Marketwire Launches Web-Based Social Communication Platform for SMBs
Marketwire's Web-based Resonate social communications platform is designed to help small businesses harness the power of social media.Social communications specialist Marketwire announced the launch of Resonate for Small Business, a communications platform with integrated creation and collaboration tools, real-time social media and search engine optimization (SEO) intelligence, national distribution and on-demand measurement aimed at public relations and marketing professionals. Features include keyword research and the ability to monitor social media conversations in real time as PR departments create their content. As small and midsize businesses (SMBs) grapple with the rise of social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and others, marketing specialists are looking for ways to help companies with limited IT budgets make the most of the social Web. Marketwires Web-based platform integrates social media monitoring and analytics with traditional press release distribution, giving PR departments the ability to distribute content to traditional media outlets worldwide and across the social Web, as well as measure the resonance of their content and campaigns, online and off and across social networks.
"The 'wire' has always been a very powerful communications tool, and in the last few years, it's evolved into a digital platform that's plugged into newsrooms and social networks with the means to reach everyone, from journalists and bloggers to analysts and consumers. Up until now, it's been difficult to build real-time social media insight from the conversations taking place among those stakeholders into news releases sent over the wire, company president and CEO Michael Nowlan said in a press statement. Marketwire Resonate pulls social intelligence directly into the process of creating and distributing news releases and other content. It lets our clients create that content while listening to conversations on Twitter, Facebook and other online networks so they can better align their messages with their target audiences, and get a real feel for how they make an impact."