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Constant Contact Announces Marketing Workshops for Small Businesses and Associations in Metro Washington, D.C.

Local Small Business Marketing Expert Gina Watkins Leads Seminar Series on How to Build Effective Customer Relationships

WASHINGTON, DC -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 08/02/07 -- Constant Contact®, Inc. (www.constantcontact.com), a leading provider of email marketing and online survey tools for small organizations, today announced that it will be hosting a series of marketing workshops in metro Washington, D.C. Presented by Gina Watkins, small business expert and successful entrepreneur, the workshops will provide small business owners, associations, and nonprofits with practical tips and advice to effectively grow their businesses using powerful communication tools such as email marketing and online surveys.

"Gina Watkins delivers presentations that are engaging, fun, and highlighted with pertinent examples," said Terry Nicholetti, founder, Your Pearls of Wisdom Public Speaking, a business training service. "I've recommended Gina to my network of close to 1,000 individuals and organizations that trust me to bring them effective ways to connect with new customers. Constant Contact provides invaluable business tools, and Gina's seminars are a powerful way for small business owners to learn how to use these tools for their business success."

The Constant Contact marketing workshops introduce small businesses and organizations to the fundamentals of devising successful and effective communications programs using email marketing and other online communication tools. The workshops give attendees expert advice on how to:

--  Implement tactics for getting and keeping quality subscribers
--  Use email marketing to build stronger, more successful customer
    relationships
--  Write effective email copy, subject lines, and headlines
--  Utilize best practices and plan winning strategies for building
    permission-based email lists
--  Maximize open and click-through rates
    

"Small businesses and associations play an important role in sustaining economic growth in the Washington, D.C. area," said Watkins, Washington, D.C. regional development director for Constant Contact. "These workshops are designed to give small businesses and associations the ability to create powerful relationships with their customer bases, which are critical to their success."

Thousands of small businesses and organizations will have the opportunity to benefit from this seminar series that will be offered continuously throughout the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Upcoming email marketing workshops include:

8/21/07 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. ET
The Power of Email Marketing
Arlington Central Library
1015 North Quincy Street
Arlington, VA 22201
Cost: Free

8/22/07 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. ET
Getting Started with Constant Contact
Sponsored by KoffeeTalk
Aerotek
7312 Parkway Dr
Hanover, MD
Cost: $10

8/29/07 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. ET
The Power of Relationships - Best Practices and Getting Started with Email
Marketing
Abingdon Library
2510 Tollgate Road
Abingdon, MD
Register: call KoffeeTalk, 443-790-1220
Cost: $10

To register for any of the above workshops or to learn more, please contact Gina Watkins at 888-523-8171.

An up-to-date schedule of these and other workshops can be found at http://dcmetro.constantcontact.com

About Gina Watkins

Gina Watkins has more than two decades of experience helping businesses create powerful lines of communication with their customers, members, constituents, and partners. As a small business owner, consultant and advocate of technology, Watkins aims to help small and medium-sized businesses and associations throughout the Washington, D.C. region learn to maximize the power of relationship marketing.

About Constant Contact, Inc.

Constant Contact, Inc. is a leading provider of email marketing and online survey tools for small organizations, including small businesses, associations, and nonprofits. Launched in 1998, Constant Contact has more than 120,000 customers worldwide today. To learn more, please visit www.constantcontact.com or call (781) 472-8100.

Constant Contact and the Constant Contact Logo are registered trademarks of Constant Contact, Inc. All Constant Contact product names and other brand names mentioned herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of Constant Contact, Inc. All other company and product names may be trademarks or service marks of their respective owners.

Contacts:
Kevin Mullins
Constant Contact
(781) 472-6206
[email protected]

Tom Francoeur
Topaz Partners
(781) 404-2405
[email protected]

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