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Likelihood to Recommend

Business Wire

For a funding announcement or a big product launch, Business Wire is the service to use. For less important announcements, and for clients with limited budget, it might be worth considering other options. PR Newswire and Marketwired are both decent services that provide comparable results, but the high touch quality of Business Wire is pretty unique.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PRWeb

PRWeb served it's purpose for Strouse by sending news out to new audiences although this never generated an overwhelming amount of traffic to our website. If you are only interested in issuing PR and getting your name out there, then I think PRWeb is a fine solution.I find PRWeb less appropriate if you really want to drive traffic to your site through a press release in hopes of creating sales. During the selection process I would be interested in knowing what sources my PR would be submitted to. Is it being submitted to relevant websites? Will links be provided on all of these websites? Ask yourself, will these websites benefit my companies SEO?
Nicholas Zgorski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Business Wire

  • Business Wire allows you to have one of their team members review the copy before it is distributed, so that you can have a final set of eyes on the content.
  • Business Wire allows you to customize your distribution. You select the state, region, etc., the key words and topics, allowing you to send out a press release that fits your needs and your budget.
  • Business Wire offers clear reporting, showing where the release was picked up, metrics for these sites and more.
  • Business Wire allows you to pre-schedule a press release in case you are unable to send it out at the exact time that the client needs the news to go out.
Jess Messenger | TrustRadius Reviewer

PRWeb

  • Send out a press release for a cheaper price.
  • Sends a press release to a targeted audience.
  • Help clients with a smaller budget.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Business Wire

  • I think the overall UX and design of the site can be improved.
  • Users could benefit from an even more robust "advanced search" function to sort through releases.
  • Business Wire should make its "Earnings" section more prominent. That's such an important part of business media and could really be improved on this site.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PRWeb

  • PRWeb is very particular about certain types of releases. For example, when a company makes an acquisition, PRWeb requires authorization from both companies before they'll issue the release. This can cause a slow down in the timing of getting the news out - and it creates a hassle when they both have to fill out paperwork. This could be streamlined.
  • It doesn't automatically save your work. For example, if you are staging a press release, you have to remember to save it - or it disappears. This has happened to me multiple times.
  • You have to pay an additional fee to get the news out the same day. Otherwise, you can choose for it to go out the next day. It requires you to plan and think ahead - and many companies don't do this.
Michelle Messenger Garrett | 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

PRWeb

PRWeb 1.0
Based on 1 answer
We are unlikely to renew PRWeb because I feel that the costs outweigh the benefits of the service. For a company like ours (small business with about 60 employees) we don't have enough press that warrants monthly coverage. We may look at using PRWeb on an as needed basis, 3-4 times a year for single submissions, but that would be the extent of it. I could see PRWeb being much more beneficial for large companies that are constantly needing to issue press.
Nicholas Zgorski | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

PRWeb

PRWeb 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It is a very simple program to use. They walk you step by step on what is necessary to complete a PR.
Nicholas Zgorski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Business Wire

Business Wire 8.0
Based on 2 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

PRWeb

PRWeb 3.0
Based on 3 answers
I have not really used the support features for PRWeb. It is pretty easy to use and really doesn't need much help unless you are sending something out on behalf of a publicly-traded company. For that, you need approval and verification from the company you are sending the item out on behalf of.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Business Wire

Business Wire 10.0
Based on 1 answer
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

PRWeb

PRWeb 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Implementation of PRWeb required very little of Strouse. It was a quick process and we were almost immediately ready to use the platform.
Nicholas Zgorski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Business Wire

I prefer Business Wire to PR Newswire because it is easier to navigate and browse by my selected industries. I do not feel the same way about PR Newswire, though I use both to ensure I am gathering as much information as possible in case one site missed news that the other may have.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PRWeb

I think you have to do what's best for your business needs. I know there are free news distributors but I'm not sure how good they are. There are also ones that are most expensive than PRWeb. If you primarily do business in the US then give PRWeb a try but if you have a lot of business globally I would suggest looking for one that can help target specific countries or regions
Mara Gordon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Business Wire

  • Because we counsel our clients before spending their money, they fully understand what Business Wire can do for them and what it cannot do. SEO, news tied to stock symbols... aspects that drive traffic to a client's website. Those are where there's good ROI.
  • The only negative impact Business Wire has the potential to deliver is to the bottom line given the cost of the service.
Scott Merritt | TrustRadius Reviewer

PRWeb

  • Hard to determine ROI with this product, as people aren't directly saying they found us on the site.
  • PRWeb is the best way to distribute our news and build brand awareness.
  • Allows our team to work efficiently.
Rachael Ossovicki | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Business Wire

General

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

PRWeb

General

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

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