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Online PR Media was founded by Christine O'Kelly and Tara Geissinger. Combined they have over 15 years of experience launching press releases for clients. Their goal is to provide an affordable press release distribution site for their clients.
Online PR Media offers several services to their customers at competitive pricing for most of their products.
Online PR Media offers several how-to guides and videos on their site to help in writing a professional press release. Online PR Media offers a special package specifically targeted to Social Media. This package is affordable and includes many of the tools which are helpful for those wanting to increase their social media presence.
Online PR Media offers a money-back guarantee should a customer upgrade to a paid press release package and the release not meet the editorial guidelines after being reviewed by the editors and sent back for re-writes (to the customer).
While none of the competitors offer a money-back guarantee, there is a catch - should the press release not meet Online PR Media's standards, it is sent back to the customer for a re-write. If it doesn't meet standards again, the customer is eligible for a refund. Customers are then referred to the site's "partner" for professional press release writing (at an additional fee of $249), which includes a $79 press release package. Some digging discovered that the "partner" is owned and operated by the same individuals who own and operate Online PR Media.
When gathering information, there is a hint that the companies are closely intertwined and "referrals" are sent back and forth, with some hard-selling to use services from the "partner." This would be less of a concern if there was more transparency by the companies, rather than as an independent relationship.
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