Observer Re-Branded as Cision

Bacon’s, Bowdens, Delahaye, Bacon’s | multivision and Verbatim Share New Brand Identity and Common Name

CHICAGO, IL, April 2, 2007 – Observer Group, the leading global provider of media research, distribution, monitoring and evaluation services, today announced a re-branding of the entire global organization under a common name, Cision. Previously operating under ten different names worldwide, the change reinforces the distinct, but related strength of the organization across all regions   projecting a global leadership position and commitment to serving clients seamlessly.

This re-branding includes Bacon’s Information Inc., Delahaye and Bacon’s | multivision in the United States, along with Bowdens and Verbatim in Canada.

“Increasingly local and multi-national organizations appreciate the power that an ever expanding media universe can exert on corporate reputation and the best planned global media strategies,” said Niklas Flyborg, President and CEO of Cision. “The new brand and name change is significant because it streamlines client access to our wide range of integrated products and services, providing communication professionals the intelligence and insight that is linked to business strategy.”

“We will continue to offer our clients the same great experience with the same qualified people they’ve come to know and trust; while demonstrating our value as a reliable, responsive, thought-leading and technologically-advanced firm,” stated Steve Newman, CEO of Cision North America. “As Cision, we deliver a rich 100-year history of world-class international expertise that ensures consistent global service wherever our clients operate.”

About Cision:
Cision is a leading global media intelligence company, serving the complete workflow of today s communications, social media and content marketing professionals. Offering the industry s most comprehensive PR and social software, rich analytics and a Global Insights team, Cision enables clients to improve their marketing and strengthen data-driven decision making. Cision also represents the Gorkana Group, PRWeb, Help a Reporter Out (HARO) and iContact brands. Headquartered in Chicago, Cision has over 100,000 customers worldwide and maintains offices in Canada, U.K., France, Germany, Portugal, Sweden, Finland and China. For more information, visit or follow @Cision on Twitter.