LANHAM, MD (PRWEB) August 5, 2005
Vocus, Inc., a leading provider of on-demand software for corporate communications and public relations, announced today that Smarter.com has chosen Vocus software to manage its PR activities. Smarter.com, owned and operated by Mezi Media, Inc. and headquartered in Los Angeles, California, is a comprehensive shopping search engine that helps consumers to make smarter buying decisions online.
Alan Wallace, Smarter.comÂs VP of Corporate Communications first learned of Vocus software while serving as a judge for the Codie Awards, the longest-running awards program in the software and information industry. After seeing the product, he appreciated the broad functionality, ease of use and the ability to electronically monitor news coverage within the Vocus suite.
ÂIn my current position, as well as my previous roles as CEO of iAgency, VP, Corporate Communications for Live365 and VP of Corporate Communications for Panda Software US, I have tried every available PR solution. What IÂve found in Vocus is a company that truly understands what PR professionals need in order to be competitive. As a Vocus client for the last three years, I know there simply is no better solution to manage public relations campaigns than Vocus on-demand software. I am able to monitor and track press coverage in one easy to use software product while building the best media lists possible. As someone who needs to drive and monitor the best results for my employer, I simply do not believe that Vocus has any real competition for delivering complete PR management,Â said Wallace.
Vocus provides an integrated on-demand software suite for PR professionals. The Vocus on-demand software suite manages media and analyst relationships; interactive email campaigns; projects and news; files, documents and other collateral; and online newsrooms. The software also analyzes media coverage and other PR information to provide real-time feedback on the effectiveness of PR campaigns and early intelligence on trends unfolding in the press.
ÂEase of use and measurable results are two things our customers want,Â said Rick Rudman, president and CEO of Vocus, Inc. ÂGiving our customers the ability to manage all their corporate communications activities in one software suite allows organizations of all sizes the opportunity to focus on more strategic initiatives and garner more coverage.Â
About Vocus, Inc.
Vocus is a leading provider of on-demand software for corporate communications and public relations. Our web-based software suite helps organizations of all sizes manage local and global relationships and communications with journalists, analysts, public officials and other key audiences. Our software helps customers manage media relations, news monitoring and analysis, interactive email campaigns, online newsrooms, and government relations activities. Vocus software is delivered as an easy-to-use and cost-effective annual subscription, with no need for internal hardware, software or IT support. Vocus has more than 1,100 customers representing organizations of all sizes across a wide variety of industries. Our software is currently available in four languages, and is in use by customers around the world. Since 1999, we have achieved 23 consecutive quarters of revenue growth, and have received awards for company growth and product excellence. Vocus is based in Lanham, MD with offices in North America and Europe. For more information please visit http://www.vocus.com or call 800.345.5572.
Smarter.com is owned and operated by MeziMedia, Inc. a global leader helping consumers save money when they shop online through comparison shopping (http://www.smarter.com), online coupons (http://www.couponmountain.com), cash back rewards (http://www.morerebates.com) and Smarter SMS which provides portable, fast, easy and powerful comparison shopping and coupons from the convenience of a cell phone.
MeziMedia Inc. was founded by former Overture Services team members Talmadge OÂNeill and Harry Tsao in 2001 and has been profitable every year since inception. The company operates in 10 countries including: United States, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Japan, Korea, Spain and the United Kingdom. MeziMedia, Inc has more than 70 employees, no external investors, and was financed exclusively by its two co-founders. Company Headquarters are just outside Los Angeles, California with offices in Tokyo, Japan and a wholly owned development and production center in Shanghai, China.