Brainshark Wins Brandon Hall Excellence in Learning Technology Award

"Free Site Recognized as Key Technology to Enable Workplace Learning"

WALTHAM, Mass. — May 11, 2011 — Brainshark, Inc., the leader in online and mobile video presentations, today announced it has received a Brandon Hall Excellence in Learning Technology Award. The awards, presented annually by Brandon Hall Group, a leading research firm in training and development, recognize and showcase technological advances in products for workplace learning.

Brainshark received a gold medal in the “Best Advance in Technology for Rich-Media Authoring” category, in recognition of its website for individuals and small office/home office (SOHO) professionals. The site supports rapid content creation, letting users – with as little as a PowerPoint deck and the phone – create online video presentations, and share and track their content, all for free. Presentations can be viewed anytime and anywhere, including from smartphones and tablets, facilitating on-the-go learning. In addition, any Internet user can access myBrainshark’s free eLearning Catalog, which houses thousands of quality, eLearning titles.

myBrainshark also offers additional learning-related features, including the ability for subject matter experts to apply to become “Learning Providers” – a free designation that provides expanded content exposure and the ability to price their business-oriented content, if desired. myBrainshark Pro and myBrainshark Pro Trainer upgrades also provide advanced capabilities, including privacy controls, viewer tracking and eLearning functionality such as testing and scoring, certificates of completion, and integration with learning management systems (LMSes). In addition to myBrainshark and the myBrainshark Pro series, Brainshark also offers enterprise-class solutions for formal and informal learning needs, as well as mobile learning solutions.

“The tools and systems highlighted in this year’s awards program are on the cutting edge of learning technology and have positively impacted how people learn in the workplace,” said Tom Werner, chief research officer and director of the awards program. “myBrainshark is one such example, serving as a means for easily creating high-quality learning content, as well as a destination for consuming learning materials that support professional development.”

Joe Gustafson, CEO for Brainshark, said: “Being recognized by Brandon Hall Group is a great honor. With myBrainshark, as well as our enterprise-oriented learning offerings, Brainshark remains committed to providing simple, cost-effective ways to create eLearning content and reach learners on a massive scale and on any device.”

About Brandon Hall Group

Having worked with more than 5,000 clients globally and after 17 years of delivering world-class solutions, Brandon Hall Group is the preeminent research and analyst organization focused on developing research-driven solutions to drive organizational performance for emerging and large organizations. Through the recent merger of Brandon Hall Research and AC Growth, Brandon Hall Group has an extensive repository of thought leadership, research, data, and expertise in learning and development, talent management, sales, marketing, and executive management.

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