PR Newswire brings even wider distribution network in third convention stint
TAMPA, Fla., Dec. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 2012 Republican National Convention today announced that PR Newswire will serve as the Official Newswire for the Republican Party's 40th presidential nominating convention, to be held in the Tampa Bay area August 27-30, 2012.
PR Newswire will distribute news and information released by the 2012 Republican National Convention to its worldwide network of over 27,000 news outlets and 6,000 web sites, increasing the visibility of the convention in online media. Additionally, PR Newswire will provide simultaneous, electronic distribution of materials during the convention to the estimated 15,000-member press corps that will be on site covering the event.
"We are pleased to welcome PR Newswire back to the convention team," said 2012 Republican National Convention Chief Executive Officer William Harris. "They are a strong partner in our strategic communications efforts. Their unparalleled distribution network to both traditional and new media audiences, as well as innovative social media tools, will strengthen our ability to engage the news media and online audiences like never before."
PR Newswire will offer a Breaking-News-On-Demand service for registered media, providing customized delivery of convention news releases, media advisories and other materials directly to their computers, smartphones and tablets. Releases and announcements will also be delivered to print, broadcast and online news outlets nationwide via direct wire feed, as well as via PR Newswire for Journalists, a media-only website at http://media.prnewswire.com.
"We welcome the opportunity to again work with the Republican National Convention," said Brian Taylor, Vice President of PR Newswire's Public Interest Markets. "We look forward to building upon our successful experiences in 2004 and 2008, and putting our new and expanded resources to work to help provide greater accessibility, community and engagement for people across the country and around the world."
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About the 2012 Republican National Convention
The 2012 Republican National Convention will be held at St. Pete Times Forum from August 27-30, 2012. Nearly 50,000 visitors are expected to come to the Tampa Bay area for the event, including delegates, alternate delegates, members of the media and other guests. For more information about the 2012 Republican National Convention, please visit our website at www.GOPConvention2012.com.
Paid for by the Committee on Arrangements for the 2012 Republican National Convention