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Tools Round Up: Vitrue Raises $17 Million in Financing

Vitrue, the social media management and marketing company, has raised $17 million in financing led by Scale Venture Partners, Advent Venture Partners, and previous investors General Catalyst Partners, Comcast Interactive, and Dace Ventures. According to TechCrunch, the company will use the infusion of cash to expand in markets domestically and globally, and to hire between 100 and 150 people.

Business Wire is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a program that encourages its employees around the world to volunteer in their communities. The “Business Wire Gives Back 2011″ campaign has set a goal – 5,000 hours for the company’s 500 employees with 12 hours of paid time off to make it happen. Business Wire has 32 offices around the world.

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Storytelling for Media Professionals

Storytelling for Media ProfessionalsLearn how to use stories to inspire, connect, and persuade your clients! In this workshop starting September 3, you'll learn how to uncover stories in everyday life, incorporate stories into your media work, use storytelling techniques with clients, all to improve your pitch and presentation skills. Register now!

Vocus and Cision Report Earnings With Differing Results

Vocus reported non-GAAP revenue of $25.1 million for Q3 2010, a 19 percent increase year-over-year. GAAP revenue was $24.7 million, a 17 percent increase from the previous year. The company does not provide organic growth numbers, but, during its earnings call, CEO Rick Rudman noted the 579 net new subscribers the company added and the contribution of the company’s social media product, which was available for its first full quarter and added to sales of upgrades and customer renewals.

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Vocus Acquires Help a Reporter Out (HARO)

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Breaking: PR software company Vocus (NASDAQ: VOCS), has acquired Help A Reporter Out (HARO), a service which matches up journalists with sources.

As part of the deal, which was just announced at Vocus’ user conference in Washington, D.C., HARO founder Peter Shankman [pictured] will join Vocus as a vice president.

“I’ve been talking with Vocus now for probably five months,” said Shankman in a phone interview with PRNewser. “They are definitely HARO’s largest advertiser by far. When [someone's] your largest advertiser, you get to talking,” he said.

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