Lanham, MD (Vocus) January 28, 2009
PRWeb, the leading online news distribution service, today announced TweetIt, a new service that allows customers to automatically share their news release through Twitter at the same time it is distributed through PRWeb. The new feature is the latest addition to the broad array of social media functionality currently available within PRWeb and allows users to leverage the latest social messaging technology to communicate their message to an even larger audience.
"PRWeb has consistently impressed me with their innovation, often copied by others, in making their product more effective for customers. Not only did PRWeb pioneer the whole press release optimization industry, but they've been a champion of social web friendly communications with features like TweetIt that allows cross posting of press releases to Twitter," said Lee Odden, CEO, TopRank Online Marketing. "Whether you use PRWeb for the SEO and social media friendly features or the distribution and reporting, it's a real advantage builder."
"As the leading online news distribution service, PRWeb has attracted some of the most technologically-savvy customers in the industry who are looking for innovative ways to communicate their news to the world," said Bill Wagner, chief marketing officer of Vocus, Inc. "Recognizing the growing popularity and importance of social media platforms, such as Digg, Twitter and YouTube, TweetIt adds to a stable of features that helps our customers integrate social media into their communications strategy with one easy step."
To share their news through Twitter, PRWeb customers can now include their tweet when uploading their news release. PRWeb will automatically post the tweet, including a link to the online release, to their Twitter account when the news release is posted. The new service is available immediately at the social media visibility package and above.
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.
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 search engine optimized platform for press release distribution. 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 http://www.prweb.com.
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 3,100 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 http://www.vocus.com or call 800.345.5572.
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