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Overview

What is Newswire?

Newswire is a press release distribution platform that helps clients increase their online visibility and web presence. Boasting over a decade of experience, Newswire provides premier syndication to leading news outlets. The solution aims to empower clients with a variety...
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A fair assessment.

7 out of 10
September 28, 2022
We use it for clients that want to increase the visibility of an event, product, or service. In some cases, we look at it as a basis to …
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Newswire review.

8 out of 10
September 27, 2022
We use Newswire when we have specific announcements that we deem worthy of the effort and expense of drafting and publishing a press …
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Newswire SMB

7 out of 10
September 09, 2022
We use Newswire to launch press releases and create trustworthy source points for our clients to learn more about our company. It’s great …
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Pricing

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Newswire Digital

$299

Cloud
single PR

Newswire Digital Plus

$549

Cloud
single PR

Newswire State

$599

Cloud
single PR

Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee
For the latest information on pricing, visithttps://www.newswire.com/pricing

Offerings

  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services

Starting price (does not include set up fee)

  • $299 per month
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Product Details

What is Newswire?

What is Newswire?

Newswire is a technology company that delivers press release distribution, earned media outreach, SEO traffic, and engaging sales prospects through campaign automation to help businesses land impactful media coverage, drive website traffic and grow brand awareness. Through its technology and its commitment to customer satisfaction, Newswire aims to provide true value for businesses.

Newswire provides the Media Advantage Plan (MAP) that provides press release campaign automation that delivers press releases, media outreach, and targeted commercial marketing. All of these elements work together to help customers compete for the mindshare and market share needed to accelerate sales. MAP clients have direct access to Newswire experts that customize a media and marketing communications plan and platform, in order to ensure timely campaign production, and in a cost-effective manner.

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Newswire Technical Details

Deployment TypesSoftware as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationNo

Frequently Asked Questions

Newswire is a press release distribution platform that helps clients increase their online visibility and web presence. Boasting over a decade of experience, Newswire provides premier syndication to leading news outlets. The solution aims to empower clients with a variety of solutions to suit any budget.

Newswire starts at $299.

Cision Communications Cloud, PR Newswire, and Business Wire are common alternatives for Newswire.

Reviewers rate Implementation Rating highest, with a score of 9.2.

The most common users of Newswire are from Small Businesses (1-50 employees).
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Reviews

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Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Newswire gets our press releases out quickly and to many eyes. We run releases pretty frequently as part of our overall marketing campaign and getting them done through NewsWire makes it easy, especially when more than one person is working on the project. One of the best features of Newswire is the availability of the data to analyze after a release. We feed this data into our larger analysis and it helps us to make a better press release every time.
  • Data for analysis
  • Built-in editing tools are easy to use
  • Packaged deals that make sense for our scope
  • Easy to use with a team
  • Editor loses info when jumping between pages sometimes
  • Needs secure way to retain payment info
  • True team functionality would be good.
Newswire is suited for small-medium-sized businesses or smaller marketing departments. If the press releases are going to be working through many hands, NewsWire might not offer all the collaboration tools you might want. Still, for small teams, it works well and packages together several offerings with the PR that make it a precious package. Getting a release out through NewsWire is quick, easy, and usually cheap.
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We have used Newswire for doing press releases. This is both helpful for our own business and our clients businesses. Gaining visibility via local press is valuable for any business and really needed if you are looking to grow or gain new clients. We had tried to reach out to each news source in the past, however, that is very time consuming.
  • Press Release Distribution
  • Earned Media
  • Overall value is lacking
  • Quality of press coverage
We had issues with the quality of the press coverage. Many of the Press Release Distributions that we did would get coverage on really strange off topic sites. However, sites that Newswire talks about and uses the logos of would not pick up the story. We even had them write a few press releases and actually saw less traction form those that they wrote.
September 28, 2022

A fair assessment.

Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use it for clients that want to increase the visibility of an event, product, or service. In some cases, we look at it as a basis to generate other media. Clients use the press release on their social media to attract followers who may not read the mainstream media or be on their online feeds.
  • Newswire has nationwide coverage.
  • They provide metrics.
  • Their editorial services provide guidance when needed.
  • Pick ups tend to be the same outlets no matter the content of the press release.
  • When a location or region is cited as a preference the coverage in that region can be spotty.
  • More emphasis on news apps as opposed to mainstream media. Fewer young people use MSM.
As a general rule, press releases announcing an event are more effective than product or corporate business deals press releases. This may be because events are people-centered and tend to be one of a kind. The interest in a new product, unless it is an upgrade to an existing product line or service, attracts little attention. There are exceptions; if, for example, there is an outbreak of some pathogen and the company is working on a solution, then interest is higher. News has to be related to current concerns.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use Newswire as a press release distribution platform. It is easy to use and allows us to quickly and effectively distribute and promote our press releases to the right target markets. Pricing and coverage of the platform is fair and falls with our budget compared to many of the other distribution platforms.
  • Easy to navigate user interface
  • Fair and competitive pricing
  • Good coverage and distribution options
  • Advanced analytics and reporting
  • Analytics API and syndication - other than Google Analytics
  • Content API
Easy to use platform with distribution options that meet each specific campaign goal.
Score 4 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use Newswire for larger company announcements which we'd like a formalized press release to link out to when pitching journalists or sharing news with any external stakeholders. It's relatively limited in scope because we don't have many of these announcements, but it has been helpful at times in legitimizing news when sharing it out.
  • Simple to use.
  • Organizes content well.
  • Distribution works.
  • Distribution is somewhat low quality.
  • Marketing and sales is somewhat aggressive.
Personally, I see no difference between Newswire and other press release services. This one's available with our current PR SAAS solution, there's nothing wrong with it, and pricing is usually somewhat competitive. These days nothing works as well as actual media relations, so Newswire comes in handy for just having a solid link for a press release and getting the SEO on backlinked sites.
September 27, 2022

Newswire review.

Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use Newswire when we have specific announcements that we deem worthy of the effort and expense of drafting and publishing a press release. A wire service solves a few problems: 1. Promotion. 2. SEO. 3. Light fact-checking. 4. 3rd-party validation. Our use case is very typical; we will identify a newsworthy story, draft a press release, spend a week circulating under embargo, and publish via Newswire and our own channels on the day of release.
  • Simple yet robust user interface - I don't have to learn new software.
  • Professional web-based press release design.
  • Solid SEO - Newswire + company + topic usually surfaces link at top of search.
  • A clearer view of where release is published and promoted.
  • Better upsell for Newswire to act as PR agency to pre-promote release.
  • List all places the client should also promote the release.
Whilst I think that there is a lot of room for improvement, considering the price, I believe that Newswire is the best value for money. The cheaper options are not quite as intuitive or robust, and the more expensive options do not justify the additional cost. This is why I would recommend Newswire.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use Newswire very strategically as we only have a few meaningful times where we need to get big important updates out to the world. We are very happy that when we need to get something on the wire, Newswire does a great job of getting the message out far and wide. We end up with hundreds of pickups and impressions in the high millions. The process of generating the content is pretty helpful, too, and ensuring we hit our target audience is important.
  • Media monitoring and analytics.
  • Content generation.
  • Getting the message out to a wide targeted audience.
  • General support is amazing too.
  • This is an industry-wide issue, but impressions can be hard to use as a metric.
  • Copywriting is hard, so I don't expect miracles, but this is always a great place to invest.
  • Improved click rates.
I really don't see how any platform can outperform Newswire, so I am very happy with them. I would highly recommend them since they make this process quite easy and manageable. If you're in need of PR, this is a good starting point.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We have used Newswire for our Marketing department to announce leading certification achievements, product launches, and key hires. This has proven to be the most effective when we are trying to get information out to individuals that do not follow us on LinkedIn, and we feel this information would be beneficial to them.
  • Diverse publication reach.
  • The UI is extremely easy to navigate.
  • For the products we have used, the pricing is reasonable and within our budget.
  • I have not noticed anything that needs improvement.
Newswire is well suited to target key publications that correlate with our industry, and when we are issuing press releases, it has always been easy to navigate. I do not think we would use Newswire for announcements that we don't feel would gain new customers. For those smaller announcements, we use our Company LinkedIn page.
Betsy Pilon | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We've used Newswire to push out key organizational announcements and details on global campaigns for our nonprofit. Newswire has a sweet spot between price and distribution, which is essential for us as a small, yet aggressively growing nonprofit organization. Our audience is global, and we need solutions that allow us to meet the messaging needs. We find the platform very user-friendly and the review process for publishing fairly productive.
  • Distribution levels and options are very good
  • The platform is easy to use and the newsroom setting seems to be effective
  • Good partner to disseminate information with many ways to customize and include multimedia
  • Sometimes the reps are overly aggressive if you are not a regular user
  • Pricing for nonprofits is sometimes prohibitive, sliding scale pricing would be helpful
  • Sometimes when in review, the reason a release may be delayed is unclear.
It is very flexible and user-friendly, so I would recommend that it's a better option than some of the competitors for organizations that don't regularly distribute on wire services. If you are a large corporation, it's possible the offerings of other services may better meet your needs.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I use their release distribution services regularly, with little-to-no issues. The review processes are super quick and their customer service has always been top-notch! They respond quickly and always provide a resolution.
  • Customer Service
  • Affordability
  • Press Release Distribution
  • Have a better understanding of tech API's, some of our press releases were flagged and required 'proof' because their reviewer didn't understand how social network API's work.
If you need to get a press release out fast that drives an impact and is cost-effective—they're a great option for startups! But, as mentioned there were times when our press releases had been flagged to provide 'proof' for credibility reasons (which is understandable). But, this goes back to understanding how tech APIs work. I had emailed them letting them know this and provided the proof and my press release still went out at the time I had scheduled it because of how quick their response time is—I also haven't had any issues since.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I am an entertainer that addresses racial healing and soul wound healing in my products which are my books, apparel, and paintings.
  • They address the issue of needing timely press releases.
  • They have good client interactions.
  • They have good follow up.
  • I have no complaints about Newswire.
When I release my next book I will definitely use Newswire to spread the news and for the updates on success as well!
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We mainly used Newswire for SEO boosts and to increase visitors to our website. Newswire helps businesses to increase brand recognition and their reputation on the internet. They offer different packages for advertising press release, and their price is affordable. We look forward to continue to working with Newswire in the future.
  • PR Management
  • Press Release
  • SEO
  • SEO
  • Press Release
  • Content
Newswire is well suited for businesses to try and advertise their press release. Today, if businesses do not advertise then they do not see revenue. Businesses should use Newswire for all their press release submissions. I recommend Newswire to businesses because they offer the best PR service and fast response.
September 09, 2022

