Cision Appoints Digital Marketing Expert Susan Vobejda to Board of Directors

CHICAGO, Nov. 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Cision® (NYSE: CISN) today announced the appointment of Susan Vobejda to the Company's Board of Directors. Vobejda, named one of Forbes Most Influential CMOs in the World 2018, is a recognized expert at the forefront of digital marketing's transformation. She currently serves as the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) at The Trade Desk, a global advertising technology company.   "Susan brings a passion for brand building, an impressive background in strategic marketing and advertising, and a strong track record in the digital transformation of major brands to the Cision Board," said Kevin Akeroyd, Cision CEO. "We are committed to bringing data, technology, and measurement to communications, showcasing the role of earned media as a true business results driver on par with paid and owned media. Susan's fluency in these areas across global B2B and B2C organizations will assist us in making our vision for a new era of communication a reality." Prior to joining The Trade Desk in 2017, Vobejda served as the executive vice president and CMO at global fashion brand Tory Burch, where she led a customer-centric, omnichannel, and global digital transformation of all brand communications. Prior to Tory Burch, Vobejda held several executive roles at Bloomberg, including her work as the founding executive and GM of Bloomberg's media distribution division. Vobejda has also served in marketing leadership positions at other leading organizations including Yahoo!, Gap and Walmart.   "Cision is leading the digital transformation of the communications industry by tying earned media to business results," said Vobejda. "This emphasis on the value of data and demonstrating the measurable impact of programs is something that I'm deeply passionate about. I'm honored to join the Cision Board and look forward to the next phase of Cision's evolution."   Vobejda holds a B.A. in Economics from Carleton College and an MBA from Harvard Business School. She currently sits on the CMO Advisory Board of Ridge Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm, and also serves on the Board of the non-profit Lulu and Leo Fund. With Susan Vobejda's appointment, the Cision Board is now comprised of eight directors. About Cision  Cision Ltd. (NYSE: CISN) is a leading global provider of earned media software and services to public relations and marketing communications professionals. Cision's software allows users to identify key influencers, craft and distribute strategic content, and measure meaningful impact. Cision has over 4,000 employees with offices in 19 countries throughout the Americas, EMEA, and APAC. For more information about its award-winning products and services, including the Cision Communications Cloud®, visit www.cision.com and follow Cision on Twitter @Cision. Media Contacts: U.S. Laura Roman Director of Corporate Communications, Cision cisionpr@cision.com Kate Walker McGrath|Power for Cision cision@mcgrathpower.com Europe Steph Macleod Kaizo for Cision cision@kaizo.co.uk Logo - https://mma.prnewswire.com/media/467136/cision_logo.jpg Source: Cision Related stocks: NYSE:CISN Related Links: http://www.cision.com

2018-11-02 04:30

Cision Plans Third Quarter 2018 Earnings Release and Conference Call

CHICAGO, Oct. 29, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Cision Ltd. (NYSE: CISN), a leading global provider of software and services to public relations and marketing communications professionals, will release its third quarter 2018 financial results on Wednesday, November 7th, shortly after the market close. In conjunction with the earnings release, investors will have the opportunity to listen to Cision senior management review its third quarter results of fiscal year 2018 via conference call on Wednesday, November 7th at 5:00 pm EST. To hear the live event, visit the Cision investor website at http://investors.cision.com, or by dialing 1-877-443-4809 (participant dial in toll free) or 1-412-317-5235 (participant dial in International). For those accessing the call via Cision's investor website, we suggest logging in at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the live event. For those dialing in, participants should ask to be joined into the Cision Ltd. earnings call. A replay of the earnings webcast will be available approximately two hours after the conclusion of the live event on November 7th. To access the webcast recording / conference replay, visit http://investors.cision.com or you can dial 1-877-344-7529 (US), 1-412-317-0088 (International), or 1-855-669-9658 (Canada). The replay access code for the earnings call is 10126008. The replay will be available through November 21, 2018. About Cision  Cision Ltd. (NYSE: CISN) is a leading global provider of earned media software and services to public relations and marketing communications professionals. Cision's software allows users to identify key influencers, craft and distribute strategic content, and measure meaningful impact. Cision has over 4,000 employees with offices in 19 countries throughout the Americas, EMEA, and APAC. For more information about its award-winning products and services, including the Cision Communications Cloud®, visit www.cision.com and follow Cision on Twitter @Cision. Investor Contact:  Jack Pearlstein  Chief Financial Officer  Jack.Pearlstein@cision.com Media Contact:  Nick Bell  Vice President, Marketing Communications and Content  CisionPR@cision.com Logo - https://mma.prnewswire.com/media/467136/cision_logo.jpg Source: Cision Related stocks: NYSE:CISN Related Links: http://www.cision.com

2018-10-29 20:30

Cision Chief Insights Officer Mark Weiner Wins PR Lifetime Achievement Award

CHICAGO, Sept. 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Cision®  (NYSE: CISN) today announced that Mark Weiner, Chief Insights Officer at Cision, has received the prestigious Jack Felton Medal for Lifetime Achievement for contributions in the advancement of research, measurement and evaluation in public relations and corporate communication. This yearly award given by The Institute for Public Relations (IPR) recognizes individuals who epitomize the philosophic perspectives of Jack Felton, former CEO of IPR who valued research and measurement in the advancement of public relations as a profession. Weiner will receive the award at the IPR Annual Distinguished Lecture and Awards Dinner on November 28, 2018 in New York City.   Mark Weiner, Chief Insights Officer, Cision. "The high esteem in which I hold the honor is underscored by my personal and professional admiration for Jack Felton. I'm grateful to the Institute for Public Relations for recognizing my lifetime commitment to our profession," said Weiner. "I am particularly obliged to my colleagues and the clients we serve, from whom I continue to learn." Weiner joined Cision through the company's acquisition of PRIME Research, where he was CEO Americas. As Chief Insights Officer, Weiner will be focused on helping position and drive Cision's outstanding services offerings via Cision Insights, including human-based analysis and machine learning. Weiner brings to Cision his years of experience and steadfast record of helping brands demonstrate a positive return on their investment in corporate and brand communications. Weiner is a prolific author, lecturer and thought leader in the public relations and corporate communications profession. His book titles include "Unleashing the Power of PR: A Contrarian's Guide to Marketing and Communication" published by John Wiley & Sons. His latest whitepaper entitled "Earned Media Uprising: Power PR With A True Approach To Measurement." "Mark is a truly accomplished leader in our industry, with a range of diverse and impactful achievements from the brand side, agency side and the technology side," said Kevin Akeroyd, Cision CEO. "We are pleased to have him as part of the Cision family." Weiner is a member of the Arthur Page Society and sits on the Board of Directors for the Institute for Public Relations, for whom he leads its Commission on Measurement and Evaluation. He is a trustee of the Museum of Public Relations and a member of the University of Florida's Public Relations Advisory council. About Cision  Cision Ltd. (NYSE : CISN ) is a leading global provider of earned media management software and services to public relations and marketing communications professionals. Cision's software allows modern communicators to target key influencers, distribute strategic content, track and measure meaningful impact through text and images. Cision has over 4,000 employees with offices in 15 countries throughout the Americas, EMEA, and APAC. For more information about its award-winning products and services, including the Cision Communications Cloud®, visit www.cision.com.  Media Contacts: U.S. Laura Roman Director of Corporate Communications, Cision CisionPR@cision.com Photo - https://mma.prnewswire.com/media/748346/Cision_Chief_Insights_Officer_Mark_Weiner.jpg  Logo - https://mma.prnewswire.com/media/467136/cision_logo.jpg Source: Cision Related stocks: NYSE:CISN Related Links: http://www.cision.com

