CHICAGO, July 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ Today, Cision released The State of the Press Release - a new report that provides PR professionals with press release best practices and insight into how COVID-19 has had an impact. To discover the results, Cision analyzed more than 100,000 press releases in the U.S. distributed through PR Newswire’s distribution network between June 2019 - May 2020. Download the Full Report.
The report is a follow-up to Cision’s 2020 State of the Media Report, which was published in April and revealed how PR professionals can better work with the media.
“The State of the Press Release felt like an especially important piece of content that Cision could provide PR professionals in this new environment we’re continuing to adapt to,” said Lucie Vietti-Curtis, Director of Content and Comms at Cision. “The role of the press release is increasingly important in this landscape, as businesses look for trustworthy ways to disseminate vital information. Measuring the effectiveness of press releases has also become crucial to our customers, as those metrics ultimately inform their overall media strategy, empowering them to do their job better.”
Cision's State of the Press Release Report
How press release subject matters changed (March - May year-over-year)
Adding multimedia increases the views on a piece of news
The State of the Press Release covers a range of topics around best practices including:
Several key findings on how COVID-19 changed the press release include:
Cision's State of the Press Release results were developed from data that was collected using multiple sources including Google Analytics, Visibility Reports, and Cision's proprietary press release processing software.
Cision will also be hosting a webinar discussing the State of the Press Release in further detail on August 12th. Learn more and register here.
Cision is a leading global provider of earned media software and services to public relations and marketing communications professionals. Cision's software allows users to identify key influencers, craft and distribute strategic content, and measure meaningful impact. Cision has over 4,800 employees with offices in 24 countries throughout the Americas, EMEA, and APAC. For more information about Cision's award-winning products and services, including the Cision Communications Cloud®, visit www.cision.com and follow Cision on Twitter @Cision. To support PR and communications professionals during this difficult time, Cision has compiled these free COVID-19 PR resources.
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