Vocus and PRWeb Named Among Upshot 50's Leaders in Marketing Technology

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Vocus and PRWeb are designed to meet the specific needs of the industry and offer a solution to help professionals further their initiatives and create successful public relations and marketing campaigns with great results.

Lanham, MD., February 5, 2009 - Vocus, Inc., (NASDAQ: VOCS) a leading provider of on-demand software for public relations management, today announced that both Vocus and PRWeb have been named to the Upshot 50, a listing of the most innovative, powerful and useful marketing tools and technologies.

"We are excited to be included in the Upshot 50," said Bill Wagner, chief marketing officer at Vocus, Inc. "Vocus and PRWeb are designed to meet the specific needs of the industry and offer a solution to help professionals further their initiatives and create successful public relations and marketing campaigns with great results."

The Upshot50 are companies recognized for offering the most innovative, powerful and useful marketing tools and technologies who are empowering marketers in today's complex new world. Recognized leaders in the field, the Upshot50 are marketing technology providers reshaping the world of marketing.

The Upshot Institute is an information, analysis, education and consulting services firm, with a focus on marketing technology and the ways in which it may be applied in marketing organizations. The Upshot Institute delivers a range of useful resources and opportunities for both marketers and vendors, such as free on-demand summits, workshops, vendor reports, podcasts and the insanely popular Upshot50 Awards. For more information, please visit http://www.UpshotInstitute.com.

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 3,300 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.

This release contains "forward-looking" statements that are made pursuant to the Safe Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Statements that are predictive in nature, that depend upon or refer to future events or conditions, or that include words such as "may," "will," "expects," "projects," "anticipates," "estimates," "believes," "intends," "plans,” "should," "seeks,” and similar expressions. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that may cause actual future results to differ materially from those projected or contemplated in the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements may be significantly impacted by certain risks and uncertainties described in Vocus' filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Press Contact:    
Robin Lane
Vocus, Inc.
301-683-6022
rlane (at) vocus (dot) com

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