San Francisco-Based Boutique Public Relations Firm Honored with Seven PR Award Wins

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – March, 2013 – MSR Communications®
(, a public relations and social marketing firm that specializes in providing communications management services to technology, B2B and consumer lifestyle companies, has been honored with seven prestigious public relations award wins in 2012. The firm was named “Small Agency of the Year” by the 2012 Bulldog Reporter Stars of PR Awards. In addition, the firm won four MACOM Awards, including two Platinum Awards for Public Relations Program and Media Relations for and two Gold Awards for Blogger Relations and Social Media Campaign for AVG Technologies. The League of American Communications Professionals (LACP) awarded MSR in the 2012 Spotlight Awards for its work with CPP on the Infographic “How Personality Type Affects Social Media Behavior.”

These esteemed honors recognize the firm’s excellence in creating and conducting innovative and impactful media relations and social media campaigns for its clients. In particular, the awards point to its exceptional work for industry-leading internet security provider AVG Technologies; CPP, Inc., the exclusive publisher of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator instrument; and, the word discovery and learning destination with the world’s most downloaded mobile dictionary. The award-winning campaigns not only demonstrate the ability of MSR Communications to creatively position its clients in very competitive spaces, but also to move the needle forward, contributing to bottom line success.

“We are truly honored to be awarded by the top pundits in the public relations and social marketing industries” said Mary Shank Rockman, Principal and CEO of MSR Communications. “MSR’s seasoned team continues to be recognized for our unique ability to tell our client’s stories in creative visual ways.”

The Bulldog Awards and the LACP Awards are among the most distinguished awards in the marketing communications industry. Winners of these awards were chosen from hundreds of entries that represent the very best strategic and tactical prowess of PR agencies and corporate communications. Campaigns are judged by teams of working journalists and professionals, who assess entrants based on their ability to achieve extraordinary visibility and influence opinion, as well as the teams’ industry leadership, creativity, command of media and technology, and tenacity.

About MSR Communications
MSR Communications is an independent public relations and social marketing firm that offers award-winning creative intelligence and superior communications management services to technology, B2B and consumer lifestyle companies. The firm has practice areas in media and analyst relations; speaker placement programs; corporate positioning and messaging, social media and digital marketing communications; and crises/reputation management. Based in San Francisco, CA, MSR was named a 2012 Small PR Agency of the Year by Bulldog Reporter. For more information, visit,, or call (415) 989-9000.

Mary Shank Rockman
MSR Communications