Journalists Rank Tech PR’s Best of the Best in 5th Annual Top Tech Communicators Awards

Winners to Offer Tech PR Best Practices in October 26th Webcast

ALEXANDRIA, Va.--()--PRSourceCode, a service provider connecting the technology public relations (PR), journalism, conference, and industry accolade communities, announced today the results of its fifth annual Top Tech Communicators awards. The awards are based on the IT journalism community’s votes for the top tech PR agencies, corporate PR departments, and individual PR pros. Select winners will participate in an October 26th Webinar featuring best practices in tech media relations.

The Top Tech Communicators awards results are based on a survey of more than 800 journalists and bloggers from IT and business publications, including CFO, eWEEK, PC World, Healthcare Purchasing News, SC Magazine, Smallbiztechnology.com, TechWeb, University Business, Virtual Strategy Magazine, Wired, and Ziff Davis Enterprise. The survey, conducted in Q3 2010, asked tech editors, journalists, and bloggers to name which tech PR agencies, corporate PR departments, and individual PR pros they enjoy working with most, considering responsiveness, knowledge of the industry, outreach methods, and more.

Agencies recognized as the “best of the best” include:

Large Agencies (>100 employees):

  1. Edelman
  2. Text 100
  3. Schwartz Communications
  4. SHIFT Communications
  5. Weber Shandwick Worldwide

Mid-sized Agencies (31-99 employees):

  1. SS|PR
  2. LaunchSquad PR
  3. O’Keeffe & Company
  4. OutCast Communications
  5. Access Communications

Small Agencies (<31 employees):

  1. INK Public Relations
  2. Silicon Valley PR
  3. Dodge Communications
  4. Kulesa Faul
  5. Kesselring Communications

The winning corporate PR departments include:

“This media is constantly shifting – from evolving and new forms of media to the way people receive news,” says Cole Smith, national account director for PRSourceCode. “This year’s Top Tech Communicators have really embraced the change, staying on top of the media’s trends, working to adapt with the journalists, and learning how to best match their clients and organizations’ expectations and needs with journalists’ changing realities and methods. Congratulations to all of this year’s winners.”

Beyond voting for the top PR agencies and corporate PR departments, participating journalists also named their top individual PR professionals. To view this list and download the complete findings of the Top Tech Communicators awards, please visit http://www.prsourcecode.com/page/2010-top-tech-communicators. In addition to the comprehensive winner listings, the full report also examines tech PR pitching tactics, tech journalist pitching preferences, and advice and best practices from the IT editorial community.

To help tech PR professionals stay ahead of the changing media and strengthen their relationships with the IT editorial community, PRSourceCode will host a complimentary Webinar, “PR Open Forum: Tips from the Top,” on Tuesday, October 26 at 1 p.m. ET. Confirmed panelists include 2010 Top Tech Communicators Starr Million Baker, co-founder and president of INK Public Relations, Steve Kerns, managing supervisor at Fleishman-Hillard, and Melissa Neumann, executive vice president of Eastwick Communications. The Webinar will discuss best practices for getting “ink” in new media, how to stay on top through transitioning media and PR, and the panelists’ outlook for what’s next in tech PR. To register, visit www1.gotomeeting.com/register/162717096.

About PRSourceCode

PRSourceCode is focused on connecting the technology public relations (PR), journalism, conference, and industry accolade communities. Its Edit Forum and Speaking & Awards Forum offerings arm the tech PR community with timely, relevant, and accurate information so they can generate more ink, place more speakers, and win more awards. By sending out opportunity information through PRSourceCode’s offerings, members of the media, conference planners, and award coordinators can focus on doing their jobs. For more information, visit www.prsourcecode.com.

Contacts

PRSourceCode
Kimberly Hubbard, 703-647-4554
khubbard@prsourcecode.com

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PRSourceCode announced today the results of its fifth annual Top Tech Communicators awards. The awards are based on the IT journalism community’s votes for the top tech PR agencies, corporate PR ...

Contacts

PRSourceCode
Kimberly Hubbard, 703-647-4554
khubbard@prsourcecode.com