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Score 9 out of 100
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Score 8.4 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Business Wire

We are highly satisfied with this tool and according to me, it is favorable in all aspects for the people that want to strengthen their links with the Publics either internal or external. It has the capability to manage relations and disseminates information to the business community. But it is not suitable when it comes to reports and its customer service.
Robert Callum | TrustRadius Reviewer

PRunderground.com

PRUnderground is an excellent choice for small to medium-sized businesses and solopreneurs who want to get their news out there without spending a fortune.
Heather Hawkins | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Business Wire

  • Proofing - Business Wire proofs every single release with great precision, and calls you to let you know if they think anything looks like it might be a typo. They are extremely thorough and also check with you about the way you want images or video laid out with the release so that the final presentation is perfect.
  • Customer Service - Business Wire has some of the best customer service I've ever experienced. They are available 24 hours a day, and always have someone manning the phones to answer your questions, proof releases, and make sure your release gets across the wire at the right time.
  • Interface - The Business Wire site is very easy to use, and saves previously used information and images like logos. This is standard for most wire services, but Business Wire does a good job as well.
  • Reach - BW reaches a very wide range of outlets, and its relationships with VentureBeat, Yahoo! and MarketWatch are great. Clients really appreciate seeing their releases in those publications.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PRunderground.com

  • PRUnderground offers exceptional customer service. When I e-mail their team with a question or concern, I always receive a response within a few hours.
  • PRUnderground offers an unbeatable value. I've researched various distribution platforms, and this one offers the best of both worlds: effectiveness and affordability.
  • PRUnderground is a white-label distribution service with proven reach. My clients enjoy receiving 12-page placement reports with live links.
Heather Hawkins | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Business Wire

  • There have been a few times when a minor grammatical error has slipped by myself as well as the copy editors but it's very rare for this to happen.
  • The cost can get a bit high if your press release is long (as price is partially dictated by length) or if you want to add a logo, image, infographic, etc.
Jess Messenger | TrustRadius Reviewer

PRunderground.com

  • PRUnderground has always been very responsive when I have had an issue with their platform. They constantly endeavor to streamline the process.
Tammi Lynne | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Business Wire

Business Wire 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It's the best service we have used. We have tried a competitor and everyone prefers Business Wire.
Jess Messenger | TrustRadius Reviewer

PRunderground.com

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Usability

Business Wire

Business Wire 7.3
Based on 1 answer
I gave it this rating because the Business Wire website is very user-friendly. Being able to navigate the platform on my own without technical assistance made it possible for me to quickly and easily submit news release distributions, which can be critical at times, such as during hurricane season when we need to get information out to the news media and our customers quickly.
Cindy Arco | TrustRadius Reviewer

PRunderground.com

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Support Rating

Business Wire

Business Wire 8.0
Based on 3 answers
I have only used their support on one release, but they were very good. They were able to troubleshoot my problem in a timely manner, and get my release out on time, even with some hiccups. I would definitely recommend reaching if you ever encounter any problems with their service.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PRunderground.com

PRunderground.com 9.1
Based on 2 answers
They go beyond what is expected and resolve issues quickly.
Bruce Batky | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Business Wire

Business Wire 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Business Wire is very easy to implement. This isn't a requirement, but it's recommended that you begin to set up saved distributions for different clients so that you don't have to start over from scratch. Rather than doing all this work on the front end, you can just do it as you send out your first piece of news for each client.
Jess Messenger | TrustRadius Reviewer

PRunderground.com

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Alternatives Considered

Business Wire

Business Wire is known to reach a significant range of audiences, where more marketing and information sharing is attained. Again, Business Wire supports any form of customization, more so on content, to bring the right picture which would entice and give hope to customers. Lastly, the press release from Business Wire is in different languages, hence, globally acceptable.
Paige Briski | TrustRadius Reviewer

PRunderground.com

I've used some of the big names in the business, but their price tag isn't within sight for many of my clients. PRUnderground is the best solution I've found for SMB's and professionals who want a budget-friendly yet effective distribution.
Heather Hawkins | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Business Wire

  • Staying updated on business news in my team's industry
  • Helps my team generate story ideas for our publication, allowing us to do our jobs more efficiently
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PRunderground.com

  • We are a training company and the press releases have increased enrollments in our classes.
  • They have increased our website traffic.
Bruce Batky | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Business Wire

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Business Wire Editions & Modules

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PRunderground.com

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

PRunderground.com Editions & Modules

Edition
Starter49.991
PRuMax$3091
  1. Per press release distribution
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