PRWeb™ and ThomasB2B.com Announce Strategic Marketing Partnership

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News distribution offers companies global visibility via business listings of more than 550,000 industrial suppliers from 29 countries.

PRWeb™, the leading free online news release distribution company, and ThomasB2B.com, a specialized business-to-business, pay-for-performance advertising network, announced today a strategic marketing partnership that improves the efficiency of global businesses in distributing news releases of company and product information. The two companies expect to build new revenue stream by offering highly relevant paid business listings on web pages that display company and product news to PRWeb’s customers. As part of the agreement, ThomasB2B.com will index all PRWeb content according to ThomasB2B’s industry standard, multilingual business categories.

“Online business and product news attracts serious business users and play a key role in the process of new supplier discovery,” says Dan Savage, CEO of ThomasB2B.com. “PRWeb has played a key role in more efficiently distributing business information, and we are eager to work with them to further expand distribution and build additional revenue models in conjunction with this type of web content.”

“ThomasB2B.com has a great brand in the industrial and manufacturing markets, and we’re excited to be able to partner with them,” said David McInnis, President & CEO of PRWeb. “This relationship provides a tremendous opportunity for both companies to leverage their core strengths and generate additional site traffic and revenue.”

This is an important and unique partnership because companies now have the option of having expanded visibility when they issue a press release over PRWeb. Under the new agreement, ThomasB2B will categorize all PRWeb press releases using the Thomas standard industrial classification system. PRWeb press releases will be run through the 10,918 classifications in the ThomasB2B taxonomy. Sponsored ads that are appropriate to the page content will be displayed. The ads are served by ThomasB2B’s pay-per-click ad network. Each click will generate revenue for both PRWeb and ThomasB2B. In cases where the press release has been paid by a PRWeb client, no ads will appear on the landing page.

About PRWeb

PRWeb is the largest newswire catering to small and medium sized companies and organizations. PRWeb’s editors review thousands of press releases each week for distribution through the PRWeb Newswire services. PRWeb started in August of 1997 offering free online press release distribution services. Since then, PRWeb has invested thousands of man-hours in developing a state-of-the-art distribution system, making the transition to a fully integrated press release newswire service. PRWeb also provides global news distribution services, sending news to over 100,000 global media contacts including journalists, analysts, freelance writers, media outlets and newsrooms. In addition, PRWeb operates a proprietary syndication network, XML feeds, and a network of robust media Web sites.

About ThomasB2B.com

New York-based ThomasB2B.com, LLC (http://www.thomasb2b.com) is a global online advertising network that links professional buyers with qualified business suppliers. Geared toward the business-to-business market, the network features bid-for-position and pay-per-click pricing along with streamlined search capabilities based on business categories. With ThomasB2B.com, advertisers will be able to place bids for click-throughs for each of approximately 10,000 product categories in the Thomas Global Register Directory. Listings will appear on participating Thomas websites and other "affiliate" websites that agree to become part of the ThomasB2B advertising network.

For More Information, Please Contact:

Excite Media Group LLC

Miranda Tan                                            

(212) 941-8499 x102

mtan@excitepr.com

Jerianne Lilore

(212) 941-8499

jlilore@excitepr.com

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