SOURCE: Marketwire


March 11, 2011 19:32 ET

Marketwire Waives Distribution Fees for News Releases Related to Japan's Earthquake and Tsunami

TORONTO--(Marketwire - March 11, 2011) - Effective immediately, Marketwire is waiving distribution fees for news releases that communicate humanitarian rescue and relief efforts related to Japan's devastating earthquake and resulting tsunami. 

This offer, available until midnight, March 31, 2011, gives organizations complimentary distribution of all appropriate news releases and announcements distributed in English through Marketwire to Japan, a select Asia circuit and North America. News reaches general and business newspapers, magazines, newswires, broadcast outlets and websites across Australia, mainland China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Macao, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, The Philippines, Vietnam, the United States and Canada.  

In addition, Marketwire's corporate social responsibility partner CSRwire is waiving 50 percent of its fees until April 1 for organizations communicating news and disaster preparedness information through its "Standard" press release.

"This is the time to pull together to help people across so many areas of the world affected by this natural disaster," said Michael Nowlan, Marketwire's president and CEO. "We extend our deepest sympathy to those in need and hope our efforts will make a small difference."

For more information on Marketwire's disaster relief offering, please call 800-774-9473 in the US and 888-299-0338 in Canada.

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