CyberAlert Awards Annual PR Grants to 22 Nonprofit Organizations
Stratford, CT, Jan. 27, 2009 — CyberAlert, Inc., a worldwide media monitoring, press clipping and TV news monitoring service, today announced the 22 recipients of its 2009 Public Relations (PR) Grants to Not-for-Profit Organizations in the United States and Canada. Each grant is for one free year of online news monitoring service using CyberAlert® 4.0, which monitors 35,000+ online news sources worldwide in 25+ languages, and CyberAlert TV, which monitors all network and local news programs on local TV stations in the Top 100 U.S. markets.
In announcing the award recipients, William J. Comcowich, president and CEO of CyberAlert stated: "This year the vast majority of PR grants centered on providing support services to individuals. The work these organizations and their volunteers do to make the lives of others better is truly magnificent. We're very pleased that CyberAlert can effectively help these caring not-for-profit organizations."
The total retail value of this year's grants exceeds $70,000. Since starting the PR Grants program in 2004, CyberAlert has awarded a total of 124 grants with a retail value of more than $300,000.
The 2009 award recipients are located in eleven different states (CA, CT, FL, GA, IL, NC, NY, TX, UT, WA, WI), the District of Columbia, and one Canadian province (Ontario). The recipients range from major international organizations such as Rotary International to small advocacy groups such as Military Spouses for Change and VoteHealthCare.org.
Mr. Comcowich affirmed the company's continued support of the PR grants program. "Over the years, we have received many thank you notes from recipients indicating that the PR grants have greatly assisted them in advancing their cause," he said. "It's our intention to continue the PR grants program for many years to come as our way of giving back to the PR community that has helped us become a leading worldwide media monitoring company."
Over 200 not-for-profit organizations applied to CyberAlert for the PR grants.
The CyberAlert selection process favored national and international organizations. The selection process also favored organizations that demonstrated a need for media monitoring and proposed plans to utilize the service and the resulting news clips in innovative ways.
A list of this year's winners and previous PR Grant Recipients is available on the CyberAlert Website. Grant applications are accepted throughout the year and reviewed at the end of the year.
Founded in 1999, CyberAlert is a worldwide press clipping, media monitoring, broadcast monitoring and media measurement service. Its CyberAlert 4.0 worldwide news monitoring service monitors over 25,000 online news sources each day in 25+ languages. The company's TV broadcast monitoring service monitors the closed caption text of over 2,100 news programs on over 600 TV stations in the Top 100 markets in the United States. To monitor consumer discussion (online word-of-mouth), its NetPinions™ service monitors over 100,000 Web message boards and UseNet news groups for consumer insight about companies, products, key issues and trends and its BlogSquirrel™ service monitors over 5 million blog postings each day from a total of 50+ million blogs worldwide.