Newswire vs. PR.com

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Newswire
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
ACCESS Newswire is a press release distribution platform that helps clients increase their online visibility and web presence. It provides premier syndication to leading news outlets. The solution aims to empower clients with a variety of solutions to suit any budget.
$299
per month
PR.com
Score 2.0 out of 10
N/A
PR.com is a press release distribution platform from the New York company of the same name.N/A
Pricing
NewswirePR.com
Editions & Modules
Newswire Digital
$299
single PR
Newswire Digital Plus
$549
single PR
Newswire State
$599
single PR
Newswire National
$799
single PR
Newswire Canada
$899
single PR
Newswire UK
$899
single PR
Newswire Financial
$899
single PR
Newswire Asia
$1,299
single PR
Newswire Latin America
$1,299
single PR
Newswire Global
$1,999
single PR
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
NewswirePR.com
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsBulk discounts available
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Community Pulse
NewswirePR.com
Considered Both Products
Newswire
Chose Newswire
Newswire is more expensive. However, their platform is cleaner and easier to use, their review process is much more thorough, and their distribution is a far wider range and, in my experience, much more targeted to the types of publications we want to be in. Additionally, we …
PR.com
Chose PR.com
I think PR.com offers a viable alternative to smaller businesses or nonprofit clients on a budget. When I tell some of those clients it will be hundreds - or even thousands - of dollars to distribute a press release on a service like Business Wire, I can feel them cringe. …
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Best Alternatives
NewswirePR.com
Small Businesses
Cision Communications Cloud
Cision Communications Cloud
Score 7.2 out of 10
Cision Communications Cloud
Cision Communications Cloud
Score 7.2 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Cision Communications Cloud
Cision Communications Cloud
Score 7.2 out of 10
Cision Communications Cloud
Cision Communications Cloud
Score 7.2 out of 10
Enterprises
Cision Communications Cloud
Cision Communications Cloud
Score 7.2 out of 10
Cision Communications Cloud
Cision Communications Cloud
Score 7.2 out of 10
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User Ratings
NewswirePR.com
Likelihood to Recommend
8.3
(106 ratings)
2.0
(3 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.2
(8 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
8.8
(106 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Availability
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.9
(7 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.9
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Configurability
5.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
5.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
7.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Professional Services
5.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
5.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
5.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
NewswirePR.com
Likelihood to Recommend
Issuer Direct Corporation
As a general rule, press releases announcing an event are more effective than product or corporate business deals press releases. This may be because events are people-centered and tend to be one of a kind. The interest in a new product, unless it is an upgrade to an existing product line or service, attracts little attention. There are exceptions; if, for example, there is an outbreak of some pathogen and the company is working on a solution, then interest is higher. News has to be related to current concerns.
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PR.com
I often recommend PR.com to clients on a budget. There are some organizations, like non-profits, or very small businesses I work with who just don't have the money to spend on a pricier press release distribution service like Businesswire. For those clients, PR.com is a good alternative. You can use the free version - or elect to spend a little money to include hyperlinks, increase distribution, and so on. But there are options - and that is a good thing.
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Pros
Issuer Direct Corporation
  • Communication via video calls and emails. They were responsive to any questions we had.
  • Provided all the information we needed to make the decision to move forward. They had the materials around what publications and news outlets they could get into for us.
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PR.com
  • Bad customer service [in my experience].
  • One-sided PR.
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Cons
Issuer Direct Corporation
  • The editorial process was always very hard on our sale releases. Even if we followed the same structure we used to with PR Wire they would flag it as advertorial.
  • The option for video is nice but would be better to actually embed it into a part of the release versus just floating at the bottom.
  • Would be interesting for them to share more industry-specific releases or give the option to only get emails on specific industries. The E-blasts are always too general.
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PR.com
  • Suggest offering administrators more control over when releases are distributed
  • Lower premium pricing for high frequency administrators
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Likelihood to Renew
Issuer Direct Corporation
Newswire is simple to use and the pricing is fair. The company's network for press releases is not as large as some competitors but seems to have the best reach at a comparable price point. Newswire also offers quality support for customers, which can be hard to find in this space.
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PR.com
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Usability
Issuer Direct Corporation
Simple step-by-step process to get your news out to the world. Easy to understand process and explanation as you go through the steps. Each upgrade does have a charge, but it's pretty visible. Once you get familiar with their platform and systems, it becomes fairly easy to use to get your news published. It's also nice how quickly you are able to get the news out and published in the places you choose.
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PR.com
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Reliability and Availability
Issuer Direct Corporation
It was available for immediate use
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PR.com
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Performance
Issuer Direct Corporation
It seemed to be okay overall an we plan on continuing to use it as we expand
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PR.com
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Support Rating
Issuer Direct Corporation
Any time I’ve had a question or needed assistance, I’ve been able to get in contact with a Newswire representative within a short amount of time. Their attention to customer satisfaction is impeccable, and they definitely go out of their way to ensure they can be of assistance to the best of their ability!
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PR.com
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Implementation Rating
Issuer Direct Corporation
It is a very simple product to get started using, particularly for press releases. I have no used the other functionality so I can't say for sure how easy or difficult that might be, but my guess is that the way the platform is built makes it easy for anybody to get started.
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PR.com
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Alternatives Considered
Issuer Direct Corporation
Newswire hands-down beats these other platforms based on their unique price-to-feature-set ratio. We couldn't find a better value and user experience on any of these other platforms when we went through our discovery and evaluation process. All in all, we are very happy with the team and platform at Newswire.
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PR.com
I think PR.com offers a viable alternative to smaller businesses or nonprofit clients on a budget. When I tell some of those clients it will be hundreds - or even thousands - of dollars to distribute a press release on a service like Business Wire, I can feel them cringe. PR.com offers a free option - and also offers very low-cost options to boost the distribution, include live hyperlinks and so on - if clients do have a little $ to spend on that, they can. But they can choose. The bigger services are really cost-prohibitive for the smaller businesses.
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
Issuer Direct Corporation
I did not purchase, I only purchased the per use newswire options
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PR.com
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Scalability
Issuer Direct Corporation
I have not really used this software feature to the level to scale at this point
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PR.com
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Professional Services
Issuer Direct Corporation
I did not really use professional services other than the customer support did answer some questions from time to time
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PR.com
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Return on Investment
Issuer Direct Corporation
  • In a new technology area, Newswire has helped us build brand recognition.
  • During the pressures put on Healthcare over the past COVID periods our presence in the Marketplace have been difficult to maintain. Newswire has been key in our efforts.
  • When medical imaging AI tools exploded on the scene three years ago, there were over 150 vendors at conferences. Those that didn't promote with tools like Newswire and now gone.
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PR.com
  • Negative impact [in my experience].
  • Wasted our time.
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