Data Report

The Role of Media Relations in the Sales Cycle

Press coverage is often never considered as a conduit for lead gen. But ARPR’s 2019 Technology Marketing Report reveals that website referrals from earned media outperform overall web traffic by 56%, and even beat the quality of paid search traffic.

What’s Inside

In early 2019, ARPR embarked on our next step in de-mystifying media’s role in the sales cycle by surveying IT sales leaders and by analyzing data from 15 technology companies. We poured over hundreds of survey responses, 5.6 million website visits, 63 wire press release distributions and nearly 1,000 media hits.

Download this 11-page report, to uncover why:

  • The most qualified website traffic often comes from news outlets.
  • Press releases used to be the standard bearer for making news, but are now a key tactic in reaching and persuading buyers.
  • Online newsrooms might be the most popular page on your website.
  • Media coverage is an indispensable sales enablement tool for sales teams.