PRWeb Signs Five New Distribution Partners

Social Networking Site and UK Publications Among the Latest Partners for Online News Release Distribution Service

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Our customers not only want to see their news showing up on sites out on the Web; they want to see their news showing up on sites relevant to their business or industry

Lanham, MD (PRWeb UK) March 11, 2010

PRWeb, the online news distribution service of Vocus (NASDAQ: VOCS), announced today it has signed five new distribution partners including a social network for the medical community and two publications that also serve the UK market. The partnerships expand PRWeb’s distribution network by adding specialized news outlets serving unique markets and geographies. The new partners include TopNews US, TopNews UK, ComputerUser, EPICOS and MEDesprit, a social networking site for the medical community.

Each partner receives a customized PRWeb content feed of news releases for syndication on their respective Web sites. For these partners, PRWeb provides a valuable source of targeted, editorially-reviewed content from tens of thousands of public and private businesses throughout North America and the United Kingdom.

“Our syndication network continues to grow at a rapid pace and is becoming an increasingly important part of the overall distribution picture,” said Jiyan Wei, director of Product Management for PRWeb. “Our customers not only want to see their news showing up on sites out on the Web; they want to see their news showing up on sites relevant to their business or industry. That’s why it is important we continue to expand the breadth of our syndication network.”

The five new PRWeb distribution customers include the following:

  •     MEDesprit, is the premier social network for the worldwide medical community, open to physicians with and MD or DO degree and also to dentists with a DDS degree.
  •     TopNews US and TopNews UK offer the latest news on business and technology including stock markets, technology, real estate, companies and the banking sector specific to the US and UK geographies. For example TopNewsUK covers Britain, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
  •     ComputerUser, established over 30 years ago, provides information on the latest technology tools and trends for business users. ComputerUser also offers similar content related to the UK market.
  •     EPICOS is a leading international e-business platform for traditional and high technology industries - providing information services and tools to identify and process business opportunities on procurements, marketing and product development and International industrial co-operation.

This news comes on the heels of PRWeb’s recent announcement of their first-of-its-kind partnership with Zemanta a free content discovery tool that automatically recommends relevant content to bloggers, as they write posts and draft content. These partnerships are a continuing PRWeb initiative to advance the industry’s leading online network for news distribution. In aggregate, PRWeb’s distribution network makes news release content available to an audience of more than 80 million unique visitors in the United States alone.

For more information on becoming a PRWeb distribution partner, please visit the distribution partnerships page on PRWeb.com, where publishers can get free access to content via RSS as well as sign-up to become a full content partner.

About PRWeb
PRWeb is recognized as a leading online news and press release distribution service worldwide. Since 1997, PRWeb has been changing the way businesses, marketing departments and public relations firms think about press releases. PRWeb was the first company to develop a distribution strategy around direct-to-consumer communication and to build and offer a platform for search engine optimized press release distribution. PRWeb is an online news distribution service of Vocus, Inc., a leading provider of on-demand public relations management software. For more information, go to http://www.prweb.com.

About Vocus
Vocus, Inc. (NASDAQ: VOCS) is a leading provider of on-demand software for public relations management. Our web-based software suite helps organizations of all sizes to fundamentally change the way they communicate with both the media and the public, optimizing their public relations and increasing their ability to measure its impact. Our on-demand software addresses the critical functions of public relations including media relations, news distribution and news monitoring. We deliver our solutions over the Internet using a secure, scalable application and system architecture, which allows our customers to eliminate expensive up-front hardware and software costs and to quickly deploy and adopt our on-demand software. Vocus is used by more than 4,400 organizations worldwide and is available in seven languages. 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.

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