Cision Communications Cloud Keeps Skies Sunny
June 03, 2022

Cision Communications Cloud Keeps Skies Sunny

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source

Modules Used

  • Distribution (PR Newswire)
  • Media Database
  • Monitoring

Overall Satisfaction with Cision Communications Cloud

Cision helped with media monitoring, press releases, and media database for pitching. It helps streamline pitching knowing their database is up to date and accurate which saves time researching reporters' contact information. It also provided timely media monitoring to make sure we were on top of the news that interested us most.
  • Media monitoring
  • Press releases
  • Media contact database
  • The sorting features are clunky and hard to use
  • Media monitoring doesn't seem to catch all
  • Media list
  • Press releases
  • Media monitoring
  • Cision saves time pitching media with accurate contact information
  • They have packages for press releases if you use those frequently
  • The press release packages are used or lose for a year so could work negatively if you don't use them up

Do you think Cision Communications Cloud delivers good value for the price?

Not sure

Are you happy with Cision Communications Cloud's feature set?

Yes

Did Cision Communications Cloud live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Cision Communications Cloud go as expected?

I wasn't involved with the implementation phase

Would you buy Cision Communications Cloud again?

Yes

Cision is well suited for PR professionals. I really like the way the database keeps the contacts updated even when you have sorted them into your own categories. If you are just looking for a media monitoring service, I think you can find comparable if not better services out there.

Using Cision Communications Cloud

6 - Account Executives
1 - Basic skills are needed.
  • Database for media pitching
  • Press releases
  • Media monitoring
  • We like categorizing our databases and since they can easily be updated, it makes it faster and at your fingertip.
  • We could use it to send more press releases
I'm not sure we use it to its full potential so really it is stepping back and making sure we get the best ROI with Cision.

Using Cision Communications Cloud

The sorting system is not intuitive and can be sometimes clunky.
ProsCons
Technical support not required
Consistent
Quick to learn
Feel confident using
Familiar
Unnecessarily complex
  • Once you have the database sorted, keeping the databases updated
  • Once the media monitoring is set up that runs on auto pilot unless you aren't getting the results you expected and then you need to adjust.
  • Initially searching the database can be cumbersome and not as intuitive as it could be.