Constant Contact Signs on as Gold Sponsor For NACCE Conference and More
Friday, July 30, 2010
Posted by: Matthew Montoya
Email Marketing Giant Will Also Sponsor NACCE Podcasts and Present Webinars
Springfield, MA – July 29, 2010 – The National Association for Community College Entrepreneurshiphas announced that Constant Contact®(Nasdaq: CTCT), a leading provider of email marketing, event marketing, social media marketing, and online survey tools for small organizations, has agreed to be a Gold Sponsor for its upcoming 8th Annual Conference,being held in Orlando, FL, October 10-13.
Building on a relationship begun last year, the partnership also includes sponsorship of NACCE's monthly podcast during the next 12 months. In addition, Constant Contact's Experts Program will be featured in two NACCE webinars. The Experts Program gives educators the training and tools they need to deliver Constant Contact's signature email marketing best practices seminar - The Power of Email Marketing - to small business audiences. Experts training is offered online, is self-paced and free, and takes about 90 minutes to complete. Constant Contact will make a presentation at the NACCE Conference on the Experts Program in addition to having an exhibition booth where attendees can learn more about the program.
"Constant Contact is particularly excited to be working with NACCE because of our mutual commitment to the success of small businesses,” says Barbara Langdon, senior manager of Constant Contact's Experts Program. "In fact, until now we have made Experts training available only to Constant Contact customers and Solution Providers who use our products. So I think it's particularly appropriate - given our mutual passion for small businesses - that the first non-customers we would offer Experts training to would be NACCE members.
"We are very excited that this partnership will enable NACCE members to help entrepreneurs in their communities leverage the power of Constant Contact's marketing tools to promote their businesses,” says NACCE Executive Director, Heather Van Sickle. "In addition, I'm certain our members will also be interested in learning how Constant Contact can help them promote their own entrepreneurship education programs and events. We look forward to their presentation at the conference and to visiting their exhibition.”
According to Van Sickle, NACCE's webinars ranked among the organization's top three benefits in a recent NACCE membership poll. "The webinars are highly popular and the podcasts, which we started four months ago, are quickly gaining an audience,” she says. "We are confident Constant Contact will benefit from the webinars in which they'll be featured and from the visibility they'll receive from their podcast sponsorship. We're working hard to assure that all of our sponsors, including Constant Contact, receive maximum value from their partnerships with us.”
About Constant Contact, Inc.
Constant Contact's email marketing, event marketing, social media marketing, and online survey tools help small organizations grow their businesses by building stronger customer relationships. More than 350,000 small businesses, nonprofits, and member associations worldwide rely on Constant Contact's easy-to use, affordable online tools to create and deliver personalized, professional communications that engage casual customers, members, prospects, and passionate customers wherever they congregate online -- from their email inboxes to their social networks. All Constant Contact products come with unmatched education, training and personal coaching services, and award-winning technical support. Founded in 1995, Constant Contact is a publicly traded company (Nasdaq: CTCT) with offices in Waltham, Mass.; Loveland, Colo.; and Delray, Fla.; and a Silicon Valley office scheduled to open in 2010. Learn more at http://www.constantcontact.com/or call 781-472-8100.
NACCE connects community college administrators and faculty with knowledge and successful practices regarding entrepreneurial thinking, entrepreneurship education, and student business incubation. NACCE holds an annual conference and symposium, publishes a quarterly journal, hosts monthly webinars and podcasts and a dynamic list-serv, develops Web resources such as shared entrepreneurship curricula and syllabi for faculty, and creates guides in beginning and sustaining entrepreneurship and student business incubation programs as well as tips for grant proposals specific to entrepreneurial endeavors at community colleges. For more information, visithttp://www.nacce.com.