Following closely on the enhanced news capabilities in our new Summer '07 product release, this announcement continues to set the global standard for the industry, ensuring our customers can quickly identify and react to important news as it happens.
Lanham, MD (Vocus) September 20, 2007
Vocus, Inc., (NASDAQ: VOCS) a leading provider of on-demand software for public relations management, today announced that its News On Demand media monitoring service will now include News International titles through the Newspaper Licensing Agency (NLA). Vocus News On Demand will now offer full-color, digital news clips from many leading international, regional and local newspapers around the globe.
"As more and more organizations recognize the need to track and receive their coverage in real-time, news monitoring continues to be a rapidly growing part of our business, both in the US and internationally," said Bill Wagner, chief marketing officer of Vocus, Inc. "Following closely on the enhanced news capabilities in our new Summer '07 product release, this announcement continues to set the global standard for the industry, ensuring our customers can quickly identify and react to important news as it happens."
NLA, established by the UK national newspapers to manage copyright collection, provides Vocus' News On Demand with data feeds directly from newspaper production systems "clipped" and indexed for distribution. Using NLA's electronic database of press cuttings, Vocus customers will now have digital access to News International content for the first time. Customers will be able to monitor all the media that matters to them and using the Vocus platform, automatically evaluate coverage based on tone and prominence to fully analyze their PR campaigns.
Available as part of Vocus' integrated PR Management suite or as a stand-alone news management product, News On Demand delivers breaking news from more than 35,000 US and international print, broadcast, blogs and online news sources to make it easier than ever for organizations to monitor, manage and share their news.
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 http://www.vocus.com or call 800.345.5572.
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