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Tucker Eskew Joins U.S. Newswire Advisory Board

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 10, 2005--Tucker Eskew, former Deputy Assistant to President George W. Bush for Global Communications and Media Affairs, has joined the advisory board of U.S. Newswire, a division of Medialink Worldwide Incorporated (Nasdaq: MDLK). The addition of Eskew, founding partner of ViaNovo, an international management and communications consulting firm, brings the total membership of U.S. Newswire's advisory board to seven.

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Constituted in 2004, the U.S. Newswire Advisory Board is comprised of an impressive array of seasoned communications professionals, whose collective background spans both Democratic and Republican White House administrations, a major trade association, prominent public relations firms, and a highly regarded school of journalism. Eskew joins two Clinton White House media strategists, Jeff Eller and Joe Lockhart, on the U.S. Newswire Advisory Board.

"We are extremely pleased to have Tucker on our advisory board as we continue to forge our future by tapping the knowledge, experience and insight of the best minds in the business," said Bill McCarren, Founder and President of U.S. Newswire. "I am honored to have Tucker join our exceptionally talented group of professionals from diverse backgrounds, and we look forward to learning from Tucker's insight and perspective so that we may continue to provide the highest-quality services to our clients and the news media," McCarren said.

Eskew is a founding partner of ViaNovo, with offices in Austin, Texas; Washington, D.C.; and Monterrey, Mexico. He served as a senior strategist for President George W. Bush and "super-surrogate" for his re-election campaign in 2004. Previously, as Director of the White House Office of Media Affairs in 2001, he oversaw the Administration's widely-hailed strategy and tactics for "outside-the-Beltway" news organizations, talk radio, specialty media and the President's official website.

Eskew advised the President and senior officials on message strategy for homeland security on and immediately after September 11, 2001. Two months later, he was tapped to serve as the President's representative on communications strategy at No. 10 Downing Street in London. Upon his return to the White House, Eskew headed up the newly created White House Office of Global Communications to promote Administration policies and American values around the world. Prior to his work with the White House, Eskew served in senior communications and advisory roles in presidential election campaigns for then-Governor George W. Bush and the Reagan-Bush '84 team.

Following is a complete listing of U.S. Newswire Advisory Board members (listed alphabetically):

Steve Cook, Vice President of Public Affairs, National Association of Realtors; former Managing Director, Edelman Public Relations-Chicago

David Dreyer, Partner, TSD, Inc., Washington, DC; former Special Assistant to President Bill Clinton; Senior Policy Advisor to Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin

Jeff Eller, Managing Director, Public Strategies, Inc., Austin, Texas; former Special Assistant to the President and White House Director of Media Affairs

Tucker Eskew, President, ViaNovo; former Deputy Assistant to President George W. Bush in the White House Office of Global Communications; Director, White House Office of Media Affairs

Joe Lockhart, Partner, Glover Park Group, Washington, DC; former Special Assistant to the President and White House Press Secretary; former Communications Director for Clinton-Gore 1996

James Parenti, Former Communications Director, City of Syracuse, NY; graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University

Maria Rodriguez, President of Vanguard Communications, Washington, DC

About U.S. Newswire

U.S. Newswire (www.usnewswire.com), a division of Medialink Worldwide Incorporated, provides professional production, distribution and monitoring of full-text and multimedia news on behalf of leading public interest news sources worldwide who seek to reach the news media, policy makers and the general public with their up to the minute news developments.

Founded in Washington, D.C. in 1986, U.S. Newswire maintains regional news bureaus throughout the United States, serving the communications needs of key interest groups, associations, government agencies and other public interest news sources in communities large and small.

Utilizing the latest in communications technology, U.S. Newswire content is delivered to print, broadcast and online media worldwide via the most comprehensive satellite newswire and Web-based distribution network.

About Medialink Worldwide Incorporated

Medialink (www.medialink.com) is a global leader in providing unique news and marketing-related media strategies and solutions that enable corporations and organizations to inform and educate target audiences with maximum impact on television, radio, print, and the Internet. The Company offers creative services and multimedia distribution programs including video and audio news and short-form programming, press release newswire distribution, and photography production and digital distribution. Through its subsidiary, Teletrax(TM), Medialink also provides global television tracking and media asset management services to help clients determine return on investment from their programming and advertising efforts. Based in New York, Medialink has offices in major cities throughout the United States and an international hub in London. Medialink is publicly traded on Nasdaq (stock symbol: MDLK).

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CONTACT: U.S. Newswire
Bill McCarren, 800-544-8995
Tucker Eskew, 703-549-0330

SOURCE: Medialink Worldwide Incorporated

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