PRWeb Announces Media Visibility Package to Enhance Press Release Distribution

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PRWeb continues to innovate the direct-to-consumer press release distribution industry by giving its users new options to enhance the visibility of their news releases. Users who select the "Media Visibility" package will leverage the Associated Press' AP Datafeatures service to distribute their news to top media outlets.

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Organizations of all sizes already rely on PRWeb's direct-to-consumer distribution network to create online visibility for their press releases

PRWeb, a leading online press release distribution newswire and a Vocus (NASDAQ:VOCS) company, today announced a new "Media Visibility" press release distribution package to give organizations of all sizes the ability to get their news to top media outlets. The "Media Visibility" package takes advantage of the Associated Press' AP Datafeatures service to extend its online distribution network to include major media outlets in the top 100 markets.

"Organizations of all sizes already rely on PRWeb's direct-to-consumer distribution network to create online visibility for their press releases," said Joel Baker, PRWeb's President and Chief Operating Officer. "With the 'Media Visibility' package, customers gain the additional advantage of increased visibility through the Associated Press."

Using advanced social media and search engine optimization capabilities, PRWeb distributes press releases directly to major search engines and high-traffic news sites including Yahoo! News and Google News and through millions of custom RSS feeds. PRWeb users now have the opportunity to select the new Media Visibility package, combining the proven benefits of PRWeb's platform with new distribution directly to the top media outlets within the Associated Press (AP) network via the AP Datafeatures service.

In addition to the new "Media Visibility" package, customers can also choose from packages tailored towards SEO Visibility, featuring advanced SEO features and benefits; Social Media, enhancing press release activity within the blogosphere with social media features; and Basic Visibility distribution, optimizing a press release for high search engine rankings using PRWeb's SEO platform.

About PRWeb

PRWeb, the Online Visibility Company, is recognized as a leading online news and news release distribution service worldwide. Since 1997, PRWeb has been changing the way businesses, marketing departments and public relations firms think about press releases. PRWeb was the first company to develop a distribution strategy around direct-to-consumer communication and to build and offer a search engine optimized platform for press release distribution. PRWeb, located in Ferndale, WA, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Vocus, Inc., a leading provider of on-demand public relations management software. For more information, go to

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 over 1,700 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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Robin Lane, Director of Public Relations

Vocus, Inc.


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