PRWeb Named Finalist in SIIA's 2009 CODiE Awards

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Top Industry Association Selects PRWeb's Online Distribution Service From More Than 850 Nominations as A Leader in Online News

2009 CODiE Award Finalist

The competition is particularly steep this year during the 24th Annual SIIA CODiE Awards, making selection as a CODiE Finalist a real achievement.

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PRWeb, the leading online news distribution service, today announced it has been selected as a finalist in the Best Online News Category for the prestigious Software & Information Industry Association's (SIIA) 2009 CODiE Awards. The CODiE Awards celebrate outstanding achievement and vision in the software, digital information and education technology industries.

According to SIIA President Ken Wasch, "The competition is particularly steep this year during the 24th Annual SIIA CODiE Awards, making selection as a CODiE Finalist a real achievement."

"In 2007, Vocus set the stage as the first PR solution recognized by the CODiEs for its impact on Business Productivity and we are thrilled PRWeb's vision has also been recognized for leading the Online News market with its ability to help companies build their online visibility," said Bill Wagner, chief marketing officer of Vocus, Inc. "Regardless of company size or budget, PRWeb offers every company the opportunity to get their story in front of the millions of people getting their news online every day."

The CODiE Awards recognize 71 categories of outstanding products and services. This year's finalists, chosen from more than 850 nominations submitted by 600 companies, represent an impressive array of technology and business excellence and success. Nearly 190 judges encompassing tech trade journalists, consultants, educators, IT and product specialists, and other knowledgeable, yet neutral, experts have reviewed all of the products entered.

PRWeb is the world's leading online newswire and a pioneer in direct-to-consumer distribution, search engine optimized press releases and multimedia news. News releases are distributed through search engines, RSS feeds and directly to tens of thousands of journalists and editors through e-mail. Through partnerships with prominent news outlets like the Associated Press, Yahoo! News and AOL, PRWeb news releases are available to an online audience of more than 70 million unique visitors in the United States alone.

For a complete list of finalists in this year's competition, please go to

About PRWeb
PRWeb is recognized as a leading online news and press 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 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 3,300 organizations worldwide and is available in seven 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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