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OpenPR is a free service for distributing press releases. You can write and distribute a release in either English or German, which will be made available to the public without the need for signing up or paying for the privilege of editorial services. Interestingly this site also monitors and edits the releases they receive, meaning that the service extends further than simply distributing whatever they are given. This is also a means of fishing out any potential spam press releases and helps to go some way to offer a reliable and genuine distribution network.
If you’re looking to send out a press release, then you’re in good company as OpenPR.com archives almost 200,000 edited press releases from over 95,000 authors, demonstrating at least that it is a site which people use and rely on. Its range of categories is diverse though there seems to be a slight tendency towards the distribution and archiving of IT-focused releases on the home page. The site offers tips and examples of how to write a “proper” press release to make sure that yours isn’t overlooked. Writing a free press release is relatively simple as openpr.com offers a colour-coded form which instructs you as to which information is necessary, which information will be published online (or not) and which information is optional. You can also save your contact details so that they appear in subsequent press releases you make. You may also upload images with your release (up to 300kb) to help develop your brand and to catch the attention of journalists who are reading through wades of releases every day.
There are several ways to keep informed as to the current and past releases which might be relevant to your search based on a keyword, sign up to receive the daily newsletter, receive a news feed based on particular categories which you have chosen or even follow openpr.com on Twitter and facebook. Journalists request to receive recent press releases in their specialist field but all of the releases are easily accessible by the general public, without a need to sign-up, meaning that reaching a wide audience is possible. This would be further enhanced if Open PR had established stronger networks and relationships in media and business realms and targeted them with your releases.
All in all, OpenPR.com offers a free service that obviously has quite a following amongst its writers. Its free editorial service is a great bonus (though you don’t “request” it, they merely check all submissions for quality) and the ability to include an image is a useful addition for catching the journalistic eye. It does lack a few extra features which would set this site apart from others but the service is free and plans to remain that way.
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