2015 rank: 38
2014 rank: NA
Cision looks very different from when Peter Granat took the top job at the PR and social software behemoth in 2013. Last year, Cision combined with Vocus, and it has been on an acquisition spree, snapping up companies such as Viralheat, Visible Technologies, and Gorkana Group.
With the pending Gorkana merger under investigation in Europe, questions have arisen over whether Cision’s latest move will lessen competition in the production and supply of media services. Granat recently told PRWeek the company is "trying to stay ahead of the industry’s changes through acquisitions and increased investment in tech."