PRWeb Expands Leading Online Distribution Network through Partnerships with Top-Tier Publishers

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Website Magazine, Electronic Retailing Association and Acquire Media Will Now Carry Breaking News Releases from PRWeb

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Not only do these broaden the size of the audience who have access to our customer's news, it also provides enhanced visibility to more targeted audiences and communities in key verticals.

PRWeb, the leading online news distribution service, today announced it has expanded its distribution network to include several new top-tier online publishers. Through the partnerships, PRWeb customers will now receive extended distribution for their news releases to reach an even larger, targeted audience.

The new distribution partners include:

•Electronic Retailing Association (ERA) Web Properties - The leading trade association for multi-channel marketers. PRWeb news releases will appear on their website, blog and online trade magazine.
•Website Magazine - Website Magazine offers website professionals information on how to succeed on the web. Reaching 135,669 qualified professionals, the publication has the largest audience of website owners and managers in the field.
•Acquire Media - Acquire Media specializes in news aggregation and real-time distribution for financial organizations, corporate enterprises, web portals, and publishers.

"These new partnerships will help expand our industry-leading online reach even further," said Jiyan Wei, PRWeb product manager of Vocus, Inc. "Not only do these broaden the size of the audience who have access to our customer's news, it also provides enhanced visibility to more targeted audiences and communities in key verticals."

These new partnerships follow closely on PRWeb's recent announcements of its partnership with the Comtex News Network, a leading provider of economically useful electronic real-time news content as well as the release of its new iPhone application, which makes PRWeb news releases available in a mobile format.

PRWeb is the world's leading online newswire and a pioneer in direct-to-consumer distribution, search engine optimized press releases and multimedia news. News releases are distributed through search engines, RSS feeds and directly to tens of thousands of journalists and editors through e-mail. Through partnerships with prominent news outlets like the Associated Press, Yahoo! News and AOL, PRWeb news releases are available to an online audience of more than 70 million unique visitors in the United States alone.

About PRWeb
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 search engine optimized platform for press release distribution. Today, with more than 250,000 RSS subscribers and more than 30,000 Web publishers, PRWeb is a recognized leader in online news and news release distribution service worldwide.

PRWeb, located in Ferndale, WA, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Vocus, Inc., a leading provider of on-demand public relations management software. For more information please visit

About Vocus, Inc.
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 2,900 organizations worldwide and is available in five 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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