e-releases has been offering their press release editorial and distribution services since 1998. They are in a different niche than most of their competitors and explain their philosophies and practices thoroughly on their website. They send all of the releases next-day and directly to journalists, rather than in a blast. Customers are charged per release and may opt for rush (same-day) services for an additional fee.
e-releases is open in giving their customers realistic expectations of what they may expect in a press release distribution campaign, specifically what e-releases may or may not be able to accomplish. As such, communication with e-releases is vastly different than that with other companies.
e-releases has strict guidelines on word count, number of images and format of the release. Editorial work is provided by e-releases, depending on the plan which has been purchased.
e-releases features a comprehensive FAQ document which covers most of the questions which a new user might encounter. The document answers questions in a straight-forward and thorough way, in language which is easy to understand.
Potential drawbacks of using e-releases include the following:
I've been using e-releases for about 5 years, and while I agree with most of the review, my experience has been excellent. Unless you are a trained journalist, you're press release won't fit into the template other journalists expect when reviewing a press release. When I've sent e-release a PR, a real, educated journalist calls me back and makes recommendations for changes. I find their honesty refreshing. It gives me confidence my PR will get the best exposure possible. As long as they continue this practice, I'll continue to use them. No, they are not cheap, but after you send your first release twice a year they will send you an offer for a 3-pack at a reduced price per release.