2018-09-24 20:30

Cision Ltd. Announces Pricing of Secondary Offering

CHICAGO, Sept. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Cision Ltd. (NYSE: CISN) today announced the pricing of an underwritten public offering of 12,000,000 ordinary shares by certain selling shareholders at a public offering price of $16.00 per share.  The offering is expected to close on September 17, 2018, subject to customary closing conditions. In addition, the selling shareholders have granted a 30-day option to the underwriters to purchase up to an additional 1,800,000 ordinary shares at the public offering price less the underwriting discount.  Cision is not selling any ordinary shares in the offering and will not receive any proceeds from the offering by the selling shareholders. Deutsche Bank Securities, Citigroup and Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC are acting as lead book-running managers of the offering. Additional joint book-running managers are Baird, BMO Capital Markets, RBC Capital Markets and SunTrust Robinson Humphrey. Cowen, William Blair, CJS Securities and LUMA Securities are acting as co-managers of the offering. A registration statement on Form S-3 (including a prospectus) relating to these securities was filed with and declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"). The offering of these securities is being made solely by means of a prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus.  Copies of the final prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus relating to the offering, when available, may be obtained by contacting: Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Attention: Prospectus Group, 60 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005, by telephone at 800-503-4611 or by email at prospectus.cpdg@db.com; Citigroup Global Markets Inc., c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717 or by telephone at 1-800-831-9146; or Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, Prospectus Department, 200 West Street, New York, NY 10282, telephone: 1-866-471-2526, facsimile: 212-902-9316 or by emailing Prospectus-ny@ny.email.gs.com. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of any securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction. Forward-Looking Statements This press release contains forward-looking statements with respect to the public offering, which are subject to substantial risks, uncertainties and assumptions, including but not limited to the closing of the public offering. You should not place reliance on these statements. These statements often include words such as "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "intend," "plan," "estimate," "seek," "will," "may" or similar expressions. These statements are based on certain assumptions that Cision and its management have made in light of perceptions of expected future developments and other factors Cision and its management believe are appropriate in these circumstances. As you read and consider this press release, you should understand that these statements are not guarantees of performance or results. Many factors could affect Cision's actual performance and results and could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements, including, among others, risks and uncertainties related to the capital markets, the satisfaction of customary closing conditions related to the public offering and other factors set forth in Cision's filings with the SEC, including those factors identified under the heading "Risk Factors" in Cision's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017 and the Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2018. All forward-looking statements attributable to Cision or persons acting on its behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by the foregoing cautionary statements. All such statements speak only as of the date made, and Cision undertakes no obligation to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Investor Contact: Jack Pearlstein Chief Financial Officer Jack.Pearlstein@cision.com Media Contact: Nick Bell Vice President, Marketing Communications and Content CisionPR@cision.com Logo - https://mma.prnewswire.com/media/467136/cision_logo.jpg Source: Cision Related stocks: NYSE:CISN Related Links: http://www.cision.com

2018-09-13 07:21

Cision Ltd. Announces Proposed Offering of 12,000,000 Shares by Selling Shareholders

CHICAGO, Sept. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Cision (NYSE: CISN) today announced the commencement of a proposed underwritten public offering of 12,000,000 ordinary shares by certain selling shareholders. Cision is not selling any ordinary shares in the offering and will not receive any proceeds from the offering by the selling shareholders. In addition, the selling shareholders intend to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 1,800,000 ordinary shares at the public offering price less the underwriter discount.  Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Citigroup Global Markets Inc. and Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC are acting as lead book-running managers of the proposed offering. A registration statement on Form S-3 (including a prospectus) relating to these securities was filed with and declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC").  A preliminary prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus relating to the proposed offering have been filed by Cision with the SEC and are available on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov.  Copies of the preliminary prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus relating to the offering may be obtained by contacting: Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Attention: Prospectus Group, 60 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005, by telephone at 800-503-4611 or by email at prospectus.cpdg@db.com; Citigroup Global Markets Inc., c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717 or by telephone at 1-800-831-9146; or Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, Prospectus Department, 200 West Street, New York, NY 10282, telephone: 1-866-471-2526, facsimile: 212-902-9316 or by emailing Prospectus-ny@ny.email.gs.com.   The offering of these securities is being made solely by means of a prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of any securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction. Forward-Looking Statements This press release contains forward-looking statements with respect to the proposed public offering, which are subject to substantial risks, uncertainties and assumptions. You should not place reliance on these statements. These statements often include words such as "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "intend," "plan," "estimate," "seek," "will," "may" or similar expressions. These statements are based on certain assumptions that Cision and its management have made in light of perceptions of expected future developments and other factors Cision and its management believe are appropriate in these circumstances. As you read and consider this press release, you should understand that these statements are not guarantees of performance or results. Many factors could affect Cision's actual performance and results and could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements, including, among others,  risks and uncertainties related to the capital markets and other factors set forth in Cision's filings with the SEC, including those factors identified under the heading "Risk Factors" in Cision's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017 and the Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2018. All forward-looking statements attributable to Cision or persons acting on its behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by the foregoing cautionary statements. All such statements speak only as of the date made, and Cision undertakes no obligation to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Investor Contact: Jack Pearlstein Chief Financial Officer Jack.Pearlstein@cision.com Media Contact: Nick Bell Vice President, Marketing Communications and Content CisionPR@cision.com Logo - https://mma.prnewswire.com/media/467136/cision_logo.jpg   Source: Cision Related stocks: NYSE:CISN Related Links: http://www.cision.com

2018-09-12 05:41

PR Newswire Expands Online Distribution Network in Vietnam with The Saigon Times

HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam, July 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- PR Newswire - the premier global provider of news release distribution and media monitoring services, has entered into an online content partnership with the Saigon Times Group, a top-tier media outlet in Vietnam. This partnership further expands PR Newswire's extensive news network in the South East Asian region, offering more opportunities for global organizations targeting the Vietnam market, and Vietnamese companies looking to go-global with their news. Press releases distributed through PR Newswire will be published on the English-language website of the Saigon Times Group, providing readers with a wide variety of relevant news stories.  "Vietnam is an incredibly important market experiencing a surge in demand for newswire services. This partnership -- along with our newly established local office -- will greatly expand our customers' reach and help them to better engage with their target audience," said Mai Anh Le, Branch Manager, PR Newswire Vietnam. "PR Newswire is committed to continuing investing and expanding our media distribution network in Vietnam, which also includes a partnership with the national news agency -- Vietnam News Agency," added Mai Anh Le.   The Saigon Times Group and PRNewswire "The Saigon Times Group is pleased to partner with PR Newswire to give our readers greater and faster access to high-quality international news centered on business, trade and investment. This is how we strive to constantly enhance our service for our valued readers," added Pham Huu Chuong, deputy editor-in-chief of the Saigon Times Group. PR Newswire offers a robust and comprehensive media distribution network covering more than 300,000 media outlets across 170 countries in over 40 languages. Currently, in Asia-Pacific alone, PR Newswire's distribution network reaches more than 84,000 journalists and influencers from more than 29,000 media outlets and 6,000 websites. Its key media and website partners in Asia-Pacific include Yahoo! Finance, AsiaOne (Singapore), United Daily News (Taiwan), ET Net (Hong Kong), Daily Express (Malaysia), Journal Online (Philippines) and Netral English (Indonesia). PR Newswire also has exclusive partnerships in place with notable news agencies such as Kyodo News (Japan), Yonhap News Agency (South Korea), Australian Associated Press and InfoQuest (Thailand). About PR Newswire    PR Newswire (www.prnasia.com), a Cision company, is the premier global provider of media monitoring platforms and news distribution services that marketers, corporate communicators and investor relations professionals leverage to engage key audiences. Having pioneered the commercial news distribution industry since 1954, PR Newswire today provides end-to-end solutions to produce, distribute, target and measure text and multimedia content across traditional, digital, mobile and social channels. Combining the world's largest multi-channel content distribution and optimization network with comprehensive workflow tools and platforms, PR Newswire powers the stories of organizations around the world. PR Newswire serves tens of thousands of clients from offices in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific regions. About The Saigon Times The Saigon Times (http://english.thesaigontimes.vn/) is a Vietnamese media organization based in Ho Chi Minh City with five Vietnamese -- Thoi Bao Kinh Te Saigon, Thoi Bao Kinh Te Saigon Online, Saigon Tiep Thi, Saigon Tiep Thi Online, Thoi Bao Vi Tinh Saigon (Computerworld Vietnam), and two English language publications -- The Saigon Times Daily and The Saigon Times Weekly. Its flagship publication is Thoi Bao Kinh Te Saigon, the most widely read weekly economics and business news magazine in the Vietnamese language. The Saigon Times Daily is one of Vietnam's two prominent English-language dailies, with over 136,000 unique monthly website visits and an offline circulation of 20,000 copies. The Saigon Times Weekly has 30,000 copies in weekly offline circulation numbers. The Saigon Times primarily provides coverage on the local economic and social scene with its main readership based in Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi and other major cities of Vietnam. For further information, please contact: PR Newswire's Asia Marketing Team  +852-2572-8228 asia.marketing@prnasia.com Photo - https://photos.prnasia.com/prnh/20180717/2188863-1 Source: PRN Asia Hong Kong Related Links: http://www.prnasia.com

