Cision

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Cision AB
Public
Traded as OMXCSN
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 Stockholm, Sweden
Key people
Peter Granat, (President & CEO)
Anders Böös, (Chairman of the board)
Revenue SEK 975.9 Million 2012[1]
Number of employees
1,049 (2012)[1]
Website www.cision.com

Cision AB was a Swedish software company.[2] 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.[3] Cision relocated its headquarters to Chicago and so will Vocus from Maryland.[3] The company is based in Chicago and the combined entity is known as Cision Inc.. [4]

History[edit]

Cision, formerly Bacon's Information, was founded in 1932.[5] 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.[6] Cision based in Sweden will relocate its headquarters to Chicago and so will Vocus from Maryland.[6] The company will be based out of Chicago and the combined entity will be known as Cision Inc. [7]

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.[8] 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Year End Report 2008". Cision Wire. Retrieved 2009-02-11. 
  2. ^ "Cision North America CEO Joe Bernardo Steps Down", MrWeb, February 23, 2012. Retrieved January 31, 2013.
  3. ^ a b "Cision and Vocus Unite, Ushering in the Future of PR and Social Software | Cision". www.cision.com. Retrieved 2015-05-04. 
  4. ^ "» Cision to Retire Vocus Name". www.capitolcommunicator.com. Retrieved 2015-05-04. 
  5. ^ Cision Launches Multiple Editions of CisionPoint On-Demand Web 2.0 Platform
  6. ^ a b "Cision and Vocus Unite, Ushering in the Future of PR and Social Software | Cision". www.cision.com. Retrieved 2015-05-04. 
  7. ^ "» Cision to Retire Vocus Name". www.capitolcommunicator.com. Retrieved 2015-05-04. 
  8. ^ Vocus Brings Home the Bacon's

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