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As the old saying goes, the proof is in the pudding – and we’re not afraid to brag. Check out some of the outstanding results we’re secured for our clients.

Forbes for Fierce, Inc.

October 24, 2011

“I’ve been in this field for more than 30 years,” said co-anchor of Today Ann Curry. “I’ve heard a lot of stereotypes.”Women continue climbing the rungs of power—building their ranks as heads of state, corporate leaders and media influencers—but their minority status means they still face harsh, limiting assessments based on their gender.

Xconomy for Tippr

October 24, 2011

After Groupon’s season of woe, a truckload of me-too disappearing acts, and last week’s mass-layoff meltdown at third-place competitor BuyWithMe, it sure isn’t looking like a very bullish time to be operating a daily deals startup. Martin Tobias would disagree.

eContent for Optify

October 21, 2011

The St. Petersburg Times was founded in 1884 as the West Hillsborough Times, with an original circulation of 480. More than a century and 8 Pulitzer Prize Awards later, the St. Petersburg Times has grown to become the largest newspaper in Florida and the 25th largest in the United States, with a daily readership of over 591,000 and Sunday readership of approximately 966,000.

CRN for Doyenz

October 20, 2011

Doyenz, a Seattle-based firm chosen as one of CRN's Top 20 Cloud Storage Vendors for 2011, has launched a new disaster recovery solution for SMBs that decreases the time to recover a virtual environment to minutes instead of days, according to Eric Webster, Chief revenue officer at Doyenz.

Talent Management for Fierce, Inc.

October 18, 2011

The summer blockbuster “Horrible Bosses” painted a grim picture of the employee-boss dynamic. However, a new survey shows employees don’t think bosses are so horrible after all.

Forbes for Apptio

October 18, 2011

At Dell World last week, Michael Dell hosted a variety of speakers, most of whom pointed to a vision of a new CIO, one who abandons the under-the-hood, component level focus in favor of vastly increased attention on business processes and crafting and configuring applications to support them. While the vision represents a coherent synthesis that addresses most of the challenges facing CIOs, several implications of the vision deserve attention in order for CIOs to avoid serious errors.

Seattle PI for Cascadia Capital

October 12, 2011

The new leading sector for cleantech venture capital isn’t PV or EVs — it’s energy efficiency. What startup ideas will attract capital and customers? I hand-picked a panel of experts to reveal to you the opportunities and highlight the key trends that make energy efficiency, the “low-hanging fruit,” a rising star among investors.

GeekWire for BigDoor

October 9, 2011

Like most Internet-centric companies, we find ourselves engaged in an ongoing (never ending?) search for the core metrics that will truly matter for our business. In today’s digital world, we can record and report on just about every single bit that is flipped – but the deluge of data that ensues is rarely informative or directly actionable.

info week for tappIn

October 4, 2011

The menu of available mobile devices seems to grow longer by the day, thanks in large part to an increasing number of Android phones and tablets. But what makes those devices true business tools? The apps, of course.

Forbes for Medify

September 30, 2011

Medify mines Medline, the largest database of medical studies. Founder Derek Streat and his team tabulate a list of criteria they think are important to arrive at a score. Medify’s algorithm assigns what Streat calls “a strength of evidence” or “Hotness” to a group of inputs, which is essentially a weighting system. It takes into account, for example, how often a treatment has been studied, how many patients have been studied, the number of clinical trials, and outcomes. Those inputs are constantly refined.

From the Blog

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  As we approach Barokas PR’s 19th anniversary, our family has some exciting news to share with you. Over the past year, we’ve met a ton of incredible people and explored several burgeoning tech markets across the country. The most exciting takeaway is that tech is thriving everywhere. You can be a tech entrepreneur, on [Read More]

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Our Clients say it all...

  • Rapt Media

    “Barokas has been a great partner to Rapt Media over the past few years.  Not only is their execution and attention to detail top notch, we share the same values of trust and honest communication to get to the best solutions.”

  • apptio

    “Barokas Public Relations has been relentless in raising Apptio’s profile and driving meaningful and consistent coverage. The firm’s tech savvy and ‘squeaky wheel’ approach to PR, combined with their energy and enthusiasm, is paying off in spades for Apptio as we work to build a new market category.”

