com, recently added Atlanta.net and JessicaShops.com, moderated by local radio personality Jessica Dauler, as partners. AccessAtlanta.com also incorporates national partners such as Entertainment Tonight’s online channel ET Online, and popular local sites such as Paste Magazine, Drive a Faster Car and Atlanta on the Cheap.
In September 2009, accessAtlanta.com was enhanced to become more comprehensive and user friendly, emphasizing content that provides real fun in real time.
About The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is the leading source — both in print and online — of news, information and advertising for metropolitan Atlanta, reaching a total print and online audience of nearly 2.2 million people each week. Every month, more than 2.3 million unique visitors access the newspaper's Web sites, including ajc.com and accessAtlanta.com. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is part of Cox Media Group, a publishing, digital media and broadcasting subsidiary of Atlanta-based Cox Enterprises.
AccessAtlanta.com, in partnership with ajc.com and WSBTV.com, is the premier destination for Atlanta entertainment. Each month accessAtlanta.com generates an average of 14 million page views. Originally launched in the mid-1990s, and relaunched in 2003, accessAtlanta.com provides engaging content and information that is convenient, local and fun. AccessAtlanta.com is one of the leading digital products in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s multi-media portfolio of digital, print and direct marketing solutions. For constant local entertainment updates, follow accessAtlanta.com on Facebook or Twitter.