2018-07-18 10:23

PR Newswire expands its Asia-Pacific footprint with new office opening in Vietnam

HONG KONG, June 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- PR Newswire -- the premier global provider of news release distribution and media monitoring services, has expanded its Asia-Pacific footprint with the opening of a new office in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The expansion is in response to the growing demand for international communications services and media monitoring solutions from Vietnamese companies and organizations. Vietnam's development for the past 30 years has been remarkable and will remain a priority for investors. According to a Vietnam Briefing report published in January 2018, the nation's GDP in 2017 grew 6.81 percent and its FDI, driven by investments from Japan, South Korea, and Singapore, reached a record high of US$35.6 billion.  Skyline of Ho Chi Minh City at night "With the opportunities in Vietnam, we've seen an increase in demand for news dissemination channels from global customers sending corporate news to the Vietnam market, as well as from Vietnamese businessessending news globally. With the opening of our Vietnam office, we can better support companies in Vietnam and provide tailored and effective global news dissemination and media monitoring solutions to them." said Royce Shih, Vice President, Sales and Marketing of PR Newswire, Asia-Pacific. Having pioneered the commercial news distribution industry more than 60 years ago, PR Newswire has the world's largest media and influencers network, with over 300,000 media points spanning across 170 countries and over 40 languages. "We hope to continue building solid relationships with Vietnamese enterprises by providing them with quality service and stronger local support," said Mai Anh Le, Branch Manager, PR Newswire Vietnam. "Being a global leader in the communications field, we provide clients with news release distribution services, multimedia solutions, access to our media influencer database, content writing and media monitoring services. We also plan to conduct regular customer engagement activities that enable Public Relations, Marketing, and Investor Relations professionals togather insights and build relationships with leading media organizations,"added Mai Anh. PR Newswire is committed to continuing building its comprehensive media distribution network in Vietnam which includes a partnership with the national news agency -- Vietnam News Agency. PR Newswire recently secured a new online media partner, The Saigon Times. The Saigon Times is a prominent online news sites in Vietnam, readextensively among business executives, policy-makers, as well as domestic and foreign investors. About PR Newswire PR Newswire (www.prnasia.com), a Cision company, is the premier global provider of media monitoring platforms and news distribution services that marketers, corporate communicators and investor relations professionals leverage to engage key audiences. Having pioneered the commercial news distribution industry since 1954, PR Newswire today provides end-to-end solutions to produce, distribute, target and measure text and multimedia content across traditional, digital, mobile and social channels. Combining the world's largest multi-channel content distribution and optimization network with comprehensive workflow tools and platforms, PR Newswire powers the stories of organizations around the world. PR Newswire serves tens of thousands of clients from offices in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific regions. For further information, please contact: PR Newswire's Asia Marketing Team  +852-2572-8228  asia.marketing@prnasia.com

2018-06-14 17:20

Cision State of the Media Report Reveals Rising Public Trust Amidst Journalism's Fake News Battle

-Report findings focus on key challenges impacting journalists today, including accuracy, credibility and trust CHICAGO, April 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- To uncover the biggest trends and challenges facing the media industry, Cision (NYSE: CISN) released its 2018 State of the Media Report, revealing that fake news continues to be a major concern for journalists around the world, emerging for the second year in a row. In fact, 56 percent of global respondents said fake news is making readers more skeptical about all the content they read. However, this situation is helping increase the importance of journalistic standards. For example, 75 percent globally said ensuring content is 100 percent accurate is most important to their organization - more so than being first to publish a story. Only 10 percent said the same thing about being first to publish, a three percent decrease from 13 percent in 2017.         Cision Photo #1     Cision Photo #2 The report features these findings from a global survey of 1,355 journalists and influencers focused on their perception of the media and communications industries. Cision's annual report highlights key issues occupying the mindshare of traditional media and influencers to help communications and PR professionals drive better media engagement and results. Another major concern for journalists is trust, stemming from the proliferation of fake news and misinformation. When asked if the public had lost or gained trust in the media over the last year, 71 percent said they thought the public had lost trust. However, this number saw a 20 percent decrease from 91 percent in last year's survey. "It's been both an extraordinary and challenging year for journalism - with the constant accusations of fake news, anti-media sentiment coming from many of the world's politicians and a seemingly overwhelming supply of competing content. The profession has never been under such stressful times," said Cision CEO Kevin Akeroyd. "As tested as the industry has been, it's both surprising and hopeful that this year's findings show signs that many in the industry feel that the public is slowly but surely supporting mainstay journalistic institutions again. In order to continue this positive momentum, brands and journalists must work together to tell engaging, credible and accurate stories that will resonate with the public and continue to help regain trust." Other key report findings include: Media continue to turn to trusted PR professionals for accurate, newsworthy information: When it comes to what journalists want from their PR contacts, 63 percent said news announcements and press releases. Furthermore, almost half (44 percent) of media said a press release is their most trustworthy source of brand-related information. To make a press release more effective, 45 percent of media recommended communications and PR professionals have a clearly stated news hook and 27 percent recommended writing in a conversational tone and avoiding jargon. Artificial intelligence (AI) and smart technology will continue to transform the media industry: When asked what technology they think will change the way they work the most, 34 percent of media said updated social media algorithms; 26 percent said better and cheaper video production technology and 21 percent said AI and machine learning on the back-end. To read the full Cision 2018 State of the Media Report, click here. About Cision  Cision Ltd. (NYSE:  CISN) is a leading global provider of earned media software and services to public relations and marketing communications professionals. Cision's software allows users to identify key influencers, craft and distribute strategic content, and measure meaningful impact. Cision has over 4,000 employees with offices in 15 countries throughout the Americas, EMEA, and APAC. For more information about its award-winning products and services, including the Cision Communications Cloud®, visit www.cision.com and follow Cision on Twitter @Cision. Media Contact:  Laura Roman  Director, Corporate Communications  cisionpr@cision.com Photo - https://photos.prnasia.com/prnh/20180426/2115950-1-a  Photo - https://photos.prnasia.com/prnh/20180426/2115950-1-b

2018-04-26 16:23

Cision® Wins Gold in 2018 Bulldog Awards for Excellence in PR Measurement

Leading provider of data-driven software and services for communications professionals receives industry award for recognition in superior PR measurement CHICAGO, April 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Cision (NYSE: CISN) announced today it has been recognized as the gold winner in the 2018 Bulldog PR Awards in the category of PR measurement. The Bulldog Awards celebrate the best and brightest in corporate communications and public relations.   "It is an honor to receive this prestigious accolade from a prominent industry leader such as the Bulldog Reporter," said Kevin Akeroyd, Cision CEO. "We are proud to be recognized in the category of excellence in PR measurement as Cision strives to provide our customers with the tools to quantify earned media's impact and ROI." The 2018 Bulldog PR Awards program recognizes outstanding PR and communications campaigns from 2017. Having received a record-breaking number of entries this year, it is the only PR awards program judged exclusively by journalists. The category of PR measurement recognizes innovation or brilliant problem solving in measurement methods to prove the impact and outcomes of a communications campaign. Cision Intelligence received product recognition for delivering superior PR measurement capabilities for the Stroke Association's New Era for Stroke campaign. Cision Intelligence allowed the charity organization to build its campaign based on tangible data and establish a measurement system ensuring effectiveness throughout the planning and execution stages. With rich monitoring and analytics, Cision Intelligence delivered the needed insights to tie the Stroke Association's campaign to strategic business objectives. The Bulldog Reporter has been providing news, best practices and insights to PR and communications professionals since 1980. Filled with insights on topics critical to PR pros and communicators, including media relations, crisis communications, influencer marketing and many other topics. The Bulldog PR Awards are a combination of Bulldog's Digital, Social Media and Media Relations awards programs, with a number of categories for those in the Non-profit and Social Responsibility arena. For a full list of gold, silver and bronze 2018 Bulldog award winners, click here. About Cision  Cision Ltd. (NYSE: CISN) is a leading global provider of earned media software and services to public relations and marketing communications professionals. Cision's software allows users to identify key influencers, craft and distribute strategic content, and measure meaningful impact. Cision has over 4,000 employees with offices in 15 countries throughout the Americas, EMEA, and APAC. For more information about its award-winning products and services, including the Cision Communications Cloud®, visit www.cision.com and follow Cision on Twitter @Cision. Media Contact Nick Bell VP, Marketing Communications CisionPR@cision.com Photo - https://mma.prnewswire.com/media/663740/Cision_Bulldog_Award.jpg  Logo - https://mma.prnewswire.com/media/467136/cision_logo.jpg Related stocks: NYSE:CISN Related Links: http://www.cision.com

