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Houston Business Journal Lists Schipul – The Web Marketing Company among Largest Houston-Based Web Design and Development Companies

HOUSTON, August 17, 2009 – Houston’s leading business publication, the Houston Business Journal, has listed Schipul – The Web Marketing Company among the largest Web design and development companies based in Houston. Ranked by the number of unique Web sites created in 2008, Schipul was list 14th.

“We thank our clients and our community for their continued trust and support as we all navigate a challenging business environment,” said Ed Schipul, president and CEO of Schipul – The Web Marketing Company. “We have redoubled our efforts to help our client organizations succeed by adding value every chance we get.”

Schipul’s 25 employees created 107 unique Web sites for a wide array of client organizations in 2008, including e-commerce, corporations, nonprofits and associations. The company reported revenues of $2.2 million, a sizeable portion of which comes from Tendenci online management software that powers hundreds of client Web sites. Schipul also offers Social Media Consulting and Search Engine Marketing services.

 

 

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Social Media Specialist Ed Schipul to Present “Uncommon Storytelling” to PRSA Gulfstream Chapter

FORT LAUDERDALE, April 20, 2009 – Social media tools have become essential for public relations professionals, but many still wonder how to get the greatest positive impact from these technologies. Social media and Web marketing specialist Ed Schipul, CEO of Schipul – The Web Marketing Company (www.schipul.com) will present, “Uncommon Storytelling: Putting the Relations Back Into Public Relations with Social Media,” at this week’s Public Relations Society of America Gulfstream Chapter luncheon.

 
Schipul will discuss how to leverage social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and YouTube to accelerate PR success. He will also reveal the dos and don’ts of participating in online conversations.

“Virtually every week we see examples of companies that make serious mistakes or miss opportunities because they don’t understand the rules of engagement in the online environment,” said Schipul.

He points to Dominos Pizza as an example of an organization that was slow to embrace social media and paid the price for it. When videos were posted on YouTube showing Dominos employees doing disgusting things with food, Dominos kept a low profile, which hurt the company’s reputation.

“Hoping nobody is going to notice when potentially harmful conversations are happening online is a recipe for disaster,” said Schipul. “The good news is that used strategically, social media can help to create deeper and more meaningful connections between brands and their communities.”

Schipul’s presentation is scheduled for noon, Thursday, April 23, 2009 at JM Family Enterprises in Deerfield Beach. Advance registration is $20 for PRSA members and $30 for non-members. For more information, visit www.prsagulfstream.org.
 
 

About Schipul - The Web Marketing Company

Schipul - The Web Marketing Company developed and builds on the Tendenci association management application, which powers more than 400 web sites and over 500,000 interactive users worldwide. Schipul is based in Houston, and provides marketing services on the Internet to more than 300 organizations from a variety of service industries in local, national and international markets. Schipul’s clients include the Houston Zoo, Reliant Park and the New York Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, among many others. Additional information about Schipul is available at www.schipul.com and www.tendenci.com.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Schipul turns 11 years old! Come and celebrate with us!

Schipul - The Web Marketing Company is turning 11 years old this year! 
 
To celebrate 11 years of great clients, friendships, software and beautiful Web sites we are throwing a birthday party for clients, friends, family and everyone else who has made these great years possible.
 
We hope to see you there!  All are welcome!  For more info visit www.schipul.com/birthday
 
Happy 11th Bday Tendenci
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Schipul - The Web Marketing Company Ranked 84 on Aggie 100

At Schipul, we recognize our clients as an integral part of our success.  We extend our warmest thanks to our clients for making the Aggie 100 award possible.  We are here to serve you - any awards that brings us are wonderful, but secondary to our clients' success!

 Schipul - The Web Marketing Company was named number 84 on the Aggie 100 list, an award created by the Mays Business School's Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship to recognize Texas A&M University graduate-led businesses.

 The Aggie 100 program celebrates the 100 fasted growing Aggie-owned or Aggie-led businesses in the world and was created to commend the success of entrepreneurial Aggies and to provide a forum for them to pass their lessons on to the next generation.

 Schipul was ranked number 14 in 2005, number 77 in 2006, and was one of only 26 companies to receive three years of recognition on the Aggie 100

 Aggie 100 companies' business success was judged by their job creation, product acceptance and entrepreneurial vision.  The award recepients were announced Friday, October 31, 2008, at a ceremony at Texas A&M University in College Station.

