Online Service: Press Release Distribution, Price Comparison

Here’s a quick comparison of each service and their cost.

Vendor Pricing
24-7 Press Release $0 – $389
PRWeb $99 – $369
eReleases $249 – $499
Newswire $99 – $999
PR Newswire $129 – $399
PR.com $30 – $100
PR Underground $39 – $189
Send2Press $139 – $449
EIN Presswire $49.95 – $999

NOTE: The pricing below is current as of August 29, 2016. Each price was obtained through the vendor’s website.
DISCLOSURE: I have no connection or relation to any of the companies below. This is purely my unbiased opinion.


24-7 Press Release ($389)

My Notes:

  • The $389 package is their highest tier
  • They have a $139, $89, $49 and free package
  • Pick up to 10 industry sections
  • Attached up to 5 images or documents
  • Distribution to the Associated Press
  • Distribution to PRNewsWire.com
  • Distribution to vendor’s own database

Source: http://www.24-7pressrelease.com/price_plan_mmv.php

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PRWeb ($369)

My Notes:

  • The $369 package is their highest tier
  • They have a $249, $159 and $99 package
  • Pick up to 10 industry sections and 5 regions
  • Ability to embed images
  • Ability to add video
  • Distribution to the Associated Press
  • DOES NOT distribute to PRNewsWire.com
  • Distribution to vendor’s own database

Source: http://service.prweb.com/pricing/premium/

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eReleases ($399)

My Notes:

  • The $369 package is their second highest tier
  • They have a $499, $299, and a $249 package
  • Pick up to 2 targets
  • Limited to 500 words
  • Distribution to the Associated Press
  • Distribution to PRNewsWire.com

Source: https://order.ereleases.com/

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Newswire ($299)

My Notes:

  • The $299 package is their third highest tier
  • They have a $999, $579, and a $99 package
  • Add up to 8 images
  • Embed video
  • Featured image with PR Newswire
  • Distribution to PRNewsWire.com
  • Distribution to vendor’s own database
  • The $299 plan does NOT include Associated Press distrubtion

Source: https://www.newswire.com/pricing/single

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PR Newswire ($399)

My Notes:

  • The $399 package is their highest tier
  • They have a $199 and a $129 package
  • Distribution to PRNewsWire.com (obviously)
  • Distribution to iReachContent.com
  • Distribution to Yahoo Finance (not sure how this is guaranteed)
  • Showcase your photo in Times Square (New York City)

Source: https://ireach.prnewswire.com/Orders/price-options.aspx

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PR.com ($100)

My Notes:

  • The $100 package is their highest tier
  • They have a $60, $50 and a $30 package

Source: http://www.pr.com/press-release-pricing

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PR Underground ($189)

My Notes:

  • The $189 package is their highest tier
  • They have a $39 package

Source: http://www.prunderground.com/press-release-packages/

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Send2Press ($489)

My Notes:

  • The $489 package is their second highest tier
  • They have a $139, $199 and a $449 package

Source: https://www.send2press.com/services/price-list.shtml#mostpopular

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I was unable to retrieve pricing from these providers. It was behind lock and key (demo request, membership, etc)

  • GlobeNewswire (https://globenewswire.com/Home/Pricing)
  • PRLeap (http://www.prleap.com/pricing)
  • Cision (http://www.cision.com/us/pricing/)
  • MarketWired (http://www.marketwired.com/Contact-Us/request-a-demo)
  • BusinessWire (https://services.businesswire.com/press-release-distribution)
  • Meltwater (https://www.meltwater.com/request-pricing-join-the-conversation/)

EIN Presswire ($399)

My Notes:

  • The $399 package is their second highest tier
  • They have a $49.95, $249 and a $999 package

Source: https://www.einpresswire.com/pricing

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I was unable to retrieve pricing from these providers. It was behind lock and key (demo request, membership, etc)

  • GlobeNewswire (https://globenewswire.com/Home/Pricing)
  • PRLeap (http://www.prleap.com/pricing)
  • Cision (http://www.cision.com/us/pricing/)
  • MarketWired (http://www.marketwired.com/Contact-Us/request-a-demo)
  • BusinessWire (https://services.businesswire.com/press-release-distribution)
  • Meltwater (https://www.meltwater.com/request-pricing-join-the-conversation/)

Conclusion

It would appear PRNewsWire.com is dominating the market. All of the premium networks have that as an included feature. I get the impression if you don’t distribute via PRNewsWire.com your press release won’t really get any traction. Some call this a monopoly others may refer to it as corning the market 🙂

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