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Cision PR Newswire Rolls Out First Ever Press Release Social Sharing Product Designed to Increase User-Generated Content
[April 03, 2024]

Cision PR Newswire Rolls Out First Ever Press Release Social Sharing Product Designed to Increase User-Generated Content

CHICAGO, April 3, 2024 /CNW/ -- Cision PR Newswire, the industry leader in press release distribution, announces the Canadian launch of SocialBoost, a new social media tool designed to revolutionize social sharing of press releases. This innovative offering, powered by SoSha, allows organizations to craft social media posts for end users to easily share on their social media channels – with the potential to boost organic social engagement exponentially.

This social sharing tool is a vast improvement from traditional social sharing buttons and reposting functionalities as it provides a way to share multiple pre-written post suggestions and images tailored for major social platforms such as X (formerly known as Twitter), Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and WhatsApp. More than half (60%) of consumers express a desire for brands to offer direction on the type of content they should create and share.1 With Cision PR Newswire's SocialBoost product, marketing and PR professionals can easily craft social content for consumers, increasing the likelihood of social shares.

"Our north star at SoSha is to develop technology that helps organizations harness the power of organic social engagement as an effective alternative to paid digital ads. SoSha's partnership with Cision PR Newswire to launch SocialBoost delivers a powerful solution, carefully designed to meet the specific needs of public relations professionals," said Tudor Mihailescu, Co-Founder and CEO at SoSha.

Along with increased social shares, clients will now gain access to enhanced social sharing data such as unique visitors, total clicks, total clicks and shares by social platform.

"PR Newswire continues to provide our customers with innovative communications tools across earned, owned, paid and social channels," said Matt Brown, Chief Business Officer and General Manager of Cision PR Newswire. "With SocialBoost, our clients can extend the reach of their stories by enabling their readers to seamlessly share their message across various social media platforms. This new solution will ensre our customers' message is visible to an even wider, more targeted audience. Only with Cision PR Newswire can you achieve this level of visibility, backed by comprehensive reporting on qualitative and quantitative results."

The Benefits of SocialBoost

According to Stackla, user-generated content (UGC) influences 79% of purchasing decisions. With SocialBoost for press releases, brands can now take control of their narrative on social media and easily garner user-generated content. One Fortune 50 customer reported increased social sharing on their press releases by 1900% and press release visits by 30% when using SocialBoost. With SocialBoost, brands can:

  • Boost Visibility and Engagement: Expand brand visibility, reach new audiences on social media, and drive traffic back to press releases. The SocialBoost widget ensures maximum exposure, appearing on 90% of downstream sites in PR Newswire's network.
  • Effortless Sharing Experience: Provide a user-friendly sharing experience by enabling direct sharing from press releases with pre-written post suggestions for each platform. Audiences no longer have to craft their own content or share personal credentials with a third-party platform.
  • Amplify Organic Sharing: With the sharing experience made effortless, organic sharing increases with the potential to gain 100 times higher social engagement.
  • Control the Narrative: Ensure consistent and reliable sharing of their message across social media platforms by offering easy-to-share, pre-written social post suggestions. This better enables brands to take charge of their organization's story and reputation.

"SocialBoost is a game changer for the news release," said Danny Selnick, a SoSha advisor and 35-year veteran of the newswire industry. "This innovative technology is a must-have for communicators who understand the need for and the power of social media engagement, and SocialBoost makes it amazingly easy to do and with results to show."

SocialBoost is now available to all Canadian customers via Cision PR Newswire's press release submission portal.

About SoSha

SoSha is an NYC-based startup developing AI-augmented social media sharing technology. Their platform combines embeddable sharing buttons, advanced analytics, and Generative AI content creation to help marketers run organic social media amplification campaigns as a reliable and effective alternative to digital advertising solutions. Since launching in September 2019, SoSha has enabled more than 500 companies and organizations to drive organic engagement worth an estimated $40 million in marketing value through more than 700,000 user-generated social media posts about press releases, events, job applications, fundraising and petition campaigns and other digital marketing use cases.

About PR Newswire

For more than 70 years, PR Newswire has been the industry leader with the largest, most comprehensive distribution network of print, radio, magazine, television stations, financial portals and trade publications. PR Newswire has an unparalleled global reach of more than 440,000 newsrooms, websites, direct feeds, journalists and influencers and is available in more than 170 countries and 40 languages.

(1) The User-Generated Content Marketing Stats You Need to Know in 2022 - TINT Blog (

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