  • Blazent

    “In my career I’ve never seen this kind of response in such a short period of time. In less than two months, Barokas PR developed the strategy for our launch, and leveraged their relationships to drive top tier coverage across trade and business press. They are a PR powerhouse.”

  • Accela

    “Barokas PR has consistently performed at a level beyond our benchmarks. They never cease to impress with their PR savvy, quick grasp of our technology, and non-stop willingness to go the extra mile to reach desired goals. I would heartily recommend them for any stage business looking for a truly exceptional PR partner.”

  • ExtraHop Networks

     “When it came time to hire an outside PR agency for ExtraHop, Barokas seemed like a natural fit. Not only are they one of the only mid-size agencies that has meaningful enterprise IT infrastructure experience, plus their creativity, work ethic, and dedication to client success is obvious.”

  • ChoreMonster

    “Barokas claims they are PR minus the bullshit. I found it hard to believe. So, I put them to work right away with an insane deadline. Guess what? They killed it. Not only that, but they’ve continued to do dope work ever since. Easy communication, always on top of it, and… no bullshit.”

  • Vector

    “Barokas PR has opened the door to endless opportunities for Vector. With their support, we’re seen as true thought leaders in the space community, which supports so much of what we do like raising capital and demand for our technology.”

  • Visible Technologies

    “Over the nearly three years we worked with Barokas Public Relations, they consistently delivered outstanding results and counsel to us. They were a trusted advisor and partner! The team’s deep expertise working with key industry media in the advertising and digital marketing space benefitted us greatly, and was instrumental positioning us for acquisition by two industry leaders – Vocus and Cision. We couldn’t have asked for a more successful partnership.”

  • FlowPlay

    “Barokas PR has been an integral part of our business since 2007, helping us grow from a small startup to a profitable gaming company. They’re a smart, scrappy and creative group of PR pros, and their passion for FlowPlay’s business is showcased by the PR coverage we’ve received over the years.” 

  • RoundPegg

    “Barokas PR has achieved more in 6 months than our previous agency did in 2 years.”

  • Wealthfront

    “The work Barokas PR did for our recent launch was fantastic. A 10 on a scale of 1 to 10. The top-tier coverage we received was consistent with our messaging. We couldn’t have asked for more. Barokas is a welcome addition to the Bay Area PR scene.”

  • Concur

    “For six years Barokas PR worked passionately on the Concur business. We relied on Howie and his team to help us promote and own the T&E category. Barokas consistently delivered.”

  • FlashFunders

    “I can’t believe how aggressive Barokas PR has been since day one of our relationship. The agency is exactly what FlashFunders needs to drive awareness.”

  • Lighter Capital

    “Barokas PR delivered results from day one. We’ve been impressed with the team’s commitment to securing top tier coverage time and time again.”

  • OpenMarket

    “We’ve partnered with Barokas PR since 2013 and can attest to their driven, results-oriented agency mentality. In fact, they more than doubled the average number of feature coverage placements each quarter, compared to our previous agency. Barokas PR’s enterprise expertise has significantly lifted OpenMarket’s awareness with key press, analysts and customers.” 

  • SQFT

    “These guys are PR gods. In just one month, we doubled the number of downloads and tripled the number of listings on our app.”

  • vCita

    “Barokas PR really gets us. They consistently deliver and are a true representation of PR minus the BS. This is the first time I’ve felt this way about a PR firm.”

  • Tippr

    “I’ve worked with Barokas since 1999. They kick ass. A much better solution than Edelman, Weber, or any of the other mega agencies.”

  • Daegis

    “Barokas Public Relations hit the ground running and placed positive articles right from the start. In addition to being results-focused, their deep understanding of the eDiscovery market played an integral role in developing our messaging and establishing awareness for the Daegis brand at a critical time. They consistently went the extra mile to serve us, and I can’t think of a better qualified group of PR professionals to work with.”

  • BoldIQ

    “The best compliment I can give Barokas PR is that they are like an extension of our team. It does not feel like we are working with an ‘outside’ PR firm. They have the same level of commitment, engagement and passion as our own employees. On top of that, they are great at PR!”

  • zenprise

    “Barokas Public Relations works as advertised – they get results – and have a keen understanding of what it takes to get the job done. The increasing volume of coverage we have achieved over the years is a testament to their work. We value the firm’s strategic counsel and partnership in helping Zenprise become the leader in mobile device management, and recommend them to other companies who are looking for an aggressive, smart agency with a “can do” attitude.”

