Well, this can only mean great things! Media database service Cision announced a new partnered up with HARO (Help A Reporter Out), which can only be good news for those of us who were turned off by the price or services from Vocus (and the 100 sales calls per year).
Here’s the word from their newsletter:
We’ve added HARO to Cision’s offerings to improve upon the functionality that Seek or Shout has delivered to our user base of content creators and promoters. While Seek or Shout developed a dedicated following and successfully brokered connections and collaborations between PR and journalists, we know HARO will continue the mission of Seek or Shout with its enhanced features, user friendliness and expanded network.
Unfortunately, for the Cision users who have been enjoying their social network Seek or Shout, this new partnership with HARO also brings the end of SoS. I must admit, I tried out SoS when it first launched, but quickly lost interest. This seems like a good move for Cision in my book, but what do you think?
If you have a Seek or Shout account, no need to delete it, but Cision does advise you to save any contact information you want to grab from the site before October 29.
-Kat Engh, BPF President