Lanham, MD (PRWEB) December 16, 2009 –
PRWeb, the online news distribution service of Vocus (NASDAQ: VOCS), today announced it has added four new distribution partners to its news release distribution network. The new distribution partners include online magazines and Web sites that feature content ranging from arts & entertainment and sports to technology and life science and in combination with PRWeb’s existing distribution partnerships, increase PRWeb’s total reach to more than 80 million unique readers.
“This set of partnerships means that our customers can expect to see their news showing up on even more sites when they send out a release over PRWeb,” said Jiyan Wei, director of Product Management for PRWeb. “They are representative of our continuing efforts to broaden the reach of our service and expand the industry leading online distribution network into more vertical markets.”
PRWeb enables small- and medium-sized businesses to easily submit press releases online, and makes the content available to its news distribution partners. In addition, PRWeb releases are distributed to an audience of more than two million visitors each month on PRWeb.com, a quarter million RSS subscribers and 35,000 reporters and bloggers.
In aggregate, PRWeb’s network makes news and press releases available to an audience of more than 80 million unique visitors in the United States alone. In addition to PRWeb’s syndication network, PRWeb news releases are distributed to an audience of more than two million visitors each month on PRWeb.com, 250,000 RSS subscribers, and 35,000 opt-in reporters and bloggers.
The new partners are as follows:
Zimbio is an interactive online magazine read by over 18 million people each month. The publication focuses on entertainment, style, current events and other pop culture topics and will receive content from PRWeb related to arts & entertainment, fashion, sports, and home & family.
Earth Times is an online news site with a monthly readership in excess of 1.5 million. The latest breaking news and sports from around the world, covering environmental issues in particular, is complemented by comprehensive press release coverage. Free membership offers access to customized email alerts and social interaction. The media outlet maintains a 24/7 staff.
BioPortfolio is the leading careers, news and information resource for the life science and pharmaceutical industries and is one of the most popular Web sites in its space with more than 25,000 unique visitors each day. The site has opted for receive PRWeb content related to biotechnology, science and medical news.
Today’s announcement adds to a series of new partnership announcements that PRWeb has actively pursued to extend both its reach and to develop vertical segments for specialized content. For example, in October PRWeb announced a partnership with Gale to distribute e-research and educational content, while in July, it signed news release distribution agreements with Docstoc, State Newslines, Trust Earned Travel and Visibility Magazine.
PRWeb is recognized as a leading online news and press release distribution service worldwide. Since 1997, PRWeb has been changing the way businesses, marketing departments and public relations firms think about press releases. PRWeb was the first company to develop a distribution strategy around direct-to-consumer communication and to build and offer a platform for search engine optimized press release distribution. PRWeb is an online news distribution service of Vocus, Inc., a leading provider of on-demand public relations management software. For more information, go to http://www.prweb.com.
Vocus, Inc. (NASDAQ: VOCS) is a leading provider of on-demand software for public relations management. Our web-based software suite helps organizations of all sizes to fundamentally change the way they communicate with both the media and the public, optimizing their public relations and increasing their ability to measure its impact. Our on-demand software addresses the critical functions of public relations including media relations, news distribution and news monitoring. We deliver our solutions over the Internet using a secure, scalable application and system architecture, which allows our customers to eliminate expensive up-front hardware and software costs and to quickly deploy and adopt our on-demand software. Vocus is used by more than 4,000 organizations worldwide and is available in seven languages. Vocus is based in Lanham, MD with offices in North America, Europe and Asia. For more information, please visit http://www.vocus.com or call (800) 345-5572.
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