By Billy Russell, Business Wire Phoenix
Corporate communications have never been more important. In an internet era where a wealth of knowledge is available at anyone’s fingertips, consumers now have an unprecedented ability to see an entire corporate history unfold before them. Whether a company is publicly traded or private, it is crucial to a company’s current and longterm success that they communicate initiatives, product rollouts and personnel announcements to the public. A press release is the tried-and-true surefire method of encapsulating an important, newsworthy event with a cohesive narrative. Once it is written, what happens next?
With so many options available, the task of actually releasing the press release can be daunting. There are many methods for press release distribution including email blasts and direct pitching to established or discovered contacts at media publications, but for the broadest audience reach possible for your company’s content and breaking news, a commercial newswire like Business Wire is the most effective tool at your disposal.
Why PR Professional Rely on Newswires:
1. Newswires Increase Visibility – The problem with promoting your news via email is that ultimately it limits the potential impact of your news to only those you already know. A newswire, on the other hand, distributes news to thousands of contacts at one time, via the method they choose to receive news – electronically. These outlets include major news services like the Associated Press, Dow Jones, Bloomberg, Reuters, international news points like JiJi Press and Agence France Press, online services like Yahoo! and key financial communities like J.P. Morgan H&Q.
Outside of the newswire’s proprietary list of media and journalists, many news aggregators utilize newswire feeds to provide relevant content for its desired reading audience. This means company news can now be discovered and acted upon by thousands of investors and consumers—instantly and on demand.
2. Newswires Provide Legitimacy – A news release distributed electronically by a newswire will be posted on multiple sites and media sources as opposed to just one company website’s news section, or social channel. Every media outlet receiving a newswire feed understands that this content has already passed through strict publishing guidelines to ensure accuracy and legitimacy. The efficacy of using a newswire to distribute company news announcements is to live on the web as an official piece of breaking news, to not simply be a single-source announcement.
Distributing your news through a newswire allows you to reach out to the media as a whole (newspapers, magazines, TV and radio), thus inaugurating a company’s name as an official, recognized brand that has a placement in news around the country and in the web.
3. Trusted Name Recognition – There is nothing more trusted than a familiar name. Some names become synonymous with products—heck, some corporate names become verbs. A trusted source is one with a name that is familiar, a name that has become familiar due to reputation and a history of legitimacy.
The media relies on newswires for reputable, vetted company news content. With an established database of contacts and a unique delivery platform, a newswire can easily deliver a company press release to a media outlet. With thousands of news releases being shared every day, newswires ensure that journalists and editors are provided with the content that they need in order to do their jobs. To make their lives even easier, journalists can use keywords to make sure they receive only the news they are most interested in, by subject and region.
Company news releases are no longer considered to be just a media pitch requesting coverage. Today’s news releases are viewed as the key source of originating data with more and more media outlets linking to the release to provide readers access to the raw data provided within the press release.
There is an entire world of options to consider when it comes to amplifying your company’s news. Amplifying your content with newswire distributions ensures you have left no stone unturned in your quest to increase coverage, engagement and sales.
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