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Score 6.8 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

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

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Pros

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

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Cons

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

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Usability

PR Newswire

PR Newswire 8.0
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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

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Support Rating

PR Newswire

PR Newswire 6.4
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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

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Alternatives Considered

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

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Return on Investment

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

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Pricing Details

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
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General

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

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