Average Ratings

  • Overall
    4.6 /5
  • Ease of Use
    4.6 /5
  • Customer Service
    4.7 /5

About Newswire

Newswire is a top-rated press release and media distribution platform.

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Stephanie W.
Publisher
Publishing, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
  • Overall Rating
    2 /5
  • Ease of Use
    4 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    4 /5
  • Customer Support
    Unrated
  • Value for Money
    1 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    1/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 18/12/2018

"Save your money and run a targeted ad."

Comments: Realized absolutely NO benefits from using a press release service. Incredibly disappointing.

Pros: I have nothing against Newswire. They delivered as promised. They posted where they said they would, their website was easy to navigate, and the overall experience was smooth and professional. But for the cost, I expected *some* results. The only responses I received to our press release were from other people trying to sell me on their press release service, or websites offering to get my company exposure on their blog for a substantial fee. Overall, using this service was a complete waste of time for our product. I wish I'd run targeted ads to potential customers with the money instead. Lesson learned. I will never use a press release service again.

Cons: See above. No need to type it all again.

Vendor Response

by Newswire.com on 22/01/2019

Hi Stephanie,

Thank you for your feedback. It's unfortunate to hear that your press release campaign did not yield the results you had expected. I do see there was a good amount of views and some social media shares to your PR however ultimately I do understand if you were measuring ROI thru another metric. If ever you'd like to considering trying our service out again, I'd like to discuss with you, your expectations of the campaign so we can strategize on the best options for your campaign next time. If you have any other questions or would like to try us out again, please do not hesitate to contact me, [email protected] Thank you!

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 18/12/2018
Kayla D.
Marketing Assistant
Financial Services, 501-1,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    5 /5
  • Customer Support
    Unrated
  • Value for Money
    Unrated
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 24/06/2019

"Great tool for press releases"

Pros: We use Newswire for press releases. It's easy for us to use and we're able to do press releases for multiple businesses owned by our parent company.

Cons: I don't have any cons for this software. It meets the needs that my company has

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 24/06/2019
Christina T.
Influencer
Internet, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    5 /5
  • Customer Support
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 21/10/2019

"Amazing"

Comments: I am about to connect with the many brands I work with very easily.

Pros: I like how easy this software is to navigate.

Cons: There is nothing I dislike about this software.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 21/10/2019
Brendan M.
Principal
Management Consulting, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    4 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    4 /5
  • Customer Support
    1 /5
  • Value for Money
    4 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    8/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 21/06/2019

"Good product - nice setup."

Comments: I like using Newswire, but when something goes wrong, you can NEVER get anyone on the phone. You get someone's voicemail and they don't call you back until the next day. If it's the weekend, they don't call you back for 3 DAYS.

Pros: Intuitive, easy to use. I like the layout and the automatic paragraph spacing.

Cons: No problems - I really don't have any major complaints.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 21/06/2019
Stephen F.
President
Health, Wellness & Fitness, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
  • Overall Rating
    2 /5
  • Ease of Use
    4 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    2 /5
  • Customer Support
    Unrated
  • Value for Money
    1 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    2/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 04/01/2019

"Newswire Review"

Comments: Our goal was to attract interest to our free high school and middle school health education resources. results were underwhelming , especially considering the high cost of the press release.

Pros: Distribution of press release to many outlets.

Cons: Categories of interest were too general - we needed much more customization.

Vendor Response

by Newswire.com on 22/01/2019

Hi Stephen,

Thank you very much for your honest feedback of Newswire. I am sorry we were unable to deliver results to reach your expectations. I did want to mention we do have the ability to target specific media points utilizing our media database and I would be happy to provide you with more information regarding our targeted distribution. Feel free to contact me at [email protected] if interested. Thank you and hope to hear from you!

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 04/01/2019
Aaron M.
Marketing Coordinator
Computer Software, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    4 /5
  • Customer Support
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 15/10/2019

"Excellent Experience"

Pros: It was mostly straight-forward from beginning to end. It was easy to get what I needed to say formatted and put in a readable post. The follow-up about potential deals in the future was an added benefit. We saw an increase in site traffic after using Newswire and have a potential to acquire new customers.

Cons: Very minor details such as customization of spacing in the post. Mostly positive experience.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 15/10/2019
Kelly F.
co-founder
Retail, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
  • Overall Rating
    2 /5
  • Ease of Use
    3 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    1 /5
  • Customer Support
    3 /5
  • Value for Money
    1 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    1/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 04/01/2019

"Attempt at getting publicity for crowd fund campaign"

Comments: Sounds like a good idea, but in the end was a waste of time and money

Pros: The customer service and responsiveness from Newswire was good

Cons: We got 0 interest from any writers. Overall we got no return on our investment.

Vendor Response

by Newswire.com on 22/01/2019

Hi Kelly,

Thank you for your feedback regarding your experience with your campaign with Newswire. I am happy to hear our CS team was able to provide great service to you, however am disappointed to hear that we were unable to meet your expectations. I think the package created for you did give a good opportunity for media pick-up and I can see that the campaign is still ongoing. I'd like to continue with assisting your campaign and we can send a follow up on your behalf to those media points that did show interest from the initial campaign. If interested, please feel free to contact me at [email protected] Thank you and look forward to hearing from you!

