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Likelihood to Recommend

PR.com

Best scenario is when your marketing plan requires a frequent content distribution to a highly differentiated or specific target audience.That's really the best insight I could offer anyone. There are so many ways to distribute your content. Start with a strategy. Know your audience well. ONLY create great content! Then choose the platform that fits your goals.
Chris McCarthy | 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

PR.com

  • Lets you laser-focus on highly differentiated audiences
  • Fast, easy for everyone on my team to use too
  • Best ROI of all PR distribution platforms
Chris McCarthy | TrustRadius Reviewer

PRWeb

  • Broadens our reach.
  • Relatively quick and streamlined.
  • We can get decent data back.
Rachael Ossovicki | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

PR.com

  • Suggest offering administrators more control over when releases are distributed
  • Lower premium pricing for high frequency administrators
Chris McCarthy | 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

PR.com

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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

PR.com

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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

PR.com

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PRWeb

PRWeb 5.0
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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

Implementation

PR.com

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PRWeb

PRWeb 10.0
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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

PR.com

As a newswire Cision is great and certainly has its place in any marketing plan. But newswire services are not what most companies who are seeking content distribution to regularly attract and engage their best audience need.
Chris McCarthy | 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

PR.com

  • Immediate ROI - PR.com can't be beat for getting great content into the right hands
  • Easy for all on your marketing team to use - no "gator wrestling" to upload and distribute.
  • Metrics! PR.com has the greatest number of the right media types looking for great content of any
Chris McCarthy | TrustRadius Reviewer

PRWeb

  • PRWeb has helped us extend the reach of our press releases
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

PR.com

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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