August 17, 2011

Outside Magazine Names Butler, Shine, Stern & Partners One of America’s Best Places to Work

SAUSALITO, Calif., Aug. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Butler, Shine, Stern & Partners (BSSP) was named in Outside Magazine's fourth annual "Best Places to Work" list. BSSP was ranked 19th out of 50 selected companies. The related story will be published in the September issue of Outside Magazine, available on newsstands tomorrow.

Outside's "Best Places to Work" celebrates innovative companies setting a new standard for a healthy work-life balance. The list was compiled with the Outdoor Industry Association and Best Companies. The yearlong selection process began with an extensive outreach that identified a wide range of non-profit and for-profit organizations working within the United States. Participating companies were then sent confidential employee-satisfaction surveys to collect information about benefits, compensation, policies, job satisfaction, environmental initiatives, and community outreach programs.

"We're humbled by this honor and proud of what we've accomplished in the past 18 years. Being a company that attracts and retains top talent is key to success, and we're gratified to be recognized for creating such an environment," said Greg Stern, CEO of BSSP. "We thank every one of our employees for helping BSSP achieve this recognition."

"These 50 companies are successful precisely because they support a proper work-life balance," says Michael Roberts, Executive Editor of Outside. "Happy workers that feel part of the an active community are guaranteed to be more engaged and productive."

As one of America's Best Companies to Work For, BSSP was noted for its promotion of outdoor activities like nearby kayaking, cycling, hiking and tennis, as well as staff basketball and soccer games. Its summer concert series, fitness benefits, dog-friendly environment, employee recognition programs and green initiatives all made BSSP a notable selection for Outside's fourth annual Best Companies list.

About Butler, Shine, Stern & Partners:

BSSP ( is a full-service marketing communications agency based in Sausalito, CA, providing services in advertising, online marketing, web development, data analytics, integrated communications planning, brand identity, design and strategic brand consulting. In 2010, BSSP was named by Adweek as "Best Small Agency of the Decade." BSSP is one of the largest independent agencies on the West Coast and is known for providing highly creative, fully accountable marketing solutions to a broad array of marketers including Priceline, MINI Cooper, Columbia Sportswear, Sorel, AT&T Interactive, Isis Mobile Payments, Greyhound, Electronic Arts, Mission Foods, and RadioShack.

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