Founder Named “2009 Top Publicist” by The National Association of Record Industry Professionals

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Christopher Buttner
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The National Association of Record Industry Professionals
San Francisco Bay Area Entertainment and Technology Companies Sweep Top Honors

Christopher Buttner, founder and president of, a Marin County, California-based national entertainment public relations agency, has been voted 'Top Publicist' on NARIP's "2009 Best In The Biz List."  

February 2, 2009, Marin County, CA – Christopher Buttner, Founder and President of, has been named ‘Top Publicist' to NARIP's “2009 Best In The Biz List,” taking a staggering 21.7% of the votes.  Buttner and were nominated and took top honors with numerous, and iconic, San Francisco Bay Area entertainment and technology institutions as iTunes, Apple, and Epiphyte Records.   Other First Place honors, in a multitude of categories, went to Rick Rubin, Billboard Magazine, Live Nation, Universal Music & Video Distribution,'s Carrie Borzillo-Vrenna, Jimmy Iovine, SXSW, EMI Music Publishing, and others.

The National Association of Record Industry Professionals (NARIP) promotes education, career advancement and good will among record executives.   “The Best In The Biz Listrecognizes and honors the best executive talent, labels, promoters, and record industry support companies that provide extraordinary products and services.

Founded in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1994, represents award-winning entertainers, composers and recording artists, national and regional concert tours and events, legendary recording studios, and some of the best-known consumer and commercial entertainment technology manufacturers and musical instrument brands in the world.  

According to Buttner, “Thank You seems to be too limited of a statement for the gratitude I feel and wish to express to everyone - friends, clients, associates in the industry and media, strangers, and everyone at NARIP - for their support.   From the bottom of my heart and soul, thank you very much.   In this economy, such esteemed industry recognition could be a game changer for my existing and future clients.”

In 2008, received LA Music Awards nominations for ‘Independent Music Video of the Year' and ‘National Community Service Award' in recognition of the agency's work with singer/songwriter Melanie Dekker for the production of her music video, ”Fall In/Wounded Soldier.”   In July 2007, was featured in PRWeek Magazine, the publicity industry's leading trade publication, for its innovative campaign strategies. represents a long list of diverse San Francisco Bay Area entertainment institutions and luminaries, as well as nationally-known clients.   Bay Area clients consist of San Jose's KFOX FM Morning Man and 80's rocker Greg Kihn, The National Liberty Ship Memorial: SS Jeremiah O'Brien, Perry Mann's Exotic Erotic Ball, The Annual San Francisco Drag King Contest, Pyramind Production and Training, the Independent Distribution Collective, and the Los Angeles, San Francisco and Las Vegas companies of the lauded stage production, Point Break LIVE!   In addition, also represents CMSC Spirits Group, distillers of World Spirits Competition award-winning premium liqueurs, and ellemes events, the exclusive corporate and special event planning agency to the Playboy Mansion.

Buttner is also popular guest lecturer to San Francisco State University's “Publicity as a Profession” and “Music Industry Career Planning” course, part of the College of Extended Learning's Music/Recording Business Program, the San Francisco Entertainment Commission's Hospitality and Entertainment Academy, Pyramind Production and Training, and the National Association of Record Industry Professionals.  

The “2009 Best in the Biz List” Winners can be found at

For more info, please contact Christopher Buttner at tel: 415-302-0839 or email:

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