Brainshark Named Top Video Solution in Best of Elearning! Awards

"Annual Readers’ Choice Awards Also Honor Brainshark and its SlideShark App in 'Best Mobile Application' and 'Best Presentation Tool' Categories"

WALTHAM, Mass. — October 3, 2012 — Brainshark, Inc., the leader in online and mobile presentations, today announced it has been named the “Best Video Solution” in the annual Best of Elearning! Awards from the Elearning! Media Group. Chosen by readers of Elearning! and Government Elearning! magazines, Brainshark was honored for superior product innovation and customer satisfaction. Additionally, Brainshark received Award of Excellence distinctions in the “Best Presentation Tool” and “Best Mobile Application” categories.

This year, the Elearning! Media Group received nearly 4,000 nominations from readers over a three-month balloting period. Winners will be featured in December in the “2012 Best of Elearning! Awards” issues of Elearning! and Government Elearning! magazines.

“Given the number of nominations, to earn an Award of Excellence is quite an honor,” said Catherine Upton, Elearning! Media Group’s publisher. “And, to be named a category winner is a true testament to Brainshark’s product and service excellence.”

With Brainshark’s cloud-based platform, users – regardless of technical expertise – can quickly create high-impact, video-based eLearning and mobile learning (mLearning) content. It’s easy for users to add their voice – along with survey and test questions, video clips, attachments and more – to PowerPoints and other documents, to create SCORM- and AICC-compliant online video presentations. Users can share presentations in multiple ways – including through email links, learning management systems, mobile portals, and Brainshark’s free iOS and Android apps – as well as track participation, completion and results.

In addition, the company’s free SlideShark app – bolstering Brainshark’s nomination in the “Best Presentation Tool” category – has become a valued solution for learners and educators/trainers alike. Introduced to the market a year ago, SlideShark lets users view, present and share PowerPoints on the iPad and iPhone, and continues to garner two downloads/minute, 24x7.

“We’re thrilled to have our products recognized in the Best of Elearning! Awards – an honor that’s especially meaningful to us, since it reflects readers’ and customers’ voices,” said Brainshark CEO Joe Gustafson. “Brainshark makes it easy to capture audience attention through the power of video, and with our mobile apps and solutions, we remain committed to enabling organizations to reach learners conveniently and on-demand – on their device of choice.”

About Brainshark

Brainshark’s data-driven sales readiness platform provides the tools to prepare client-facing teams with the knowledge and skills they need to perform at the highest level. With best-of-breed solutions for training and coaching, as well as cutting-edge insights into sales performance, customers can ensure their sales reps are always ready to make the most of any selling situation. With Brainshark, companies can: enable sales teams with on-demand training that accelerates onboarding and keeps reps up-to-speed; validate readiness with sales coaching and practice that ensure reps master key messages; empower teams with dynamic content that can be created quickly, updated easily and accessed anywhere; and use powerful scorecards to visualize sales performance trends and make real connections from improved readiness to increased revenue. Thousands of customers – including more than half of the Fortune 100 – rely on Brainshark to close performance gaps and get better results from their sales enablement initiatives. Learn more at