Lanham, MD (PRWEB) November 24, 2009
PRWeb, the online news distribution service of Vocus (NASDAQ: VOCS) today announced “The Best of PRWeb” contest which showcases the top online news releases distributed over PRWeb in 2009. The purpose of the contest is two-fold – first to thank PRWeb’s loyal customers for their business, and second to provide an element of education for the PRWeb community by showcasing the best performing news releases.
The 10 most read news releases of 2009 can be viewed by clicking here.
The first part, of a three-phase process, the 10 most read news releases were selected strictly on an empirical basis – page views – as measured by Google Analytics. All releases must have been published on PRWeb between January 1, 2009 and November 15, 2009 – and it’s noteworthy to point out that these releases each earned page views ranging from 4,000 to 30,000 during this period.
The second phase will incorporate online polling where a panel of six expert judges will select the three releases they feel are the best. Later in the final phase, the PRWeb community and general public will be asked to select the single best release of the three identified by the judging panel.
The panel of judges consists of six well-rounded professionals who each bring a slightly different perspective ranging from PR to SEO and small business marketing. The six judges are Amy Mauzy, public relations manager at Malibu Boats, Denis Hiller, Publisher, PR Newsletter, Heather Allard, The Mogul Mom, Janet Meiners Thaeler, Online PR Book, Lee Odden, CEO, TopRank Online Marketing, Mihaela Lica, senior partner at Pamil Visions PR.
“Quite simply, this contest is a fun way to recognize the hard work of our customers,” said Bill Wagner, chief marketing officer at Vocus. “It’s also an educational tool and a means by which to share best practices for online news releases.”
Additional details on the contest and the selection process can be found online at http://www.prweb.com/pr/best-online-news-releases-2009.html. The top three releases, as selected by the panel of judges will be announced in a forthcoming news release.
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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