The Secrets to Establishing Lasting Relationships with the Media

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Vocus Presents a Free, One-hour Webinar with Experts Who Will Share Tips and Techniques for Establishing Lasting Media Relationships

A leading provider of on-demand software for public relations management.

There is a wealth of information available about the things that don't work in pitching the media however, the presenters here aim to tell you about those that do work

Vocus, Inc. (NASDAQ: VOCS) a leading provider of on-demand software for public relations management, today announced it will host a free Webinar titled, "The Secrets to Establishing Lasting Relationships with the Media."

The event will feature Don Bates, instructor and founding director, Master's Degree Program in Strategic Public Relations, The George Washington University and John Schneidawind, director of media relations at Neustar. Both presenters are former journalists, veteran public relations professionals and will share strategies and techniques for effective media relations.

The one-hour Webinar, aimed at public relations professionals, will be held on Tuesday, October 6, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. EDT. Attendees of this event will also learn:

  • How journalists like to be pitched
  • The best time to reach out to your favorite journalist
  • Ideas and news angles that will make the media take notice
  • How to find out what a particular reporter is working on - and how you can help

To register, or for more information, please click on the following link: http://tinyurl.com/yb2tfxm

"There is a wealth of information available about the things that don't work in pitching the media however, the presenters here aim to tell you about those that do work," said Kye Strance, director of product management for Vocus. "This is also a great opportunity to hear from experts that have been on both sides of the fence."

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 more than 3,700 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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