2018-04-09 18:30

Cision Empowers Communications Professionals to Optimize Social Channel Engagement

In addition, Cision Communications Cloud helps communicators track and measure the impact of their earned media campaigns on their websites with updated integrations to Google Analytics and Adobe Analytics CHICAGO, Jan. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Cision (NYSE: CISN) announced new enhancements to the Cision Communications Cloud® that allow comms professionals to make more data-driven decisions and improve engagement with their audiences across channels. The latest enhancements include expanded data analysis around social engagement and robust data integrations with Google Analytics and Adobe Analytics. With these new features, comms professionals can gain insight into audience sentiment and behavior, empowering them to craft more relevant messaging and campaigns. Integrate web data from Google Analytics and Adobe Analytics into Cision Communications Cloud to determine how PR coverage is driving web traffic and business results. “Social media needs to be woven into the workflow of today’s communications professionals,” said Kevin Akeroyd, Cision CEO. “With these enhancements to the Cision Comms Cloud™, we’re arming comms teams with the insight and social data they need to make more informed decisions about their messaging and deliver better campaigns.” Leverage new enhancements to identify key social influencers, their impact on target audiences, and attribute value to social campaigns. The Cision Comms Cloud delivers a comprehensive, end-to-end platform for comms teams to identify influencers, craft campaigns, and attribute value for their work. With the latest release of Cision Communications Cloud, comms pros will now be able to: Gain insight faster with expanded data analysis for social engagement: In this new release, comms pros can view all social posts from a single interface, while sorting posts by a number of relevant statistics, including an author’s follower count, likes, comments, and shares linked to an individual social post. Users can then analyze and chart this data to easily pinpoint which influencers and journalist conversations are most impactful to their overall brand. In addition, comms pros can also identify specific coverage that sparked trending and viral posts, helping to inform their content and social strategy moving forward. These features appear alongside other core workflow features in the Cision Comms Cloud, such as monitoring media coverage, distributing press releases, and emailing influencers directly. Cision Communications Cloud, created with the comms professional in mind, empowers teams to not only identify the number of likes or shares linked to a social post, but delivers insight into who they are, their influence, and further engagement they have generated. It is this type of data that is most valuable when it comes to evaluating whether news coverage is reaching the right audience, engaging readers, and ultimately impacting bottom-line results. Take advantage of robust data integration with Google Analytics and Adobe Analytics: Cision has made the use of website analytics a straight-forward and time-efficient process, by building a system that correlates all Google Analytics and Adobe Analytics website traffic data with over 400,000 news outlets via Cision Monitoring. The segmentation of websites provides a quick, but robust view of how PR coverage is driving visitors to company websites and business into the sales funnel.  With Cision’s latest enhancements, comms pros will now be able to utilize new metrics from Google Analytics and Adobe Analytics that span from data around page views and bounces to orders and revenue, empowering communicators to gain further insight into the impact of their earned media efforts. Current Cision Communications Cloud clients can contact their account representatives for more information about these new features. To learn more about the Cision Communications Cloud click here.

2018-01-16 00:00

Cision Welcomes Former Adobe Executive as Chief Technology Officer

Industry veteran Pritham Shetty joins global provider of earned media software and services CHICAGO, Jan. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Cision (NYSE: CISN) today announced it has hired Pritham Shetty as chief technology officer. As a former executive at Adobe, Pritham brings extensive experience in the digital marketing industry and will work to continue building out Cision's data and technology offerings. Pritham will oversee Cision's global software development teams and lead the company's technology roadmap and operations. "This is an exciting time for Cision. The ascension of earned media asmission criticalfor any company has underscored the importance of measuring its true impact on business results," said Pritham. "I look forward to leveraging my experience in the broader marketing industry to amplify and build upon the breakthrough products in earned media that Cision has historically provided to communications professionals globally." Pritham most recently served as senior vice president of product and technology at GuideSpark, a leader in employee communication software, leading product strategy as well as cloud planning and execution. Prior to GuideSpark, Pritham held a 15-year tenure at Adobe holding a number of executive level positions including vice president of product development. Pritham managed a global team of over 450 engineers and led product strategy and execution for various offerings including Adobe Core Services, Adobe Audience Manager and Adobe Primetime for the Adobe Digital Marketing Cloud.     "Without a doubt, Pritham's impressive experience and operational prowess will help continue to fuel Cision's growth and scale," said Kevin Akeroyd, CEO of Cision. "As CTO, Pritham will be instrumental to the executive leadership team as we continuously strive to innovate our earned media measurement technology, products, and comms cloud platform to shape and drive the future of the communications industry." About Cision Cision Ltd. (NYSE: CISN) is a leading global provider of earned media software and services to public relations and marketing communications professionals. Cision's software allows users to identify key influencers, craft and distribute strategic content, and measure meaningful impact. Cision has over 3,000 employees with offices in 15 countries throughout the Americas, EMEA, and APAC. For more information about its award-winning products and services, including the Cision Communications Cloud®, visit www.cision.com and follow Cision on Twitter @Cision. Media Contact  Nick Bell  VP, Marketing Communications   CisionPR@cision.com Logo - https://mma.prnewswire.com/media/467136/cision_logo.jpg Source: Cision Related stocks: NYSE:CISN Related Links: http://www.cision.com

2018-01-08 21:00

Cision Agrees to Acquire PRIME Research

Leading Provider of Data-Driven Software and Services for Communications Professionals Expands Portfolio and Global Footprint CHICAGO, Dec. 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Cision (NYSE: CISN) announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire PRIME Research ("PRIME"), a leading global provider of media measurement and analysis services. By adding PRIME to its portfolio, Cision will expand its comprehensive data-driven offerings that help communications professionals identify influencers, craft meaningful campaigns, and attribute business value to those efforts. "Earned media often receives less budget than paid and owned media due to the inability to quantify the value of communications and PR programs," said Kevin Akeroyd, Cision CEO. "Adding PRIME's leading media monitoring and analysis capabilities to Cision's portfolio will improve the communicator's ability to measure earned media ROI and better align their campaigns with paid and owned channels." PRIME provides real-time monitoring and analysis across digital, print, television, radio, and online channels.Itsmonitoring also includes major social channels, including Facebook, Twitter, InstagramandYouTube. Serving global brands, PRIME brings deep expertise and IP across a number of key vertical markets, including automotive, retail, pharma, financial services, and tech. "With the breadth of its software, services, and distribution network, Cision provides one of the most comprehensive portfolios in the world to people who work in communications," said Dr. Rainer Mathes, Ph.D., founderandpresident of PRIME Research. "Joining Cision will deliver even more value to our customers as we seek to provide them with the industry's strongest solutions for communication measurement and insights." The transaction is expected to close in January of 2018.  The closing of the transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approval. About Cision  Cision Ltd. (NYSE: CISN) is a leading global provider of earned media software and services to public relations and marketing communications professionals. Cision's software allows users to identify key influencers, craft and distribute strategic content, and measure meaningful impact. Cision has over 3,000 employees with offices in 15 countries throughout the Americas, EMEA, and APAC. For more information about its award-winning products and services, including the Cision Communications Cloud®, visit www.cision.com and follow Cision on Twitter @Cision. About PRIME Research  From eight international offices and in over 100 languages, PRIME marries talent with technology to help communicators demonstrate and generate PR value and ROI. The firm integrates, analyzes and evaluates media performance across all channels – social, digital, print and broadcast – to deliver actionable insights and strategic guidance for better communications and business results. PRIME has over 700 employees with offices inthe Brazil, China, Germany, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Media Contacts  Nick Bell  VP, Marketing Communications  CisionPR@cision.com   Danielle Tarp  VP, Blanc & Otus  danielle.tarp@blancandotus.com   Investor Contact  Jack Pearlstein  Chief Financial Officer  Jack.Pearlstein@Cision.com Logo - https://mma.prnewswire.com/media/467136/cision_logo.jpg Source: Cision Related stocks: NYSE:CISN Related Links: http://www.cision.com

