CisionBrandwatchCision is closing on its acquisition of digital consumer intelligence company Brandwatch, enhancing social media analysis across its offerings.

“Uniting our companies will bring more innovation, more comprehensive data and more real-time insights to our customers,” said Abel Clark, CEO of Cision. “Our investments in data science and AI will help marketers, communicators and researchers better understand conversations taking place on digital channels worldwide and apply those insights to deliver better outcomes for their business.”

The deal pairs Cision’s long-time leadership in media intelligence with Brandwatch’s AI and machine learning technology and deep social listening.

As the deal closes, Cision is also combining the innovation power of Brandwatch and, a Cision company known for its strong social media management capabilities. is an industry leader in social media suites and offers an integrated SaaS platform for social media listening, engaging, publishing, advertising, analytics, and benchmarking. The company enables its clients to explore the full potential of digital marketing by managing multiple customer touchpoints from one platform.

The integrated social business will be a 1,000-person social media powerhouse with a mission to deliver exciting new capabilities in this fast-evolving space, including Brandwatch’s patent-pending AI Search soon. The Brandwatch app is also available in the Cision Communications Cloud with Brandwatch’s full social data and analytics along with the millions of news sources Cision monitors.

With instant access to real-time and historical conversations online, the app makes it easy for organizations to stay on top of what is being said about their brand, products, industry, and competitors, and better engage their target audience with insights from data that is often difficult to track.

“We have the opportunity to create an extraordinary company that is seen by our customers as critical to their overall business success,” said Giles Palmer, CEO of Brandwatch. “That is an exciting thing to be part of and I’m looking forward to joining the Cision team and making it happen over the coming months and years.”

As a global leader in PR, marketing and social media management technology and intelligence, Cision continues moves forward even stronger in their approach to help organizations identify, connect, and engage with customers and stakeholders to drive business results. PR Newswire, a network of over 1.1 billion influencers, in-depth monitoring, analytics and its Brandwatch and social media platforms headline a premier suite of solutions.

By MediaBUZZ