Lanham, MD (PRWEB) December 7, 2009
PRWeb, the online news distribution service of Vocus (NASDAQ: VOCS), today announced that voting for the best online news release of 2009 will end at the close of business on Friday, December 11, 2009.
Public relations professionals, marketers and small business experts are encouraged to cast their vote online, by clicking on the "vote" button at: http://www.prweb.com/pr/best-online-news-releases-2009.html
This is the final step in a three-phase contest, where PRWeb previously identified the 10 most read news releases according to Google Analytics, and then a panel of expert judges narrowed those 10 down to three. PRWeb is inviting the public to decide which of those three should be named "the best" online news release of 2010.
The top three news releases include those submitted by Better Homes and Gardens Magazine, OpenOffice.org and the NEoWave Institute. The winner will be formally announced on Tuesday, December 15, 2009.
"Some of these releases received as many as 30,000 page views in 2009," said Bill Wagner, chief marketing officer at Vocus. "The contest is not only a fun way to thank our customers for their business, but it's also a great way to showcase those releases that have obtained a phenomenal number of readers."
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.
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 4,000 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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