2017-12-26 14:00

PR Newswire Strengthens Presence in Singapore with Bigger Office Premises and New Staff Hires

SINGAPORE, Dec. 19,2017 /PRNewswire/ -- PR Newswire, a premier global provider of media monitoring platforms and corporate news distribution services, announces the expansion of its Singapore team along with a larger office space. The growing team reflects the company's commitment to improving service quality and capacity to clients, as well as catering to the increasing demand for communication services among companies seeking to increase their visibility locally and internationally. "We are actively growing our team, especially in marketing, business development, client services and media relations, in line with our commitment to providing better support to new and existing clients on communications outreach," said Royce Shih, Vice President of Sales and Marketing of PR Newswire in Asia-Pacific. "Singapore is one of Asia's leadingeconomies,anda hub for a whole range of enterprises. With so many corporations using Singapore as a springboard into the Asia-Pacific region, it is a priority for us to provide expanded support to enable their communications across the APAC region and internationally. PR Newswire has a comprehensive media distribution network in Singapore, including news feeds to top-tier portals, websites and other media outlets such as Yahoo! Finance, INSIS, Escape! and Asian Journeys. The company has further strengthened its local presence, entering into a strategic online content partnership with AsiaOne, Singapore Press Holdings' leading digital content site that focuses on trending topics within Asia. Across the Asia-Pacific region, PR Newswire's distribution network reaches more than 84,000 journalists and editors, covering more than 29,000 media outlets, 15,000 websites, databases and online services. Its key media and website partners include Yahoo! Finance, United Daily News (Taiwan), ET Net (Hong Kong), Daily Express (Malaysia), Journal Online (Philippines) and Waspada (Indonesia). PR Newswire has also forged strategic exclusive partnerships with notable news agencies such as Kyodo News (Japan), Yonhap News Agency (South Korea), Australian Associated Press and InfoQuest (Thailand). About PR Newswire PR Newswire (www.prnasia.com), a Cision company, is the premier global provider of multimedia platforms and distribution that marketers, corporate communicators, sustainability officers, public affairs and investor relations officers leverage to engage key audiences. Having pioneered the commercial news distribution industry over 60 years ago, PR Newswire today provides end-to-end solutions to produce, optimize and target content -- and then distribute and measure results. Combining the world's largest multi-channel, multi-cultural content distribution and optimization network with comprehensive workflow tools and platforms, PR Newswire powers the stories of organizations around the world. PR Newswire serves tens of thousands of clients from offices in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific regions. Cision is a leading global media intelligence company, serving the complete workflow of today's communication professionals. For further information, please contact: Asia Pacific Marketing Team  Tel: +852-2572-8228 asia.marketing@prnasia.com Logo - http://photos.prnasia.com/prnh/20160617/8521603993LOGO-d Source: PR Newswire Related Links: http://www.prnasia.com

2017-12-19 14:34

Redefining Influence: Over 1,000 Media Professionals and Industry Leaders Gather in Beijing to Discuss Evolution of Global Communications

-PR Newswire Honors Top Marketers with 2017 Corporate Communications Awards at Annual Forum BEIJING, Dec. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- PR Newswire, the premier global provider of news distribution and media monitoring services, held its 5th Corporate Communications Forum held in Beijing. Under the theme of "Redefining Influence," over 1,000 leaders and key opinion-makers from leading media and public relations communities from across Asiamet to discuss strategies for communication with their audience within an evolving media landscape and the communication industry's responses to technological innovations. The company also handed out its annual Corporate Communications Awards, honoring leaders and innovators who represent excellence in their fields.   Over 1,000 Media Professionals and Industry Leaders Gather in Beijing to Discuss Evolution of Global Communications The highlight of the Forum was the debates around "Redefining Influence." Thirty six communications industry leaders and experts discussed a wide range of topics, with an emphasis on how companies from China and other Asian markets along with PR professionals can shape and deliver their content to international media and a global audience that is trying to learn about the fast-moving Asian and Chinese marketplaces.   Feng Wang, Editor-in-Chief at FT China Speaking at the Forum, Feng Wang, Editor-in-Chief at FT China, said that international media has characteristics and a system that is very different from China's and that "the efforts of Chinese enterprises that are focused on the dissemination of information abroad should be based on basic facts." He added, "China's technology companies are better at media communication than others."   Arun Sudhaman, CEO and Editor-in-Chief of the Holmes Report Arun Sudhaman, CEO and Editor-in-Chief of the Holmes Report pointed out that "Asian companies should focus on their growth narratives, be more open and transparent in communications with international media. They will be more effective if they can more clearly articulate their social purpose in addition to highlighting the innovative products and technologies that they are creating."   Yujie Chen, Senior Vice President, PR Newswire APAC "With the growing challenges that the advertising industry faces, and the changing behavior of audiences, earned media is ever-more vital to any successful marketing strategy," said Yujie Chen, Senior Vice President, PR Newswire APAC "There is also a rapidly-growing stream of media intelligence and customer data that marketers can take advantage to better target their messages and target their impact." "Asian companies are some of the most agile and adaptable in the world. Over the past decade, many of them have gained recognition through the improving quality of their products and services. As they embrace the latest communications tools and applied their creative skills to more effectively tell their stories to an international audience, more Asian companies will become global leaders in terms of branding and influence." At the Forum, PR Newswire also unveiled its latest white paper, Overseas Communications for Chinese Corporations: Trends and Best Practices for International Communications. It offers an overview of the global communications landscape and provides insights that can be used by Asian storytellers to help them properly shape and distribute their content for audiences around the world. The company also rolled out their latest survey of the Chinese media landscape, which gives a comprehensive summary of the most important channels and storytelling trends in the country. For more information about the Forum, visit: http://www.prnasia.com/prnewswire-summit-2017-en/ About PR Newswire PR Newswire, established in 1954, a Cision company, is the premier global provider of multimedia platforms and distribution that marketers, corporate communicators, sustainability officers, public affairs and investor relations officers leverage to engage key audiences. PR Newswire today provides optimized and targeted content and news with distribution measure results. Combining the world's largest multi-channel, multi-cultural content distribution and optimization network with comprehensive workflow tools and platforms, PR Newswire powers the stories of organizations around the world. PR Newswire serves tens of thousands of clients from offices in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific regions. Visit: http://www.prnasia.com For further information, please contact: Jeanne Li, Marketing  Tel: +86-10-5953-9596  Email: Jeanne.li@prnasia.com Photo - https://photos.prnasia.com/prnh/20171211/2012000-1-a  Photo - https://photos.prnasia.com/prnh/20171211/2012000-1-b  Photo - https://photos.prnasia.com/prnh/20171211/2012000-1-c  Photo - https://photos.prnasia.com/prnh/20171211/2012000-1-d  Logo - http://photos.prnasia.com/prnh/20160617/8521603993LOGO-d Source: PR Newswire Related Links: http://www.prnasia.com