Newswire SMB

Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use Newswire to launch press releases and create trustworthy source points for our clients to learn more about our company. It’s great for our business to display its accolades, accomplishments, and additional announcements. It also helps us to stay abreast of the latest happenings with other organizations, whether they are competitive or complementary, or simply different.
  • Credibility
  • Content distribution.
  • Staying top of mind.
  • General use info.
  • Novice training.
  • additional support for smb.
It feels a bit expensive for small businesses at times. I need help determining what’s newsworthy, and I’d really like someone to guide me through it. I will be asking for that, but it would’ve been nice to have it early on at the beginning of the relationship. Maybe I just had an inexperienced rep.
Joshua Christopherson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We used Newswire to promote press releases multiple times here at our company. This allowed us to publicly get the news out at a higher level. Newswire provides the ability to push your company news to different venues and publications. Our team had the ability to customize when and where the visibility was delivered publicly, and that helped our SEO.
  • Publicity
  • Promotion
  • News
  • More visibility of news
  • Bigger promotion
  • Lower add-on prices
Excellent tool for getting news out and promoting your business. This is a simple way to place updates in the media for promotion. Easy to use format with a lot of upgrades and up-charges, allowing you to automate the way your news is placed. It is a fairly easy-to-use way to get your news out to the market. However, there are a lot of places where you can get sucked into paying a lot more than the initial price.
Dave Deasy | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use it to syndicate our press releases globally to targeted media outlets and websites. We want to increase our awareness with these publications with the goal of securing media coverage. We also want to increase our Search Engine Optimization (SEO) for targeted keywords.
  • Good list of media outlets.
  • Press release review to check for any typos.
  • Good workflow to manage the process from end to end.
  • No specific missing features.
  • Lower prices is always helpful.
  • The packages are not as easy to differentiate as they could be - maybe a side-by-side comparison table.
A great solution to help amplify your important company news.
Phillip Livingston | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We wanted to send out a press release promoting our new product and module, so we used Newswire as our PR tool to send our press release to multiple websites and publications. We took look at a few other vendors but Newswire had the most news sites and publications so we went with them
  • Promoting products
  • Sending press release to different websites
  • Helping you reach different markets
  • The pricing is a bit high
  • Too many different packages
  • Too many additional costs
When you are trying to promote a new product or service your company has to offer, or when you want to announce news that happened within your company
Andy Walker | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Newswire is our go-to resource for both our own company announcements as well as for our marketing clients. We like the ease with which we can work with Newswire to get our news releases out and the ability to customize the targeting of various media outlets. We have tried other services in the past but we always come back to Newswire. It has the best ROI for us.
  • news outlet targeting
  • easy of news release approval
  • customer service
  • Pricing
  • Packages
A good news release service for targeting North American media outlets and focusing on B2C or B2B media outlets or a mix as needed. They are easy to use and responsive when a release is submitted for approval and it is easy to resolve any issues if they come up before our releases go out.
Sheila Mac | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We used the Newswire service to share about the new book and show launches. This was to get the marketing message out to new clients. I believe it did help with our outcome goals. I think the turnaround time was fast for our needs and self-explanatory. I was not clear on all the outlets it actually got sent to you yet it seemed to be a good service for show and book launches overall.
  • Share message and get the news out
  • Brand awareness and good will.
  • Connect to a large audience with little effort.
  • Ease of use and helpful service overall.
  • The turn around time when sharing an article could be faster.
  • When there is a question on an article a chat or response with a representative would be nice.
We had one new launch and were able to get the message out to a broad audience in a short period of time. This was easy to use and worked well as far as results go. The pricing is very fair for the service and the setup and forms are easy to use.
  • No Training
Overall the support is very good however some hours it is harder to access help than others so it is best to do your press releases in advance and give ample time for questions.
