PRThatRocks proudly announces agency founder and president Christopher Buttner has been nominated ‘Top Publicist’ on NARIP's “2009 Best In The Biz List.” The National Association of Record Industry Professionals (NARIP) promotes education, career advancement and good will among record executives. “The Best In The Biz List” recognizes and honors the best executive talent, labels, promoters, and recording industry support companies that provide extraordinary products and services.
Founded in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1994, PRThatRocks represents award-winning entertainers, composers and recording artists, national and regional concert tours and events, legendary recording studios, and some of the best-known consumer and commercial entertainment technology manufacturers and musical instrument brands in the world. PRThatRocks takes pride in acquiring big agency results at a fraction of big agency fees.
According to Buttner, “I am absolutely humbled to be nominated along with such incredible industry institutions and icons as iTunes, Rick Rubin, Live Nation, Timbaland, William Morris Agency, and Jimmy Iovine, to name just a few.”
The NARIP nomination is the most recent industry accolade received by PRThatRocks. In 2008, PRThatRocks received LA Music Awards nominations for ‘Independent Music Video of the Year' and ‘National Community Service Award' in recognition of the agency’s work with singer/songwriter Melanie Dekker for the production of her music video, ”Fall In/Wounded Soldier.” In July 2007, PRThatRocks was featured in PRWeek Magazine, the publicity industry's leading trade publication, for its innovative campaign strategies.
PRThatRocks represents a long list of diverse San Francisco Bay Area entertainment institutions and luminaries, as well as nationally-known clients. Bay Area clients consist of San Jose’s KFOX FM Morning Man and 80’s rocker Greg Kihn, The National Liberty Ship Memorial: SS Jeremiah O’Brien, Perry Mann’s Exotic Erotic Ball, The Annual San Francisco Drag King Contest, Pyramind Production and Training, the Independent Distribution Collective, and the lauded stage production, Point Break LIVE! In addition, PRThatRocks also represents ellemes events, the exclusive corporate and special event planning agency to the Playboy Mansion.
Buttner is also popular guest lecturer to San Francisco State University's “Publicity as a Profession” course, part of the College of Extended Learning's Music/Recording Business Program, the San Francisco Entertainment Commission's Hospitality and Entertainment Academy, Pyramind Production and Training, and the National Association of Recording Industry Professionals.
Those interested in voting for Christopher Buttner and PRThatRocks as “2009 Top Publicist” can do so through the “2009 Best In The Biz List” ballot link at the NARIP website.