Georgiana Comsa is one of the most highly professional media relations experts working in the IT sector today. She is thoughtful, patient, anticipatory, non-assuming and always has a positive attitude. She also is extremely organized and forgets nothing. Her followup approach is gentle and non-invasive, unlike some others in her position. Her knowledge of the IT space and most of its verticals is impressive. She’s one of the best.
We debuted StorSafe on March 17, 2020, which was likely the worst date in more than a decade to announce a product. However, we work with the noted storage PR firm, Silicon Valley PR. It was a seriously challenging time, but with their efforts, experience, and creativity, they cut through the overriding news and delivered significant coverage.
Georgiana brings a unique blend of PR savvy, strategy, collaboration with her clients, and an amazing rolodex filled with influential contacts who genuinely like working with Georgiana and have for years. Nimble, efficient, effective. In less than 7 months working with her at Aporeto, we increased our SOV vs. our peer group in the Zero Trust Security category from 5% to over 35%. Helping result in a strategic $200m acquisition by Palo Alto Networks.
Georgiana, thank you so much! I still remember the first PRs we wrote and first events we planned together. You helped us articulate our vision. Lot of fun!!
I’ve been impressed with Silicon Valley PR’s ability to quickly plan and execute our PR efforts for maximum impact. They grasp new concepts quickly and have the knack for determining what audiences will be most receptive. As a result, we have been able to focus on PR campaigns that matter to our customers, partners, and investors. We had a company launch with impressive press coverage, and we continue to build significant momentum in both the storage and physical security markets.
From a publisher’s perspective, it is a pleasure to work with Silicon Valley PR. They clearly articulate the campaign goals and objectives to act in their client’s best interest. Silicon Valley PR thinks both strategically and efficiently to understand our media and how we can together build the best marketing campaign for the client’s budget. They are consultative and highly professional and bring a wealth of experience that helps maximize their client’s investment.
I have worked with Georgiana closely when I was an analyst at Rishidot Research. She is one of the well-respected PR professionals and I strongly recommend her. She understands the analysts research focus and helps arrange her clients to brief analysts right on point without the usual marketing fluff, which annoys many analysts like me.
As a journalist, I can’t tell you how many bad pitches I get in my inbox each and every day. I mean, jaw-dropping, off-topic, sophomoric, poorly written, hastily sent pitches that wouldn’t work on even the greenest journalists. Georgiana, on the other hand, is a reporter’s best friend. When a pitch of hers shows up in my inbox, I know it will be something worth my time. Nine times out of ten, the sources she recommends end up being crucial to the story I’m working on. If every PR pro out there took a lesson from Georgiana on how to work with the press, my life would be a thousand times easier.
What makes Georgiana successful is a simple formula. She understands the market dynamic, the technology & trends and knows who are the rainmakers in storage/virtualization/cloud. Her focus to the success of her customers connects everything together and yields results.
I had the pleasure of working with Georgiana in a few different capacities – as a customer initially and then jointly through shared storage and cloud clients in my sales/publishing duties at TechTarget. Georgiana is extremely knowledgeable and well connected in the industry with great vendor, analyst, and media relationships that she is able to effectively leverage for her clients. A lot of PR firms and consultants claim they are experts in social media – Georgiana was a social media pioneer and continues to be ahead of the curve. I’ve pointed several startups towards Georgiana and Silicon Valley PR, and will continue to do so.
Georgiana is amongst the very few best PR people I have met in my over two decades of industry experience as she brings together her industry experience, creativity and integrity to provide the best results possible with good value. Given an opportunity, I am bound to hire her again. Wish her and her company the very best.
Georgiana was very helpful in creating buzz for Clustrix when I joined as CEO. Her rapport with the press and writing skills are excellent. She is very plugged into the storage and data management movers-and-shakers.
Silicon Valley PR has been a valued marketing partner for NeoPath Networks. It has a solid understanding of the storage industry, which has been very helpful as we execute marketing programs targeting the sorage space. Further, Silicon Valley PR has proven to be a flexible and committed partner, able to deliver under tight deadlines and shifting priorities.
Silicon Valley PR has helped our company trough a very successful launch and continues to garner positive coverage, guiding ScaleMP through its next growth phase. We are very impressed with the industry expertise and relationships that Silicon Valley PR has brought to the table, and we lean on them for both PR and advertising advice, as we increase our media, customer and partner awareness.
Working with a PR agency with domain expertise and specialized focus is essential for any company in the storage industry. Silicon Valley PR developed and executed a flawless PR campaign that resulted in a very successful company and product launch, with coverage from top tier publications and strong interest from the analyst community. Silicon Valley PR’s marketing programs expertise is a natural extension of their PR services, which makes them a great choice for storage start-up companies.
We signed up Silicon Valley PR after working with a large PR agency, and we were extremely pleased to see that Silicon Valley PR was able to orchestrate the most successful product launch the company has ever had. Their storage experience, including excellent relationships with the media and analyst community, as well as their in-depth knowledge of the technology and competitive landscape, have helped us garner impressive feature articles in major publications, significantly increasing the traffic to our website and
the customers’ interest in our solution.
I have worked with Georgiana and Silicon Valley PR in the past covering their clients as an IT analyst and have been impressed with the creativeness, personal approach and follow-through in how they represent their clients. With Silicon Valley PR, when I get a call, email, IM or tweet requesting time to meet or talk with their clients, I know that none of our time will be wasted as
Georgiana does her home work to prepare her clients, and, makes sure I have what I need before and after the call. Follow-through is a great descriptor and why I engaged with Silicon Valley PR to handle the release of my new book “The Green and Virtual Data Center” (CRC).
Pivot3 had the most successful company and product launch that I have ever been involved with in my entire career. Silicon Valley PR’s storage focus coupled with their access to other vertical publications (such as physical security in our case) generated an impressive number of feature articles in top storage and security publications. Also, when I needed help with marketing programs and tradeshows, their advice was extremely valuable.
We dealt with other PR agencies in the past, but Silicon Valley PR was the only one who gave us immediate results: excellent press coverage and increased number of leads. From my point of view, it was very important that Silicon Valley PR was 100% focused on storage, because they have excellent domain expertise and industry relationships (press, analysts and other vendors). Also, once they sign up a new client, the learning curve is quite short, getting the right message to the right contacts, while increasing the client’s visibility and revenue.
It’s been couple of years since StorMagic partnered with Silicon Valley PR, and their professionalism, flexibility, and domain expertise demonstrated that we made the best choice. The successful company launch was followed by ongoing industry visibility in traditional and social media publications, including awards and speaking engagements. StorMagic is a UK-based company, and I found Silicon Valley PR to be the best agency for a company trying to penetrate the US market.