LONDON, October 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
Myles Johnson has been promoted with immediate effect to MD of Gorkana, the UK's biggest and most trusted media intelligence company. Jeremy Thompson (former Gorkana CEO) has become MD of Cision EMEA, following Cision's acquisition of Gorkana.
In his new role, Johnson, former Gorkana CFO, will assume responsibility for organising the business to meet its strategic goals and objectives. He now takes overall leadership of Gorkana's day-to-day business which supplies award-winning media intelligence services to marketing, communications and PR professionals. Johnson will continue to report into Thompson.
Thompson announced: "Myles' appointment is part of an exciting period of development for Gorkana as we look to build on our success as the UK's best media intelligence business. Gorkana has long been the pioneer in this space - we were formed through the acquisition and integration of the market-leading journalist database, media monitoring service and analytics business in the UK.
The combination delivers insightful intelligence which helps PRs and marketers promote and protect the reputation of brands, products and organisations in today's complex and fast-paced media world. By combining with Cision, the level of investment we are making into this space will be unmatched; more on that soon."
Johnson added: "I'm delighted to be in the position to lead Gorkana through an unparalleled period of investment and development. As part of the Cision group, we are best placed to make the most of our expertise and will keep looking for opportunities to further develop our services.
Gorkana is unique because we are plugged directly into the media and communications industries. Through this we have built a networked community with our customers. This connects our users to everything from industry experts and latest news, insights and events, jobs and journalists, to our own essential media intelligence services. We are the PR's most trusted, up-to-date source of media intelligence; no one knows this ever-evolving community and can manage the sheer scale of data, content and influence on a global scale like we can. Gorkana's services are the best and we are investing heavily to keep it that way."
Johnson joined Gorkana in 2013 from UBS Investment Bank where he acted as Managing Director in the Telecoms, Media & Technology practice. In his 13 years at UBS, Johnson specialised in the European media sector, advising blue chip corporate and private clients on their growth and acquisition strategies.
Gorkana is the UK leader in media intelligence. We connect organisations to critical information and insight to help them control and manage their reputation across all media platforms.
In today's fast-paced media landscape, our unique blend of smart technology and bright analysts give our clients a clear competitive advantage. Gorkana is owned by Cision, a leading global media intelligence company headquartered in Chicago.
As an industry pioneer, Gorkana has redefined the way media intelligence works, transforming the way professionals connect and engage with the media. Its powerful database, human reviewed monitoring, social media and analysis services help make sense of the rapidly evolving media landscape. This essential information allows our customers - brands, media businesses and PR and communications agencies - to make the right decisions with relevant content, in real-time.
For more information, visit Gorkana.com or follow @Gorkana on Twitter.