2017-12-11 20:20

PR Newswire Launches Online Portal for Asia-Pacific Customers

-- The online portal will allow customers to submit/approve press releases and access post-distribution online media report on one single platform HONG KONG, Nov. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, PR Newswire announces the launch of an online portal for customers in Asia Pacific to disseminate corporate press releases more conveniently to reach over 300,000 media outlets in more than 170 countries via PR Newswire's global distribution network. Through the online portal, customers can submit and approve press releases for distribution, track order status and history, and access online media distribution results. The one-stop online distribution platform is expected to improve the overall experience of corporate communicators using PR Newswire's content distribution services.   PR Newswire launches online portal for customers in Asia-Pacific   The Customer Portal currently offers English and Chinese (Simplified and Traditional) language interfaces with the plan to support other local Asian languages in near future. The online portal is seamlessly integrated with customer profiles, usage of subscribed products and a comprehensive list of wire distribution circuits which enables corporate communicators to efficiently manage their press release distribution process and results. Key features of the online customer portal include: Send Release: Besides online submission of press releases, images and other supporting documents in Excel and PDF formats, customers can also: Select distribution circuits and trade categories Set, schedule and modify distribution time and media contacts Include add-ons such as custom email distribution lists, investor targeting for listed companies, as well as hosting and distribution of PDF and supplementary materials along with their releases Provide revisions, comments and special instructions related to their submitted releases for editorial processing. Orders Management: Customers can in real-time view, manage and follow up on the status of their release orders. This offers a hassle-free and quicker way than using phones and emails to distribute press releases. It also improves transparency and traceability of order processing. Access Reports: Through the portal, customers can access post-release distribution reports that contain a rich set of statistics and analysis of online media coverage over time, location and types, search engine visibility and release views. The online platform also allows exporting and downloading of the reports into Word, Excel and PDF formats. Media Studio: Customers can upload images to media studio and conveniently select and re-use media assets to be included in the press release distribution.   PR Newswire's Customer Portal     Accessing post-distribution online media report "It has always been PR Newswire's commitment to provide comprehensive news distribution products, professional services and superior experience to our customers," said Ying Ma, Director of Operations at PR Newswire in Asia-Pacific. "We envisage this highly integrated one-stop platform will streamline the press release distribution process of PR professionals, marketers and communicators. It will allow PR Newswire to better serve and support our customers to develop communications strategies that drive value to their stakeholders." The launch of Customer Portal is one of many PR Newswire's initiatives in 2017 to enhance professionalism and technology capability of press release distribution services. Other initiatives include expanding global distribution network, opening offices in new markets, offering content planning service and optimizing scalability of the reporting system. In addition, the introduction of Cision Communications Cloud™ platform to Asia-Pacific via data integration and market localization effort is also underway. Cision Communciations Cloud™ is the first of its kind in the communications industry to bring the power of the cloud to earned media and incorporates many of Cision's award-winning technologies into one integrated platform, providing an effective way to connect, scale and accurately measure the impact of earned media communications. A new user guidebook has been developed to provide more information about the Customer Portal.  Contact our client services team for further details. About PR Newswire PR Newswire (www.prnasia.com), a Cision company, is the premier global provider of multimedia platforms and distribution that marketers, corporate communicators, sustainability officers, public affairs and investor relations officers leverage to engage key audiences. Having pioneered the commercial news distribution industry over 60 years ago, PR Newswire today provides end-to-end solutions to produce, optimize and target content -- and then distribute and measure results. Combining the world's largest multi-channel, multi-cultural content distribution and optimization network with comprehensive workflow tools and platforms, PR Newswire powers the stories of organizations around the world. PR Newswire serves tens of thousands of clients from offices in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific regions. Cision is a leading global media intelligence company, serving the complete workflow of today's communication professionals. For further information, please contact: Asia Pacific Marketing Team  Tel: +852-2572-8228 asia.marketing@prnasia.com Photo - https://photos.prnasia.com/prnh/20171117/1995963-1-a  Photo - https://photos.prnasia.com/prnh/20171117/1995963-1-b Photo - https://photos.prnasia.com/prnh/20171117/1995963-1-c  Logo - http://photos.prnasia.com/prnh/20160617/8521603993LOGO-d Source: PR Newswire Related Links: http://www.prnasia.com

2017-11-20 10:10

PR Newswire Expands Online Syndication Network with AsiaOne

SINGAPORE, Aug. 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- PR Newswire, a premier global provider of media monitoring platforms and news distribution services, has recently entered into a strategic online content partnership with AsiaOne, a leading digital content site from Singapore Press Holdings that focuses on trending topics within Asia. This cooperation further expands PR Newswire's extensive syndication network, allowing organizations that count Singapore as one of their key markets to reach a wider range of consumers and journalists. Press releases from PR Newswire will be syndicated on AsiaOne's business page, providing readers with industry-specific news.  "Singapore has positioned itself as a regional hub for businesses who want to boost their presence in Asia," said Royce Shih, Vice President of Sales and Marketing of PR Newswire in Asia-Pacific. "This new content partnership with AsiaOne, coupled with our strong local team and extensive distribution network, gives our customers access to a wider media coverage to help them actively engage their key audiences in the region with their stories." Editor at AsiaOne, Ms Karen Lim, said, "AsiaOne has always served a community of both young and mature working professionals who are looking out for relevant business or employment news. With this partnership, we hope to expand our base to a wider audience who want to keep themselves updated on industry-specific news within Asia." PR Newswire offers a robust and comprehensive media distribution network that spans across more than 170 countries in over 40 languages, covering more than 300,000 media outlets. Currently, in Asia-Pacific alone, PR Newswire's distribution network reaches more than 84,000 journalists and editors, covering more than 29,000 media outlets, 15,000 websites, databases and online services. Its key media and website partners in Asia-Pacificinclude Yahoo! Finance, United Daily News (Taiwan), ET Net (Hong Kong), Daily Express (Malaysia), Journal Online (Philippines) and Waspada (Indonesia). PR Newswire has also forged strategic exclusive partnerships with notable news agencies such as Kyodo News (Japan), Yonhap News Agency (South Korea), Australian Associated Press and InfoQuest (Thailand). About PR Newswire    PR Newswire (www.prnasia.com), a Cision company, is the premier global provider of media monitoring platforms and news distribution services that marketers, corporate communicators and investor relations professionals leverage to engage key audiences. Having pioneered the commercial news distribution industry since 1954, PR Newswire today provides end-to-end solutions to produce, distribute, target and measure text and multimedia content across traditional, digital, mobile and social channels. Combining the world's largest multi-channel content distribution and optimization network with comprehensive workflow tools and platforms, PR Newswire powers the stories of organizations around the world. PR Newswire serves tens of thousands of clients from offices in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific regions. About AsiaOne AsiaOne is an award-winning content site from Singapore Press Holdings that focuses on social news and trending topics that are being discussed in Singapore, Malaysia and the region. The website, which has been around since 1995, delivers stories that people want to talk about and share on social media. The AsiaOne editorial team curates the best social stories from the region, using analytics and social listening tools to showcase compelling stories daily. As the primary content aggregator for SPH's publications, AsiaOne will continue to feature stories from The Straits Times, The New Paper, The Business Times and Stomp, while also syndicating content from SPH's stable of magazines, such as Her World, Home & Décor, Shape and so on.   For further information, please contact: PR Newswire Asia Marketing Team  +852 2572 8228  asia.marketing@prnasia.com Logo - http://photos.prnasia.com/prnh/20160617/8521603993LOGO-d  Logo - https://photos.prnasia.com/prnh/20170824/1926943-1LOGO Related Links: http://www.prnasia.com

2017-08-25 10:33

Cision Releases Exclusive Influencer Identification, Monitoring and Measurement Capabilities for Communications and PR Professionals

