No Joke: Win $1000 and Free Online News Releases for a Year from PRWeb

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Tell @PRWeb in 140 Characters your Best Tip for Creating Releases that Sizzle for Your Chance to Test Your Skills for a Good Cause and a Shot to Win $1000

The online news release distribution service of Vocus. Follow us on Twitter: @PRWeb

We’ve seen some of our customers secure an average of 10,000 page reads on a given release, which makes the PRWeb community the best source for tips on improvement

What drives 10,000 people to read your online news release? Is it content, news-worthiness, timing, literary license or multimedia? PRWeb aims to find out – and share those tips with the PRWeb community.

Tell PRWeb on Twitter your best tip for creating online news releases that get noticed. PRWeb will select five respondents to test their skills in a new release contest for the cause of their choice -- at no cost. Of the five contestants, the person who publishes the news release with most page reads over a seven day period will win $1,000 from PRWeb and one free news release each month – media visibility package – for a year.

How does the contest work? Send a Tweet to @PRWeb by April 6th telling us your best tip for creating online news release. PRWeb will select five contestants from the respondents, and provide them each with one free distribution on PRWeb. Contestants will use that free distribution to write and publish a news release for a good cause of their choice – for example a non-profit organization or a small business that would not ordinarily have access to professional marketing or PR services. The news releases will be published on the same date – a deadline agreed upon by the contestants – and the writer who obtains the most page reads over seven days will win $1,000 and free releases for a year.

The contest is open to anyone, though participants will need to sign up for a free account on if selected as one of the five contestants. As for “good causes” the honor-system is in effect, though PRWeb reserves the right to disqualify any contestant discovered in violation.

“PRWeb provides a range of tools and tips to help our customers write and publish online news releases that drive results,” said Sophie Shiatis, vice president of E-Commerce for PRWeb. “We’ve seen some of our customers secure an average of 10,000 page reads on a given release, which makes the PRWeb community the best source for tips on improvement.”

Tell @PRWeb in 140 characters, by April 6th, your best tip for writing and publishing online news releases that get noticed.

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

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 or call (800) 345-5572.

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