SOURCE: Ektron, Inc.

Web Content Management

May 18, 2010 10:37 ET

Jvillage Network Helps Jewish Communities Engage, Connect and Grow on Ektron Platform

NASHUA, NH--(Marketwire - May 18, 2010) -  The innovative Ektron® Web content management platform is the engine driving Jvillage Network, a unique creator of custom websites for the Jewish community that specializes in robust interactive tools and vibrant online content for Jewish organizations seeking to engage and grow their membership.

"Jvillage partners with synagogues and other Jewish organizations to enrich their online presence with relevant community-oriented content and engagement tools," said Mike Kanarick, Jvillage Network president. "Ektron has an excellent, cost-effective solution that matches perfectly with our business model and that provides the kind of tools our customers are asking for. Jvillage also wanted a company behind us that had the resources we could turn to when needed without our having to build out a huge internal IT department. Ektron fits the bill in both departments."

As well as providing current, compelling and personalized Jewish content, Jvillage Network offers member organizations a variety of features designed to help them effectively engage and inform their online communities -- all delivered through the Ektron platform:

  • Easy content management allows even non-technical users to add, create and update Web content anytime, anywhere.

  • Search Engine Optimization helps maximize visibility on the Internet to drive traffic and reach out to potential new members.

  • Interactive calendars allow members to post upcoming events and special dates. Members can click on events to RSVP online, even pay event fees online, making event planning more efficient and profitable.

  • Personalized member profiles transform a website into its own social network where community members can connect with the organization and with one another.

  • Blogs that are easy to update share an organization's unique voices -- rabbi, cantor, Hebrew school director. Updating is as easy as typing an e-mail; no coding required.

"When Jvillage began talking to us, they immediately understood how the features, flexibility and ease-of-use of the Ektron content management platform could be applied to the challenges to their member organizations," said William Rogers, Ektron's CEO and founder. "We're looking forward to a long and rewarding relationship with Jvillage as they roll out the Ektron platform to existing and new customers."

About Jvillage Network

Jvillage Network engages and grows the membership communities of synagogues and other Jewish organizations by providing a platform for building and hosting feature-rich websites and Internet-based membership engagement solutions. Through this robust offering, Jvillage helps keep Jewish organizations running efficiently while creating vibrant pathways that deepen connections among each organization's current and prospective members. Headquartered in Burlington, Vermont, Jvillage has nearly 100 clients from a diverse array of Jewish organizations and affiliations.

About Ektron, Inc.

Ektron revolutionizes how companies use the web to drive business outcomes. By combining web content management (WCM), marketing optimization and social software, Ektron gives companies a single platform that improves operational efficiency, drives revenue growth and builds customer loyalty. Ektron's e-commerce and social software integrations are unique in the WCM industry. No other WCM software vendor allows companies to sell directly online and harness the power of social networking to build meaningful business relationships. Ektron empowers marketers to create, categorize and optimize web content that engages, converts and retains customers. Developers benefit from Ektron's extensibility and commitment to the Microsoft .NET framework. Headquartered in Nashua, N.H., Ektron helps a diverse set of customers, public and private, across a broad range of industries. Ektron has more than 8,000 customers worldwide including NASDAQ, Kodak, University of Notre Dame, AMC Theaters and Texas Children's Hospital. For more information, visit: http://www.ektron.com.

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