SAN JOSE, Calif., June 10, 2013 Tanis Communications, Inc., a leading Silicon Valley marketing and communications services firm, has been named a Finalist in the first ever PR News’ Agency A-List Awards in the Integrated Communications category.   The A-List inductees are honored for their innovative approaches to PR and marketing communications campaigns and their passion for delivering exceptional results for clients.  Winners will be announced at the PR News’ Agency A-List Awards Luncheon on September 10 in New York.

“Being recognized as a Finalist for PR News’ Agency A-List Awards is a testament to our unique approach to delivering integrated communications and confirmation that our approach clearly delivers value to our clients,” said Nikki Tanis, President of Tanis Communications.  “This honor reflects our firm’s belief in, and dedication to, providing our clients with a holistic approach to marketing, communications and PR to deliver significant results.”

Tanis Communications leverages a broad set of tools to achieve powerful results for clients. The firm’s ability to successfully integrate marketing, communications and PR across a wide range of internal and external stakeholders is a primary reason why companies of all sizes and from various industries turn to Tanis Communications as a strategic partner for their marketing and communications programs.  For example, in late 2012, Terracotta, the leader in in-memory technologies for enterprise Big Data, was faced with a massive marketing and PR effort in a very compressed timeframe, with three major events on the horizon. The company turned to Tanis Communications for messaging and planning support and then quickly expanded its engagement due to the quality and breadth of capabilities Tanis Communications provided.

Other companies, such as Rigaku Raman Technologies, a leading global developer of innovative Raman spectroscopy devices, have partnered with Tanis Communications for a refresh of their website content and design, as well as PR support, while organizations such as Oclaro, a tier-one provider and innovator of optical communications and laser solutions, have relied on the agency’s M&A communications, PR, marketing communications, brand strategy and employee communications expertise.

“Since engaging with Tanis Communications, we have come to rely on them as a critical extension to our marketing organization,” said Jill Richards, Chief Marketing Officer at Terracotta.  “Nikki Tanis and her team really understand our business, and have helped augment our go-to-market programs as needed, to help us compete against our much larger competitors in the Big Data and in-memory space.”


About Tanis Communications

Approaching communications in a holistic fashion, Tanis Communications leverages its deep technology expertise and in-house communications experience to deliver fully-integrated programs for a broad range of technology clients.  Based in San Jose, Calif., the company was established in 1997 and offers brand strategy, messaging and positioning, public relations, employee, marketing, financial and executive communications, as well as social multimedia and strategic marketing services.  Tanis’ expertise lies in the semiconductor, networking, storage, software, Internet, telecommunications and embedded technology markets. For more information, visit