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Arkadium and AP collaborate to bring interactive content to sports properties

The Associated Press and Arkadium today announced they will collaborate to integrate Arkadium’s InHabit artificial intelligence tool into AP’s professional football, college football and college basketball Digital News Experiences.

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An InHabit factive that appears on pro32.ap.org. (AP Photo)

The integration of InHabit into AP’s DNEs will allow for greater interaction with readers through automatically generated intelligent and contextual content provided by Arkadium.

InHabit, the latest offering in Arkadium’s line of in-article solutions, is designed to elevate audience attention and engagement, strengthen brand loyalty and maximize revenue streams for publishers.

Its patent-pending technology reads any article and automatically inserts an interactive component designed to both engage the reader and factually and functionally extend the article in which it appears. Visitors to pro32.ap.org, collegefootball.ap.org and collegebasketball.ap.org will find the content in a selection of AP stories.

The interactive components, which the company calls “factives™,” are conceived and written by Arkadium’s in-house editorial staff and utilize artificial intelligence and big data sets to populate with contextual content. Each unit can serve potentially infinite variations of data. All content generated is relevant, sophisticated, timely and brand safe.

“We’re extremely excited to start working with The Associated Press,” said Arkadium CEO Jessica Rovello. “Our tools were designed to help digital publishers like the AP to drive and retain readership through engaging, interactive content. The AP has consistently proven that its foresight about the benefits of AI in the newsroom has allowed it to thrive in an increasingly competitive and saturated market. We’re proud to now be a part of that evolution.”

“The InHabit tool presents a unique opportunity for our members and customers to increase engagement around AP sports content,” said Fernando Ferre, AP vice president of business development. “Arkadium’s data-based automated interactive content aligns nicely with the multiformat stories already available through our DNEs.”


About Arkadium

Since 2001, Arkadium has worked with more than 450 of the world’s leading publishers, from giants like Time Inc, Gannett (USA Today, etc) and tronc (Chicago Tribune, LA Times, etc), to CNN, The Washington Post, TMZ properties and more. Arkadium’s suite of publisher solutions improves on-site audience attention, engagement and retention, increases reader loyalty, and drives new revenue. Arkadium is headquartered in New York City with an additional office in Russia, and was named 2016’s “Best Workplace” by Inc. Magazine. For more information about Arkadium, visit www.arkadium.com.

About AP

The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats. Founded in 1846, AP today is the most trusted source of independent news and information. On any given day, more than half the world's population sees news from AP. On the web: www.ap.org.

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Chris Harihar
Crenshaw Communications/Arkadium
212-367-9700
chris@crenshawcomm.com

Lauren Easton
Director of Media Relations
The Associated Press
212-621-7005
leaston@ap.org