Key Cision Communications Cloud™ upgrades include web analytics integration with Google Analytics and Adobe Omniture, and Cision Influencer Graph data-driven recommendations CHICAGO, July 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Cision (NYSE: CISN) announced today that it has introduced new features and product enhancements to the Cision Communications Cloud™, designed to better enable communicators to identify influencers, craft and manage campaigns, and attribute value across relevant communications channels.   Enable users to direct PR campaigns across channels, influencers, press releases, email pitching and social media in one interactive dashboard. The latest release of the Cision Comms Cloud introduces industry-exclusive capabilities to holistically manage and measure multi-channel PR campaigns and results. Updates include Google Analytics and Adobe Omniture integration to track the impact of influencer programs on business objectives. Additional features include the all-new "You Might Also Like" and "Trending Influencers" Cision Influencer Graphs, and expanded social media monitoring. Multi-channel PR campaign management features enable users to direct PR campaigns across channels, influencers, press releases, email pitching and social media in one interactive dashboard. Integration with Google Analytics and Adobe Omniture enables communicators to connect influencer outreach and the resulting news coverage to activity on their company's web and e-commerce experiences. By viewing the success of PR campaigns through the lens of web analytics tools, communicators can demonstrate how earned media campaigns drive e-commerce revenue or sales leads on their owned properties. The Cision Influencer Graph "You Might Also Like" feature provides data-driven recommendations based on audience geography, demographics and interests to help identify influencers on Twitter who can reach the targeted end consumer. "Trending Influencers" allows users to find influencers as they are rising in prominence on a particular topic, in order to reach them before they have peaked in popularity. The Cision Comms Cloud now includes Facebook, Instagram and YouTube content in the same platform as print, online and broadcast material, in addition to the already included Twitter content, allowing users to monitor the complete story across all important channels. Comments, mentions and trends can now easily be segmented by company, message, executives or products.  "The latest release of the Cision Comms Cloud addresses two of the industry's biggest challenges: navigating communications through thousands of influencers and dozens of channels; and attributing real, bottom-line business impact to these efforts," said Kevin Akeroyd, CEO of Cision. "Today's product enhancements enable marketing communications professionals to tackle these challenges head on, equipped with one comprehensive platform and meaningful analytics and data." This marks the second major product update to the Cision Comms Cloud since the platform's launch in October 2016. Today's update closely follows the company's recent listing on the New York Stock Exchange (CISN) and serves as another proof point of Cision's commitment to innovation and leading the data and tech transformation of the earned media industry. Current Cision Comms Cloud clients have been upgraded to receive the new features and can contact their account representatives for more information. To learn more about the Cision Communications Cloud™ click here. About Cision  Cision Ltd. (NYSE: CISN) is a leading global provider of software and services to public relations and marketing communications professionals. Cision's software allows users to identify key influencers, craft and distribute strategic content, and measure meaningful impact. Cision has over 3,000 employees with offices in 15 countries throughout the Americas, EMEA, and APAC. For more information about its award-winning products and services, including the Cision Communications Cloud™ visit www.cision.com and follow Cision on Twitter @Cision. Contact: Nick Bell VP, Marketing Communications cisionpr@cision.com    The Cloud now includes Facebook, Instagram and YouTube content in the same platform as print, online and broadcast material, in addition to the already included Twitter content, allowing users to monitor the complete story across all important channels. Related stocks: NYSE:CISN Related Links: http://www.cision.com

2017-07-20 23:28

PR Newswire Forges Partnership with Messe Berlin to Boost Regional Media Coverage of ITB Asia

SINGAPORE, July 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- PR Newswire, a premier global provider of media monitoring platforms and news distribution services, has been named the Official News Release Distribution Partner of ITB Asia 2017, organized by Messe Berlin Singapore. ITB Asia is the region's leading travel trade show which gathers industry players from the MICE, corporate and leisure sectors to showcase their products and services, as well as to explore business opportunities. By partnering with PR Newswire, Messe Berlin Singapore and ITB Asia exhibitors can leverage PR Newswire's extensive media distribution network in Asia-Pacific to gain regional media coverage and garner interest from potential buyers and business partners.   PR Newswire Forges Partnership with Messe Berlin to Boost Regional Media Coverage of ITB Asia PR Newswire's distribution network in Asia-Pacific covers about 1,100 travel media outlets including websites, newspapers, magazines, television stations, radio and others. Its travel distribution network reaches 15,000 registered journalists with key media and website partners including Hotelier Indonesia, Hopetrip (Hong Kong and Taiwan), escape! (Singapore), Go Malaysia, Travel Map (South Korea), TravelKing (Taiwan), Lakbay Pilipinas (Philippines) and Travel Text Online (Indonesia). "We are honored to partner with Messe Berlin Singapore for ITB Asia 2017," said Royce Shih, Vice President of Sales and Marketing of PR Newswire in Asia-Pacific. "Asia's tourism sector is booming, and ITB Asia is a key industry event for major players in the travel industry to participate and showcase their new developments and products. PR Newswire has a strong track record of supporting many renowned tourism and hospitality organizations in achieving their communication goals. Our news distribution and media monitoring services give them a peerless platform to broadcast their messages and measure success. This partnership is yet another testament of our commitment to the travel and hospitality industry." "We are delighted to be partnering with PR Newswire this year, for ITB Asia's 10th anniversary show. ITB Asia has grown exponentially over the years and is now the leading trade travel show in Asia-Pacific, attracting hundreds of top industry players and buyers each year," said Katrina Leung, Executive Director of Messe Berlin Singapore. We look forward to leveraging PR Newswire's extensive distribution network across the region to further enhance the profile of the show and our exhibitors, at this year's milestone event."  ITB Asia 2017 is taking place in Singapore at the Sands Expo and Convention Center, Marina Bay Sands, on 25-27 October 2017. PR Newswire offers a robust and comprehensive media distribution network that spans across more than 170 countries in over 40 languages, covering more than 300,000 media outlets. Currently, in Asia-Pacific alone, PR Newswire's distribution network reaches more than 84,000 journalists and editors, covering more than 29,000 media outlets, 15,000 websites, databases and online services. This extensive network enables companies to tell their stories to target audiences and engage in meaningful conversations with them. For event partnerships in Asia-Pacific, please contact PR Newswire's Asia marketing team at asia.marketing@prnasia.com. About PR Newswire    PR Newswire (www.prnasia.com), a Cision company, is the premier global provider of media monitoring platforms and news distribution services that marketers, corporate communicators and investor relations professionals leverage to engage key audiences. Having pioneered the commercial news distribution industry since 1954, PR Newswire today provides end-to-end solutions to produce, distribute, target and measure text and multimedia content across traditional, digital, mobile and social channels. Combining the world's largest multi-channel content distribution and optimization network with comprehensive workflow tools and platforms, PR Newswire powers the stories of organizations around the world. PR Newswire serves tens of thousands of clients from offices in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific regions. About ITB Asia ITB Asia 2017 will take place at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands, from 25 - 27 October. It is organised by Messe Berlin (Singapore) Pte Ltd and supported by the Singapore Exhibition & Convention Bureau. The event will feature hundreds of exhibiting companies from the Asia-Pacific region, Europe, the Americas, Africa and the Middle East, covering not only the leisure market, but also corporate and MICE travel. Exhibitors from every sector of the industry, including destinations, airlines and airports, hotels and resorts, theme parks and attractions, inbound tour operators, inbound DMCs, cruise lines, spas, venues, other meeting facilities and travel technology companies are all expected to attend. For further information, please contact: PR Newswire's Asia Marketing Team  +852 2572 8228  asia.marketing@prnasia.com ITB Asia's PR contacts  Amanda Lee / Calista Roch / Sabrina Ghazali -- Bell Pottinger   +65 6333 3449  ITBAsia@bellpottingercom Photo - https://photos.prnasia.com/prnh/20170712/1897475-1