  • Atari

    “Barokas PR is a nimble team of talented media professionals. They’ve successfully assisted Atari with shaping the Atari brand in the constantly evolving gaming landscape, and have continually exceeded our expectations and coverage goals. Barokas PR provides strategic media counsel to our team, and will continue to be a big complement to Atari’s go-forward plans.” 

  • Ibotta

    “As the fastest growing tech company in Denver, it was important to find a PR partner that could move quickly and strategically with us. Barokas has been that and more.”

  • RadiumOne

    “BPR provides the right mix of senior PR counsel coupled with a healthy dose of aggressiveness that has earned us tier-1 results in AdAge, AdWeek, Fast Company, Forbes, Wall Street Journal and others. Strategic communications is essential to a brand’s success, and the BPR team has consistently demonstrated their PR prowess for our brand and leadership team on multiple fronts. Their professionalism and partnership mentality dispels the myth that PR firms have to be based in the Bay Area to do great work.”

  • Cascadia

    “It takes a combination of strategic smarts and heads down effort to succeed in public relations, and nobody combines the two better than Barokas Public Relations. The agency’s work with Cascadia Capital has helped propel us into the spotlight as one of the nation’s leading boutique investment banks.”

  • WTIA

    “I have been working Barokas PR for 15 years and four companies. BPR is my go-to marketing partner of choice. In the past 2.5 years, BPR has worked closely with our team at WTIA to establish a credible voice for the tech industry in the Pacific Northwest. Media outlets and government officials now come to us as a subject matter expert on background or as a public voice for the important stories about our industry. It is a joy to work with BPR – they are competent, honest, and tenacious as hell.”

  • Airbiquity

    “Barokas PR has done an outstanding job on our business. They got up to speed quickly on a complex and fast moving industry vertical, and significantly improved our media targeting strategy and outreach. The results speak for themselves: 3X more press interviews, 2X more article inclusions, 6X more impressions delivery, and a category leading press coverage profile versus our competition.”

  • Liaison

    “After experiencing the outstanding results secured by Barokas PR during our acquisition of Hubspan, we extended that partnership to Liaison. I wear many hats in my organization and their proactive approach and responsiveness were bar-none. I never had to worry about their performance, and over the years they were a huge key to my success.”

  • Ello

    “If you set out to change the world it’s a good idea to have Barokas PR on your team. They are the most awesome PR people in the world. I would not work with anyone else.”

  • Eucalyptus Systems

    “Small focused teams can run circles around those with many more people and much larger marketing budgets. Barokas PR helps us sharpen and communicate our message with impressive awareness results in a market with lots of noise.”

  • clearwell

    “Barokas Public Relations has been a great partner for Clearwell and has played a critical role in our success. Kudos on a great job over the last 5+ years, beginning with our company launch through to our acquisition.”

  • Amplero

    “Barokas has the breadth and depth of press, media and analyst relationships that I grew used to at big companies, but they also bring the scrappy, gritty, “we’re all in this together” attitude of a startup. They are a great partner and an integral part of our success!”

  • Techstars

    “Barokas PR has been relentless in spreading awareness of the Techstars ecosystem on all fronts. They understand the many facets of our brand and can expertly deliver our message to the right people at the right publications. The Techstars for Life message has reverberated throughout the media thanks to the exceptional work from our Barokas PR team.”

  • Eucalyptus Systems

    “I consider myself very lucky for getting the chance to work with the Barokas PR team.  
    They are one of the few teams that really get it!”

     

  • Rachio

    Barokas PR is having a significant impact on our exposure, placing us in top tier media including CNET, Men’s Journal, TechCrunch and Wall Street Journal. As an added bonus, we have great chemistry with their team.”

  • Vertafore

    “Barokas PR has strengthened our relationships with key influencers in the insurance industry and increased our visibility as a leading software powerhouse in the PNW. Through this strategic partnership, we have experienced a record level of coverage, resulting in new business leads and an increased share of voice.”

  • Adaptiva

    “Since working with the BPR team, we’ve secured top tier media coverage that far exceeds our competitors. BPR is a rare-breed, able to understand and articulate complex technologies in a creative way that delivers results. Highly personable and professional, they possesses the innate ability to gain the trust of those around them, including journalists, analysts and clients. I highly recommend their services.”

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