Good news: Rising corporate profit and increasing internet traffic will support industry revenue

Demand for news is stable throughout the business cycle and Newswire Services industry growth is driven by long-term economic growth. The industry is notable for being network-based, and hence having a high level of industry concentration and market power for large operators.Underlying growth in the level of corporate spending and the number of businesses led to increasing use of newswire services, both in terms of the number of customers and the volume of press releases distributed. This reflects an increase in market penetration for newswire services. Over the five years to 2022, industry revenue is expected to continue increasing...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Forecast Growth 17-22

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The industry is characterized by three trends: increasing consolidation, streamlining operations and leveraging technology
  • Operators have focused on growing the global reach of their newswire distribution networks
  • The key asset for an operator in this industry is the size and scope of its distribution network
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Newswire Services industry exhibits a low level of capital intensity. IBISWorld estimates that in 2017, for every $1.00 spent on wages, industry operators will spend an estimated $0.05 on capital goods.Capital investment in this industry is mainly in computer equipment, news release software and digital archives. Capital intensity varies between operators. Major players such as PR Newswire and Business Wire invest at a higher rate than smaller operators, as major players aim to provide a high-quality service to cross sell multimedia and software features. The largest operators also rely on their reputation as a selling point, positioning their brand as a provider of reliable, timely and accurate information. As ...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Newswire Services Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Newswire Services Industry are

  • Prompt delivery to market
  • Ability to effectively communicate and negotiate
  • Having an extensive distribution network
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Number of businesses and Total advertising expenditure in the Newswire Services industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Newswire Services Industry?

    This industry provides commercial news releases to journalists, investors and other professionals. These services are generally marketed as PR platforms or newswires. Newswires often operate as subscription services for corporate contributors, and they also distribute this content publicly online. The industry excludes syndicated services written by journalists (as opposed to press releases from corporations), such as Dow Jones Newswires and Bloomberg Business News.

    Industry Products
  • Core press release distribution services
  • Multimedia and other add-on services
  • Financial and regulatory press release services
  • Industry Activities
  • Supplying newswire services
  • Distributing press releases, news and images
  • Supplying content to news media outlets
  • Supplying traffic reports
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Number of businesses
  • Total advertising expenditure
  • Demand from publishing industries
  • Internet traffic volume

  • Current Performance
  • Industry consolidation
  • Business model goes digital
  • Streamlining operations
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Industry consolidation
  • Business model goes digital
  • Streamlining operations
  • Table: Newswire Services Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Newswire Services Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Finance and Insurance
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
  • Advertising Agencies
  • Public Relations Firms
  • Administration, Business Support & Waste Management Services
  • Arts, Entertainment and Recreation

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Computer Manufacturing
  • Computer Peripheral Manufacturing
  • Telecommunication Networking Equipment Manufacturing
  • VoIP
  • Wired Telecommunications Carriers

  • Products & Services
  • Core press release distribution services
  • Multimedia and other add-on services
  • Financial and regulatory press release services
  • Chart: Newswire Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • PR, marketing, publishing and entertainment
  • Other businesses
  • Technology
  • Healthcare
  • Professional services
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Newswire Services Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitWagesPurchasesOther costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Newswire Services

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Newswire Services Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Cision Ltd., Business Wire, Marketwired Inc., GlobeNewswire Inc.,
  • Table: Cision Ltd. - financial performance
  • Table: Business Wire - financial performance
  • Table: Marketwired Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: GlobeNewswire Inc. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Newswire Services Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Newswire Services Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Total advertising expenditure (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Regulation Fair Disclosure (Fd)
  • FD requires companies to disseminate information to the general public nonexclusively. Such regulation is intended to provide all investors with simultaneous access to material financial information.
  • Search Engine Optimization (Seo)
  • The implementation of strategies used to maximize the amount of visitors to a website by obtaining a high ranking on the list of results from a search engine
  • Securities And Exchange Commission (Sec)
  • A division of the US government that seeks to protect investors as well as maintain fair, orderly and efficient markets and promote capital formation.
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    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
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