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Braintree Selects Clarus Communications for Messaging and Public Relations

(December 14, 2011)

CHICAGO, IL -- (Marketwire) -- 12/14/11 -- Braintree (www.braintreepayments.com), an online payments provider for many of the fastest-growing and most discerning online businesses in the world, selected Clarus Communications (www.teamclarus.com) as their public relations agency. Clarus Communications is tasked with delivering public relations strategies and activities that drive sales leads and increase brand awareness for Braintree.

Founded in 2007, Braintree has grown rapidly and now is processing more than $4 billion in annual credit card transactions. Braintree's explosive growth earned it a spot on the 2011 Inc. 500 list as the nation's 47th fastest-growing private company, with a three-year growth rate of 4,200 percent. Braintree ranked first in the online payments industry. Braintree attracted a $34 million Series A investment from Accel Partners in June 2011. The company's client list reads like a Who's Who of influential technology companies, including LivingSocial, 37signals, OpenTable, GitHub, Airbnb, Heroku, Fab.com, Animoto, Shopify and HotelTonight.

"Clarus Communications has a record of helping high-growth companies generate leads and meet aggressive sales goals by significantly building their brand awareness and focusing their message," said Tracey Weinberg, vice president of marketing for Braintree. "We are off to a fast start and are excited to further build Braintree's reputation as the best payments solution for mobile, social and online businesses."

"Public relations can be an effective tool for helping high-growth companies move to their next level of growth," said Mara Conklin, president of Clarus Communications. "We have a successful history of working with the company's executive team at another company and are pleased that we can help them build awareness of Braintree."


About Clarus Communications
Clarus Communications is an independent, business-to-business (B2B), public relations firm that specializes in delivering measurable results and driving revenue for companies. Clarus Communications' programs create sales opportunities for clients by helping them focus their message, engage with more prospects and strengthen existing customer relationships. Clarus has offices in Chicago, Philadelphia and Bentonville, Ark. More information is available at www.teamclarus.com, on Twitter @TeamClarus or Facebook www.facebook.com/ClarusPR.

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For information contact:
Clarus Communications
Mara Conklin
847.816.9411
mconklin@teamclarus.com

Linda Muskin
847.432.7300
lmuskin@teamclarus.com


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