Founded in 1983, Marketwired Canada is a social communications leader offering best-in-class news distribution and reporting, as well as state-of-the-art social media monitoring and analytics, powered by Sysomos. Relied on by PR and IR professionals in Canada and the United Kingdom, the newswire division transmits news releases for more than 5,000 organizations annually, including the majority of transmissions for Canadian public companies.  The directories division has published the most trusted and comprehensive Canadian media contact database since 1957 and an extensive range of British media directories since 1981 (previously CCN Matthews). French news is provided with this news distribution.