Pressitt is a free user-friendly Social Media News Release (SMNR) service.

Create, publish and share your news to an online, socially-connected audience.

After four years of being free, Pressitt introduces a minimal fee for publishing new releases

June 16th, 2014

Pressitt, which launched in April 2009 as Europe’s first and only free social media news release platform, is today rolling out a new micropayment system for all future releases published via the site.

Since its launch, Pressitt has published over 4,000 free releases, and has grown to be a useful and important part of the marketing toolkit.

We feel now is the time to take Pressitt to the next level and as a consequence we will begin charging £5 for every release published.

Alternatively, you can still purchase the Pressitt customisable package for £15 per month which allows you to add unlimited releases to the site each month.

Additionally, Pressitt releases will now be published straight onto the site once you have paid for your release.

We hope you continue to stay with us, and we thank you for your loyal custom to date.

We look forward to you being a part of the new Pressitt.

The Pressitt Team.

Free Pressitt Social Media Newsrooms for Charities

March 30th, 2011

Pressitt the free social media news release creation and publishing site,  is currently offering all registered Charities free newsroom and matching templates, as part of its recently created newsroom service – read the full news release here.

To register you interest and claim you newsroom and matching release template please email us on [email protected]

Michelle Gilbert, head of corporate communications at Eurosport, comments: “Pressitt is an excellent service offering companies and organisations fast and effective social media solutions for their digital PR needs. We at Eurosport have been particularly impressed with Pressitt’s enthusiasm, high level of customer service and help in establishing our newsroom and leveraging our social media news releases. We are looking forward to a fruitful working relationship on these and other projects in 2011.”

Pressitt is an advertising free platform which is highly moderated, meaning your news will only sit alongside recognised brands and organisations.

Current newsroom examples include the DFID and Eurosport.

Pressitt adds Customisable Newsrooms to its Social Media News Release platform

January 12th, 2011

Eurosport becomes the first brand to showcase Pressitt newsrooms

Pressitt, the free Social Media News Release (SMNR) creation and publishing platform, today announces the launch of customisable newsrooms. The newsroom functionality allows users to create their own online branded news environment.

Now journalists, bloggers and anyone online will be able to find news information published by brands and organisations in one central, branded online hub. Additionally, the newsroom template will also serve as a branded release template for all past and future releases that are indexed on Pressitt.

Eurosport , Europe’s leading sports entertainment group, has been quick to jump onboard and become one of the first brands to utilise Pressitt’s newsroom feature as part of its social media plans for 2011.

One individual newsroom is priced affordably at £15 per month, but is free to all registered charities.

Newsroom features include: the ability to customise the header, footer and background of the newsroom to match the brand’s look and feel, and add Twitter and Facebook widgets. Fonts, links and text colouring are also adjustable to create a branded social environment to host a brand’s latest news.

Michelle Gilbert, head of corporate communications at Eurosport, comments: “Pressitt is an excellent service offering companies and organisations fast and effective social media solutions for their digital PR needs. We at Eurosport have been particularly impressed with Pressitt’s enthusiasm, high level of customer service and help in establishing our newsroom and leveraging our social media news releases. We are looking forward to a fruitful working relationship on these and other projects in 2011.”

Andy Merchant, director and co-founder of Pressitt.com adds: “Over the past year the free Pressitt service has been highly successful at giving brands and agencies an excellent multimedia-enhanced alternative to the ageing press release. Now with the addition of the customisable newsroom, combined with a release template service, we hope to encourage brands to use Pressitt as an online hub of information to showcase their latest news.”

Users who blog about Pressitt will also receive a special discounted offer of £12.50 per month for the first year only.

New Pressitt overview video

November 12th, 2010

Pressitt, the Social Media News Release and creation platform, have tool has developed a new motion graphic video.

The video overviews exactly what Pressitt does and how it can help your brand to communicate via the social web, in just over one minute.

Let us know what you think?

Social Media News Release creation and publishing platform – Pressitt from Pressitt on Vimeo.

Social Media News Release and Google Instant Previews; A match made in SERP

November 12th, 2010

A major difference between the traditional text-heavy press release and the Social Media News Release alternative, is the visual impact of the latter.

A Social Media News Release often has video and images embedded for simple sydication. So when I heard about Google Instant previews it seemed like the perfect match, a visual news release that’s visible in SERPS!

Here’s how Google Instant Preview works

A screenshot of how a Pressitt SMNR would look in a Google search.

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Wanted: Your Pressitt SMNR success stories

August 5th, 2010

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Pressitt would like to take this opportunity to thank all the brands, agencies, government departments and everyone else who has used Pressitt’s free, SMNR platform so far.

At this stage we would like to ask for your help to showcase the positive effect a Pressitt Social Media News Release has had on your campaign or organisation.

