Cision s Comprehensive 2009 Editorial Calendars Give Communicators Competitive Advantage

CHICAGO, IL, November 3, 2008   Cision, the leading provider of media research, distribution, monitoring and analysis services, today announced the availability of the industry s most comprehensive database of editorial calendars for 2009   giving Cision customers a crucial head-start in planning media relations activities for the coming year.

Cision s editorial calendars database provides the depth and breadth of media intelligence needed in today s competitive environment. With over 100,000 editorial opportunities currently in the Cision database, the company expects to compile more than 250,000 editorial calendar opportunities for 2009 by the end of 2008.

In addition, Cision s editorial calendar entries contain rich content and the most detailed and up-to-date information available   enabling communications professionals to precisely target media to optimize coverage and productivity, and minimize  spam. 

The editorial calendars are integrated with the world-class Bacon s Media Database and accessed through CisionPoint, the industry s fastest growing on-demand PR management solution. Cision updates the database   which contains detailed information on over half a million journalists, editors, bloggers and outlets   more than 10,000 times a day.

 The challenges posed by the changing economic climate dictate that public relations professionals become even more productive across the continuum of the communications lifecycle,  said Ruth McFarland, Senior Vice President and Publisher of Cision US, Inc.  That means harnessing the best information to plan campaigns, connect with the right media, and monitor and analyze results with the greatest efficiency. Our editorial calendar content, integrated Bacon s Media Database, and CisionPoint services delivery platform are essential tools helping communicators address real and sometimes urgent business objectives. 

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 www.cision.com or follow @Cision on Twitter.