Industry Recognizes Cision's On-Demand Platform in Its Debut at Awards
CHICAGO, May 6 /CNW/ -- Cision, the leading provider of media research,
distribution, monitoring and analysis services to public relations
professionals and other communicators, today announced that CisionPoint has
been selected as the Best Online News Service at the 2009 CODiE Awards
ceremony - its first year of eligibility for such recognition.
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Established in 1986 and sponsored by the Software and Information
Industry Association (SIIA), the CODiE Awards celebrate outstanding
achievement and vision in the software, digital information and education
CisionPoint - nominated as a finalist for three CODiE Awards, the maximum
number of categories in which a product can be entered - won the Best Online
News Service award in a competition with the National Geographic and Vocus
Inc. The winners, announced last night at a gala event, were chosen based on
a tiered voting system consisting of the expert panels of judges responsible
for nominating finalists, SIIA members voting online, and attendees at the
award ceremony's Exhibits Showcase.
"Thousands of organizations rely on Cision to monitor their media
coverage - whenever and wherever it appears - from print media, broadcast,
online, and social media sources. In CisionPoint, they have one solution that
enables them to understand what people around the world are saying about their
company and their entire industry," said Brett Safron, senior vice president,
global product management of Cision. "We are delighted and honored that the
judges and voters have selected CisionPoint as the best in its class, and are
committed to advancing the state of the art in media monitoring in the weeks
and months ahead."
Introduced in late October 2007, CisionPoint was eligible for its first
CODiE Awards competition this year. In addition to Best Online News Service,
CisionPoint was nominated as the Best On-Demand Platform and Best Vertical
Market Business Content Solution. According to the SIIA, the 2009 CODiE Awards
received more than 850 total submissions from over 600 companies.
"Being selected as a CODiE Award finalist in three categories is a
significant and rare achievement for a new product, or any product," said Hans
Gieskes, president and chief executive officer of Cision AB. "It demonstrates
CisionPoint's unique combination of advanced technology with best-in-class
monitoring services and information content."
Since its introduction, CisionPoint has become the fastest growing
on-demand PR media management dashboard application, with more than 3,500
customers signed in its first 18 months of sales. Cision is currently rolling
out CisionPoint as the standard on-demand platform for its customers
worldwide, including Fortune 500 corporations, global public relations firms,
non-profit organizations, universities, and small businesses.
Learn more about CisionPoint.
About Cision AB
Cision (www.cision.com) empowers businesses to make better decisions and
improve performance through its CisionPoint software solutions for corporate
communication and PR professionals. Powered by local experts with global
reach, Cision delivers relevant media information, targeted distribution,
media monitoring, and precise media analysis. Cision has offices in Europe,
North America and Asia, and partners in 125 countries. Cision AB is quoted on
the Nordic Exchange with revenue of SEK 1.8 billion in 2008.
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