CNW Group Revolutionizes Client Experience with Access CNW Portal



    New service answers client requests for greater speed, flexibility,
    security and control over news release distribution process

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    TORONTO, Feb. 25 /CNW/ - CNW Group, a global leader in news and
information distribution services for professional communicators, today
announced the official launch of Access CNW, the first integrated wire and
communication services portal of its kind in Canada. More than just a service
innovation, it redefines the relationship between CNW and its clients,
providing more control, greater flexibility, and the promise of dramatic speed
improvements.
    "Access CNW was developed in response to feedback from clients seeking
faster, more direct access to the nation's most popular newswire," said Tom
Enright, President and CEO of CNW Group. "It gives our clients far greater
control over the news distribution process, enabling even faster delivery to
the media, new media and financial communities."
    The first customer reviews are coming in from those who have already come
to find Access CNW an indispensable component of their day-to-day operations.
"The service is excellent," says Raina Vitanov from ARC Energy Trust in
Alberta. "I no longer have to be faxing or emailing edits back and forth; I
can do the edits myself then send it out. It literally cuts the time I used to
spend in half."
    Access CNW also conveniently auto-populates a client's "usual" network
choices and distribution profiles - another real time saver for busy
communications professionals.
    Lynda Martineau from Renmark Financial Communications, a Montreal
Investor Relations firm, adds, "Not only does Access CNW simplify overall
newswire procedures, but it also gives us greater control over the news
release process. By converging dissemination parameters into one easy-to-use
program, Access CNW allows us to maximize the efficiency with which we serve
our clients without sacrificing security."
    "Access CNW is the only North American portal to offer full editing
functionality and audit trails, showing an accurate record of the entire news
release approval and distribution process for tracking purposes," said Melanie
Kurzuk, Senior Vice President, News & Information Technology Division, CNW
Group. "When combined with the system's comprehensive administrative rights
feature, this portal seamlessly integrates within any Investor Relations or
Public Relations workflow."
    In addition to the efficiency and security that Access CNW provides,
users can also take advantage of a range of CNW Group communications services
online, including SEDAR and EDGAR filings, webcasts, podcasts, conference
calls and photo services. And all of its features are provided in both
languages through a fully bilingual interface. Taken all together, Access CNW
is a comprehensive reimagining of just how a news and information distribution
service can function and thrive in the new media landscape.
    To sign up for Access CNW, please contact your CNW Account Executive, or
visit the Access CNW homepage at http://access.newswire.ca

    About CNW Group:

    CNW Group is a global leader in news and information distribution
services for professional communicators. Established in 1960, CNW Group
provides electronic news distribution, targeting, monitoring, translation,
Webcast and disclosure services to corporate, government, associations,
labour, non-profit and other customers worldwide. CNW Group helps Canadian and
international organizations to connect with local and global audiences
including the news media, the investment community and the general public.
www.newswire.ca. 1.877.CNW.7890.





For further information:

For further information: Laurie Smith, Vice President, Marketing and
Communications, CNW Group, Tel: (416) 863-5616, Cell: (416) 520-3083, Email:
laurie.smith@newswire.ca


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