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Cision Acquires Gorkana - Posted October 22, 2014
You've probably already heard via every industry pub this morning that Cision, which announced its merger with Vocus back in June... [FishbowlDC]

Cision, Vocus Merge to Sweet Home Chicago - Posted October 17, 2014
Back in June, our fearless leader Patrick Coffee had a nice conversation with someone you really need to know -- ... [FishbowlDC]

Peter Himler on The Future of Measurement - Posted September 11, 2014
In case you missed it, the newly united Cision/Vocus is hosting a big ... [FishbowlDC]

Q&A: Is the Future of PR Measurement Already Here? - Posted September 9, 2014
In case you weren't aware, measurement will only grow more important in our industry moving forward. In case you also weren't aware, next week will be Measurement Week 2014 in our fair New York City thanks to ... [FishbowlDC]

What You Need to Know About the Pending Vocus/Cision Merger - Posted June 3, 2014
If you are a tech-savvy communications professional, you may have been slightly surprised by yesterday's news that two of the industry's top providers of cloud-based software would soon join forces. Private equity firm CTGR Canyon Holdings ... [FishbowlDC]

5 Most Important Findings from Vocus 'State of the Media' Survey - Posted February 10, 2014
Last week the integrated marketing software brand Vocus released its annual "state of the media" report, created by surveying hundreds of active journalists.... [FishbowlDC]

Public Relations Professionals Pissed Off the New York Times 'Haggler' - Posted November 25, 2013
Way to go flacks who consistently give this profession a black eye, a bloody nose, a fat lip and a sweet wedgie. You all did it again--except to the wrong dude. This time, your unscrupulous actions of writing eight-paragraph pitches, conducting inane topical outreach and making badgering phone calls have incensed... [FishbowlDC]

More on Vocus' New PRWeb Social/Search 'Enhancements' - Posted September 6, 2013
This week Vocus announced new updates to its PRWeb service, so we'll take a minute to review. After adding security measures to prevent fraudulent press releases, the company made some tweaks to its product in the interest of m... [FishbowlDC]

Peter Shankman on His New Book: Why 'Niceness' Is the Best PR Strategy - Posted April 2, 2013
You may know Peter Shankman for his work as a commentor, strategic advisor and author of books like ... [FishbowlDC]

3 Ways Facebook Hashtags Could Help Brands - Posted March 22, 2013
The latest rumored change in the Facebook model is hashtags. The company hasn't confirmed it yet, but most observers expect ... [FishbowlDC]

Peter Shankman Leaves Vocus and HARO Behind - Posted February 21, 2013
Consultant/speaker/PR expert Peter Shankman has announced that he will no longer be associated with journalist-to-source matching s... [FishbowlDC]

Is '$100 PR' For Real? - Posted January 10, 2013
Yesterday Gawker's Hamilton Nolan took the opportunity to give free press to a barely believable project called "... [FishbowlDC]

Is PRWeb Just Spamming the Whole Internet Now? - Posted November 27, 2012
Yesterday we ran a cautionary tale about how some shady stock trader fooled almost everyone on the Internet (and made a bunch of easy money) by penning a ... [FishbowlDC]

Report: Facebook May Have Reached Saturation Point Among Small, Midsized Businesses - Posted September 12, 2012
Facebook is by far the top social network in terms of adoption by ... [AllFacebook]

North Social Debuts IFrame Editor Facebook App - Posted August 24, 2012
Facebook application provider North Social, which was ... [AllFacebook]

Vocus Offers 14-Day Free Trial Of Facebook Apps - Posted June 20, 2012
Vocus Wednesday launched a 14-day free trial of its ... [AllFacebook]

Vocus' Q1 Revenue, Operating Losses Increase - Posted May 1, 2012
Vocus' Q1 earnings announcement shows a 29 percent year-over-year increase in GAAP revenue to $34.9 million. Non-GAAP revenue was up 31 percent to $35.5 million. GAAP operations losses totaled $10.4 million versus $3.1 million in 2011. Non-GA... [GalleyCat]

Vocus' Q1 Revenue, Operating Losses Increase - Posted May 1, 2012
Vocus' Q1 earnings announcement shows a 29 percent year-over-year increase in GAAP revenue to $34.9 million. Non-GAAP revenue was up 31 percent to $35.5 million. GAAP operations losses totaled $10.4 million versus $3.1 million in 2011. Non-GA... [FishbowlDC]

Vocus' Stock Price Drops After iContact Purchase - Posted March 6, 2012
After it announced last week that it had acquired email/social media marketing tool iContact for $169 million, ... [FishbowlDC]

Vocus Buys iContact for $169 Million - Posted February 29, 2012
PR software company Vocus has acquired iContact, an email and social media marketing company, for $169 million, "$91 million in cash, $9 million in common stock, and approximately $79 million in redeemabl... [FishbowlDC]

