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When Cision and Vocus combined, we promised to innovate both the public relations and social media marketing space. The launch of our new Cision PR Edition and Cision Social Edition is our next step toward fulfilling that promise!

To celebrate, we want to hear from you. Whether you work in public relations or in social media marketing, we want you to step up and participate in our #InnovateNow Hashtag Sweepstakes.

What’s at stake?

How about some bragging rights and A GoPro!

Here’s How to Participate:

Between May 4 and May 12 2014 at 11:59 p.m. ET, follow @Cision on Twitter and respond to its #InnovateNow challenges every morning at 10:00 a.m. ET. Be sure to include the hashtag #InnovateNow with your response.

Check out your entry for the #InnovateNow Hashtag Sweepstakes by clicking here or viewing the Social Hub below.

One lucky entry will be chosen at random to win a GoPo. Don’t forget to check out the official rules below before you enter.

What are you waiting for? Let’s #InnovateNow!

#InnovateNow Sweepstakes

Cision’s #InnovateNow Hashtag Sweepstakes

Official Rules

Eligibility: NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT IS NECESSARY IN ORDER TO ENTER THE SWEEPSTAKES.

The Sweepstakes is open to those individuals who are at least eighteen years old and who answer @Cision’s various questions and prompts on Twitter using the hashtag #InnovateNow (“Entrant”). Employees of any federal, state, or local government are able to participate, but not eligible to win. Employees of Cision US, Inc., or its subsidiaries or affiliates (“Sponsor”), advertising or promotional agencies, or anyone else involved in the development or fulfillment of this Sweepstakes, or any members of the immediate family or household of such employees are not eligible to enter or win the Sweepstakes. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited or restricted by law or regulations.

How to enter: Between May 4, 2015 12.00a.m. EST and May 12, 2015 11:59 p.m. EST, Entrants must

1)          answer @Cision’s questions or prompts on Twitter using the hashtag #InnovateNow

2)          keep your Tweet publicly viewable at least until the end of the Sweepstakes

3)          you must be following @Cision so you can be notified by private message

Entries must be original and created by the Entrant. Participating Twitter accounts must be public and not protected or private. All submissions must be in English. Each Entrant may enter up to fifteen (15) times by responding differently to each question or prompt.

Prizes:  One Prize is available: One (1) GoPro – Hero3+ Silver Edition Camera (value $299.00) (the “Prize”). Prize is non-transferable and no substitution by winner for cash equivalent is allowed. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. GoPro, Inc. is not a sponsor of, and is not involved in any way with this Sweepstakes. The winner must provide a valid address (no P.O. Boxes permitted) for Sponsor to mail the Prize and Sponsor is not responsible for any damage during shipment.

Winner Notification:   The winner will be selected at random by the Sponsor on May 13, 2015.  The potential winner will be notified by private Twitter message by @Cision. The winner must accept the prize by May 14 2015.  The winner will be publically posted on Twitter and/or other social media sites on or the Cision Blog.  Sponsor shall have no liability for any winner notification that is lost, intercepted or not received by a potential winner for any reason.  If a potential winner does not respond within the time period stated above, or if the prize or prize notification is returned as unclaimed or undeliverable to such potential winner, such potential winner may be disqualified and an alternate winner may be selected.  If any potential winner is found to be ineligible, or if he or she has not complied with these Official Rules or declines a prize for any reason prior to award, such potential winner will be disqualified and an alternate winner may be selected.  Each potential winner may be required to execute an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release, and (where legal) a Publicity Release.  Failure to comply when requested may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner.  Each winner must comply with his/her employer’s policy on acceptance of any prize.

Release of Liability: By entering, you release Sponsor and its subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, employees, directors, and agents, including advertising agencies, from any and against any and all injury, loss or damage caused or claimed to be caused by your participation in the Sweepstakes and/or the acceptance, awarding, receipt, use and/or misuse of any prize, and you release Sponsor, and its respective affiliates, subsidiaries, directors, employees and agents, and all others associated with the development and execution of this Sweepstakes from any such liability and agree that these entities are not responsible for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, relating to any prize.

Additional Rules:  Entry materials/data that have been tampered with or altered are void.  No mechanically reproduced entries are eligible.  No responsibility is assumed for lost, late, misdirected, damaged, or illegible entries.  By entering, you: (i) agree to be bound by these Official Rules, including all eligibility requirements; (ii) agree to be bound by the selection made by the Sponsor which is final and binding in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes; (iii) understand that Sponsor may be collecting personal information about you, and you are opting in and agreeing to be contacted by e-mails, phone and/or mail by Sponsor and its subsidiaries and affiliates; (iv) represent and warrant that you have the legal right to make your submission, and your submission does not violate any third party’s intellectual property rights; (v) agree not to submit anything that would be considered pornographic, obscene, defamatory, disparaging, or otherwise unlawful; (vi) assign all rights of your submission to Sponsor, allowing Sponsor to perpetually re-use, re-distribute, and copy your submission; (vii) understand and agree that Sponsor or its vendors may collect information about you for statistical reasons.  Failure to comply with these Official Rules may result in disqualification from the Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right to: (i) permanently disqualify from any Sweepstakes it sponsors any person it believes has intentionally violated these Official Rules; and (ii) to suspend, modify or terminate the Sweepstakes if Sponsor believes, in its sole discretion, that malfunction, error, disruption or damage is impairing or will impair the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper play of the Sweepstakes. If Sweepstakes is terminated early, Sponsor will determine the winner from all eligible entries received as of the termination date. Entry constitutes consent to the use of Entrants’ and winner’s name, voice, picture and/or likeness without compensation for promotion purposes to the extent allowed by law.  In the event of a dispute as to the identity of the Entrant, any on-line entry will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of the Twitter account from which it was sent, provided such account holder must still meet the eligibility requirements for the Sweepstakes.  The authorized account holder shall be the natural person to whom the applicable Twitter handle has been assigned by Twitter.  Entrant agrees that any and all disputes and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action lawsuit. Under no circumstances will Entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and Entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental or consequential damages, or any other damages, including attorneys’ fees.  All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of Entrants and Sponsor in connection with this Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Maryland without regard to choice of law rules. Any suits related to this Sweepstakes or these rules will be brought exclusively in the State of Maryland, and Entrant agrees to the personal jurisdiction thereof. For the name of the winner, send an email to Cisionpr@cision.com by June 30, 2015.

Entrant understands that Twitter, Inc., and GoPro, Inc. (collectively “Vendors”) in no way sponsor, endorse, or administer this Sweepstakes or any of Sponsor’s services. Entrant releases Vendors and holds them harmless from and against any liability associated with the Sweepstakes.

LEGAL WARNING: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN INDIVIDUAL, WHETHER OR NOT AN ENTRANT, TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE, DESTROY, TAMPER OR VANDALIZE OR INTERFERE WITH THE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES, IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND DILIGENTLY PURSUE ALL REMEDIES AGAINST ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

Sponsor:  Cision US, Inc. 130 E. Randolph Drive, 7th Floor, Chicago, Illinois 60601

About Brian Conlin

Brian Conlin is a content marketing manager for Cision. A former journalist, he enjoys researching and developing accessible content. When not writing, you will find him watching baseball and college basketball, sampling craft beer and enjoying Baltimore. Find him on Twitter @BrianConlin13.

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