PR Newswire teamed up with digital marketing platform Crowd Factory to analyze the activity surrounding thousands of press releases over a number of months. According to the research, 48 percent of press release sharing happens on Facebook and 37 percent on Twitter. However, each share on Twitter results in 30 percent more views.
Ken Dowell, EVP at PR Newswire said in a statement, “We have known for some time that Twitter was more heavily used for news and business purposes, and the numbers confirm that Twitter takes the lead for driving traffic back to press releases.”
The study also found that multimedia components drive more traffic to a release than text only. Adding a photo increased engagement by 14 percent and adding a photo, video, and audio increased engagement by 3.5 times.
After the jump, we have the infographic that sums up the research findings.