Cision Launches New Cision Navigator as Indispensible Online Resource for PR Professionals

Online Community Includes Dynamic Media Updates, Expert Articles, Media Interviews and More

CHICAGO, IL, February 23, 2009   Cision, the leading provider of media research, distribution, monitoring and analysis services to the public relations industry and other communicators, today launched a new and enhanced version of its Cision Navigator (http://navigator.cision.com) website.

Cision Navigator, an online community for public relations professionals, now includes expert articles on communications trends and best practices, plus insightful journalist interviews and new outlet profiles, along with its highly popular public RSS feeds providing streaming updates on moves and changes in thousands of media outlets.

 The new Cision Navigator site is a superior online destination for PR professionals striving to improve their day-to-day business performance and overall career trajectory,  said Ruth McFarland, Cision s Senior Vice President of Research.  It s both a crucial entry point for Cision customers to our value-added media intelligence research and services, and a go-to online community for all communicators. 

Based on Bacon s Media Database, the most comprehensive media research resource in North America   updated 18,000 times each day   Cision Navigator s constantly refreshed content features free RSS feeds that update editorial changes in special interest communities, including health care, technology, lifestyle, and business and finance.

Cision Navigator was originally a newsletter alerting Cision customers to beat changes at editorial outlets covered by the Bacon s Media Database. Its new mission is to establish an open online community that combines the daily media updates with articles, white papers and blog posts from Cision thought leaders, research staff and outside industry experts; social media links and research; new outlet information; media  spotlights  on influential journalists; and an enhanced operating platform.

The new Cision Navigator s Web 2.0 functionality will enable subscribers to customize site content to suit their preferences, rate articles, and create a community that improves online dialogue among Cision, PR professionals, and the media.

Cision Navigator s full range of content is available free to users who submit a simple online registration form. It s integrated with the Cision North America web sites, providing easy access to other popular Cision destinations, including Cision Blog. The new Cision Navigator features a complete re-design and is based on next-generation content management system technology.

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.