Some news from Cision today: the media directory has launched CisionBlog, an interactive forum dedicated to “Helping Communications Professionals Navigate the Evolving Media Landscape.”
According to the company’s press release, the blog will initially “focus on social media will expand in 2009 to feature guest writers from Cision who will share their insights into public relations media research, media contact, news distribution, media monitoring and media measurement and analysis in the print, broadcast and online worlds.”
Cision, of course, recently added social media monitoring to their services, which as I understand it, is really just a rebrand of Radian6 – so you may want to check out both in terms of pricing. I actually haven’t used it yet as I tend to use serph and keotag and other SM search engines to follow the buzz. (It takes longer to be sure, but it’s free). So, if you’ve taken Cision’s SM monitoring out for a spin, let me know what you think.
In the meantime, I will keep an eye on CisionBlog and will let you know my thoughts as it grows. So far, it seems to have pretty useful content, just be wary of the ever-present sales pitches for Cision services.