Cision

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Not to be confused with Cision Inc., the public relations software company based in Chicago.

Cision AB
Public
Traded as Nasdaq StockholmCSN
Industry Public Relations Services, PR Software, Marketing Resources, Media Contacts Database, Press Release Distribution
Fate Merged with Vocus to form Cision Inc.
Founded 1892
Defunct 2015
Headquarters Chicago, Illinois
Key people
Kevin Akeroyd,[1] (President & CEO)
Peter Granat, (Chairman of the board)
Revenue SEK 975.9 Million 2012[2]
Number of employees
1,049 (2012)[2]
Website cision.com

Cision AB was a Swedish software company.[3] Cision has offices in Europe, North America and Asia. As of 2011, it had revenues of SEK 1 billion. In October 14, 2014, Cision and Vocus announced a friendly merger of the two public relations companies.[4] Cision relocated its headquarters to Chicago and so will Vocus from Maryland. The company is based in Chicago and the combined entity is known as Cision Inc.. [5]

History[edit]

Cision, formerly Bacon's Information, was founded in 1932.[6] When Bacon's was acquired by Observer in 2001, it was renamed to Cision.[citation needed] In October 14, 2014, Cision and Vocus announced a friendly merger of the two public relations companies.[4] Cision based in Sweden will relocate its headquarters to Chicago and so will Vocus from Maryland.[4] The company will be based out of Chicago and the combined entity will be known as Cision Inc. [5]

Products and services[edit]

CisionPoint is a web-based software as a service product to build media lists, distribute press releases, manage PR campaigns, monitor news coverage and analyze results. CisionPoint is built on the Bacon's Media Database.[7] CisionPoint offers Bacon’s Media Database and CisionPoint’s monitoring and productivity tools. There are three editions of CisionPoint – CisionPoint Enterprise, CisionPoint Professional, and CisionPoint Small Business.

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