When John DiMaggio heard an editor friend of his was laid off from her job due to the slowing economy he wanted to help. So the managing director of Nice Spots, the new media division of post production house Nice Shoes, offered to host his friend's reel online for potential employers to conveniently check out her work. Then he thought, why limit the offer to just one friend? Now Nice Spots is offering 300MB of free space for anyone looking for a place to host their reel online. "I thought this was a way that Nice Spots could really help a lot of people," he says. "Many companies use our WebReel application to promote their businesses. We all know someone who has lost a job or is worried about losing a job, so helping people out just seems like the natural thing to do."
Users will have the ability to upload spots and build reels to send out to as many people as they want online. After creating a free account, users can track where their reels have been sent, who's viewing it and how often. One thing DiMaggio wants to make clear is that this isn't a ploy for Nice Spots way to collect potential customer data or part of any elaborate spamming effort. He says Nice Spots is just trying to help, no strings attached.
"When you register for your account, we don't collect any credit card or billing info, we're not going to sell your info to another company so you get spammed," he says. "We just have a useful tool that we're offering for free to people who need it in a difficult time."
Anyone interested in the service can contact Nice Spots at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.