Midlands Group Launches Online Notices
The Midlands News Association (MNA) has become the latest publishing group to launch an interactive notices service.
According to holdthefrontpage.co.uk, the MNA has joined with Legacy.com to enable readers to place death notices and obituaries on its affiliated newspaper websites.
The Express & Star and Shropshire Star websites now feature the facility, which allows users from anywhere in the world to upload pictures and tributes on pages dedicated to the memory of loved ones.
"With our online traffic continuing to grow, we wanted to provide our web users with a fully interactive death notice service," said David Ratcliffe, new media manager at the MNA.
He added: "While our core audience is local to the MNA print titles' regions, our sites attract thousands of visitors from across the UK and around the world.
"We wanted to find the right service to allow this wide audience to pay tribute to loved ones."
Several publishing groups already offer interactive notices services, including Johnston Press and MEN Media.