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How RealWire came to be...

2000 began, with a teenager, an old computer and an idea (BBC article). The computer has been replaced, the teenager is older, wiser and the idea blossomed into WebitPR.
2002 The team starts to take shape with the hire of our first staff member.
2003 1,000th press release distributed
2004 Press Association partnership commences
2006 Adam Parker appointed as Chief Executive
2007 Multimedia provision added
First to introduce Social Media News Release service
Dow Jones partnership commences
2008 David Sheppard appointed Chairman
Lincolnshire’s Most Innovative Business Award
North East Digital Innovator of the Year Award
2009 Changed name to RealWire
10,000th press release distributed
First to introduce sector specific Twitter feeds
RealWire study demonstrates Social Media News Releases achieve twice the coverage
2010 An Inconvenient PR Truth campaign leads to industry first professional body Media Spamming Charter
PRFilter relevance targeting launched
2011 PRFilter expanded to online search application
New website launched
2012 Lissted launched
2013 Free newsroom feature for frequent users
2015 Celebrated 15 years of service
2016 Appointment of Emily Gosling to MD
30,000th release distributed