“My goal in starting Beacons Network is to provide one brand and one place where anyone can learn and share about people who are helping others, overcoming adversity, or just doing the right thing.” Both professional and user-generated content will populate the site and be delivered across other media.
Beacons Network launched its unique Android mobile application designed to guide and inspire users, especially kids. The app will deliver social media daily in positive, apolitical, civil videos to smartphones and tablets. I am all for more positive media.
For $2.99 per year, users will receive a daily feed directly to their smartphones and tablets of uplifting videos featuring stories from around the world. Some may make you laugh, cry or think. Or users can go directly to Beacons Network for positive and motivational news and information arranged under categories, including Athletes, Celebrities, Business, Kids, Animals and Beacons Next Door.
Some of the videos I saw today were Atlantis’ Final Shuttle Launch seen from above the clouds, NY Jets QB Erik Ainge, from pain pill addiction to helping others and US Marine Surprises His Sister at Graduation.
According to Baker, revenue will be generated through subscriptions, sponsorship and advertising. “The site is ideally suited for brands and vendor partners seeking association with positive messages and community outreach,” he says. Beacons Network donates 3% of pre-tax profits to help kids, veterans and their families through charities such as SpeakUp! and Operation Homefront.
If you don’t want to purchase the app, you can visit Beacon Network site via Facebook or Twitter. It will be interesting to see how many users they generate over the coming months and into the new year.