Subscribers can submit an unlimited number of press releases for one low price. The average user pays less than $1 per release due to the OfficialWire price structure.
OfficialWire distributes your press release to millions of consumers and top media contacts. By sending your press release with OfficialWire you will:
- Reach more than 170,000 media contacts
- Reach more than 230,000 bloggers
- Increase traffic to your website
- Optimize your ranking in search engines
- Placement of your press release on top websites like Yahoo!, AltaVista, AOL, Google News, Google Finance, Twitter and Topix and thousands of others through our partnership with Moreover
- Have all of your press releases published and remain live during your paid subscription period
- Post your release to thousands of media contacts
- Track your press releases in real-time (newswires and blogs) with custom software developed by OfficialWire
Official Wire was formed in 2001 and according to their mission statement they are dedicate to the perpetuation of an absolutely free press as one of the cornerstones of liberty and informed decision-making in a democratizing world.
Official Wire’s first difference is that they offer a monthly, quarterly or yearly subscription plan in addition to a per-release plan. This allows them project customer costs on this basis. Their network includes more than 225,000 journalists, 285,000 bloggers, media websites and the main social networks.
They offer broad, real-time delivery of Official company news and press releases to leading newsrooms, disclosure points, websites and online databases. Individual journalists, analysts and consumers. “OfficialWire is the only Premium news & wire service offering distribution of corporate news at flat-rate monthly pricing, with unlimited access.”
Releases are accepted by Official Wire through their online email acceptance form. The text and links are cut and paste or typed onto the form then sent to them instantly with a click button. No attachments are allowed to be sent with this email but they can be linked the document in the text. A link to the company website and a brief biographical statement are also required.
All articles received by Official Wire will be published within 24 hours of receipt and all will be reviewed by a member of their editorial staff.
Official Wire’s front page is organized similar to an online newspaper with topic categories, geographical locations for content. This supports their ethos as being a site of strong and free comment as well as a release distribution system. They offer complimentary RSS feeds for each topic or section for journalists to subscribe to.
Official Wire’s unique pricing proposition allows users to sign up for a monthly, quarterly or yearly subscription which allows them to send multiple press releases under this pricing structure. This would be very useful for a client with the need to send multiple releases often.
Due to currency fluctuations, Official Wire lists its prices in British Pounds (£ GBP) so dollar approximations are as of 12/5/10. Check an online currency converter for more up-to-date figures.
They offer a one-off release distribution service for £19.99 ($31.52). The service for all price levels include SEO optimization of the release, prominent placement on the Official Wire website for the duration of the subscription period; a total of six images or logo inclusion per release; a unique Contact Tool system to filter press contacts and an anti-spam filter on their releases to guarantee a cleaner hit rate for subscribers and journalists.
Their monthly subscription service is priced at £34.99 a month ($55.17). Their Quarterly subscription service is priced at £94.99 ($149.79) and includes a 10% discount and the yearly subscription service is priced at £356.99 ($562.97) and includes a 15% discount.
Official Wire offers a search facility for existing Press Releases and a prominence service for releases based on their pricing package system.
Overall Officialwire Review
Official Wire looks like no other Press Release distribution service which is both a strength and a weakness. By looking and acting like a newspaper, having op-ed columns, some political in nature, might be negatively perceived by some journalists and audiences so you might not get the level of coverage that is available with other websites.
Their unique pricing structure does offer advantages, especially for users who wish to distribute a higher volume of release and existing releases are easily accessible on the Official Wire website for as long as a subscription is maintained.
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