Nick Bell

The concept of “fake news” is anything but novel. In the 1890s, it was called yellow journalism and was a tactic designed by greedy newspaper publishers to sell more newspapers using scandalous (and not necessarily true) headlines.

Nick Bell - November 6, 2017

According to the recent Cision 2017 Global Social Journalism Study, among journalists, there are six distinct types of social media users. These personas impact the way journalists view social media as a tool of their trade.

Nick Bell - September 19, 2017

According to the recent Cision 2017 Global Social Journalism Study, a majority of journalists believe that fake news is a problem that social media may perpetuate. We look at ways for PR professionals and marketers to overcome this mistrust.

Nick Bell - September 14, 2017

Refreshing your corporate image is sometimes necessary to inject fresh energy into your brand, as well as get people to see it with renewed interest. But you should never refresh your corporate image just for the sake of doing so without careful research.

Nick Bell - September 13, 2017

The party never stops at Cision. We just finished celebrating our 150th anniversary (and brand launch, and IPO!) and now we’re strapping our party hats back on to celebrate a decade of CODiE Award wins for Cision.

Nick Bell - August 3, 2017

From the vantage point of the C-Suite, we tend to assess our brand’s success based on financials. When money’s coming in, we’re happy. When it’s trickling in, we start asking for answers. But there’s one aspect of your business that I’d encourage you to pay more attention to — brand situational awareness.

Nick Bell - July 27, 2017

When it comes to SEO, earning quality backlinks (links from other websites to your webpage) is one of the most critical ranking factors. While backlinks are a great signal for SEO, it takes a lot of time to earn them. Now, there are certainly quick and easy ways to get backlinks to your brand’s website, but if they’re quick and easy, they’re more than likely going to be low-quality.

Nick Bell - July 25, 2017

VP Nick Bell explains how he refocused the brand image to better reflect Cision’s vision, which is to elevate the art, science and impact of the communications profession.

Nick Bell - June 20, 2017

Rebranding is a delicate task for brands who have a loyal customer following. Using Cision’s rebrand as a backdrop, here’s how PR pros can tell their best rebranding story.

Nick Bell - June 16, 2017

Infographic: when PR pros use rich formats like photos, videos, infographics and more, they can increase earned media opportunities.

Nick Bell - April 26, 2017

The growing sphere of influencers should be an opportunity, not a frustration. Cision’s new white paper, “The 5 Truths of Modern Media Targeting,” outlines current realities facing communicators when it comes to media targeting, while also providing tech-based solutions to identify the right influencers, craft relevant campaigns and drive results.

Nick Bell - March 1, 2017