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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

Prezly

Prezly is a powerful tool to manage media relations by creating a digital newsroom, digital press releases with embedded photos and video, and a contact management system that's easy to use and responsive. It makes us look professional and sophisticated and reflects well on our clients. It also helps us be targeted and strategic in our outreach by using the tag and segment system that lets us send releases only to the people most likely to be interested. We have a reputation of being good media partners and Prezly is a big reason for that.
Sarah Beatty, APR | 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

Prezly

  • Media kit around a press release including visual assets including video, attachments, text, links, etc.
  • Distribute press releases or press pages to the contacts I have uploaded and manage in Prezly.
Jennifer Harrison, APR | 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

Prezly

  • More Collaboration Tools
  • Newsroom can be a bit confusing for new users
  • Better advanced search features
Andrew Woloz | 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

Prezly

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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

Prezly

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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

Prezly

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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

Prezly

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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

Prezly

It's been a while since I evaluated Prezly against Cision. It's an apples-to-oranges comparison because Cision has a lot of additional features, but Prezly has a robust CRM platform and digital newsroom that outflanks the Cision newsroom in look, feel and ease of use, not to mention cost. It has been several years since I did the comparison, so the Cision offerings may have changed in the meantime, to be fair.
Sarah Beatty, APR | 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

Prezly

  • The biggest ROI is in time saved. when sending press releases before Prezly, I used merge emails in Outlook. It took 3-5 hours to refine my list, set up the outlook page, host links of assets, and then run test sends. Prezly can be set up and a release or distribution sent out in 1-2 hours (even less if we copy a previous set up).
  • Prezly makes my website press room look amazing. Many media comment on the Prezly press kits I send along and appreciate that the pages are clean, easy to navigate and reliable.
  • It is essential to have a contact management system with an opt-out.
Jennifer Harrison, APR | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Cision PRWeb

General

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

Cision PRWeb Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Prezly

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Prezly Editions & Modules

Edition
Professional Plan$2681
Expert Plan$4011
  1. per month for 3 seats
Additional Pricing Details
Additional seats are available for each plan. If you're unsure about your requirements or would just like to know more, get in touch and we'll be happy to discuss how we can work together. For larger/global clients, Prezly offers an Enterprise Plan that accommodates 10+ seats and more customisable functionality; Enterprise Plans are priced based on your requirements, so please drop us a line and tell us what we can do for you.

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