SOURCE: Marketwire

July 18, 2007 09:00 ET

Marketwire and Capitol Hill Broadcasting Network Forge Agreement to Offer Video Press Release Services for the Political Community

Marketwire to Provide Premier, Discounted Newswire Service to CHBN Members

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - July 18, 2007) - Marketwire, a full-service newswire and communications workflow solutions provider, today announced an agreement with Capitol Hill Broadcasting Network (CHBN), a website featuring user-generated political videos, to serve as its newswire partner. Under the agreement, Marketwire will host a news site for CHBN, as well as provide a discount on domestically distributed press releases to individuals posting videos on CHBN's website.

CHBN members can easily sign up for a free Marketwire account to issue a press release promoting their video. They have a choice of purchasing at a discount Marketwire's national, regional, state and metro distributions as well as Marketwire's targeted Capitol Hill and Public Policy circuits. Industry-specific trade distribution is included with these newslines, as is 24/7 customer service, editorial support and online news monitoring. CHBN members also receive a discount on multimedia enhancements such as audio and video links, embedded photos and photo distribution via AP PhotoExpress, AP Topic Gallery, and the NewsCom network.

"With the tremendous growth of user-generated political and advocacy videos, there is a need to give our users the power to engage in proactive publicity and media distribution efficiently and cost-effectively," said David Livingston, CHBN founder. "We created the CHBN platform to offer web-based communication tools for the political community. Marketwire gives our community the ability to distribute their videos worldwide, nationwide or to micro-targets within specific cities or states. And we found that Marketwire is the perfect partner for us because of its simple, user-friendly online interface, its reputation for technological innovation, especially when interacting with HTML platforms, and its customer-first service."

Marketwire's Capitol Hill and Public Policy circuits target 6,000 media outlets, as well as all U.S. House and Senate committees. The Public Policy circuit also reaches the Washington Press Corps, national and international Washington, D.C. bureaus, and public policy journalists nationwide.

Executive Director, Media Relations for Marketwire, Jessica Strange, said, "Our partnership with CHBN represents an ongoing integration of technologies that brings what previously was financially and logistically out of reach for many people into the realm of possibility. There are millions of user-generated videos on the Internet, and this number is growing every day. We are pleased to be a part of this innovative, one-stop solution for publicizing candidates' messages and public issues to the right media, especially as the 2008 election season heats up."

About Capitol Hill Broadcasting Network

Capitol Hill Broadcasting Network (CHBN) is the leading user-generated video distribution platform for political candidates, elected officials, advocacy groups, military, and government agencies. CHBN provides free video-hosting services as well as premium level distribution, placement, and management services.

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 premier 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. With a reputation for technological 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. Operating 12 offices worldwide, Marketwire distributes the majority of press releases issued by publicly traded companies in Canada. For more information, visit us at www.marketwire.com.

Contact Information

  • For additional information:
    Jessica Strange
    Marketwire
    (212) 542-3005
    Email Contact

    David Livingston
    Capitol Hill Broadcasting Network
    Email Contact
    (703) 618-5618

    Jamie Ernst
    Brodeur
    (210) 495-5757
    Email Contact