PR Newswire Launches Enhanced Event Marketing & Communications Platform

PR Newswire Asia
2010-05-13 16:41 1018

Virtual Press Office now integrated with PR Newswire's Global Events division

NEW YORK and BEIJING, May 13 /PRNewswire-Asia/ - PR Newswire announced today the launch of its new tradeshow marketing and communications platform, signaling the full integration of Virtual Press Office (VPO) within PR Newswire core suite of services. PR Newswire acquired VPO in December 2009, bringing together the leading global providers of tradeshow news distribution solutions and online press office management.

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PR Newswire's enhanced Global Events platform provides event organizers and exhibitors with an unparalleled package of communications services for maximizing exposure to tradeshow attendees, media and consumers. Combining best-in-class tools and technologies from PR Newswire and VPO, the platform enables event promoters and marketers to manage all stages of the tradeshow communications cycle, from news alerts and event promotions to media and consumer interaction to sales lead generation and management. Core elements of PR Newswire's Global Events platform include:

-- News Distribution - Empowers event organizers and exhibitors with the

ability to disseminate news to a broad, global audience as well as to

niche markets and media groups.

-- Exhibitor Online Press Kits - Enables companies to feature press

releases and multimedia content in an online press kit that is

accessible via the official trade show website. Companies can set up

automatic news updates and retrieve detailed measurement reports on

who has accessed their content.

-- Social Media - Avails companies and event planners of the most

wide-reaching and detailed tools for tracking, analyzing and acting

upon tradeshow social media activity. The system combines PR

Newswire's Social Media Metrics and VPO's recently launched EventBuzz.

-- Sales Lead Communications - Enables companies to execute an entire

email campaign, from planning and logistics, to targeting and

distribution, to real-time lead development and analysis.

-- Multimedia Production & Distribution - Includes a full array of

multimedia tools and services, including video production, webcasting,

multimedia news release development and dissemination, and direct

photo distribution to media and consumers.

"The integration of VPO with PR Newswire's Global Events division provides an unmatched communications platform where event organizers and exhibitors the world-over can truly maximize their tradeshow activities. This fully integrated solution along with newly designed products will serve event organizers and exhibitors like never before," stated Peter Brand, vice president, Global Tradeshow Services, PR Newswire. "As tradeshow marketing continues to expand from 'on-the-floor' to 'on-the-go,' planners, companies and attendees expect to have access to a full array of traditional, online and interactive tools that allow all those involved to engage in the promotion of and participation in an event."

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Source: PR Newswire Asia