Slack has become one of the most important channels for internal communication, and collaboration with clients. There has been an increasing number of companies that have started using Slack to share relevant news articles among their teams, thereby challenging traditional media workflows, such as the delivery of press-clippings and morning media newsletters. Looking at the growing popularity of Slack and our feedback from the market, it’s very likely that many more companies will want their media reviews served via Slack. Therefore, we are excited to introduce a new feature in Midesk that lets you connect to Slack channels of your teams or clients and distribute your media intelligence there.
Slack daily active users, source: www.slack.com
How does it exactly work? Connecting Slack with Midesk is easy and it will take you only a few minutes, just follow steps below.
Step 1: You need to add an “Ingoing Webhooks” to your Slack Apps. During App configuration, define what Slack channel will receive Midesk newsletter. Don't forget to copy your “Webhook URL”. We will need that in the next step.
Setting up a Slack App
Step 2: Now you need to sign in to your Midesk account. While defining the Distribution list, you paste the Webhook URL, you've just copied. Normally we would add your colleague's emails but we don't need to do it. Pasting a Webhook URL is all we need. Save your new distribution list and Midesk newsletter will be delivered to everyone who has access to a Slack channel you picked.
Setting up a distribution list in Midesk
That's it. When creating Midesk newsletters you choose Slack distribution list and hit send. A Midesk newsletter will be published in your Slack channel which you defined. How cool is that?
Midesk newsletters published in Slack channel
We believe this new capability, that complements the traditional channels already implemented in Midesk, will empower your media workflow. You can begin to start taking advantages of this integration right now! Sign in to your Midesk account. Don't have a Midesk account yet? Contact us.
If you still need support with the set-up, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.