Brainshark Wins MediaPost Appy Award for SlideShark iPad App

"SlideShark Honored as a Game-Changing Business App for Viewing and Sharing PowerPoint® Presentations on the iPad "

WALTHAM, Mass. — March 29, 2012 — Brainshark, Inc., the leader in online and mobile presentations, today announced that its free SlideShark iPad app won a 2012 Appy Award at the second annual Appy Awards reception. The winner in the business category, SlideShark, which allows users to properly play PowerPoint presentations on the iPad, was named a finalist alongside Go Daddy Mobile and Event Eguide.

Produced and hosted by MediaPost Communications, a media, advertising and marketing news and events publishing company, the annual Appy Awards’ aim is to acknowledge extraordinary applications across all devices and platforms. This year’s winners were carefully chosen among hundreds of thousands of eligible apps by MediaPost’s executive jury, which included companies like Zynga, PopCap and Phonevalley, and leading technology publications like Macworld and Engadget.

“The caliber of this year’s entries was remarkable and the winners no doubt reflect the most exciting and groundbreaking apps across a number of different industry categories,” said Sergei Kogut, awards director at MediaPost. “We were honored to recognize this year’s winners, including Brainshark’s SlideShark app, which demonstrated the highest level of excellence and are truly paving the way for the burgeoning app industry.”

SlideShark, Brainshark’s free, cloud-based iPad app, lets mobile business professionals around the world view and share their PowerPoint presentations on the iPad – with all fonts, colors, animations and graphics preserved. With the latest version of the app, users can share presentations online to be viewed on-demand – from virtually any device – and then track the viewing results. Since its launch in October 2011, SlideShark has seen two downloads per minute, 24x7, and is consistently ranked among the top productivity apps in Apple’s App Store.

“Winning the Appy Award for our SlideShark app in the business category is a great honor,” said Brainshark CEO Joe Gustafson. “SlideShark has become an essential solution for mobile business professionals to view PowerPoint presentations on the iPad the way they were meant to be seen. We look forward to continuing to provide our customers with the business solutions they need to create high-impact content that can be viewed, shared and tracked anytime, anywhere and from any device.”

This year’s winners included well-known brands like Mint, MLB At Bat, The Daily and new apps like iCookbook, DocuSign Ink and Viggle. To view a full list of this year’s winners, including Brainshark’s SlideShark app, please visit:

About Brainshark

Brainshark’s data-driven sales enablement and readiness platform provides client-facing teams with the knowledge, skills and resources 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