DUBLIN, CA--(Marketwire - August 11, 2009) - Ventana Public Relations, a strategic marketing communications services provider, announced today that company vice president Joe Austin has again been named a "Top Tech Communicator" by PRSourceCode for the third consecutive year. PRSourceCode's 4th Annual "Top Tech Communicators" award is the IT editorial community's ranking of the best PR agencies and corporate PR departments, as well as individual PR practitioners.

The 4th Annual PRSourceCode Top Tech Communicators survey findings are based on an online survey of more than 500 journalists from IT and business publications. The study identifies the top five large, mid-sized, and small PR agencies, as well as corporate PR departments and individual PR professionals, as ranked by surveyed IT journalists. Each are evaluated based on the value they deliver to the editorial process in terms of responsiveness, reliability, and overall recognition of editorial needs.

"With a focus on strengthening the relationship between the editorial and public relations communities, PRSourceCode is pleased to honor the editorial community's highly respected PR teams -- and individuals such as Joe Austin of Ventana Public Relations -- through the Top Tech Communicators study," said Ben Wall, Account Executive at PRSourceCode.

Austin has more than a decade of experience driving strategic public relations planning, media tours, press conferences, and media/analyst relations for a wide range of companies in the data storage, security, networking and Web 2.0 spaces. His deep media relationships span broadcast and print, including editors and reporters for business, IT, reseller, and vertical publications. This experience has rewarded Austin's clients -- from startups to global billion-dollar companies -- with volumes of press coverage including numerous print/radio and television media placements in marquee outlets such as CNBC, Fox, CNN, BusinessWeek, USA Today, Forbes, Bloomberg, and the Associated Press.

"Strong relationships are critical for business success and this is especially true in the execution of an effective media relations campaign," said Al Angrisani, CEO of Angrisani Turnarounds and author of 'Win One for the Shareholders.' "It is no surprise to me that top reporters in the media have nominated Mr. Austin for this award. In only a few months time, he has landed more than ten appearances on top broadcast networks, including CNBC and Fox Business and secured impressive coverage in Tier One publications such as Forbes and Bloomberg for my organization. I look forward to his continued efforts in support of Angrisani Turnarounds and its objectives."

"Joe is a remarkable communicator who always works with the editorial community with passion, experience and a keen knack for understanding the 'story' wanted by journalists," said Sabrina Sanchez, CEO of Ventana Public Relations. "And, he continues to do this with a laser focus on client goals so coverage results map directly to their business objectives. He is truly a 'top communicator' and we are pleased to see him recognized for the third year in a row."

Ventana Public Relations is a full-service public relations firm which specializes in high technology media relations, analyst relations, social media and brand positioning strategies. By combining proven methodologies, customized programs and many years of industry experience, Ventana delivers strategic results that are quantified using metrics that insure the best return on investment. The firm is comprised of a senior, acknowledged team of public relations experts and has extensive experience supporting a range of technologies including enterprise software, networking, security, storage, supply chain, wireless/mobile computing and social networking.

About PRSourceCode

PRSourceCode is a Content Service Public Relations provider (CSP) serving the Information Technology (IT) journalism, conference, industry accolade, and public relations communities. Founded by public relations practitioners for public relations practitioners, PRSourceCode focuses on rethinking traditional public relations, public relations processes, and delivering innovative services that re-invent public relations, best public relations practices, and better serve the editorial community.

About Ventana Public Relations

Ventana Public Relations (www.ventanapr.com) provides strategic marketing communications services to a customer base comprising technology companies that range from startups to market leaders. Ventana's results-driven methodology is built around insightful analysis of individual client needs and development of personalized communications programs that are always aligned with clients' business objectives. The Ventana team combines a unique blend of talents and more than 100 years of experience to ensure that the company's time-proven techniques are effectively executed to provide customers with the best return on their PR investment.

Contact Information: Contact: Denise Nelson Ventana Public Relations 925-837-6277 Office