2012 Mobile Star Awards Winner:

Public Relations Company — Vantage Communications

Company Summary:

90 New Montgomery Street, Suite 1414
San Francisco, CA 94105
(+1) 415-984-1970

Company Structure:  Private Company, established in 1993
Number of Employees:  20
Markets:  Device OEMs, Social Groups or Networks, Telecom

Services Summary:

Vantage Communications has a successful track record of quickly raising awareness for our clients and clout within the mobile industry since 1997 with the launch of Samsung’s first CDMA handset to the U.S. and European markets. The firm covers the widest spectrum of the mobile space – everything from network infrastructure and mobile cloud to mobile apps.

In the past year, Vantage has garnered top-tier media coverage for mobile applications, mobile video, application delivery, second screen apps, mobile backhaul, testing, and wireless communications.

The firm’s core strengths lie within its understanding of clients’ technology and knowledge of current mobile industry trends.  Vantage uses these strengths to strategically position its clients within the mobile market. To generate awareness and increase clients’ sales, Vantage develops unique story lines that make its clients shine. Its app clients achieved the top of their respective categories in the App Store and Android Market, and received coverage from top-tier mainstream publications including CNBC, NBC, CBS News, Fox News, ABC, New York Times, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, TechCrunch, GigaOm, and ReadWriteWeb.  Vantage’s mobile infrastructure clients have received coverage in VentureBeat, CNET, Light Reading Mobile, Wireless Review, Wireless Week, Internet News, InformationWeek, InfoWorld, RCR Wireless, Network World, eWeek, EE Times, and CRN.

Vantage’s mobile clients have also taken home numerous prestigious awards. Award wins include the Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation Awards, Light Reading Leading Lights Award, CES Mobile Apps Showdown Award, The Webby Awards, World Economic Forum Technology Pioneers, Global Telecom Business Award, GSMA Global Mobile Awards, GSMA Mobile Innovator, Golden Bridge Award, Best of 4G and 4GWE Best of LTE Award.

To keep our clients ahead of the curve, we are experts at leveraging social media, and integrate it with traditional PR to get results. In fact, Vantage helped secure first place in the ‘People’s Voice’ for Best Use of GPS or Location Technology at The Webby Awards for family safety app client, Life360. The online community determines the winners of the Webby People’s Voice by voting for the nominated work they believe to be the best in each category. As soon as Life360 was announced as a finalist, Vantage leveraged social media to not only share the exciting news of the finalist announcement, but also to encourage people to vote for the app. Through this tactic, Life360 was ultimately named the ‘People’s Choice’ winner at The 2012 Webby Awards.

Vantage has been awarded a SUPERSTAR ‘Mobile PR Firm of the Year’ by MobileVillage for two years running.