iReach is PR Newswire's Do-It-Yourself platform for customers only interested in online news distribution and lead generation. It is ideal for customers who want to reach consumers directly and are not interested in media pickup. It can build online visibility for a campaign, a product, an organization, and more.
However, if you are looking for a more targeted media reach, wider online distribution, advanced targeting, disclosure distribution and more, become a PR Newswire member to take advantage of:
iReach leverages the industry's most trafficked website (PRNewswire.com), largest online syndication network and exclusive distributions to help you promote any piece of content with online readers - be it a web page, website, blog post, photo, video, or something else. When your message is found in search engine results, posted on relevant niche websites, shared on social networks like Twitter and YouTube, and seen the Reuters Sign in Times Square, it helps you:
All iReach orders are posted to prnewswire.com with keyword-friendly URLs built from the content headline. Your content is made indefinitely available to search engines, distributed via RSS and tagged for relevant industries and subjects. When you use WebReach or WebReach Plus distribution, the online syndication network of 1,000+ posting sites drives more traffic and links to your site.
SocialPost helps drive traffic to your content by tweeting your message to thousands of followers of several industry-specific Twitter accounts from PR Newswire.
While we encourage you to retweet it to your followers, SocialPost gets your content in front of followers of PR Newswire's industry focused Twitter accounts - a large yet targeted social network audience. It also boosts your message's visibility, as your tweet is posted on relevant PR Newswire Twitter accounts at staggered intervals.
iReach supports the following internet browsers IE 7/8/9, Chrome, Firefox 3.6 (or greater) and Safari 3.0.4 or greater.
To reset your password, go to https://ireach.prnewswire.com/Popups/ForgotPassword.aspx
When you use WebReach Plus, the image you submit with your content will be displayed on the Reuters Sign in Times Square, one of the world's largest digital signs. The 7,400 square foot digital billboard receives more than 1.5 million impressions per day and features a regular stream of PR Newswire customer photos throughout the day. The photos are accompanied by a headline and are displayed in 15-second increments. About 5 business days after your content is distributed, you will be emailed a time-stamped, low-res webcam snapshot of your photo and headline on the sign. A high-res version of your photo displayed on the sign is available for an additional fee.
The photo will show up embedded within your press release on PRNewswire.com and on select websites that will render your release. It will show up as a link on all other websites that don't render the photo. The photo will also show up on the PR Newswire Photo Archive (photos.prnewswire.com).
For detailed instructions on how to upload a video to YouTube, go here: http://www.google.com/support/youtube/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=57924
Once your video is uploaded to YouTube, you can get the link in two ways:
Your video's privacy setting on YouTube must be set to either "Public” or "Unlisted” to be visible to end users. "Private” videos cannot be used with your press release.
If you require additional support with YouTube, please go to:
You can add a YouTube video to both WebReach and WebReach Plus releases.
The video will show up embedded within your press release on PRNewswire.com. It will show up as a link on all other websites that render your release.
For security purposes, you will be sent an activation link via email. Once you click the activation link and submit an order, the iReach team will begin verifying your account, which may take up to 1 business day. Upon registration, your content/press release will go through a source authentication process, in which PR Newswire confirms that the source company listed in the release is legitimately being represented by the registrant's organization. PR Newswire confirms the validity of content in an effort maintain the integrity of our wire service and to ensure that source companies are being properly represented.
In order to maintain our credibility and reputation, PR Newswire has very strict guidelines in place for our iReach service. An organization must meet the following criteria in order to establish an iReach account:
Should you need any assistance, submit a support request or click the "Live Help" icon in the top right of the iReach site to chat with an iReach expert.
You can submit a support request or click the "Live Help” icon in the top right of the iReach site to chat with an iReach expert.
Yes, iReach currently supports customers anywhere in the world. If you are located outside the U.S. or Canada, please note:
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PR Newswire reserves the right to reject any content it does not deem fit for distribution.
iReach limits content to a 1,000 words. The optimum length is generally 400 to 600 words - between about a page and a half and two pages. This length is short enough for readers to digest and search engines to spider fully, but long enough to include rich detail.
We recommend keeping your headline shorter than 60 characters including spaces, as search engines will cut off any words after that in the results they show searchers.
You can select any time for distribution after 1 business day from now. iReach is not meant for time-sensitive or material news, and therefore does not allow for immediate distribution. With iReach standard timing, your release will be processed within 1 business day of receipt. If you need greater control over when your release is distributed, become a PR Newswire member.
Industry and subject targeting helps your news reach the right audience online, giving you more control over your content's niche website syndication, RSS distribution and industry tagging. You may select up to 5 total targets.
The iReach Editorial team will not edit your content, though they will review it to make sure it meets our guidelines for acceptable copy. Unless it violates these guidelines, your content will be distributed as-is.
Yes, you will receive an email notification once your content has been distributed.
The iReach team can assist you with changes to a release that's been submitted but not sent yet, as well as removal from our web site and/or content changes after distribution. In all cases, additional fees may apply.
Once you are logged into the iReach site, you will see a link at the top right of the screen called ‘My Dashboard’. This will give you a list of all content you have distributed, the product ordered and the price paid.
With WebReach and WebReach Plus releases you will be emailed ReleaseWatch reports that show a sample of websites that have picked up your content. The actual distribution will actually be much larger. Customers who use the WebReach Plus product will also receive low resolution snapshots of their Image displayed on the Reuters Sign in Times Square. A high resolution photo is available for an additional fee.
First, make sure you've filled out all the required fields. The most common reason why you'll get an error when you submit your payment is that the address and zip code you entered in the payment page don't match the address and zip code on file with your credit card company. Ensure that the address you entered matches what is on your credit card billing statement. Also be advised that we currently only accept credit cards issued by banks in the United States and Canada.
The charge for your iReach order will be listed on your credit card statement as "PR Newswire Association".
Once you submit your order, it cannot be refunded. If you wish to make changes to your content after it has been submitted, an additional fee may apply. If your content is rejected, your order will be refunded.
Yes. Go here: https://ireach.prnewswire.com/packages/ireach-packages.aspx
Once you are logged into the iReach site, click the "My Dashboard" link at the top right of the site. This will give you a list of all the packages you have purchased and the number of releases you have left to use.
If you'd like to purchase a package outside of the ones listed here: https://ireach.prnewswire.com/packages/ireach-packages.aspx please submit a request form or click the "Need Help?” icon in the right of the iReach site to chat with an iReach expert.
Special offers and promotional discounts offered by iReach and its partners are handled via unique promo codes. If you received a promo code, you may use it by entering it into the promo code field at the bottom of the iReach Order Form.
A credit is a discount or special offer that the iReach team has added to a user's account. You can see the discount amount and qualifying iReach distributions for a credit you've been given by signing into your account, clicking the "My Dashboard" link at the top right of the site and viewing the “Credits” table. You can apply a credit for any qualifying distribution in the Promotional Code/Credit field at the top of the payment page.
Make sure that your code applies to the product or distribution that you are ordering and that your code's expiration date hasn't passed. You can check by clicking the "Credits & Packages" link at the top right of the site.
If you are a PR Newswire member and looking for support for products other than iReach, you can contact our member services team at (866) 641-4636.
To become a PR Newswire member, fill out a membership form or contact us at (866) 641-4636.
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