WALTHAM, Massachusetts, December 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Brainshark, Inc., the leader in on-demand presentations, today announced that it has received a 2009 Best of Elearning! Award, in recognition of superior product innovation and customer satisfaction. Hosted by Elearning! and Government Elearning! magazines, the Best of Elearning! Awards are the exclusive readers' choice awards in the eLearning market. Brainshark was honored as the inaugural winner in the newly created Best Rapid Development Tool category.

We're pleased to honor Brainshark as a winner in the 'Best Rapid Development Tool' category. Readers nominated it for its ease-of-use and effectiveness in creating rapidly deployable, high-impact eLearning programs, said Catherine Upton, group publisher of Elearning! and Government Elearning! magazines.

The Elearning! Magazine Group received 1,755 nominations for the annual awards - twice last year's volume - which were cast online by readers. Winners are featured in the January 2010 issues of Elearning! and Government Elearning! magazines. This distinction caps off a year of accolades for Brainshark, which was recently selected for inclusion on Apps.gov, the General Services Administration's (GSA) cloud computing storefront, and named a 'Learning Leader' by research firm Bersin Associates.

Brainshark's Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications provide the scalability and flexibility for rapid training and eLearning deployments - letting companies ramp up and execute on their training initiatives faster, more effectively and more cost-effectively than ever before. Using Brainshark's on-demand, multimedia presentations, subject matter experts across an organization can easily create and share interactive eLearning content, as well as track completion. From sales, employee and customer education to channel certification to compliance training and more, Brainshark's eLearning solutions enable geographically dispersed audiences to interact with multimedia learning materials that can be experienced anytime, on-demand.

We're thrilled with this recognition from the Elearning! Magazine Group and from our customers who have created winning eLearning programs using our solutions. This honor is a testament to Brainshark's commitment to enabling business professionals to easily create and share information in powerful ways, said Brainshark CEO Joe Gustafson. By using Brainshark for eLearning, organizations can increase productivity, decrease costs and successfully meet their time-sensitive training needs.

About Elearning! Government Elearning! magazines

Elearning! and Government Elearning! Magazines, e-zines, E-newsletters, Alerts, Web sites and Summits are produced by B2B Media Company, LLC. Elearning! Magazine is one in the family of eleven media products serving the US$160 billion e-learning market. In combination, these brands reach up to 2 million executives, practitioners and professionals all evaluating, deploying or implementing e-learning solutions across their organizations each year. To learn more, visit: www.2elearning.com or www.gov.2elearning.com

About Brainshark, Inc.

Brainshark is the leader in on-demand presentations, transforming static business content into high-impact communications. Delivered via Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Brainshark enables audiences to access and engage with business content when and how they want. More than 1,000 companies - including a third of the Fortune 100 - rely on Brainshark software and services to help sales, marketing, training and HR experts cost-effectively deliver measurable results. In addition, organizations and individuals use the myBrainshark site to create, share and track publicly available multimedia presentations for free. For more information on these offerings, visit www.brainshark.com.

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SOURCE: Brainshark, Inc.

CONTACT: Joan Babinski of Brainshark, Inc., +1-781-370-8001,jbabinski@brainshark.com or Sara Card of Davies Murphy Group, Inc.,+1-781-418-2431, brainshark@daviesmurphy.com