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 04/01/2019
Verified Reviewer
Operations Manager
Biotechnology, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: Free Trial
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    5 /5
  • Customer Support
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    4 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    8/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 18/12/2018

"New user feedback"

Pros: I found the media outreach list to be a very useful tool.

Cons: I don't have any particular cons at the moment. My experience with the software is very new, so I have yet to find anything I dislike.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 18/12/2018
Jason R.
Product Development
Biotechnology, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: Free Trial
  • Overall Rating
    4 /5
  • Ease of Use
    4 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    4 /5
  • Customer Support
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 27/12/2018

"Useful platform at half the cost of competitors"

Pros: Had all the functionality that I required for my press releases. No serious issues at all

Cons: I guess the only negative I have is that it isn’t a brand name, I don’t actually mind

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 27/12/2018
Winter W.
Hobbyist
Food & Beverages, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
  • Overall Rating
    1 /5
  • Ease of Use
    1 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    1 /5
  • Customer Support
    3 /5
  • Value for Money
    1 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    0/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 08/10/2019

"Newswire Editorial Staff Should Reevaluate Its Guidelines"

Pros: I was not able to use the software because of the editorial staff.

Cons: After spending time crafting, editing, and posting my press release, Newswire editorial staff rejected it as not being newsworthy. Immediately afterwards, I was contacted by a travel reporter for Today who published a story later that week, which led to stories on CNN and Fox, which led to articles all over the world and numerous radio and TV interviews. Clearly, the editorial staff that deemed my story to be "not newsworthy" was wildly incorrect.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 08/10/2019
Julie K.
COO
Health, Wellness & Fitness, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    5 /5
  • Customer Support
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 28/12/2018

"Great customer support"

Comments: Newswire was a great was for our Company to get a press release out in a professional and efficient manner.

Pros: We received very quick feedback from real human editors, who also helped us trouble shoot both delays on our side and typos.

Cons: I found it very easy and intuitive to use.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 28/12/2018
Clifford H.
president
Publishing, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    5 /5
  • Customer Support
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    1 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    0/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 27/12/2018

"Zero results"

Comments: didn't solve anything, cost was expensive with no result whats so ever

Pros: its easy to use, support was good and prompt

Cons: had very little exposure, they say they have all these partner site non of which are tier 1

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 27/12/2018
Jessica H.
Marketing Manager
Nonprofit Organization Management, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
  • Overall Rating
    4 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    4 /5
  • Customer Support
    3 /5
  • Value for Money
    2 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    5/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 10/05/2019

"Decent press release outlet"

Pros: It's fairly easy to use and the distribution list is pretty good.

Cons: It's quite expensive for what it is and to send it to a more niche outlet can be cumbersome.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 10/05/2019
Emily K.
Owner
Apparel & Fashion, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    5 /5
  • Customer Support
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 27/12/2018

"Easy and quick"

Pros: Very easy to use and I couldn’t believe how quickly my post ended up on so many sites

Cons: Nothing- the whole process was quick and easy

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 27/12/2018
Grant Z.
Assignment Editor
Media Production, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
  • Overall Rating
    4 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    5 /5
  • Customer Support
    Unrated
  • Value for Money
    Unrated
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 27/02/2020

"Seems Easy Enough"

Comments: There's no reason not to use it, unless better software exists.

Pros: What I've been able to use with this one has seemed easy enough for the kind of program it is. You can quickly send out your press release to the people you want without much hassle.

Cons: Interface isn't the easiest thing in the world, but with this type of software, I think that's to be expected.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 27/02/2020
Nicole N.
Director of Marketing
Computer Software, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    5 /5
  • Customer Support
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    4 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 18/12/2018

"Easy to use"

Comments: Overall it was a great expereince. Our press release got a lot of exposre, including google news.

Pros: The customer portal was a very pleasant experience, it's easy to upload and preview. We get a lot of redistribution and would use them again.

Cons: I can't think of anything. Everything was straight forward.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 18/12/2018
Carly B.
Director of Sales and Communications
Alternative Medicine, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
  • Overall Rating
    4 /5
  • Ease of Use
    4 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    4 /5
  • Customer Support
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    4 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    7/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 27/12/2018

"Newswire is good"

Comments: Happy with newswire, great team and decent value

Pros: Immediate newsfeed in google searches with one of the titles released.

Cons: Stories have not gotten picked up by any news sources to spark an original piece, other than automatic regenerated press releases on sites.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 27/12/2018
José octavio D.
Director of Communictions
Real Estate, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    4 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    5 /5
  • Customer Support
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 21/06/2019

"Great to create awareness"

Comments: Easy to use, easy to upload pictures and beautify the article, little training besides a common sense required and an excellent customer service.

