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"If at first the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it."
Albert Einstein

The Crew:

Christopher Buttner, Founder & President

As the entertainment and technology industries have evolved, so has PRThatRocks.com.

PRThatRocks.com was founded in 1994 by Christopher Buttner as a specialized publicity agency representing many of the best-known, award-winning manufacturers of musical instruments, recording equipment and commercial/industrial entertainment technologies.  

Christopher Buttner, founder and president of PRThatRocks.com

It was from the representation relationships with these technology companies, such as Mackie Designs, Peavey Electronics, QSC Audio, and others, where Christopher forged many lasting friendships with artists, and their support staff, in all aspects of the entertainment industry.

As PRThatRocks.com began to diversify in 1999 to a wide range of specialties, from artist endorsement projects, national tour publicity, and CD launches, the agency began working with some of the biggest bands, or their members, in the world, including Kid Rock, Rush, Van Halen, Sting, Matchbox 20, Dream Theater, and Orgy, to name just a few. 

PRThatRocks.com also represents leading indie record labels, composers, national and regional concert tours and events, and legendary recording studios and production companies.

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As entertainment, music and technology continued to converge into a unique, multi-billion dollar hybrid industry through the first decade of the new millennium, PRThatRocks.com continued to evolve to become recognized as one of the more innovative, skilled, and experienced publicity agencies and marketing communications consultancies in the world serving this unique niche.

Christopher is also the author of approximately 600 internationally-published articles about music, entertainment, and technology.

Awards and Accolades:

  • Voted Top Publicist of 2009 "Best In The Biz List," National Association of Record Industry Professionals, January 30, 2009
  • Nominated Top Publicist of 2011 "Best In The Biz List," National Association of Record Industry Professionals, March 17, 2011
  • Nominated Independent Music Video of the Year and National Community Service Award, 2008 LA Music Awards
  • PRWeek-recognized Agency, July 2007

Christopher is a popular guest lecturer to:

Michael Brandvold, Online Marketing Specialist

In mid-2010, PRThatRocks.com entered into a joint venture with Michael Brandvold Marketing.  Michael has been pioneering, developing and managing radically innovative traditional and online marketing programs for platinum-selling clients in every aspect of the entertainment industry since 1987. 

Michael Brandvold, second from left, and his lovely Catrina, with Kiss.

Gene Simmons of Kiss first recognized Michael’s skills as a pioneering online marketing strategist and tapped him to manage and grow all aspects of Kissonline’s multi-million dollar enterprise. 

Having proven himself invaluable to Kiss, from 1997 to 2005, Michael also managed the online branding, marketing, and sales efforts for U2, Motley Crüe, Rod Stewart, Madonna, Ozzy Osbourne, and Britney Spears, as well as marketing programs for iconic entertainment corporations including Universal Music Group, BMG/Sanctuary Records, Rhino Records, and Playboy, to name only a few.

Through this joint venture, Michael’s talents now provides PRThatRocks.com clients services that include online marketing and social network optimization, affiliate marketing relationship management, e-commerce, customer

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acquisition and retention, traffic channel development, search engine optimization (SEO), search engine marketing (SEM), pay-per-click, and the skills to manage email marketing efforts to over one million subscribers.  Michael is also a pioneer and early developer of community websites for bands and corporations, some of which have served over a quarter million monthly users.

With the addition of Michael Brandvold's talents, PRThatRocks.com now offers the most innovative and disruptive suite of services to position every client as a leader in their respective industry or industries.

Awards and Accolades:

  • 2011 Top 10 Social Media Bloggers Finalist
  • AVN “O” Awards, winner Best Online Retailer 2009 and 2010 – Goodvibes.com
  • Double Platinum RIAA Award for promoting KISS Symphony DVD.
  • Gold RIAA Award for promoting the five disc KISS Box Set.
  • Gold RIAA Award for promoting the Billboard Top 10 release KISS Psycho Circus.
  • KISSONLINE.com Awards:
    • Yahoo! Internet Life Magazine Online Music Awards, 2000 Top Five Artist Sites Nominee
    • Yahoo! Internet Life Magazine, 1999 Top Five To Watch for 2000
  • Britneyspears.com – ArtistDirect Online Music Awards, 2000 Best Official Website Nominee.
  • Madonnamusic.com – ArtistDirect Online Music Awards, 2000 Best Official Website Nominee.

Michael is a popular guest lecturer to:

For more info, please contact PRThatRocks.com at telephone number 415-233-7350 or shoot us an email at: rockme@prthatrocks.com

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