CisionPoint Chosen By Gap Inc. For Media Monitoring, Research and Analysis Capabilities
CHICAGO, IL, April 28, 2010 Cision, the leading provider of software, services and tools for the media and public relations industry, today announced that Gap Inc., one of the world s largest specialty retailers, has selected the award-winning CisionPoint PR workflow solution as its campaign management system.
Based in San Francisco, Gap Inc. offers clothing, accessories and personal care products under the Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Piperlime and Athleta brand names. It operates about 3,100 stores in the U.S., Canada, U.K., France, Ireland and Japan, and reported revenues of $14.2 billion during 2009.
Prior to choosing the CisionPoint on-demand PR software platform, it used multiple products from other vendors to track print, broadcast and online media. By moving to CisionPoint, it now has a single, comprehensive platform to monitor all those media types and analyze and report on coverage. It also relies on the Cision Media Database and Cision s premium media profiles for detailed insight on the people and outlets that cover their industry.
Launched in the U.S. in October 2007, CisionPoint rapidly became the fastest-growing on-demand PR workflow dashboard application, with more than 5,000 customers signed in its first 24 months of sales. It won a coveted CODiE Award as Best Online News Service in 2009, its first year of eligibility, and it has been a five-time finalist in four different CODiE Award categories during 2009-10, as judged by the Software and Information Industry Association. It is currently a finalist in the Best Content Management Solution category of the 2010 CODiE Awards, to be presented in May.
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.
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 www.cision.com or follow @Cision on Twitter.