From Inc. to Ink: PRWeb Partners with LegalZoom.com
Entrepreneurs Using LegalZoom.com Service to Incorporate Businesses are Offered Free Distribution on PRWeb
(Lanham, MD – October 14, 2010) – PRWeb, the online news distribution service of Vocus (NASDAQ: VOCS), announced today it has partnered with LegalZoom to provide companies filing for incorporation using LegalZoom.com with a free PRWeb news release distribution. Upon incorporating or forming an LLC, entrepreneurs will have the option to announce their milestone to the world through PRWeb’s news release distribution network.
Customers using LegalZoom Standard or Express Gold packages for incorporation or LLC formation will be offered one free “Advanced” online news release distribution – a $200 value – from PRWeb. Since many LegalZoom customers are first-time entrepreneurs, the free service from PRWeb provides the immediate benefit of online visibility to help fuel their small business marketing efforts.
“The PRWeb news release distribution service provides our customers, often first-time entrepreneurs, with a powerful way to build their business,” says Scott MacDonell, Vice President of Marketing for LegalZoom. “As soon as they complete the online incorporation or LLC process, they have immediate access to distribute a press release on the Web that can help drive traffic to their website and boost their search engine results.”
PRWeb has built a broad distribution network with potential reach that currently counts more than 80 million unique visitors in the United States, in addition to 300,000 direct subscribers, including bloggers and journalists. Small business customers, from online retailers and e-commerce to small manufacturers and traditional brick-and-mortar companies, consistently speak to PRWeb’s ability to drive business results in online visibility, Web traffic and sales.
“Starting a business can be so daunting for first-time entrepreneurs managing multiple responsibilities and as a consequence, marketing is often an afterthought,” says Bill Wagner, CMO of Vocus. “We’re trying to provide these businesses with a free service at the outset of incorporation – you can have the best business idea in the world, but it’s hard to grow if you don’t tell someone about it.”
PRWeb is actively expanding its network of partners in order to increase the potential exposure for its customers. Recently announced partners include distribution partners like FinancialContent and the StreetInsider.com. For more information on becoming a PRWeb distribution partner, please visit the distribution partnerships page on PRWeb.com.
LegalZoom.com is the nation’s leading online legal document service. Cofounded by top attorneys including Robert Shapiro in 2001, LegalZoom.com offers a convenient and effective way to take care of common legal matters. Offerings include: last wills, living trusts, living wills, durable power of attorney, incorporation, small claims, divorce and more. LegalZoom is not a law firm and does not provide legal advice or counsel. For more information, please visit www.legalzoom.com.
PRWeb is recognized as a leading online news and press release distribution service worldwide. Since 1997, PRWeb has been changing the way businesses, marketing departments and public relations firms think about press releases. PRWeb was the first company to develop a distribution strategy around direct-to-consumer communication and to build and offer a platform for search engine optimized press release distribution. PRWeb is an online news distribution service of Vocus, Inc., a leading provider of on-demand public relations management software. For more information, go to www.prweb.com.
Vocus, Inc. (NASDAQ: VOCS) is a leading provider of on-demand software for public relations management. Our web-based software suite helps organizations of all sizes to fundamentally change the way they communicate with both the media and the public, optimizing their public relations and increasing their ability to measure its impact. Our on-demand software addresses the critical functions of public relations including media relations, news distribution and news monitoring. We deliver our solutions over the Internet using a secure, scalable application and system architecture, which allows our customers to eliminate expensive up-front hardware and software costs and to quickly deploy and adopt our on-demand software. Vocus is used by more than 7,100 organizations worldwide and is available in seven languages. Vocus is based in Lanham, MD with offices in North America and Europe. For more information, please visit www.vocus.com or call (800) 345-5572.
This release contains "forward-looking" statements that are made pursuant to the Safe Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These are statements that are predictive in nature, that depend upon or refer to future events or conditions, or that include words such as "may," "will," "expects," "projects," "anticipates," "estimates," "believes," "intends," "plans," "should," "seeks," and similar expressions. This press release contains forward-looking statements relating to, among other things, Vocus’ expectations and assumptions concerning future financial performance. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that may cause actual future results to differ materially from those projected or contemplated in the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements may be significantly impacted by certain risks and uncertainties described in Vocus' filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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