Vocus attributes major Q3 growth to new client wins

LANHAM, MD: Privately held Vocus, a public relations automation

company, has announced 154% growth in year-on-year sales for the third


From the second quarter to the third quarter this year, the company

reported 25% growth.

Sales included 172 deals for the quarter, 74 of which were with new


They include Morgan Stanley, as well as PR giants Edelman and Hill &


For the year, the company has added over 200 new customers, bringing its

total number of clients to 800 corporations.

Rick Rudman, Vocus CEO, said he forecasted continued growth if his

company can keep up with the changing PR industry.

"Three years from now, the public relations service offering will be

dramatically different," said Rudman. "The new mix of PR services will

incorporate elements of knowledge management, direct marketing,

publishing, business intelligence, and internet strategy."

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