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Public Relations (PR) Tools

Best Public Relations (PR) Tools

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Public Relations (PR) Tools Overview

What are PR tools?

PR tools are used to manage the public relations process. They usually encompass things like a PR contact database, a news monitoring service, automated press release distribution, and results measurement. Tools with robust analytics are useful for agencies who need to justify ROI to their clients, or for agile marketers who are testing different approaches to brand awareness and reputation management.


Although some products serve multiple use cases, most PR tools are strongest in one of the following areas:

  • content creation, editing, and optimization

  • identifying and leveraging influencers, journalists, and other press contacts

  • media monitoring, including competitive intelligence

PR Tools Features & Capabilities

  • Media monitoring

  • Database of journalists and influencers

  • Tools for finding contact details

  • Tools for distributing and monitoring press releases

  • Tools to find curated lists of media opportunities

  • Media coverage reporting and monitoring

  • Support for coverage in multiple languages

  • Measurement and analytics dashboards

Pricing Information

PR software includes many single-function point products that can do, for example, press release distribution, or press release monitoring. However, enterprise software packages that span the entire set of PR capabilities are usually priced per seat. The cost of a single seat can range from $5k per year to over $10k. Additional seats are typically significantly cheaper.

Public Relations (PR) Products

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TrendKite

158 Ratings

TrendKite is PR analytics software helping PR professionals quantify their true business impact. The vendor aims to go beyond legacy metrics such as readership, mentions and ad equivalency and provide PR professionals a concrete way to attribute their efforts to real business outcomes like brand ...

Meltwater Media Intelligence Platform

91 Ratings

Meltwater Media Intelligence platform is a set of public relations software tools for media monitoring, social media monitoring, and collecting brand insights. The four areas of functionality are Monitor, Analyze, Distribute, and Engage. (Note that this product combines features from the vendor M...

Cision PR Software

82 Ratings

CIsion PR Software (CisionPoint) is used for identifying key media and influencers, connecting with audiences, monitoring traditional and social media, and analyzing outcomes.

Critical Mention

18 Ratings

Critical Mention headquartered in New York offers their eponymous media monitoring platform for public relations and crisis management.

Business Wire

9 Ratings

Business Wire's public relations press release distribution platform includes the company's NewsTrak audience analytics and media monitoring reports.

Help a Reporter Out (HARO)

12 Ratings

Help a Reporter Out (HARO) is a service owned by Cision (via the merger with Vocus) for reaching out to journalists.

Marketwired

9 Ratings

Marketwired is press release distribution, media targeting, influencer engagement and financial disclosure software for PR, investor relations, and marketers. In 2015, Sysomos social media listening and analytics was spun off of Marketwired, and in 2016 Marketwired itself was acquired by Nasdaq....

PR Newswire MediaRoom

5 Ratings

PR Newswire MediaRoom supports the creation of an online newsroom for investor and public relations.

Vocus PR Suite

13 Ratings

Vocus is a publicly held company and their PR Suite provides on-demand software for public relations, marketing and communications professionals. It also provides news monitoring and management, social media monitoring and management, press release distribution and reporting and analytics, and in...

Coveragebook

5 Ratings

Coveragebook is an online PR solution that automates the compilation of PR coverage books. Users input the url links of their online PR coverage, and Coveragebook pulls in screenshots, as well as website visits, social shares & Domain Authority from sources like SimilarWeb & Moz. Users ca...

Muck Rack

10 Ratings

Muck Rack is a public relations offering from Sawhorse Media.

PRunderground.com

3 Ratings

PRUnderground is a media distribution tool for public relations, from the company of the same name headquartered in New York.

Gorkana Media Database

3 Ratings

The Gorkana Media Database for public relations is now owned and supported by Cision since October of 2014.

Prezly

2 Ratings

Prezly offers PR software that aims to help organizations be great storytellers. According to the vendor, the software includes capabilities that enable PR professionals to:Create and publish beautiful, visual multimedia stories that are SEO-optimized and mobile-friendlyDistribute stories via ema...

BurrellesLuce Workflow

2 Ratings

BurrellesLuce headquartered in New Jersey offers Workflow, their public relations platform.

CyberAlert

1 Ratings

CyberAlert is a media monitoring platform from the Connecticut-based company of the same name.

Media Monitor Pro

1 Ratings

Media Monitor Pro is a a media monitoring and analytics platform from Metro Monitor headquartered in Alabama.

24-7 Press Release

6 Ratings

24-7 Press Release is a press release distribution platform from the Canadian company of the same name.

PR.com

1 Ratings

PR.com is a press release distribution platform from the New York company of the same name.

iReach

We don't have enough ratings and reviews to provide an overall score.

iReach is a press distribution solution for public relations, from PR Newswire.

Pressat

We don't have enough ratings and reviews to provide an overall score.

Pressat is a press release distribution platform from the UK company of the same name.

3BL Media

We don't have enough ratings and reviews to provide an overall score.

3BL Media is a press distribution platform for public relations from the Massachusetts-based company of the same name.

MyMediaRoom

We don't have enough ratings and reviews to provide an overall score.

MyMediaRoom is an online media hub and distribution platform from the company of the same name headquartered in Washington, DC.