Tech Leaders in Area with Highest COVID-19 Mortality Rate Help Others Manage Communications

New Orleans tech leaders are giving other companies their software for free. More than 100 companies signed up to manage COVID-19 communications in first week.

Online PR News – 06-April-2020 – New Orleans, Louisiana – Small New Orleans-based tech companies are making a big impact on improved communications during COVID-19 even as the city faces the highest coronavirus death rate of all hard-hit areas in US. New Orleans tech companies are offering their innovative software for free for the duration of the COVID-19 crisis so businesses of all sizes can stop the spread of misinformation and focus on stopping the spread of the virus.

In just its first week, more than 100 companies across the country, including worldwide brands, signed up for’s free offer for AI-driven Smart Newsletters. Organizations are using the Smart Newsletter service to pull in relevant data and provide their customers, employees, and industry partners updated, individualized, and useful information during the public health crisis.

“We know everyone is stressed and doesn’t have much time right now,” said CEO Amith Nagarajan, “but people at the same time need to stay connected. This tool will help organizations share valuable information that’s most relevant to their community from trustworthy sources.”

The team is offering free, unlimited access to their Smart Newsletter technology to anyone who wants to send out a COVID-19 related newsletter, no matter the size of the email distribution list and how often they want to send the letter. More than 1,000 organizations have signed up to use to send regular newsletters, so is using its worldwide footprint to help reach more people with reliable COVID-19 content.

To help with internal communications while working from home, Align Technologies is also offering one of its most popular product features for free. Align’s Huddle Tools connect teams to each other and to workflow management, with specific features to help employees stay engaged even if they’re unable to attend a meeting as they adjust to working from home with families. Align’s president and CEO Doug Walner says it’s all about increasing productivity.

“At this time of unprecedented disruption, consistent team communication is more critical than ever,” said Walner. “We hope this helps aid the response efforts for businesses as they work to weather these economic times.”

Align and join a growing list of tech companies nationwide offering products for free during the pandemic. Offers from other companies include:
-PropFuel is offering its platform for free to any organization interested in capturing member sentiment around the coronavirus.
-Pawprint is offering digital access to your pet’s medical records free of charge to help prepare for emergencies if your veterinarian’s office is closed. Use code PREPARE.
-Airtable is offering their professional spreadsheet and database plans available for free—with no time limit—to any non-political humanitarian groups working on COVID-19 relief efforts. The company says a free version will soon be made available for all students as well.

About is an AI.-powered email platform that personalizes newsletters based on individual reader behavior. With minimal effort, the tool enables users to send relevant and engaging newsletters to each of their customers, on an individual basis. The platform can combine an organization’s original content along with other content that is relevant and trustworthy. The result is that you have a compelling vehicle to remain engaged with readers on a high-frequency basis. also captures a great deal of insight data that you can utilize for marketing, sales, product development and more. is a New Orleans-based company. Watch a how-to video to see how works for email senders and recipients in the press kit. For how-to videos, photos of the New Orleans team and office, newsletter examples, statistics about the email industry and AI, and more visit the Press Kit: