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Trainer Communications

September 24, 2013 09:00 ET

Trainer Communications "Media Shark Tank" Event Honored by PR News' 2013 PR Agency Elite Awards

San Francisco Bay Area Public Relations and Marketing Agency Recognized for Bringing Together Top-Tier Media and Silicon Valley CEOs; Third Annual Event to Take Place on October 17

PLEASANTON, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 24, 2013) - Trainer Communications, a full-service public relations and integrated marketing agency in the San Francisco Bay Area, today announced receipt of an honorable mention from PR News' PR Agency Elite Awards in the Promotion of Firm category. Judges recognized Trainer Communications for the firm's annual Media SharkTank event, which brings leading Silicon Valley CEOs face-to-face with top-tier reporters from Fortune, NBC-TV, and Bloomberg Businessweek to name a few.

At the event, CEOs or other executives present their company pitches to a panel of journalists in a private seating. The journalists then provide suggestions to strengthen the CEO's stories. The event provides executives invaluable feedback to understand what comprises an engaging, newsworthy story while also forging strong relationships with the media in a one-on-one format. In addition to the private session, CEOs and journalists interact in a reception afterwards designed to encourage relationship building opportunities. Currently in its third year, Trainer's Media SharkTank will take place October 17 at the Hotel Vitale in San Francisco. For more information, visit here.

All proceeds from the event go to the San Francisco Baykeeper, a local non-profit organization dedicated to the reversal of environmental degradation of the past and promotes new strategies and policies to protect the water quality of San Francisco Bay.

"Our judges and participants love this event as it's unlike any other in our industry. This recognition from PR News further underscores the importance of events like SharkTank that deepen engagement between technology executives and leading business press who are shaping the critical conversations that drive business today," said Susan Thomas CEO of Trainer Communications. "At Trainer, it is our highest priority to connect our clients with top influencers, and Media SharkTank has proven to be wildly successful at deepening such relationships with prestigious media, while also benefitting charity." 

More Trainer Communications Accolades from PR News
In addition to recognition for Media SharkTank, Trainer also received an honorable mention in the Business to Business category for its work revamping the media strategy of Appcelerator, the leading mobile enterprise platform company. As a result of a survey campaign, the agency helped drive a 300 percent increase in media coverage and more than 3,000 survey report downloads, supporting major growth of Appcelerator's sales funnel.

PR News' PR Agency elite Awards showcase the top PR agencies by practice area that set new benchmarks of excellence in client PR efforts. Judges determine recipients based on creativity, innovation, sound planning, implementation and outcomes.

About Trainer Communications
Trainer Communications is a premier integrated public relations and marketing agency in the San Francisco Bay Area. Specializing in technology, the agency offers deep domain expertise across storage, information security, telecommunications and wireless, enterprise software, networking, and consumer industries. Trainer represents emerging and high-growth technology companies that require market recognition and visibility to meet business objectives and is the only agency that guarantees quantifiable results with its Metrics Matter™ methodology. Established in 1995, more than 250 companies have relied on Trainer for strong marketing and PR strategies and support. The San Francisco PR and marketing agency has received several dozen national awards such as PRSA Anvils, Bulldog Awards, MarCom Awards, Iron Sabre Awards, and Videographer Awards for excellence in public relations, website design, and video and animation production. For more information, visit

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