CHICAGO, June 14, 2012 – Cision, the leading provider of PR software, services and tools for the marketing and public relations industry, today named Dawn Conway Senior Vice President, Global Content Licensing. In the newly created position, Conway will be responsible for acquiring and retaining all licensed content in support of Cision's global businesses, including its news monitoring and media database services.
Conway has extensive licensing and content acquisition experience gained over more than 20 years at LexisNexis, a leading global provider of online information services and content-enabled workflow solutions. As Vice President, Global Licensing and Content Acquisition for LexisNexis, she developed and managed more than 2,000 license relationships supporting LexisNexis businesses worldwide. Most recently, she also served as Senior Vice President, Corporate Responsibility for LexisNexis.
"At a time when copyright law is evolving rapidly and successful management of content licensing has become a critical issue within the industry, Dawn’s vast experience will be a key advantage for Cision," said Peter Granat, Chief Executive Officer of Cision North America.
Conway is an attorney and member of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. She is a past board member of the Content Division of the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), which provides a forum for companies that publish and distribute online content or facilitate the licensing, presentation, and distribution of digital information products.
“Cision must meet the daily needs of its customers to publish, share and distribute content in multiple ways, but at the same time it must protect the intellectual property rights of the copyright holder,” Conway said. “I look forward to accelerating Cision’s efforts to work with other industry leaders on innovative new compliance models that will meet the evolving needs of both content consumers and publishers.”
Cision is the leading provider of software, services, and tools to the public relations and marketing industry. Marketing and PR professionals use our products to help manage all aspects of their brands – from identifying key media and influencers to connecting with audiences; monitoring traditional and social media; and analyzing outcomes. Journalists, bloggers, and other influencers use Cision’s tools to research story ideas, track trends, and maintain their public profiles. Cision is present in Europe, North America and Asia, has partners in over 125 countries and is quoted on the Nordic Exchange with revenue of SEK 1.0 billion in 2011. For more information, visit www.cision.com.
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