2017-07-13 10:00

PR Newswire Expands Global Travel Industry Distribution Network

-Growth Will Aid Asia-Pacific Enterprises Who Engage in International Travel-Related Communications Outreach HONG KONG, June 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to the increasing needs of businesses in the fast-growing travel industry to expand global audience reach and attract international travellers, PR Newswire, the premier global provider of news distribution and media monitoring services, has recently expanded its travel industry distribution network which currently covers over 5,000 travel media outlets and websites. Forty-eight new U.S. travel industry media were added to the distribution network and numerous new content partnerships in Asia-Pacificwere established with travel websites such as IndiTourist.com (Indonesia) and Our Awesome Planet (Philippines). Among the more than 700 travel media outlets in the U.S. that PR Newswire has cooperative partnerships with are the International Luxury Hotel Association, the Medical Tourism Association, SKAL and the World Food Travel Association. The types of media include news sites, travel industry websites, newspapers, magazines, blogs and databases. Twenty-three of these websites and blogs carry PR Newswire's press releases, while another 25 (mainly travel publications) select and publish news that is distributed by PR Newswire. Some of PR Newswire's new travel media and website partners include: SKAL is the world's leading travel organization. PR Newswire is a partner of SKAL New York, SKAL Atlanta and SKAL International USA.   SKAL International USA The Bay Area Business Travel Association (BABTA) was founded as a chapter of the Global Business Travel Association (formerly called the National Business Travel Association) in 1975. BABTA is committed to addressing issues that arise in the travel industry and affect corporate travel and to promoting the development of business travel.   Bay Area Business Travel Association (BABTA) The World Food Travel Association supports the economic viability of food, beverage, travel and hospitality industry stakeholders, and through that increases visitor arrivals, brand equity and export demand.   World Food Travel Association Founded in 1981, the California Travel Association is a well-known travel site in the western U.S. and the site promotes the overall development of the California region and the local tourism industry through publicity and collaborations.   California Travel Association In Europe, PR Newswire has media cooperation with more than 2,450 travel related website partners and the media coverage reaches most of the European countries including the well-known travel website NordicTB in Sweden, and Tourisembassy® & Toumsy® in Spain.   PR Newswire's distribution network in Asia-Pacific covers about 1,100 travel media outlets including websites, newspapers, magazines, television stations, radio and others. Its travel distribution network reaches 15,000 registered journalists with key media and website partners including Hotelier Indonesia, Hopetrip (Taiwan and Hong Kong), escape! (Singapore), Go Malaysia, Travel Map (South Korea), TravelKing (Taiwan), Lakbay Pilipinas (Philippines) and Travel Text Online (Indonesia). "PR Newswire's global news releases distribution coverage spans across more than 170 countries. We are particularly paying close attention to travel industry which is expanding and growing rapidly. Expanding the distribution network of the travel industry will be one of the important directions for our future expansion of media cooperation," said Joshua B. Cohen, Vice President of Content Licensing and Distribution at PR Newswire. According to the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) World Tourism Barometer, demand for international tourism remained robust in 2016 despite challenges. Global tourist arrivals increased by 3.9% in 2016, and the growth was led by destinations in the Asia-Pacific region, with an additional 24 million arrivals. The UNTWO remains optimistic about 2017, during which global tourism is expected to increase at 3 - 4%, with arrivals in Asia-Pacific leading the rest of regions, growing at 5 - 6%.   Yujie Chen, Senior Vice President of PR Newswire at Asia-Pacific said, "The Asia-Pacific region is the world's economic powerhouse and a major contributor to global growth. This has brought tremendous development opportunities for inbound travel and tourism. For companies that focus on this growing market, the ability to leverage an extensive media communication and monitoring platform is essential to raising their profile and attracting attention within their target audience. We are constantly updating and strengthening our distribution network, ensuring that players in the global travel industry can effectively tell their stories to the world." PR Newswire's comprehensive and expanded travel industry distribution network gives unparalleled access of its suite of targeted and international communications services to international brands such as Singapore Airlines, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Marina Bay Sands Singapore, The Peninsula, Destination NSW, Air China and other well-known hotels, airlines, tourist attractions operators and online travel agencies in Asia-Pacific in reaching out to their target audiences. About PR Newswire    PR Newswire (www.prnasia.com), a Cision company, is the premier global provider of media monitoring platforms and news distribution services that marketers, corporate communicators and investor relations professionals leverage to engage key audiences. Having pioneered the commercial news distribution industry since 1954, PR Newswire today provides end-to-end solutions to produce, distribute, target and measure text and multimedia content across traditional, digital, mobile and social channels. Combining the world's largest multi-channel content distribution and optimization network with comprehensive workflow tools and platforms, PR Newswire powers the stories of organizations around the world. PR Newswire serves tens of thousands of clients from offices in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific regions. For further information, please contact: PR Newswire's Asia Marketing Team +852 2572 8228 asia.marketing@prnasia.com Photo - https://photos.prnasia.com/prnh/20170628/1886768-1-a Photo - https://photos.prnasia.com/prnh/20170628/1886768-1-b Photo - https://photos.prnasia.com/prnh/20170628/1886768-1-c Photo - https://photos.prnasia.com/prnh/20170628/1886768-1-d Logo - http://photos.prnasia.com/prnh/20160617/8521603993LOGO-d Related Links: http://www.prnasia.com

2017-06-28 13:46

PR Newswire Hosts Event to Help Marketers Learn How to Earn Media Coverage

-Kuala Lumpur Media Coffee Event Discusses Best Practices for Telling Stories that Resonate with Audiences and Boost Earned Media Coverage KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, June 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- PR Newswire, the premier global provider of news distribution and media monitoring services, hosted one of its signature Media Coffee events in Kuala Lumpur to discuss how brands can improve their communication strategies to gain more media coverage. The event, titled "Ways to Get More Mileage Out of Your Communication Strategies", gathered close to 100 attendees. It was one of the largest PR Newswire Media Coffee events organized in Kuala Lumpur. The event featured presentations from Ian Yee, Deputy Executive Editor & Producer at R.AGE; Joshua Cohen, Vice President of Content Licensing & Distribution at PR Newswire; and Shannon Teoh, Malaysia Bureau Chief at The Straits Times. The archived video of the event is now available for online viewing.    Audience at PR Newswire’s Kuala Lumpur Media Coffee event  All three speakers believe that building media relations and providing authentic stories are two powerful elements that boost media coverage for brands. Key highlights of the event include: Journalism is about telling stories that matter "If you're really thinking of building your brand and getting people to like your brand, you have to be genuine about your cause. We have to find something we truly believe in and work hard for it," said Ian Yee from R.AGE, the youth news and lifestyle platform of Malaysia's top English daily newspaper, The Star. He believes in crafting good journalistic content that resonates with their readers and strikes a chord in their hearts. As a strong advocate against crimes, R.AGE produces cause-driven, multimedia documentaries to call out injustice and shame perpetrators. Even though citizen journalism is common in this mobile age where members of the public film stories on their mobile devices and share on their networking sites, Yee stands firm in creating cinematic work for brand-building - powerful visuals that can tell the story on their own. Producing quality work is important, but the full recipe for successful brand-building also includes a brand vision and stories that are genuinely relatable to its audience. Create a killer news hook that journalists cannot resist With a vast knowledge on search engine optimization (SEO), Joshua Cohen from PR Newswire shared tips for writing quality press releases that can make stories more searchable and visible on major search engine results pages. "You need to have a news hook - something that is going to catch the readers' attention right away as soon as they start reading it," said Cohen. "The headline is by far the most important element of a news release." As seventy percent of online news is being discovered via search engines, it is important to create a punchy headline to compel readers to click on it. Cohen recommended the headline to be kept within 110 characters, with the inclusion of a key fact, as well as the explanation of the "What" and "How" of a story. He went on to share an ideal structure of a modern press release that every public relations and communications professionals should adopt; it is important to write a pitch that is easy to read and understand as journalists receive hundreds of media pitches daily. Some of his tips include: The most important information and call to action should be placed in the first paragraph; Bold keywords but avoid keyword stuffing - use a maximum of three keywords; Use bullet points the main highlights, making it easy for journalist to glean the most important details, and include quotes to add depth to the story; Use multimedia elements such as videos, images and infographics to tell the story and increase release views by up to two hundred and eight percent. Blanket pitches are a big no-no Shannon Teoh from The Straits Times, an English newspaper in Malaysia, shared that there is no one-size-fits-all for media pitches. Besides paying attention to journalists' beats, it is also important for media professionals to know the journalists inside out before customizing their pitches. Information such as the languages they write, markets they cover, demographics of their readers, and even pet peeves must be part of every media professional's homework before approaching a journalist. View the archived video online to learn about the discussion in detail. Subscribe to PR Newswire's newsletter to keep informed of upcoming events and related content. About PR Newswire's Media Coffee PR Newswire's Media Coffee events enable communications professionals to gather insights from leading media organizations on how their respective organizations work, provide expertise into their specialist areas, and give advice on achieving coverage, as well as share tips on how to effectively target journalists within their sector and build mutually beneficial relationships. About PR Newswire    PR Newswire (www.prnasia.com), a Cision company, is the premier global provider of media monitoring platforms and news distribution services that marketers, corporate communicators and investor relations professionals leverage to engage key audiences. Having pioneered the commercial news distribution industry in 1954, PR Newswire today provides end-to-end solutions to produce, distribute, target and measure text and multimedia content across traditional, digital, mobile and social channels. Combining the world's largest multi-channel content distribution and optimization network with comprehensive workflow tools and platforms, PR Newswire powers the stories of organizations around the world. PR Newswire serves tens of thousands of clients from offices in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific regions. For further information, please contact: PR Newswire's Asia Marketing Team +852 2572 8228 asia.marketing@prnasia.com Photo - https://photos.prnasia.com/prnh/20170619/1878907-1  Logo - http://photos.prnasia.com/prnh/20160617/8521603993LOGO-d Related Links: http://www.prnasia.com

2017-06-19 12:09
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