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Check out our most recent updates to the Cision Communications Cloud™

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To fully appreciate where Cision is headed, we started by examining where we came from, which goes far beyond what anyone imagined.

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It’s no secret that the holiday guide pages are the most coveted PR real estate of the year, and even though it’s only the beginning of summer, the time to organize your holiday gift guide campaign starts now.

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Feedback is huge when it comes to developing a successful content marketing strategy. And yet with all the noise coming from every angle, it can be challenging to know what exactly you need to pay attention to. Here, we identify five sources that can prove invaluable to you in crafting your content.

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Hits, reach, placements — all of these are interesting metrics but they aren’t what determines whether a media campaign has been successful. Success is really about outcomes, and outcomes are the overarching goals that are surrounding the reason why a brand is reaching out to the media. Outcomes are the why of the campaign. Why, […]

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When it comes to branding, we’re hearing the buzzword “authentic” a lot lately. But what does that actually mean? How can a brand like yours be authentic, especially in its content marketing?   What Authentic Really Means for Your Brand Because this word is so nebulous, it becomes hard to define, but I take it […]

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While technology continues changing every industry I can think of, communications and public relations professionals hold tight to the more poetic side of storytelling. What I want to do is explore the industry’s aversion to change and argue that technology has always changed the art of storytelling without abandoning the art itself.

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It’s no secret that Instagram has one of the highest engagement rates of any social media platform. Additionally, Instagram achieved 700 million monthly active users last month. What this means to PR professionals and content marketers is that Instagram can be an important platform to engage with and to educate your customers.

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A very interesting question was posed by a client: “Do I need to write my earnings release in any special manner to facilitate better quality reporting by the Associated Press’ (AP) automated journalists?” The short answer: “No.” Here’s the long answer: Working backwards from the AP, we contacted Automated Insights, the company that developed the Wordsmith application behind […]

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Public Service Announcements (PSAs) can be an excellent way to raise awareness for a nonprofit organization — to help bring their mission to life and drive intended actions to help support a cause.

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VP Nick Bell explains how he refocused the brand image to better reflect Cision’s vision, which is to elevate the art, science and impact of the communications profession.

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Rebranding is a delicate task for brands who have a loyal customer following. Using Cision’s rebrand as a backdrop, here’s how PR pros can tell their best rebranding story.

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While we were all enthusiastically traveling back (on June 9) from the 2017 NIRI Annual Conference in Orlando, the House of Representatives passed the Financial CHOICE Act of 2017 (FCA2017), a bill predominantly intended to undo various aspects of Dodd-Frank. As all things Washington DC these days, it’s anyone’s guess what path the Senate will […]

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Without a distribution channel, your company blog is like a car without an engine. It can sit pretty in your driveway, for only your neighbors and friends to see — or you can equip it with a turbocharged engine that will get it on the road and in front of new viewers.

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With Question 4 of the 2017 Shareholder Communications 365 Study, we learned that only 20% of institutional investors visit your investor relations website to read your news releases. Additionally, the Rivel Research study also confirmed that 75% of institutional investors want your earnings release (in full) in the work terminal. So why are they visiting your IR website? […]

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During a panel Q&A session at the London leg of the Cision World Tour, experts explained that PR professionals now have the opportunity to demonstrate the impact their work has on a company’s business objectives.

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This is a shareholder communications and targeting discussion – assuring that the right influencers (analysts and portfolio managers) get the full narrative (earnings results) in the manner that suits them (their Wall Street portal). You may want to speak with your external stakeholders yourself to understand their internal processes and research workflow.

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This post is an excerpt from the e-book, Listen: 5 Social Audiences Brands Can’t Afford to Ignore. Competition for attention and business has never been fiercer…ever. The global digital economy has produced an avalanche of content and the battle for mind and market share is no longer local. It’s a big web world and growing […]

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There have been countless studies and think pieces published recently about the number of women in PR and their role in the field. Across the board, public relations is a field dominated by women and they’re found at every level in the office — but the numbers dwindle as soon as you hit the top. […]

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If you had to guess, how long is the average person’s attention span? Five minutes? One minute? Maybe 10 seconds? None of the above. The answer is a measly eight seconds — one second less than a goldfish’s. In other words, most people reading this have already been distracted. And we likely have smartphones to […]

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