Do you have a new business, product, or service to promote? If so, it's time to #getnoticed and what better way to do that than with a press release? But where do you start? You've got a couple of choices:
Send it yourself using a platform like Prowly. [more of that later.]
Post it to one of these news distribution services
Outsource to an agency.
In this post I'm going to give you a selection of the services which fit the second - you've written the release but you don't have any media contacts and just want to get the news out there. If you are doing this, then you won't be following up with the media either. These are straight broadcast services. You'll want to judge them on the following:
- the price
- their reach
- ability to target
We can go into those in more detail in another post, but let's get the ball rolling with a simple list to get you on the starting blocks.
Here are 12 press release services to help you get the word out about what you have to offer. From easy-to-use online platforms to customised services, these press release services can help you #getnoticed and ensure your message is seen by the right audience.
At this stage I'll say that we've used some of these but not all, and we don't have an affiliate relationship with any of these. We've just done some of the research for you and not made a full comparison as we don't know your circumstances.
From $399.00 /release
eReleases specialises in targeted press release distribution to journalists, news sites, websites, bloggers, social networks, media influencers, and wire services. They use search engine optimisation to ensure press releases are seen, and provide detailed reports to show progress.
2. EIN Presswire
From $99.95 /release.
EIN Presswire offers a comprehensive web-based press release distribution service for businesses of any size. Its features include a global media network, press release tracking, media monitoring, RSS feed services, and SEO functions to help your business reach more people.
3. 24-7 Press Release Newswire
From $29.00 /release.
24-7 Press Release Newswire is a cloud-based press release distribution platform designed to help small businesses reach a wider audience. This platform features a variety of tools, such as real-time news content, a free news widget, and an RSS feed, to help businesses increase their public visibility.
PRLog is a free press release distribution service that allows users to submit up to two press releases a day which are instantly approved. All releases come with HTML links that are distributed to a number of news sites.
Secure meaningful media coverage with your press releases. Forget the "spray-and-pray" method of newswires. Prowly lets you create eye-catching, visual press releases and directly email them to media contacts that are most likely to be interested in your story.
6. PR Newswire
Contact for quote.
Cision's PR Newswire is a media distribution platform designed to provide small businesses with powerful solutions, such as media monitoring, content distribution, and creative services. Through PR Newswire, businesses can easily craft and distribute press releases to reach their target audiences.
7. PR Underground's
From $74.99 /release.
Businesses looking to get their message out to their target audience can use PR Underground's press release distribution platform to compile and distribute their press releases. This platform offers services such as web reach distribution, pay-per-release, and SEO optimization to ensure that the message reaches the right people.
8. PR Web
From $105.00 /release.
PRWeb is a press release distribution service that provides businesses with online coverage, search visibility, and other PR services. With PRWeb, businesses can spread their message and gain more recognition online.
9. SB Wire
From $99.00 /release.
Businesses looking to get their message out to the public can use Send2Press to distribute press releases and reach a wide audience. Send2Press offers press release writing services, press release distribution, and social media marketing solutions to help businesses reach a larger audience and get more attention. With Send2Press, businesses can send out press releases to a variety of media outlets, including print, radio, and TV, as well as online outlets. Send2Press also provides social media marketing services that can help businesses increase their visibility and reach a larger audience.
11. Globe Newswire
Contact for quote.
Notified, formerly Intrado Digital Media, offers a press release distribution service called GlobeNewswire which specialises in the syndication of corporate press releases, financial disclosures, and multimedia content worldwide.
From £110.00 /release.
Pressat is a one-stop shop for all public relations needs, offering press release distribution as well as translation, copywriting, disclosure services, and access to a database of over 1.4 million media contacts.
From $59.00 /release.
NewswireJet is designed to help small businesses streamline their public relations process with comprehensive features such as press release writing services, detailed reports, RSS distribution, and unlimited revisions. It's the perfect platform for entrepreneurs who want to maximize their PR results with minimal effort