PRWeb - An Affordable Newswire Option for Most Startups
August 02, 2021

PRWeb - An Affordable Newswire Option for Most Startups

Scott Rosenblum | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Cision PRWeb

I don't use PRWeb for my business, but instead as needed for my clients. It is good for when a client wants to post press releases on the wire for various news announcements. It is a nice meeting of convenience and a smart price point for no-frills news announcements - when you don't need to add pics, graphics, or need to reach specialty news wires.
  • It provides a Newswire option at a very reasonable price.
  • The pricing is in a sweet spot for many startups who would want to use it.
  • It hits up all of the key media outlets that you would expect a wire service to be connected to.
  • Would be nice if they didn't charge extra for a release that has is submitted the day before it is scheduled to be posted.
  • The option to upload a word document instead of copy and pasting all release content into a form would be nice addition.
  • Uploading social media links a representative of a client is not so easy.
  • The form that is used to post a press release is easy to use, most of the time.
  • A company doesn't have to sign any long-term agreements to use it. It can be used for a la carte purposes.
  • If you need assistance with an uploaded release, they have a very good editorial staff that is easy to reach. They are very helpful.
  • It does as advertised as an added option for my client's news announcements.
  • It helps with a news item's SEO needs.
  • PRWeb can be used as needed, as opposed to setting up long-term commitment.
It is not an "either-or" situation. If a company really wants to put a release out on the wire, one service might be better suited for it than the other. For when a company wants to target certain countries or vertical markets (e.g. Latin America), PR Newswire would be the proper choice.

Do you think Cision PRWeb delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Cision PRWeb's feature set?

Yes

Did Cision PRWeb live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Cision PRWeb go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Cision PRWeb again?

Yes

I think it is best suited for smaller companies or startups who want to post a news announcement to the wire without breaking the bank. It is also good for SEO purposes. As mentioned, if you want a no-frills press release/wire solution, PR Web checks off a lot of boxes.