10th annual Stevie® Awards will be presented on June 18 in New York City and September 17 in San Francisco

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 10, 2012 – Tanis Communications, Inc., a Silicon Valley marketing and communications services firm, has been named a Finalist in the 2012 American Business AwardsSM in two categories, Communications Team of the Year, and Telecommunications Website.

The Communications Team nomination recognizes Tanis’ role at Oclaro, a leader in optical components and modules for the telecommunications, industrial and consumer markets.  Since 2009, Tanis has functioned as Oclaro’s outsourced communications team, orchestrating its communications strategy and program execution, ensuring message consistency for internal and external corporate and marketing communications.

Tanis also provides communications strategy and program execution for IntelePeer, a provider of on-demand, cloud-based communications services for enterprises and service providers.  As part of a brand strategy and messaging refresh, Tanis helped IntelePeer simplify the story on its website, through refreshed brand positioning and messaging; improved navigation; addition of new graphical images and icons to emphasize the benefits; and the creation of an intriguing flash animation to tell the company story simply and effectively. Tanis was named a Finalist for its work on IntelePeer’s website.

“We are passionate about doing great work that helps our clients achieve their business goals, and our outsourced model offers ideal flexibility and access to a range of talented communications professionals,” said Nikki Tanis, president of Tanis Communications.  “Great work is a direct result of great client relationships. This recognition also celebrates the innovation and excellence demonstrated by our clients Oclaro and IntelePeer. ”

The 2012 American Business Award Finalists were chosen by more than 140 business professionals nationwide during preliminary judging in April and May.  More than 150 members of 10 specialized judging committees will determine Stevie Award placements – Gold, Silver or Bronze — from among the Finalists during final judging, to take place May 14 – 25.

More than 3,000 nominations from organizations of all sizes were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories.  The list of all Finalists is posted here.

About the Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service.  Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide.  Learn more about The Stevie Awards at www.stevieawards.com.

About Tanis Communications

Based in San Jose, Calif., Tanis Communications is a Silicon Valley high-technology integrated communications firm. Established in 1997, the firm offers brand strategy, messaging and positioning, public relations, employee communications, marketing communications, financial communications, executive communications, social multimedia and strategic marketing services, focused on the semiconductor, networking, storage, software, Internet, telecommunications and embedded technology markets. For more information, visit www.taniscomm.com.

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