Pros: As a company, we appreciate the fact of reaching sites and locations with news from Panama Real Estate that, alone couldn't make it. Targeting our message to a specific audience, and spreading it out to North America (which is our main desire market) is invaluable and worth the investment.

Cons: I have to say that it has become a bit expensive, but as mentioned, totally worth it.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 21/06/2019
Verified Reviewer
Partner
Food & Beverages, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    5 /5
  • Customer Support
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 18/12/2018

"Great SEO Boost"

Comments: I was able to easily set up my press release on the very first one. The features included in the package worked well. The day after publishing the press release we saw an immediate and large boost to our website traffic and it has now been sustained for 7 days bringing great awareness to our new products. Our company will be purchasing a package of press releases to lower the cost.

Pros: The Newswire software is very easy to use and isn't glitchy like some other PR services. I was able to easily add my in text hyperlinks, images and videos.

Cons: I did not have any issues with the software.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 18/12/2018
Robert N.
CEO
Investment Management, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
    4 /5
  • Ease of Use
    4 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    4 /5
  • Customer Support
    4 /5
  • Value for Money
    4 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 28/06/2019

"Easy to use news release tool, but with some censorship issues"

Comments: Overall we are happy with Newswire's service and have used it to great benefit of our organization. I encourage Newswire to re-think their censorship approach to conservative viewpoints on LGBT issues. If not for that problem, Newswire would receive my highest rating.

Pros: Newswire is really easy to use. It has a simple interface and effectively helps create a solid PR piece quickly to push out to the world.

Cons: We have had some of our content censored where Newswire and their distribution partners have refused to publish our release. The content in question was regarding LGBT issues, addressed from a politically and socially conservative viewpoint. Newswire has published many other releases on LGBT issues from a politically and socially liberal viewpoint, so it is disappointing that they would choose to censor conservative voices on their platform in regard to this issue.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 28/06/2019
Frank B.
EVP
Information Technology & Services, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    4 /5
  • Ease of Use
    4 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    4 /5
  • Customer Support
    4 /5
  • Value for Money
    4 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    8/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 21/01/2020

"Newswire"

Comments: Good overall experiences, I would recommend them to any client that is looking to have more of a public persona out to the general public.

Pros: This is a great option to get information out about your company, along with new events or any type of awards or accolades that you have received. Newswire has quite a few offerings for companies that are looking to grow there business, and reach out to new clients with there solutions.

Cons: Non that I can think of, easy to work with and the Newswire internal staff always go out of there way to make sure the customer is happy.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 21/01/2020
Tanya M.
Public Relations
Consumer Services, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    5 /5
  • Customer Support
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 21/06/2019

"Best online digital press release system with lower cost investment than all the others"

Comments: Great way to get information out on the internet...

Pros: Great support, low cost, and very helpful tool to use when we have information to share

Cons: Lost some of the options I had when I first started and the price was raised, but still cheaper than other options

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 21/06/2019
Gene O.
president
Marketing & Advertising, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    5 /5
  • Customer Support
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 02/02/2017

"Newswire Agency Level services"

Comments: Having used internet press releases for clients for over 10 years we have a lot of experience with different providers. Newswire has been outstanding on all fronts.

Pros: most everything

Cons: Their interface needs some tweaking to remember various client distribution categories

Vendor Response

by Newswire.com on 02/02/2017

Thank you for sharing your experience with us at Newswire.com. We look forward to serving you and your clients to even greater success in the future. Feel free to reach out if you need any assistance with your upcoming campaigns.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 02/02/2017
Meghan P.
ACCOUNT MANAGER
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    5 /5
  • Customer Support
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    Unrated
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 08/05/2017

"ITS BEEN FABULOUS"

Pros: THAT IT IS EASY TO USE. THE PROCESS IS VERY STREAMLINED AND CAN BE ACCESSED WITHOUT JUMPING THROUGH A LOT OF HOOPS.

Cons: THAT THE DASHBOARD IS BUSY LOOKING. THE TEXT IS A BIT SMALL AND MAKES THE WORDS BUNCHED TOGETHER BUT IT IS NOT A DEAL BREAKER.

Vendor Response

by Newswire.com on 11/01/2018

Thank you Meghan for taking the time to share your experience with Newswire. We also received Rose's comments. Your input is appreciated and we will submit your suggestion on making the menu items more streamlined.

Should you need any additional assistance, please feel free let us know and we are always here to help.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 08/05/2017
Minnie O.
Content Marketer
Computer Software, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    4 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    4 /5
  • Customer Support
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    Unrated
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    8/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 28/06/2019

"Great newswire software with amazing customer service"

Comments: Despite being a very self-reliant platform, I actually found interacting with the account executives most helpful when I needed something published. They're always able to help me get something published last minute and went above and beyond to ensure I was meeting the proper editorial guidelines. 6/5 stars for the service!

Pros: The ability to self-publish is amazing. But above all, customer support is superb.

Cons: It's a little difficult to copy links from external documents, but not a dealbreaker!

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 28/06/2019