PLEASANTON, CA--(Marketwire - June 15, 2010) -  Trainer Communications, a full-service, public relations, integrated marketing and social media agency, servicing the enterprise and consumer technology sectors, today announced that Bulldog Reporter, the PR industry's highest circulation trade journal, crowned Trainer Communications the "Best Small PR Agency of the Year." Trainer CEO Susan Thomas will be in New York City on June 30th to receive the award at the national awards ceremony.

Trainer, a previous Bulldog award-winner, was selected by a panel of working journalists and bloggers for a host of best practices that helped the company to double its client base in the past year, including:

  • Utilizing Trainer Connect, an online workflow portal enabling transparent client-reporting and collaboration 24/7
  • Creating a Global Partner Network to attract and support international clients including Avocent, Nimsoft, and Zazzle
  • Offering complete video production for which it has won two Videography Awards for Excellence in Video
  • Implementing a full menu of new media service offerings, including social media support, corporate blogs, You Tube channels, and Wikipedia articles
  • Providing clients with strategic web site and SEO development

Clients credit Trainer's best practices for substantially improving their companies. CORAID CEO Kevin Brown cites Trainer Communications for its role in helping the company relaunch itself. Brown says, "Trainer Communications has been a huge part of our success. They've really helped us relaunch the company. They've been working with us on a number of different marketing initiatives, everything from web to trade shows to PR to analysis. It's been a very nicely put together package and we've seen this not only produce a lot of visibility for the company, but this has also started to translate into leads."

In addition to "agency of the year" recognition, Trainer also earned another 2010 Bulldog Award for "Best Campaign Under $100,000" saluting Trainer's PR innovation for its highly successful "Data Robotics Goes Pro campaign." These two awards add to a growing list of national acclaim for Trainer which, among other accolades, has also won the 2008 Bulldog Award for "PR Innovation of the Year" for its Metrics Matter methodology, the 2009 Sabre Award for "Best Agency to Work For," and the 2009 MarCom Gold Award for "Excellence in Publicity Campaign."

Thomas attributes these many accolades to Trainer's ability to satisfy clients' most important needs. "Trainer clients desire an agency not only for traditional PR execution, but also one that can think strategically based on deep domain expertise and one that also possesses specialized skills in social media and messaging. Trainer then ties it all together with creative campaigns that directly support our clients' business objectives -- with guaranteed results based on Metrics Matter methodology," said Thomas.

Stories about Trainer and other award winners will be featured in PR Hall of Fame, a widely distributed and downloadable magazine. In addition, select award-winning campaigns will be chronicled in Bulldog Reporter's Winning PR Campaigns e-newsletter and in Bulldog Reporter's Daily Dog trade journal, both of which are distributed to more than 45,000 PR professionals.

About Trainer Communications
Trainer Communications is the premier provider of integrated marketing and high-tech public relations services. Specializing in technology, the agency offers deep domain expertise across data infrastructure, information security, optical and wireless communications, enterprise software, networking, and consumer industries. Trainer represents emerging and high-growth technology companies that lack the market recognition and visibility needed to meet business objectives and is the only agency that guarantees quantifiable results with its Metrics Matter™ methodology. Established in 1995, Trainer has represented more than 200 companies, including one-third that resulted in a positive liquidity event. Notable successes include Brocade, Cloudscape, CrossWorlds, Data Domain, G-Log, Itronix, Oblix, Sygate, Trigo, Versata, and WhereNet. Based in Silicon Valley with nationwide coverage, the agency has received numerous awards, including the 2009 and 2008 MarCom Gold Award for Best Publicity Campaign, the 2009 Iron Sabre Award for Best Agency to Work For, two 2009 National Videographer Awards, the 2008 Bulldog Award for PR Innovation of the Year, and the 2008 Iron Sabre Certificate of Excellence for Product of the Year. For more information, visit

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