What Pressitt is looking for:

  • Any case studies using Pressitt as part of your social media outreach campaign
  • Any feedback from journalists or bloggers as a result of being presented with a Pressitt Social Media News Release
  • Feedback from clients that you have produced a Pressitt Social Media News Release on behalf of
  • Anything else of interest related to Pressitt.

Anything you can offer will be greatly appreciated, please email [email protected] with any evidence.

We look forward to viewing your next Pressitt SMNR.

Pressitt pre-release editable Social Media News Release document

July 26th, 2010

We are always looking at innovative ways to help you to make the most of Pressitt, and with this in mind we have produced a document that will help pre-plan and create your Social Media News Release before publication to our site.

The  editable PDF document  will guide you through the creation process, allowing you to create your release in draft before adding it to the site. You can also  add notes with ideas for images and documents that you would like to see on the final SMNR.

We hope this will help you to plan the detailed elements of your release and also achieve sign-off from clients and internal teams as required.

The downloadable and editable PDF pre-release document can be found on your profile page or here.

We would love to hear any feedback on the document or recommendations to enhance it further.

We look forward to viewing your Pressitt SMNRs.

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Wanted: Web developer for Pressitt Social Media News Release service

July 19th, 2010

Pressitt the Social Media News Release service is searching for a talented web developer to learn the Pressitt system and help develop the platform further.

If the first project goes well there is plenty more updates/concepts/user feedback to be integrated into the current platform.

The Role: freelance/short term

To develop and improve Pressitt.com on a freelance basis or short term contract, as and when required.

Working closely with our lead developer and front end coder, you’ll be responsible for coding various parts of the site, including bespoke and custom newsrooms from basic php functions within Code Igniter down to in-depth classes.

Built on Codeigniter, Pressitt is a fully featured site with combined client-side and server-side technologies allowing users to create rich and detailed news releases.

Required Skills

  • Object Orientated Programming
  • Model View Controller/Frameworks
  • Linux Systems Administration
  • Content Management Systems
  • Social Networking (Web)
  • Internet usability
  • Accessibility (Web)
  • Front end coding and javascript

Required Products

  • Codeigniter
  • PHP
  • MySQL
  • jQuery
  • XHTML/HTML
  • CSS
  • LAMP
  • WordPress (not essential)
  • Zend Eclipse (not essential)

So, if you can deliver on the above, live preferably near London/the South East, are hard working and able to work to strict schedules, please get in touch via email at [email protected]

We look forward to hearing from you.

Pressitt Social Media News Release News/Partnerships

July 12th, 2010

As you may or may not be aware, Pressitt, the Social Media News Release creation and publishing platform, is very much a part of Liberate Media and its partner Best Served Cold.

What is Pressitt?

Pressitt allows you to create and publish a rich multimedia asset-assisted news release. Your release acts as a hub of information, giving Journalists, bloggers, and your online community more information to easily research your brand.

Once you have created your release it’s then up to you to use it as part of your blogger/journalist outreach campaign. We are not a newswire. We are a platform to create and distribute content in a relevant and useful manner.

Once published, your release is made available via RSS, categorised and searchable via tags. It is also tweeted via the Pressitt account, indexed by Google news and all other major search engines.

Coming soon

We are currently in the process of adding an exciting new string to the Pressitt bow. The new element has been driven by the large amount of positive user and fan feedback we receive.

At this stage, I don’t want to give to much away, but all I will say is that this new element will take Pressitt to the next level and help brands further engage with target audiences. Watch this space!

Get involved

We are committed to furthering the Social Media News Release format, so if you like Pressitt, want to get involved, have feedback, or would like to talk to us about any potential partnership opportunities please get in-touch by emailing [email protected]

We look forward to hearing from you.

Distribution is only the first step for your Social Media News Release!

June 29th, 2010

Today I wanted to highlight the fact that the SMNR is not a ‘fire and forget’ tactic. It’s not a newswire either.

The SMNR is useful because it opens up conversation and allow brand owners to engage with online users and vice versa. The conversation shouldn’t end after a few hours, days or weeks.

The beauty of the SMNR concept is that you can keep the conversation alive by re-visiting your SMNR and updating it with fresh content and then re-publishing and re-engaging with your audience. It’s the start of the conversation, not the end of your news.

Ideas to update you Social Media News Release:

  • New quotes or updated quotes
  • Fan videos/images
  • Additional links to other news coverage or user generated content
  • Update on the announcement
  • New findings/research
  • or even just to update your contact details
  • Updated product shots
  • Expert commentary from other sources

Standard newswires would charge to do this, but Pressitt allows you to make any amount of edits for free.

I hope this small snippet of advice allows you to use the social media news service of your choice more effectively, if you have any further queries, please get in touch.

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