Do your press releases get lost in translation…as well as in cyberspace? WorldWise PR Affiliates, a network of leading privately held public relations firms spanning five continents, is about to change that.
The dynamic entity has unveiled a new vehicle that will offer customized press release distribution services throughout Asia, North and South America, Australia, the Middle East and Europe. The service, WorldWise NewsLink, will ensure that key messages are delivered to target audiences across the globe, swiftly and succinctly—and for a fraction of the cost of traditional international newswire operations.
“The world is flat,” said Sissy DeMaria Koehne, WorldWise PR Affiliates Founder. “Companies need a global footprint. Our distribution service will go beyond the traditional, garnering important traction through a tailored and personalized international press release distribution process. Announcements will be edited for language and cultural nuances by industry pros and insiders whose news sense is not only valued, but highly respected. We will be able to effectively reach media on more than five continents — yet at an ocean-sized savings.”
Unlike most newswires where clients are charged per country, word count, and the inclusion of photos and/or video, WorldWise NewsLink will use its proprietary international network of leading PR agencies to secure press opportunities through said agency’s in-market expertise and database of personal media contacts. Similar to newswires, companies will have the option to target an individual city, country or region, and can specify the desired industry or trade they wish to reach.
WorldWise NewsLink offers custom targeted media lists, translation services for press releases from English to the desired language, press release distribution, and story pitching through direct engagement with reporters. The distribution fee is inclusive of translation, news tracking, interview arrangements, direct upload to the WorldWise website and individual agency website newsrooms, two social media posts, and inclusion in the WorldWise monthly e-blast.
Prices start at just $2,500. News releases can also be developed and written for a separate fee.
Headquartered in New York, WorldWise PR Affiliates was founded in 2014 by Sissy DeMaria Koehne, along with Harriet Weintraub, Nathalie Visele and Linda Petrie. The growing international public relations network currently operates in 17 countries, including the U.S., Canada, China, Singapore, Indonesia, United Arab Emirates, England, France, Russia, Mexico, Brazil, Columbia, Argentina, Australia, Germany, Portugal, and Italy.
The network’s capabilities are broad, specializing in the areas of traditional PR, social media, corporate communications, crisis management, thought leadership, special events, digital marketing. Industries covered include travel and hospitality, real estate, architecture and property development, fashion, beauty and lifestyle.
Membership is invitation-only and affiliates pledge to adhere to the highest standards of the PRSA Code of Ethics. WorldWise PR Affiliates offers a full slate of PR services, from media relations, crisis management and content creation, to social media and event coordination.
Affiliates include New York-based HWPR, Miami and New York-based Kreps DeMaria, Dubai-based Shamal Communications, Hong Kong-based Petrie PR, Toronto-based TCGPR, London-based Grifco, Paris-based Indigo Unlimited, Madrid-based The Blueroom Project, Moscow-based IMC Agency, Mexico City-based Avalos Asociados, São Paulo-based MD Assessoria E Communicacao, Bogota-based Covo Boutique PR, Buenos Aires-based SGR Comunicaciones, Melbourne-based Reymond Communications, Munich-based Stromberger PR, Lisbon-based Jervis Communications & Marketing, and Rome-based Daniela di Monaco.