How often do you publish news stories?
The number of stories published varies from day to day, but typically we publish between 12 and 20 original stories a day. Three daily elements are constants: currency reports by 8.30am and 6pm, and a New Zealand sharemarket close report nightly by 6pm.
Our Daily Digest email includes the entirety of every story we publish each day.
Who is behind BusinessDesk?
BusinessDesk is produced by Content Ltd, owned by two experienced Wellington-based business journalists, Pattrick Smellie and Paul McBeth, and the founder of Milford Asset Management, Brian Gaynor.
Can I use your stories and send them to my colleagues or clients?
We allow you to send stories to people with a BusinessDesk subscription. That means if you are a corporate subscriber, you can send our stories to anyone inside your organisation. If you want to email, republish or print our articles, you need a licence.
However, we don't mind if you send the occasional copy of an article to one or two people. We have systems in place to monitor this.
To request a licence to use our content, please email email@example.com.
Can I share my login with a friend or colleague?
No. We're a small company working really hard to grow. If your friend or colleague needs to read our news stories, ask them to take a subscription. We monitor multiple logins from the same user.
How does the charging system work?
Use your credit card to purchase individual subscriptions. Every individual subscriber also receives a 10-day free trial.
For groups of up to 50 people, you can purchase online with a credit card, or contact us to receive an invoice. Corporate subscriptions (for more than 50 people) are managed by Matt Martel.
We're a big organisation and we want more than one subscription. Do we get a discount?
Yes. If you have fewer than 50 staff, please see pricing at https://businessdesk.co.nz/register. If your company is bigger or you'd like an invoice, then email Matt Martel (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone him on 0277744483.
We have a corporate subscription. How do I get in?
If you can't find the right person at your company or agency, please email us at email@example.com and we'll let you know. Subscribing companies can access a dashboard to add or delete users. They are also given a 'magic link' to send to staff, which adds them automatically.
I'm getting too many emails. Please stop.
Find instructions to manage your email via keywords here.
Does BusinessDesk like feedback?
Yes. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
I'm getting sent stories I don't really want. Is there a way to filter my email alerts?
You can filter the emails you receive based on keywords, such as a company, your boss's name or anything else. You can change and amend your keyword settings as often as you like to improve your tailored news feed. You can do that here: https://businessdesk.co.nz/settings
You have published an error. Who do I call?
Paul McBeth, Head of News: 027 714 3344
Pattrick Smellie, Editor: 021 588 203
We take accuracy seriously and will endeavour to respond quickly.
I have a press statement for you. What is the best email address?
Send it to email@example.com. This is a general newsroom email address that will ensure it is seen by the news team. We recommend that PR firms sending unsolicited emails use this address if they wish to achieve impact. Unsolicited pitch calls to individual reporters on stories of marginal news value are discouraged.
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