Rotary District 5890 of the Greater Houston Area has received the 2011 All Star Award from Constant Contact®, Inc., the trusted marketing advisor to more than half a million small organizations worldwide.  Each year, a select group of Constant Contact customers are honored with the All Star Award for their exemplary marketing results. Rotary District 5890’s results ranked among the top 10% of Constant Contact’s customer base.  Over the past 5 years, District 5890 Lt. Governor Jon McKinnie and his Technology Committee have let the District’s concerted effort to upgrade its communications, create a presence in Social Media and promote public awareness throughout the Greater Houston Area.
Rotary District 5890 Governor Rhonda Walls Kerby stated, “Lt Governor McKinnie brought Constant Contact to the table and developed the use of its tools to address our communication needs & support the efforts of our public relations & social media activities. 

The Rotary Int'l New Generation feature story on the District's Social Media Workshop (Niki Whiteside, Chair) & now this All Star Award (both within a week) is pretty amazing and a testimonial to the success of their efforts.  We are so proud of their collective effort and amazing results.”

Governor Kerby continues, “We’re happy to be recognized by Constant Contact for our efforts in achieving strong, positive marketing results through our Public Awareness Campaign. Constant Contact’s tools have helped us to better manage communications among ~5,000 Rotarians & business associates, promote local, community & International service projects and build relationships with non-profit organizations across the Greater Houston Area”.

Constant Contact customers using any combination of the company’s Email and Event Marketing tools are eligible for this award. Constant Contact looked at the following criteria to select this year’s All Stars:

•    Frequency of campaigns, events, and surveys
•    Open, bounce, and click-through rates
•    Event registration rates
•    Survey completion rates
•    Use of social features
•    Use of mailing list sign-up tools

“There is nothing we like more than to see our customers finding success. It’s the reason Constant Contact was founded, and it’s a thrill to see the fantastic results that our All Stars are achieving,” said Gail Goodman, CEO of Constant Contact. “This group is really leading the charge when it comes to delivering relevant, engaging content that drives real business results. We salute this year’s All Stars for their success, and are honored to have played a part in their achievements.”

About Rotary District 5890
Rotary District 5890 consists of 63 outstanding Rotary Clubs and over 3,000 community service minded Rotarians, located throughout the Greater Houston Area.  District 5890 is a leader among over 500 districts within Rotary International, which represents over 1.2M Rotarians worldwide.

This year's theme "Reach Within To Embrace Humanity" inspires us to search within ourselves to understand that all of us have the same dreams, hopes and aspirations to help those in need and less fortunate than us.  Then, we truly understand the importance of our work.

About Constant Contact, Inc.
Constant Contact is revolutionizing the success formula for small organizations through affordable, easy-to-use Engagement MarketingTM tools that help create and grow customer relationships. More than half a million small businesses, nonprofits, and associations worldwide rely on Constant Contact to drive ongoing customer dialogs through email marketing, social media marketing, event marketing, and online surveys.

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Media Contact:
Linda Boggess, Public Relations Chair
Rotary District 5890
(713) 304-3331