Bill payment processing company TIO Networks has retained Sip Publicity of Vancouver as its public relations agency of record. The assignment includes general strategic counsel and media relations aimed at consumers, service providers, retailers and the investor community. "TIO chose Sip Publicity for its depth and breadth of expertise in the technology sector as well as its flexibility and scalability," said Hamed Shahbazi, chairman and CEO of TIO Networks. "Sip Publicity has tremendous experience across both consumer and business focused technology, coupled with a strong pedigree in lifestyle marketing and product review management. The team's experience is well aligned with our focus on the needs of consumers, billers, retailers and investors alike."