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Score 7.9 out of 100
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Attribute Ratings

  • Cision PRWeb is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
  • GlobeNewswire by Notified is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

7.9

Cision PRWeb

79%
11 Ratings
1.0

GlobeNewswire by Notified

10%
8 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

1.0

Cision PRWeb

10%
1 Rating

GlobeNewswire by Notified

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

10.0

Cision PRWeb

100%
1 Rating

GlobeNewswire by Notified

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

1.0

Cision PRWeb

10%
3 Ratings
10.0

GlobeNewswire by Notified

100%
2 Ratings

Implementation Rating

10.0

Cision PRWeb

100%
2 Ratings

GlobeNewswire by Notified

N/A
0 Ratings

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

GlobeNewswire by Notified

This service might be more well suited for large corporations with a lot of press coverage that they need to get out on a very regular basis. GlobeNewswire may be much less appropriate for smaller organizations that cannot commit to the annual spend of the contract and adhere to its strict nature and aren't sending out regular releases. Note that they did not work with us on contract flexibility once signed, so just be sure that you will fully utilize the service and really stay on top of the cancellation date because if you miss it, you will be automatically locked in for another year. Thus for smaller companies it will be best to stick to an a-la-carte service that will be flexible and work with you on your changing needs. That is definitely not GlobeNewswire.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Cision PRWeb

  • It provides a newswire option at a very reasonable price.
  • The pricing is in a sweet spot for many startups who would want to use it.
  • It hits up all of the key media outlets that you would expect a wire service to be connected to.
Scott Rosenblum | TrustRadius Reviewer

GlobeNewswire by Notified

  • Finds the distribution circuits for you so you can easily pick and choose which ones you want to publish to.
  • The platform is easy to use and takes you through a simple step-by-step process to create and publish a press release.
  • Great customer service. If ever I have a question they address it and go above and beyond in their service.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cision PRWeb

  • One issue we ran into with media tracking was that when it came to smaller or more niche media, it had a hard time tracking hits from those outlets for our clients.
  • Building larger media lists was time consuming and cumbersome.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

GlobeNewswire by Notified

  • 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

Pricing Details

Cision PRWeb

General

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

Starting Price

GlobeNewswire by Notified

General

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

Starting Price

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

GlobeNewswire by Notified

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

GlobeNewswire by Notified

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Cision PRWeb

Cision PRWeb 1.0
Based on 3 answers
I have only required support from PRWeb on two separate occasions and they handled my issues without any problems. I was a bit confused at first not sure if they had received my requests but shortly after I received responses and was able to move forward with my press release.
Nicholas Zgorski | TrustRadius Reviewer

GlobeNewswire by Notified

GlobeNewswire by Notified 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

GlobeNewswire by Notified

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Cision PRWeb

I've used all these services. Which one to choose depends on the situation. It's good to have knowledge of all the options. Of course, there are many other services as well, and even free services that a very small business or nonprofit can use that do similar things. I find PRWeb is a good fit for many of my clients because of the pricing. Photos are increasingly important in getting news picked up and PRWeb doesn't charge you an arm and a leg like some services do to include a photo
Michelle Messenger Garrett | TrustRadius Reviewer

GlobeNewswire by Notified

We've always used GlobeNewswire because it is consistent and gets the job done well. We've never experimented with other products similar to them.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cision PRWeb

  • It was definitely a cost decision for us, but the ability to have access to their media database was by far the most useful and needed tool for us.
  • For tracking media hits, it saved us time tracking the majority of hits. Where it didn't save us time was with smaller, more niche media.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

GlobeNewswire by Notified

  • Getting online news coverage is the ROI from using Marketwired.
  • It's a cost-effective way of distributing news, saving companies money and time on distributing every release individually to each news outlet.
Charlotte Gilmour (nee Sherry) | TrustRadius Reviewer

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