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Likelihood to Recommend

Cision 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

Intrado GlobeNewswire

Intrado Digital Media is well suited for any business hoping to gain attention within their respective industries. Takes all the work out of trying to circulate your own company news on a case by case basis.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Cision 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

Intrado GlobeNewswire

  • Great customer service, always willing to help and answer questions.
  • Offers a lot of distribution circuits and industries to choose from so your stories hit the right places.
  • Very easy to navigate and straightforward process for publishing releases.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cision 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

Intrado GlobeNewswire

  • In some cases, it would not capture all coverage, for example, coverage found on trade websites.
  • Some of the incoming coverage would be repetitive or even delayed at times.
Jess Messenger | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Cision PRWeb

Cision 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

Intrado GlobeNewswire

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Usability

Cision PRWeb

Cision 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

Intrado GlobeNewswire

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Support Rating

Cision PRWeb

Cision PRWeb 3.0
Based on 4 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

Intrado GlobeNewswire

Intrado GlobeNewswire 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Their customer service is great and has been very supportive when we've needed it. Their team checks up on us regularly to ensure we are getting the most out of our service.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Cision PRWeb

Cision PRWeb 10.0
Based on 2 answers
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

Intrado GlobeNewswire

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Alternatives Considered

Cision 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

Intrado GlobeNewswire

In 2016, I did an evaluation of other news distribution websites to see how they compared. While Marketwired has its flaws with customer service and a less-than-ideal online platform, it was far more cost-effective than the competitors. A lot of the competitors were more expensive and they also used cumbersome online platforms for distribution. Marketwired also doesn't charge for each image distributed with a release; many competitors do. After my evaluation, I decided to stick with Marketwired as the main wire our PR firm uses for distributing news
Charlotte Gilmour (nee Sherry) | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cision 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

Intrado GlobeNewswire

  • Positive: We get a handful of contacts and leads from our press releases, but overall nothing else. Our clients like the to see press releases of our events that reach out to a wider net of the online audience too.
Dian Razak | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cision PRWeb

General

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

Intrado GlobeNewswire

General

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

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