Vocus and Business Wire Unveil Enhanced Online News Service Based on PRWeb's SEO and Social Media Platform

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Service leverages PRWeb's direct-to-consumer and search engine optimization capabilities to fuel increased exposure, visibility, and distribution of news.

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By integrating with PRWeb's platform, EON is clearly the next dimension in Business Wire's evolution, providing our members with a vehicle to drill down to a recipient-level previously unimaginable. Combined with Business Wire's powerful multi-tiered distribution platform, clients will be able to blanket audiences at every conceivable level.

Vocus, Inc (NASDAQ: VOCS), a leading provider of on-demand software for corporate communications and public relations, and Business Wire, the global leader in news distribution, today debuted Enhanced Online News (EON) service at the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) 2006 International Conference.

Today's announcement follows the strategic alliance between Vocus and Business Wire announced this past September. Based on Vocus' PRWeb platform, EON enables Business Wire members to disseminate press releases online so they will be indexed by major search engines, distributed to thousands of news sites, including Google News and Yahoo! News, and delivered through more than 20,000 RSS feeds that collectively reach tens of millions of consumers and thousands of journalists daily.

"Business Wire customers now have access to the latest tools which allow them to maximize their online visibility and penetrate the social media space," said David McInnis, President, PRWeb. "Business Wire spent a great deal of time studying the industry before selecting a partner for their EON service. The result is an offering that positions them well ahead of their competition."

"PRWeb service is on the cutting edge of SEO and social media press release distribution," said Cathy Baron Tamraz, president & CEO of Business Wire. "By integrating with PRWeb's platform, EON is clearly the next dimension in Business Wire's evolution, providing our members with a vehicle to drill down to a recipient-level previously unimaginable. Combined with Business Wire's powerful multi-tiered distribution platform, clients will be able to blanket audiences at every conceivable level."

About Vocus, Inc.

Vocus, Inc. (NASDAQ: VOCS) is a leading provider of on-demand software for public relations, news monitoring and online press release distribution. 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' PRWeb platform is recognized as the Internet's leading online news and press release distribution service. All of Vocus' services can be used via secure login over the internet with no need for internal hardware, software or IT support. Our software is currently available in five languages, and is in use by customers around the world. Vocus is based in Lanham, MD with offices in North America, Europe, and Asia. For more information please visit http://www.vocus.com or call 800.345.5572.

About Business Wire

Business Wire, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is utilized by thousands of member companies and organizations to transmit their full-text news releases, regulatory filings, photos and other multimedia content to journalists, news media, trade publications, institutional and individual investors, financial information services, regulatory authorities, Internet portals, information web sites, business-to-business decision-makers and consumers worldwide. With a news distribution network spanning 150 countries and 45 languages, Business Wire's multi-channel delivery network, has access to some 60 international and national news agency networks throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa.

The Business Wire news network is powered by its patented NX high-speed data platform and supports XML, XHTML and XBRL code to deliver the most sophisticated news file to enhance news release interactivity, customization and search engine optimization. Business Wire has 30 bureaus in cities including New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, Miami, Paris, Frankfurt, London, Brussels, Tokyo and Sydney with reciprocal offices throughout the world. Business Wire was founded in 1961 by Chairman Lorry I. Lokey, veteran journalist and public relations executive. Cathy Baron Tamraz is president and CEO.

This release contains "forward-looking" statements that are made pursuant to the Safe Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Statements that are predictive in nature, that depend upon or refer to future events or conditions, or that include words such as "may," "will," "expects," "projects," "anticipates," "estimates," "believes," "intends," "plans," "should," "seeks," and similar expressions. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that may cause actual future results to differ materially from those projected or contemplated in the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements may be significantly impacted by certain risks and uncertainties described in Vocus' filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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