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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

PR Newswire

PR Newswire is well suited for organizations with a significant public relations budget that want to quickly disseminate a news release over the wire to a specific targeted group of recipients. It's probably not a suitable solution for smaller companies or "boutique" public relations agency unless the distribution cost is to be directly passed on to the client because it is quite expensive.
Cindy Arco | 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

PR Newswire

  • It is very easy to set up an account on PR Newswire and get started. The dashboard is very intuitive.
  • Once you are ready to upload a press release, doing so it easy and the pricing structure for the different distributions are clearly laid out.
  • You can choose a distribution list or e-mail (or fax) your own distribution list, making it easy to target your release to different reporters.
  • Once a press release is sent up, PR Newswire follows up with visibility reports so you know how well your release did and if you need to do another or target specific reporters.
Richard Angeloni | 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

PR Newswire

  • Pricing could be better especially as it relates to a digital footprint
  • The ability to add multiple photos, video links, logos, etc., can be cost prohibitive
  • From an earned media relations standpoint, we find that journalists may not cover something once they see it on the newswire
Dan Lobring | 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

PR Newswire

No score
No answers yet
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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

PR Newswire

PR Newswire 8.0
Based on 1 answer
PR Newswire is an industry leader and gives the user the ability to send out a press release, to a wide audience, very quickly and easily. The pricing is on par with other companies (perhaps they are a bit higher) but they do send useful "visibility" reports after a release is distributed, which is helpful when trying to explain ROI to C suite leaders. You also can email or fax your own distribution list, which is helpful and reduces the need for a media monitoring service
Richard Angeloni | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

PR Newswire

PR Newswire 6.4
Based on 4 answers
Overall, it's a great product, but it is very expensive. There are cheaper programs out there but they also do not hit as many top-tier outlets as PR Newswire does. I recommend PR Newswire when you have important news that may not get the attention it deserves, and that you want in the hands of top-tier outlets.
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

PR Newswire

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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

PR Newswire

PRWeb is now owned by the same company (Cision). It's a lower priced service that I frequently recommend to clients on a budget. It allows links, a photo, and so on for a reasonable cost. I used Business Wire for many years, but when I had a bad experience with customer service, I stopped. As a PR consultant and someone who frequently talks/writes about PR and recommends products and services, I feel it's never a good idea to alienate someone who can recommend your service -- or not. Now I always steer clients toward PR Newswire, as the two are fairly comparable.
Michelle Messenger Garrett | 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

PR Newswire

  • PR Newswire saves us from having to maintain our own distribution lists for press releases
  • PR Newswire automatically sends all our press releases to a list of our beat reporters that we keep on file with them so that we don't have to spend time doing that
  • PR Newswire makes submitting edits to our releases easy
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cision PRWeb

General

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

Cision PRWeb Editions & Modules

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PR Newswire

General

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

PR Newswire Editions & Modules

Edition
Newswire Digital$1991
Newswire Digital Plus$4491
Newswire State$4991
Newswire National$7991
Newswire Global$1,6491
Newswire Canada$6491
Newswire UK$6491
Newswire Asia$6491
Newswire Latin America$9491
Newswire Financial$7991
  1. per release
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