Cision Names Dawn Conway SVP, Global Content Licensing, Leading Efforts in Copyright Protection, Compliance and Fair Use

CHICAGO, June 14, 2012   Cision, the leading provider of PR software, services and tools for the marketing and public relations industry, today named Dawn Conway Senior Vice President, Global Content Licensing. In the newly created position, Conway will be responsible for acquiring and retaining all licensed content in support of Cision’s global businesses, including its news monitoring and media database services.

Conway has extensive licensing and content acquisition experience gained over more than 20 years at LexisNexis, a leading global provider of online information services and content-enabled workflow solutions. As Vice President, Global Licensing and Content Acquisition for LexisNexis, she developed and managed more than 2,000 license relationships supporting LexisNexis businesses worldwide. Most recently, she also served as Senior Vice President, Corporate Responsibility for LexisNexis.

“At a time when copyright law is evolving rapidly and successful management of content licensing has become a critical issue within the industry, Dawn s vast experience will be a key advantage for Cision,” said Peter Granat, Chief Executive Officer of Cision North America.

Conway is an attorney and member of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. She is a past board member of the Content Division of the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), which provides a forum for companies that publish and distribute online content or facilitate the licensing, presentation, and distribution of digital information products.

 Cision must meet the daily needs of its customers to publish, share and distribute content in multiple ways, but at the same time it must protect the intellectual property rights of the copyright holder,  Conway said.  I look forward to accelerating Cision s efforts to work with other industry leaders on innovative new compliance models that will meet the evolving needs of both content consumers and publishers. 

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.