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Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Good solution for releasing News and Press Releases
  • Press Release Distribution
  • Wide range of media outlets covered
  • Multiple options to choose from
  • Prices could be more competitive
  • Could have more coverage for the Middle East
  • No Specific package for the MENA region. Forced to choose GLOBAL, even if you want only MENA region coverage, making it unnecessarily expensive
The choice of Newswire packages and services are well Suited for coverage for the Americas, Europe and Asia. However, if you need something for the MENA region or for the Middle East, it may not be worth the money, depending on the exact needs.
Tim Gilbert | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Newswire is an effective, dependable platform. Options for influencer reach and other earned media are strong and reasonably priced. Using it with multiple clients, the reporting reflects strong, timely distribution and placements. We're very happy with the platform.
  • Strong, fast reach and placements
  • Very good standard reporting
  • Very good options for influencers and editorial segments
Strong range of placement by industries and segments
Franki Chamaki | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Newswire allowed us to promote and reach new audiences when we issued our media release, including announcing our Series A and B capital injections. We also issue releases on new appointments. Newswire was easy to use, select audience and add on packages, scheduled, and it's live with reporting. This has been a good and quick way to issues important company news.
  • user interface
  • scheduling
  • support
  • Searchable function
  • clear pricing
  • narrow audience
Newswire has been good complementary service as part of the marketing channel mix. Easy to use and publish news that matter to our stakeholders. We recently issued a business retail award, and Newswire enabled us to track the news item easily. It would be good to narrow the audience to targets that matter to use
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use Newswire as one our press release platforms, it’s fast and effective and gets our information out to the masses in record time. The system is easy to use and the pricing is extremely affordable. Newswire has become one of the staples in our office, it has removed the need to hire writers as they have a service for that and many other things.
  • Press Release Writing Service
  • Press Release Distribution
  • Press Release Analytics
  • Customer Service Could be Quicker
Newswire helps during a time crunch, if you sign a client and need to get a press release out on the fly, they provide a number of options for a quick release. If you don’t have time to get a writer, you can use that service as well. Not a bad program for the amenities.
August 25, 2022

Great for PR and links

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We have used Newswire for press releases announcing celebrations of milestones, new hires, power partners, and more. Other websites typically pick these up and repost them with or without backlinks. It's a great way to "bury" links, to build PR, etc. I highly recommend Newswire for anyone who needs to accomplish similar feats.
  • Distributes Releases
  • Customer Service
  • Follow Up
  • backlinks
  • keeping open press releases available for longer - just lost 90 something prepaid releases
Newswire is well suited for building PR, burying links, announcements, and more.
August 25, 2022

Newswire review

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use newswire for making press announcements and distributing them across relevant media channels. Press announcements and distribution include information related to partnerships, customer acquisition, product launches, leadership changes, and more. Newswire helps us generate buzz and enhance our reach to our target audience in the United States in the healthcare industry through targeted media outreach and coverage
  • Wide coverage across credible media channels/publications
  • Content proofing and review
  • Quick turnaround to publish post review
  • Targeted reach in select geographies and publications / based on keywords (on paid basis)
  • Improving targeting on publications based on keywords and target audience
  • Reporting is limited to reach. Engagement and traffic generated can also be included in the dashboard
  • Some selected features like adding more images are charged extra/ premium which can be avoided
Newswire is extremely useful to distribute press announcements without hiring an agency or dedicated manpower to manage media outreach and communications. It helps get coverage and build awareness across all geographies/countries and industries and track the outcome without any heavy lifting. The content review process is very quick and easy and the portal is very easy to use.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I've used Newswire to publish press releases on behalf of my company and track the distribution.
  • User experience
  • Distribution
  • Expensive
Newswire seems like a good place to publish new press releases and also keep track of previous ones.
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