Brainshark’s SlideShark App Wins Two ‘Gold’ Stevie® Awards in 2012 American Business AwardsSM Program

"SlideShark is Honored for Its Innovative and Breakthrough Technology – Enabling Business Professionals to View, Present, Share and Track PowerPoints on Their iPads and iPhones"

WALTHAM, Mass. — September 20, 2012 — Brainshark, Inc., the leader in online and mobile presentations, today announced that its free SlideShark app – for viewing and sharing PowerPoints on iOS devices – was honored with two Stevie® Awards in the 10th Annual American Business Awards Program. SlideShark took home “Gold”-level awards – the highest award ranking – winning the following categories:

  • Best App: Utilities & Services
  • Best New Product or Service: Software – Mobile On-Demand Application

 The American Business Awards are the nation’s premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. 

 More than 3,000 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted for consideration this year. Stevie Award winners were selected by more than 270 executives nationwide who participated in the judging process. Winners were announced at a ceremony this week in San Francisco.

 “We’re thrilled to have SlideShark recognized with two prestigious ‘Gold’ Stevie Awards,” said Brainshark CEO Joe Gustafson. “This honor is a testament to our dedicated and innovative team, who continues to introduce cutting-edge features that make SlideShark a presenter’s best friend. We’re also grateful to our enthusiastic users for their feedback, ideas and support, and remain committed to giving them an excellent mobile presentation experience.”

 Launched last fall, SlideShark has enabled iPad, iPhone and iPod touch users to do what was previously impossible: view and show PowerPoints on their iOS devices the way they were meant to be seen – with fonts, animations, graphics and colors intact. The app, available in a multi-user version for teams as well, also serves as a platform to distribute, track and manage content in the cloud.

 Since its launch, SlideShark has:

  • Continuously netted two downloads/minute, 24x7.
  • Been relied on by users in more than 120 different countries.
  • Consistently ranked among the top “Productivity Apps” in Apple’s App Store.
  • Been adopted by sales, marketing and HR organizations in companies around the world to increase the productivity and efficiency of their mobile workforce.

 “We’re delighted to recognize so many innovative companies, new products, technical achievements, and technology executives in the ABA’s new product and tech awards categories,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards. “It’s gratifying and inspiring to have received so many remarkable entries for this year’s competition. We look forward to staging this event in San Francisco for years to come.”

 Details about The American Business Awards and the Stevie Award winners are available at www.stevieawards.com/aba

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 Brainshark

Brainshark sales readiness software equips businesses with the training, coaching and content authoring capabilities to achieve sales mastery and outsell the competition. With Brainshark, companies can: prepare sales teams with on-demand training that accelerates onboarding and keeps reps up-to-speed; validate readiness with sales coaching that ensures reps master your message; and empower sales organizations with rich, dynamic content that can be created quickly and accessed anywhere. Thousands of companies – including more than half of the Fortune 100 – rely on Brainshark to identify and close performance gaps, and get better results from their sales enablement initiatives. Learn more at www.brainshark.com.