SOURCE: Leadership Directories, Inc.

June 10, 2008 09:00 ET

Leadership Directories Partners With Marketwire

Exclusive Newswire Agreement Ensures Extensive News Distribution for LDI and Its Clients

TORONTO and NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - June 10, 2008) - Marketwire, a full-service newswire and communications workflow solutions provider, and Leadership Directories, a leading provider of premium contact solutions covering the public and private sectors, today announced their partnership, with Marketwire having been selected as LDI's exclusive newswire. The partnership emphasizes the value of Marketwire's industry-leading tools and services for news distribution and communications workflow, giving Leadership Directories' clients the ability to distribute their press releases quickly and easily to the largest media outlets in the world.

"The combination of our News Media Online and Marketwire's news distribution expertise gives our customers the full range of services they need for a successful PR campaign," said Sue Healy, Vice President, of Products and Content, Leadership Directories.

With Marketwire as its exclusive newswire partner, Leadership Directories and its clients will benefit from:

  • Targeted, customizable news distribution by geography, special interest or market to the most comprehensive network of distribution points in the industry;

  • Marketwire's news optimization services and new media tools, including Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Social Media tagging; and

  • A knowledgeable and consultative customer support team who will ensure that Leadership Directories and its clients use the most appropriate circuits and features to increase the likelihood of coverage and online visibility.

"By partnering with Leadership Directories, we're giving today's information providers greater access to the valuable data they need," said Sylvie Harton, VP Sales, Marketwire. "We look forward to providing Leadership Directories with the latest tools, services and technologies to enhance the reach of their news and information."

For more information on all of Marketwire's communication and news distribution solutions, please call 800-774-9473.

About Leadership Directories, Inc.

Leadership Directories (LDI) is a leading provider of premium contact solutions, covering the public and private sectors. Founded in 1970, LDI maintains a rich database of biographical and contact information on nearly a half-million leaders and executives from over 40,000 organizations across the United States. LDI's integrated solutions enable customers to navigate the complexities of federal, state, and local governments; major corporations; nonprofits; and more. LDI content is available online, as data feeds, as lists, on demand, in print, or as custom solutions. For more information on all of Leadership Directories content solutions, please call 212-627-4140 or visit us at

About Marketwire

The only fully integrated North America-based global newswire, Marketwire, Inc. is a full-service partner to IR, PR and MarCom professionals seeking top-tier news distribution, media management, multimedia and monitoring solutions. Marketwire's customer-centric corporate philosophy focuses on being the best by infusing every aspect of its business with the following core attributes: precision, adaptability, innovation and simplicity.

Marketwire delivers its clients' news to the world's media and financial communities, fulfilling disclosure requirements in North America in compliance with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX), and serving as Primary Information Provider (PIP) with the UK's Financial Services Authority (FSA). With a reputation for technology leadership, Marketwire offers innovative products and services -- including Social Media, Search Engine Optimization, Dashboard Mobile Financial, News Dashboard coverage reports, exclusive access to networks such as the Canadian Press Wire Network, Easy IR and Easy PR workflow solutions, and more -- that help communication professionals maximize their effectiveness while ensuring accuracy and best practices. Having merged companies (Market Wire and CCNMatthews) in April 2006, and enjoying a combined history of 25 years of service, Marketwire is now majority-owned by OMERS Capital Partners, the private equity arm of one of Canada's largest pension funds. Marketwire distributes the majority of press releases issued by publicly traded companies in Canada and serves more than 8,000 clients worldwide through 18 offices on four continents. For more information, visit us at

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