Posts tagged: press release

Press release distribution services – a survey

With my SEO PR Training hat on, we’re collating information on press release distribution services which will be published next month.

If you are from a service that would like to be included, you can complete your details here:

And if you’ve used a service and would like to offer some feedback, you can do so here:


We haven’t surveyed the recipients of releases (aggregation sites, journalists and bloggers)  yet: there would be all kinds of flaws with any such survey, but we  are considering ways to do this without running the risk of increasing spam from the ill informed to them.




The Hargreaves Report

Charter for Digital Rights

Image by tuija via Flickr

There’s so much being said about the Hargreaves Report that I scarcely need to repeat it here, but if you’d like to read the original, here’s the link:

And here’s the press release announcement.

There’s lots of online comment, most of it positive. But, as with all things, there will be winners and losers. For me, one of the most  interesting things that’s being discussed is digital rights direct payments. Thinking this through, this could have an additional impact on micropayments for journalism if implemented – as well as those artists – including photographers – who currently use third parties (like istock) to sell on their wares if they want payment.

This could absolutely change the face of paid journalism and create an egalitarian market where good quality work is sought after and rewarded.  It will be interesting to see where this pans out. If I was Twitter, one of the content distributors but still looking for a revenue model, I might be keeping a very close eye on this potential lifeline.


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Article 19 Making Progress

Article 19, which I watch for activity in Latin America, has been lobbying for a special visit to Mexico, looking at Human Rights.

The press release they issued today shows they’re making progress: Mexico: Special mandates make landmark visit to Mexico

News: Funkwerk Dabendorf Joins Z-Three Portfolio

July 12, 2010 – European in-car communications specialist, Funkwerk Dabendorf (FwD) has become the latest specialist supplier to join the rapidly growing portfolio of smartphone accessories’ distributor, Z-Three. Funkwerk Dabendorf has been helping phone owners go ‘hands free’ when driving for more than a decade, and Z-Three is the first distributor to bring its hands-free car kits to the UK.

“We now boast one of the widest ranges of high quality Smartphone accessories available to resellers and corporates in the UK,” said Phillip Gutzwiller, Commercial Director, Z-Three.

Funkwerk Dabendorf’s Audio 2000 range boasts a wide variety of cradles for different smartphones, including the BlackBerry, which allow phones to charge and to operate hands-free in a car.  Holders are simply placed on a base plate in the cabin, making replacing them quick and uncomplicated. A connected exterior antenna ensures good reception and voice quality, and radiation levels are reduced to a minimum. Radio mute, echo and noise suppression are included as standard. Read more »

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