Vocus' On-Demand Software Contributes to CMPS Institute's Public Relations Success

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Company's fully-integrated on-demand PR management software enables CMPS to build targeted media lists for their PR initiatives and increase awareness for mortgage lending seminars.

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We needed a product that would be very simple. Vocus was perfect for us, it was powerful enough to meet our needs, and the software was so easy to use our whole team was able to quickly grasp it. The convenience of its on-demand platform also meant no IT staff on our end and no time spent waiting for installation.

Vocus, Inc., (NASDAQ: VOCS) a leading provider of on-demand software for public relations management, today announced that the CMPS Institute, a training, examination, certification and ongoing membership program for financial professionals who provide mortgage and real estate equity advice, has selected Vocus' PR software to manage its public relations activities. Using Vocus, CMPS will be able to use its public relations to build awareness for its certification program and mortgage lending seminars.

"Prior to Vocus, we were spending the majority of our time and resources doing all our own research to put together our media lists," said Gibran Nicholas, Chairman of the CMPS Institute. "Finding Vocus was great. Now we have software that not only saves us time on research but is able to help us accomplish all our PR initiatives from one place. It really is one-stop shopping for PR."

Nicholas continued, "We needed a product that would be very simple. Vocus was perfect for us, it was powerful enough to meet our needs, and the software was so easy to use our whole team was able to quickly grasp it. The convenience of its on-demand platform also meant no IT staff on our end and no time spent waiting for installation."

CMPS is a training, examination, certification and ongoing membership program for financial professionals who provide mortgage and real estate equity advice. Recognized for its preeminence within the industry, the CMPS curriculum represents the core knowledge expected of residential mortgage advisors, regardless of the diversity of specializations within the industry. The CMPS Institute holds seminars to train and certify mortgage professionals. With Vocus' PR management software, the company hopes to help raise awareness and attendance for their events.

"We have a three day seminar coming up in March, and we are excited to use Vocus to get the word out and train more financial professionals," said Nicholas. "We are the good news for consumers amidst a very difficult time in the industry. As the first and most widely recognized training certification program for planners, it's important to get that message out through the media to reach the people and, thanks to Vocus, now we can."
About CMPS Institute

CMPS is a training, examination, certification and ongoing membership program for financial professionals who provide mortgage and real estate equity advice. The CMPS Institute was formed as a joint effort by leaders in the mortgage and financial planning industries to raise professional standards among mortgage professionals and integrate sound financial planning advice into the mortgage process. Recognized for its preeminence within the industry, the CMPS curriculum represents the core knowledge expected of residential mortgage advisors, regardless of the diversity of specializations within the industry. For more information or to locate a certified professional near you, , please visit http://www.CMPSInstitute.org or call 888-608-9800.

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 2,200 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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