The Best Press Release Distribution Software According to G2 Crowd Summer 2016 Rankings, Based on User Reviews

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G2 Crowd finds Cision tops overall satisfaction ratings and earns highest overall market presence score

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G2 Crowd, the world’s leading business software review platform, today released the Press Release Distribution Software Grid report to help businesses make the best press release distribution technology decision. Cision and Business Wire were named Leaders in the report, receiving strong customer satisfaction scores with a large market presence.

Marketwired and PR Underground were named High Performers in the report, earning strong customer satisfaction marks with smaller market presence scores. Cision earned the highest overall satisfaction score and the highest overall market presence score.

The Grid leverages customer satisfaction data reported by authenticated users along with vendor market presence determined from social and public data. Based on a combination of these scores, each software solution is categorized as a Leader, High Performer, Contender or Niche.

Key Findings:

  • Media targeting is key — Reviewers consistently noted the importance of being able to target specific news outlets and media members with press releases.
  • Growing social importance — Users praised press release distribution tools with strong social sharing features. They said that growing social media influence makes social sharing more important than in the past.
  • Reporting requirements — Reviewers of several press release distribution products mentioned that they would like better reporting and analytics tools. They said that the ability to measure the reach of press releases for themselves or clients is key to understanding the value of the tools they use.

About the Press Release Distribution Software Grid report:

  • The report is based on more than 440 reviews written by business professionals.
  • Of the 26 products listed in G2 Crowd’s Press Release Distribution category, the ranked products each received ten or more reviews to qualify for inclusion on the Grid.

About G2 Crowd, Inc.

G2 Crowd, the world’s leading business software review platform, leverages more than 80,000 user reviews to drive better purchasing decisions. Technology buyers, investors, and analysts use the site to compare and select the best software based on peer reviews and synthesized social data. Monthly more than a half-million people visit G2 Crowd’s site. Co-founded by the founder and former executives from SaaS leader BigMachines and backed by roughly $12 million in capital, G2 Crowd aims to bring authenticity and transparency to business technology research. For more information, go to

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