Does the job once you get accustomed to the platform
June 27, 2018

Does the job once you get accustomed to the platform

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with PR Newswire

PR Newswire is used mainly by our editorial department when looking for business news releases we may want to investigate or write about. It also provides contact information for media relations teams that we can use to begin developing solid relationships with public relations professionals in a variety of industries.
  • Huge range of news topics
  • Variety of industries and languages
  • Updated frequently, which is crucial for a news organization
  • The search function does not typically bring up news that is relevant to me or the search terms
  • Press releases are frequently removed after publication, leaving us with broken links or missing URLs
  • I wish there was a way to set my preferences for language, location, topics, publication date, etc. If there is, it's not intuitive to set up
  • Quicker gathering of potential news stories in our fast-paced industry
  • Free to use for press
  • Keeps our editorial team up-to-date on what's happening in the industries we cover
PR Newswire is slightly more difficult to use than Business Wire, but it often picks up news that other platforms miss. PR Newswire is my primary newsgathering source, and Business Wire is my secondary. Used together, I think I'm able to cover all the bases.
PR Newswire is not the easiest or most user-friendly platform to navigate, but once you get the hang of it, you realize that there is a large inventory of frequently updated content that includes contact information if there is a need for reaching out to media relations teams for more information.