Winners to be announced on September 16, 2014 at the Grand Hyatt in New York City

SAN JOSE, CA – August 6, 2014 –Tanis Communications, Inc., a leading Silicon Valley marketing and PR services firm, has been named a Finalist in PR News’ Platinum PR Awards. Tanis was selected in the Product Launch category for its work launching Crossbar, Inc., a start-up pioneering a new category of very high capacity and high-performance non-volatile memory, in August 2013. Crossbar engaged Tanis Communications to raise visibility in the press, encourage traffic to the website and provide relevant and helpful content allowing them to engage with each of those critical audiences and drive their business forward.

“For us at PR News, and for our community, the Platinum PR Awards serve annually as a celebration of the year’s top PR teams and as an ideal showcase for their most successful campaigns,” says Steve Goldstein, editorial director of PR News. “There were so many terrific entries this year, and once again we were reminded that creativity and inspiration rule in communications.”

The finalists of the Platinum PR Awards set industry standards for excellence across all areas of PR. Finalists are from corporations, agencies and nonprofits—both large and small—that took chances, made tremendous strides in their communications efforts and understand the power of public relations.

“We are honored to be named a Platinum PR Awards finalist, showcasing one of our strengths – building comprehensive marketing and PR programs for start-up companies like Crossbar,” said Nikki Tanis, president of Tanis Communications. “We pride ourselves of becoming an integral part of our client’s organization and this recognition by PR News and judges validates our approach.”

Details about PR News’ Platinum PR Awards and the complete list of Finalists are available here.

About PR News’ Platinum PR Awards

PR News is a daily intellectual hub that serves the communications and marketing community at corporations, agencies and nonprofits. With the launch of its weekly newsletter over 70 years ago, PR News has remained dedicated to supporting the growth of communicators all while keeping them abreast of the latest news affecting the industry. For more information, please visit

About Tanis Communications

Based in San Jose, Calif., Tanis Communications is a marketing and PR services firm, offering brand strategy, public relations, corporate communications, social media, web development and marketing communications services. As the central hub for clients’ internal and external communications efforts, Tanis delivers creative, award-winning programs that help technology companies bring their innovations to life and engage, inform, inspire and connect with the constituents who matter most. A recent addition to the Inc. 5000 fastest growing companies list, and with an extensive line-up of awards, Tanis is a new kind of agency – at the intersection of owned, earned, shared and paid content. For more information visit