Cision Communications Cloud

Cision Communications Cloud

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Cision Communications Cloud

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Mighty Media Monitoring

8
We're using Cision for a number of activities, but we use it primarily for media monitoring for our clients and their competitors in their …
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PR Simplicity with Great Reach!

9
We use Cision Communications Cloud for our company's press releases to reach a broad audience. We are a quickly growing small business and …
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10
Cision Communications Cloud is primarily used by my organization for media monitoring and distribution. It is used by my department …
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Cision Review

10
We use it to monitor media hits and seek out specific publications relevant to our industry, then pitch ideas to them. It's a good way to …
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Save time with Cision

8
I use Cision Communications Cloud in the communications department to research media contacts, distribute press releases and media …
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Building better media lists

8
Our agency has used Cision for many years. A year ago, we switched from the classic Cision to the Cision Communications Cloud. We mainly …

So far so good!

8
We just used Cision Communications Cloud in order to send out an important press release via PR Newswire regarding a software update that …

Three Cheers for Cision

8
Cision is used at our agency to quickly and accurately compile lists of target media outlets and contacts for media relations. Using the …

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What is Cision Communications Cloud?

CIsion Communications Cloud is used for identifying key media and influencers, connecting with audiences, monitoring traditional and social media, and analyzing outcomes.

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What is Muck Rack?

Muck Rack is a public relations offering from Sawhorse Media.

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Product Details

What is Cision Communications Cloud?

MEDIA MONITORING

Understand a company and brand’s reputation with a complete collection of global online news, blogs, social, print and broadcast channels.​​

RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT

Cision Connect is a media and social influencer database offered to improve users' outreach, help build better relationships, and secure more coverage.​

AUDIENCES & ATTRIBUTION

Understand earned audiences, connect PR to the bottom line, and retarget earned media audiences with subsequent marketing efforts.​

ANALYSIS & REPORTING

Visualize media coverage and build the story around data – tying it back to business results – with analytics.​

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What is Cision Communications Cloud?

CIsion Communications Cloud is used for identifying key media and influencers, connecting with audiences, monitoring traditional and social media, and analyzing outcomes.

What is Cision Communications Cloud's best feature?

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Who uses Cision Communications Cloud?

The most common users of Cision Communications Cloud are from Mid-size Companies and the Public Relations & Communications industry.

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Score 10 out of 10
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I found Cision [Communications Cloud] to be much more simple to use, and it offers the ability to track [a] wider array of media placements without additional fees attached to it. Now that it has incorporated TVEyes, it can offer print, online, radio, and TV tracking nationwide. This is [crucial] because very often your institution or company could be referenced in a variety of ways, nationally or briefly, on local TV/radio, and you would have no way of knowing about it.
Ashley Taylor | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Cision is by far less expensive dollar for dollar and does not demonstrate any lacking comparatively speaking. Where other platforms are difficult to navigate or make sense of, Cision is fairly straight forward. If you can use Facebook, you can use this. Additionally, it is easily integrated with existing initiatives.
December 28, 2021

Mighty Media Monitoring

Score 8 out of 10
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Cision has more robust monitoring and reporter contact management than Muck Rack. Meltwater draws from more sources and follows journalists directly rather than through their Twitter accounts (as Cision does) so its reporter database tends to be more up to date than Cision. However, Cision's reporting tool is the best of the bunch.
Score 7 out of 10
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Cision has the cleanest, most streamlined platform of the three. Muck Rack was the weakest of the three options; Meltwater is also good and shines above Cision in some areas (extent of monitoring) but customer/technical support with Cision is top-notch.
Score 9 out of 10
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While other companies like LexisNexis have cool and similar monitoring capabilities, we chose Cision Communications Cloud because we were already familiar with and active in the platform and the annual cost was significantly lower. However, LexisOne has some more advanced measurement capabilities (I believe... it's been a bit since I last spoke with them) such as foot traffic and geographical PR measurement, which could be appealing to some.
Score 9 out of 10
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Purely from a media research (media list) database perspective, Cision provides the best, most robust results in the industry. Most important, however, is that the database is kept current. This is a big deal as reporters and producers tend to move around quite a bit. In addition, Cision's overall cost to value was the best we found.
Score 5 out of 10
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Cision [Communications Cloud] is a familiar platform that works well. Unfortunately, [in my experience], they do not offer the same cost alternatives as Prowly, for example.
Danielle Garton | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Cision Communications Cloud (TrendKite) is much better in my opinion. NASDAQ was not user-friendly and very confusing to set up. They had a more extensive social media monitoring system but we couldn't understand how to use it so it wasn't worth it. Cision Communications Cloud is easy to use and they have that chat box right on the website so if you're confused it's easily solved.
Score 10 out of 10
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We liked the cost of Cision Communications Cloud (TrendKite)* against its competitors. We also felt the platform was more advanced and intuitive. It was easier to use and included more features. They're always adding something new - even the little things make a difference. I used to feel with Cision Communications Cloud that I was not nickeled and dimmed for every added benefit and feature, and they really wanted to help people. I don't feel that way with Cision overall. They are only there to make money. It's gotten too big and the left and right hand are not aligned. No one knows where to go to get the answers they need and everything is still evolving. And, as they continue to acquire companies, it just gets worse. With new services popping up based on AI and machine learning, I do think there will be cost-effective alternatives to Cision.
Score 10 out of 10
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In full transparency, Cision Communications Cloud was purchased before I arrived at my current job. However, I have been involved in evaluating other options. One of these was Meltwater. In the end, Cision Communications Cloud does what we want it to -- and very effectively -- so there is no reason to switch.
Lynn Meadows | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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While platforms like Meltwater seem impressive, functions like the "zip code radius" were important to us and weren't offered through those platforms. In addition, the price point seemed a lot higher with other platforms, especially if we wanted to track print clips (via LexisNexis) from small community newspapers. Ultimately, our longstanding relationship with Cision allowed us to keep our subscription at the same price point we've had for years.
January 13, 2021

So far so good!

Score 8 out of 10
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Cision Communications Cloud, specifically PR Newswire, has a larger group of journalists on their distribution list than any other similar product that we looked into. Beyond that, since Cision Communications Cloud is such a trusted source and domain both in the industry but also just as a Google page, our press release being posted on their page alone was able to help us with SEO and domain authority.
Erin Witt, APR | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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It's a similar product. I think Meltwater sells itself as being a bit more niche, but I have not found many significant differences between Meltwater and Cision. Meltwater's sales process is a very high pressure and their prices are inflated.
Ed Romaine | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Cision Communications Cloud is the best of what's available and out there. There are many companies doing segments of what they do, but Cision brings the entire package together in an efficient and attractive interface, combined with proven success and connections. I haven't found another tool remotely close to what Cision provides
Michael Puglia | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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The two programs were nearly identical—Cision was able to give us a better price. Moreover, the Cision database is much more robust, is more frequently updated, and has more impactful information thanks to the reporter notebooks tools. Additionally, Cision's customer service is leaps and bounds ahead of Meltwater.
Score 9 out of 10
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Our team has recently started a Muck Rack trial. While there are a few things they can offer that Cision can't, Cision still proves to be the most robust platform currently available. Cision allows for detailed searches that you simply can't get with other platforms, or are only available at an added cost.
Score 5 out of 10
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We added Cision and HPE to our PR cloud usage in order to review as well as expand our R&D service reach. Cision seems to work better for smaller companies, and not really for research and development. I don't believe we will continue with Cision.