Virginia's Community Colleges Make the Grade with Vocus Public Relations Software

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With 23 colleges, spread across the state, we have a lot of moving pieces when it comes to messaging

Vocus, Inc., (NASDAQ: VOCS) a leading provider of on-demand software for public relations management, today announced that Virginia's Community Colleges selected Vocus PR software to help manage the public relations activities among its 23 colleges. Using Vocus, Virginia's Community Colleges will be able to track and analyze the results of its public relations efforts to ensure the success of its campaigns.

"With 23 colleges, spread across the state, we have a lot of moving pieces when it comes to messaging," said Jeffrey J. Kraus, assistant vice chancellor for public relations. "We are looking to Vocus to help us track our efforts, giving us better information for strategic planning and campaign execution."

Virginia's Community Colleges help Virginia families acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to seize opportunities and enhance their lives. Currently serving a record number of students, Virginia's Community Colleges are seeing enrollment increase as more and more students, families and policymakers see the link between the community college mission and a community's success.

"As our role expands, we are striving to increase the professionalism and effectiveness of our messaging and public relations," continued Kraus. "Practically everything else our group does can be measured and evaluated. Now Vocus gives us a convenient and complete PR platform to measure and evaluate our public relations efforts as well."

About Virginia's Community Colleges
Created more than 40 years ago, the VCCS is comprised of 23 community colleges located on 40 campuses across the commonwealth. Together, Virginia's Community Colleges serve more than a quarter-million credit students each year. 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 2,000 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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