About Nick Bell

Nick Bell is the VP of Marketing Communications at Cision. With more than 20 years of technology marketing experience, Bell has held executive-level positions with marketing technology firms including Oracle Marketing Cloud, Eloqua and Adobe. Bell has a proven track record of developing award-winning and ROI-based marketing programs, media relations, and brand strategies. Bell holds a degree in journalism from the University of Missouri School of Journalism. Follow him on Twitter @nbell94102.

The Gap Between Demand for Content and Our Ability to Measure It

If marketers are unable to appropriately measure the results of their efforts, how can we continue to justify marketing spend on content?

What Challenges Do Comms Professionals Face Going into 2018?

With a new year around the corner, communications professionals are gearing up to get their plans ready to conquer the world in 2018. But along with those plans are some obstacles to overcome. While the communications and PR space has changed drastically over the past few years, it’s also come with some challenges that we’re still working out solutions for.

Why Facebook & Google Can’t Afford to Legitimize Fake News Sources

The concept of “fake news” is anything but novel. In the 1890s, it was called yellow journalism and was a tactic designed by greedy newspaper publishers to sell more newspapers using scandalous (and not necessarily true) headlines.

How to Segment Journalists By Social Media Use

According to the recent Cision 2017 Global Social Journalism Study, among journalists, there are six distinct types of social media users. These personas impact the way journalists view social media as a tool of their trade.

How Journalists Say PR Can Fight Fake News

According to the recent Cision 2017 Global Social Journalism Study, a majority of journalists believe that fake news is a problem that social media may perpetuate. We look at ways for PR professionals and marketers to overcome this mistrust.

5 Brand Elements to Evaluate When Refreshing Your Corporate Image

Refreshing your corporate image is sometimes necessary to inject fresh energy into your brand, as well as get people to see it with renewed interest. But you should never refresh your corporate image just for the sake of doing so without careful research.

The Cision Communications Cloud™ Receives its First Industry Recognition

The party never stops at Cision. We just finished celebrating our 150th anniversary (and brand launch, and IPO!) and now we're strapping our party hats back on to celebrate a decade of CODiE Award wins for Cision.

The Importance of Executive Brand Situational Awareness

From the vantage point of the C-Suite, we tend to assess our brand’s success based on financials. When money’s coming in, we’re happy. When it’s trickling in, we start asking for answers. But there’s one aspect of your business that I’d encourage you to pay more attention to — brand situational awareness.

How to Growth Hack a Successful Backlink Strategy

When it comes to SEO, earning quality backlinks (links from other websites to your webpage) is one of the most critical ranking factors. While backlinks are a great signal for SEO, it takes a lot of time to earn them. Now, there are certainly quick and easy ways to get backlinks to your brand’s website, but if they’re quick and easy, they’re more than likely going to be low-quality.

Cision Unveils New Brand

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.

How to Effectively Communicate Your Rebrand

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.

Infographic: Journalists Want Brands to Provide Multimedia-Rich Content

Infographic: when PR pros use rich formats like photos, videos, infographics and more, they can increase earned media opportunities.

Do You Know the 5 Truths of Modern Media Targeting?

The growing sphere of influencers should be an opportunity, not a frustration. Cision’s new white paper, “The 5 Truths of Modern Media Targeting,” outlines current realities facing communicators when it comes to media targeting, while also providing tech-based solutions to identify the right influencers, craft relevant campaigns and drive results.