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Company Overview of Business Wire, Inc.

Company Overview

Business Wire, Inc. provides commercial press release distribution and disclosure services in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the European Union. It distributes news and multimedia, hosts online newsrooms and IR Websites, builds content marketing platforms, generates social engagements, and provides audience analysis that improves interaction with specified target markets for investor relations, public relations, public policy, and marketing professionals. The company offers InvestorHQ, a secure Web-based content management system (CMS) that empowers users to create and update a branded IR site; and NewsHQ, a secure Web-based CMS that enables users to post breaking news, p...

101 California Street

20th Floor

San Francisco, CA 94111

United States

Founded in 1961





Key Executives for Business Wire, Inc.

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Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Business Wire, Inc. Key Developments

Business Wire Promotes Ibrey Woodall to Senior Vice President of Web Communications Services

Business Wire announced the promotion of Ibrey Woodall to Senior Vice President of Web Communications Services. Ibrey leads Business Wire’s digital services including corporate websites, the NewsHQ online newsroom and the InvestorHQ IR site content management solutions. Ibrey is based in the Business Wire Florida office and is part of the Product Strategy team led by Laura Sturaitis, EVP Media Services and Product Strategy. Ibrey joined Business Wire in December 2009 as Director of Client Development, and was promoted to VP Web Communications in 2010.

Business Wire and Agility PR Solutions Partner to Enhance Media Outreach and Analytics Options

Business Wire and Agility PR Solutions have announced a new strategic partnership to provide communications professionals with enhanced distribution, monitoring and media analytics capabilities. This move expands Business Wire’s already wide set of communications tools by offering clients a seamless and cost-effective solution to integrate media outreach and multi-outlet monitoring into their communications campaigns. With the strategic partnership of Agility PR Solutions and Business Wire, customers can: Identify Influencers: Search the Agility media database of almost 800,000 verified contacts in over 200 countries and create and save custom lists. Additional information, including how journalists like to be pitched and what they cover, will help Business Wire clients strategically target the press and follow up on news stories crossing the wire. Amplify Messages: Augment Business Wire’s services with personalized outreach to key influencers, with Agility’s integrated email sending and engagement tracking tools. Quickly identify contacts for follow up by seeing who opened or clicked on emails. Monitor Coverage: Business Wire’s new relationship with Agility PR Solutions provides a breadth of self-service and full service media monitoring capabilities. Track trending topics, customer sentiment, share of voice, competitors and social media activity. Measure Impact: Clients can evaluate the success of communications efforts with integrated reporting capabilities and gain actionable insights into the effectiveness of their communication efforts with pre-made or custom reports. A critical component of this new relationship is both Business Wire’s and Agility PR Solutions’ commitment to providing exceptional customer support and service. Clients who take advantage of these new communications services can rely on Agility PR Solutions to provide support that goes above and beyond to ensure they get the most from their investment. The new strategic relationship between Business Wire and Agility PR Solutions is effective immediately and is designed to help customers as they build and create their communications strategies in 2017 and beyond.

Workiva and Business Wire Partner to Provide Issuers with a Solution for Preparing, Processing and Broadly Disseminating Regulatory Disclosure Information

Workiva announced a strategic partnership with Business Wire. Workiva customers who use its Wdesk platform for SEC reporting will soon be able to securely submit earnings press releases and other financial disclosures directly to Business Wire. This seamless integration will improve efficiency in the public disclosure process. Workiva and Business Wire expect the new functionality to be available to customers in the first calendar quarter of 2017. The two companies have also entered into a strategic sales partnership to become each other’s preferred partner for newswire and eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL) services, respectively.

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