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20+ Free Press Release Distribution Sites

20+ Free Press Release Distribution Sites
Following up on the advertising toolbox, you also need to let the media (oh if only there was a site about web 2.0 and social networking where you could get covered...) know about your new venture. We've gathered 20+ sites that will help you with getting your press release out in the world for free. And don't forget to check out our post where you can suggest future toolbox topics! 24-7PressRelease.com - Free release distribution with ad-support 1888PressRelease.com - Free distribution, paid services gives you better placement and permanent archiving. ClickPress.com - Distributs to sites like Google News and Topix.net, Gold level will also get you to sites like LexisNexis. EcommWire.com - Focuses on ecommerece and requires you include an image, 3 keywords and links. Express-Press-Release.com - Free distribution company with offices in 12 states. Free-Press-Release.com - Easy press release distribution for free, more features for paid accounts. PR9.net - Ad supported press distribution site.

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Services for Non-Profit Public Relations Newswise introduces discounted rates for public relations firms working with charitable non-profit organizations, higher education institutions, government entities, and research associations. This is an opportunity for public relations professionals to offer an effective and efficient news release distribution and web posting service to qualifying clients. Newswise membership includes the following features, and more! News Release Distribution: • Single daily email compilation • 20,000 subscribers • Twenty years of trusted relationships with journalists • Elegant delivery, hyperlinked headlines open to full release • Efficient and effective, sign up for a sample News Site Libraries: • Thoughtful organization • Permanent placements in channels • Sophisticated search features

10 tools that can help data journalists do better work, be more efficient It’s hard to be equally good at all of the tasks that fall under data journalism. To make matters worse (or better, really), data journalists are discovering and applying new methods and tools all the time. As a beginning data journalist, you’ll want to develop a sense of the tools others are using to do the work you admire. You won’t be able to learn them all at once, and you shouldn’t try. You should, however, develop a sort of ambient awareness of the tools in use (something like the knowledge Facebook gives you about the lives of your high-school classmates). Keep a list of tools to check out.

» Big List of Free Press Release Distribution Sites / Social Realist Last edited on June 4, 2008. As promised, here is a big list of free press release distribution sites (something I’m very commonly asked for by clients in the webmaster / online business world). Disclaimer: I in no way advocate the mass-submitting of press releases using automatic submission tools, or even manually submitting to large numbers of free press release distribution sites on this list or not. Frankly, my thoughts are this: If you spend the time to do that, you’re an idiot. If you spend the money to have someone else do that, you’re an idiot.

10 Things You Didn't Know Dropbox Could Do We live in an age when we want (and sometimes need) to access information at all times. This includes our own data and files — text documents, photographs, videos, music and more. That's why services like Dropbox and the cloud are so popular with the connected generation. Free of charge (with a paid upgrade option), Dropbox lets you upload your files to folders accessible anywhere there's an Internet connection. It eliminates the hassle of emailing yourself attachments and running into size limits. People can use Dropbox through the desktop app, mobile apps or via the web.

Helping Hands PR pitch - free PR for non profits Blog Pr wire (and Mom blog Wire) is launching a new free service for American and Canadian non profit organizations promoting fundraising and awareness campaigns. Blog PR Wire’s Helping Hands Public relations program will feature two non profit organizations (one American and one Canadian) each month both on our websites (BlogPrWire and MomBlogWire) and in our blog news wire reaching over 1500 bloggers. What is a Helping Hands PR Pitch? A Helping Hand PR pitch shares information and resources to bloggers who are willing to help non profit organizations by sharing their cause and fundraising campaigns on their blogs. What is included in a Helping Hands PR Pitch?

The Best Data Mining Tools You Can Use for Free in Your Company Data mining or “Knowledge Discovery in Databases” is the process of discovering patterns in large data sets with artificial intelligence, machine learning, statistics, and database systems. The overall goal of a data mining process is to extract information from a data set and transform it into an understandable structure for further use. Here is a simple but fascinating example of how data mining helped dissipate wrong assumptions and conclusions about girls, and take action with tremendous social impact. For long time, the high rate of dropout of girls in schools in developing countries were explained with sociological and cultural hypothesis: girls are not encouraged by indigenous societies, parents treat girls differently, girls are pushed to get married earlier or loaded with much more work than boys. Some others using economic theories, speculated that girls education is not seen by those societies as a good investment.

Press release distribution in India, Submit Press Release to Media A good marketing strategy is like a fine cocktail. It is the perfect mix of several discrete components, but all in the right balance to give that desired effect. Press Releases are one such powerful component, which when used in the right balance can do wonders for your business. At India PR Distribution we take it as our duty to help you strike that right chord with your audience. Positive Press Releases" The goal of writing and issuing a press release is to garner positive press about your company or client. All press releases are inherently biased [source: WebWire]. So all press releases, even if written in the middle of a PR crisis, are "positive" press releases, since they aim to put a positive spin on even the worst news. Good press releases walk a fine line between excessive self-promotion and dry facts. Press release writers need to channel their inner journalist. No exclamation points in headlines, no overblown adjectives, easy on the marketing slogans [source: WebWire].

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