HARO Adds (Paid) Features - Posted September 28, 2011
Vocus has launched a new version of Help a Reporter Out (HARO) that includes premium feat... [FishbowlDC]

Shankman Joins Vocus In a Small Business Role - Posted September 7, 2011
Peter Shankman will be joining Vocus full-time as VP and small business evangelist, a new role at the company. The announcement was made this morning on ... [FishbowlDC]

Vocus Reports 20 Percent Increase in Revenue - Posted July 26, 2011
Vocus, a provider of software tools for the PR industry, has reported $28.5 million in second quarter revenue, a 20 percent increase year-over-year. Total deferred revenue as of June 30 was $55.9 million, up from $47.3 million as of June 30, 2010. ... [FishbowlDC]

A Tour of the New Vocus Office: It Has an Arcade! - Posted June 1, 2011
The new Vocus... [GalleyCat]

Vocus Acquires North Social - Posted February 24, 2011
Vocus announced today its acquisition of North Social, software that helps companies create and manage their Facebook pages. Vocus has paid $7 million at close, but could pay an additional $18 million over 24 months based upon certain achievements. N... [FishbowlDC]

Tools Round Up: Vitrue Raises $17 Million in Financing - Posted February 17, 2011
Vitrue, the social media management and marketing company, has raised $17 million in financing led by Scale Venture Partners, Advent Venture Partners, and previous investors General Catalyst Partners, Comcast Interactive, and Dace Ventures. ... [FishbowlDC]

Vocus Announces Revenue Growth, Operations Loss, and an Acquisition - Posted February 8, 2011
This afternoon, Vocus announced $26.3 million in non-GAAP revenue for Q4 2010, a 19 percent increase year-over year. GAAP revenue for Q4 was $26 million, an 18 percent increase over the same period of the previous year. However, there was an $866,000 GAAP loss for operat... [FishbowlDC]

Tools Round Up: ARC for Marketing, the State of the Media, BW's Tweets - Posted January 26, 2011
PR Newswire and MultiVu have introduced ARC for Marketing. (ARC stands for "Access, Reach, Connect.") The platform allows users to launch video, photos, and other multimedia assets and promotional content from one platform. Information and a demo are available ... [FishbowlDC]

Tools Round Up: Ketchum, Vocus, Gleanster, and more - Posted December 16, 2010
[caption id="attachment_11260" align="alignnone" width="286" caption="Image from Pictela"][/caption] Ketchum has launched the Well-Connected Checkup, a research tool that identifies a brand's health an... [FishbowlDC]

Survey: 42 Percent Say PR Budgets Will Increase in 2011; 20 Percent Say Decrease - Posted December 8, 2010
Results from this year's "Social Media Comes of Age: The Vocus 2011 Planning Survey" found that 42 percent expect budgets to "increase somewhat" or significantly. Only 29 percent responded in kind last year. The survey also found that 20 percent expect budgets to "decrease somewhat" or significantly. Twenty-nine percent of respondents... [FishbowlDC]

Bruno Joins Vocus as SVP Focusing on M&A - Posted November 22, 2010
James Bruno is joining Vocus as SVP of corporate development, focused on mergers and acquisitions growth. The company has made three acquisitions this year: ... [FishbowlDC]

Vocus Promotes CMO Wagner to COO - Posted November 4, 2010
Vocus has promoted its CMO, Bill Wagner, to COO and EVP of the company, a new position. In addition to his marketing role, he will also be responsible for global ... [FishbowlDC]

Vocus and Cision Report Earnings With Differing Results - Posted October 26, 2010
Vocus reported non-GAAP revenue of $25.1 million for Q3 2010, a 19 percent increase year-over-year. GAAP revenue was $24.7 million, a 17 percent increase from the previous year. The company does not provide organic growth numbers, but, during its earn... [FishbowlDC]

PRNewser Poll: Do Clickthroughs Determine Influence? - Posted October 5, 2010
Last week, we asked whether social media will overtake traditional media as a primary PR tool. The numbers are in, and nearly 58 percent of respondents... [FishbowlDC]

Vocus, Solis Research Looks At the Difference Between Popularity and Influence - Posted September 29, 2010
Vocus and ... [FishbowlDC]

Vocus CMO: We've Got $100M In The Bank, Which Gives Us 'Ability To Look For Acquisitions' - Posted December 17, 2009
It seems that everyone and their brother is trying to get into the PR services market as of late. One... [FishbowlDC]

Vocus Announces Q3 Earnings: Revenue up 5% - Posted October 21, 2009
PR software vendor Vocus, Inc. (NASDAQ: VOCS) reported Q3 earnings, highlighted by revenue of $21.0 million, a 5% increase over the same period last year. The company added 240 new subscription customers during Q3, up from 233 added during the same period last year ... [FishbowlDC]