West Orange: About Us
Alternative Press of West Orange LLC owns TAPinto West Orange. Publisher Jessica Marrone Parkes was born and raised in Livingston NJ. She graduated from the University of Miami with a degree in International Studies and Communication Studies. After school Jessica started her professional career as a B2B Sales Manager for an International News Monitoring Organization. She has written professionally and photographed events for various local establishments. Jessica and her husband Cary live locally and serve as welcome hosts for The Crossing Church of Livingston.
TAPinto.net is a network of more than 80 franchised online local and subject matter newspapers in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Florida, and South Carolina, with more than 8,000,000 readers during the past year. Each site is franchised to a local owner/publisher and provides original objective daily local news reporting. Current franchisees include business executives, public relations professionals, journalists, hardcopy newspapers, nonprofits and universities.
TAPinto.net was founded in October, 2008 by Michael and Lauryn Shapiro, who sought to provide their town’s residents with an all-online, objective, independent, daily local newspaper. Today, TAPinto covers more than 100 towns in New Jersey, New York, and Florida, and is accredited by the New Jersey Press Association.
TAPinto is proud to support charitable causes. During the past year, TAPinto has donated over $250,000 in marketing and advertising to charitable organizations including Susan G. Komen North Jersey, Relay for Life, March of Dimes, Family Promise, and the Housing and Community Development Network of NJ, among others. TAPinto's employees and franchisees are also members of dozens of community organizations including Rotary and the Chamber of Commerce.
TAPinto offers content marketing, native advertising, social media marketing, exclusive sponsorships, branded content opportunities, email marketing, and traditional online advertising.
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