 

About Schipul - The Web Marketing Company

Tendenci's story is intertwined with Schipul - The Web Marketing Company. In 1997, Ed Schipul quit his fulltime job as a software consultant for a large petroleum corporation and started his own web marketing company. Armed with a Political Science degree from Texas A&M, a background in programming and a fascination with social trends, Ed and his wife Rachel Schipul - started building web sites that helped people communicate. Years of custom requests from his nonprofit clients led to the initial construction of Tendenci, a platform of tools that most organizations need, or could use, to increase both their communciation and revenue streams. Read more about Ed Schipul.

In 2004, Tendenci received its official name and was sold by Schipul to clients around the world, filling a need for affordable membership management and association website marketing software. Other membership software applications were either too costly, too technical or not robust enough to manage the complex transactions for membership management, email marketing, event management, and donations management. Tendenci was developed to solve these problems and provide a simpler, better, and cheaper solution.

In 2012, Tendenci was released as an open source AMS SaaS product to extend its reach even further, allowing developers around the world the ability to download and build on the Tendenci platform. In November 2013, Schipul officially changed its name to Tendenci to focus on the expansion of the software and the developer community. No clients were harmed in the making of this move - Schipul remains as a professional service division of Tendenci, assisting nonprofits with marketing design and effective web site strategies.

 

 


Tendenci® Software Powers New Interactive Website for Federal Flight Deck Officers Association

The ability to rapidly exchange information and ideas is essential for securing commercial airliners. With the help of the Houston-based software programmers who developed Tendenci (www.tendenci.com) association management software, the Web is playing a major role in enabling greater collaboration and making our skies safer. The Federal Flight Deck Officers Association (FFDOA) has selected Tendenci to power its new interactive Web site, www.ffdoa.org.  

Federal Flight Deck Officers (FFDOs) are pilots who have volunteered to be deputized Federal Law Enforcement Officers. They play a vital role in securing commercial airliners – and in particular the cockpit – from terrorist and criminal assault. The nature of the FFDO’s mission is so sensitive that much of the organization’s Web site is restricted to members only and the members are required to keep their identities secret. Communication between members was a challenge and this secure forum allows FFDOs to exchange mission critical information providing a crucial benefit for the flying public, commerce and the national transportation infrastructure.

“We selected Tendenci as the platform for our Web site because it delivered the comprehensive security we needed, while still providing ease-of-use for collaboration and membership management,” said the Director of Communication with the FFDOA whose name must remain confidential. “We have members spread around the country, so it is hard to communicate while keeping our identities confidential.  The Tendenci package is an essential component in enhancing our ability to protect the national air transportation system.”

Tendenci is developed by Schipul – The Web Marketing Company (www.schipul.com), a leading provider of Web-based solutions for membership organizations. Schipul also designed FFDOA’s Web site, which features an extensive member’s area with forums for pilots and instructors, instructions for handling emergencies, information about insurance and an online store. 

Tendenci association management software is a comprehensive Web site solution that helps associations improve their operations online, increase visibility through search engines, attract members and get them involved.

About Schipul - The Web Marketing Company

Schipul – The Web Marketing Company developed and builds on the Tendenci association management application, a powerful online tool with over a half million people logging in during the past year and millions of users overall. Schipul is based in Houston, and provides marketing services on the Internet to nearly 400 organizations from a variety of service industries in local, national and international markets. Schipul’s association clients include the American Association of Dental Office Managers, Air Conditioning Contractors of America and the Hispanic Public Relations Association, among many others. Additional information about Schipul is available at www.schipul.com and www.tendenci.com. 


Schipul Congratulates Houston Zoo for Web Site Honors at AMA Crystal Awards

Site Design was Team Effort by Schipul – The Web Marketing Company 
and Houston Zoo’s Marketing Department

HOUSTON, May 28, 2008 – Schipul – The Web Marketing Company (www.schipul.com), a Web marketing and Web design company based in Houston, is celebrating a pair of awards won by the Houston Zoo for its Web site. The Houston Chapter of the American Marketing Association awarded the Houston Zoo a Crystal Award in the Web site – Non–profit category. The Zoo’s Web site and overall Web marketing strategy was recognized with an additional Crystal Award in the Maverick category as a favorite of the judges.

A panel of eight judges, all marketing professionals from outside the Houston area, evaluated a record number of entries. They assessed the success of marketing initiatives based on the challenge, objectives, strategy and results.

Launched a year ago the Houston Zoo’s Web site, www.houstonzoo.org, was designed by Schipul in coordination with the Zoo’s Marketing Department. The site is powered by the Tendenci® (www.tendenci.com) Web marketing application, which is developed and marketed by Schipul.

“We are proud of our ongoing relationship with the Houston Zoo and especially happy that our efforts contributed to generating measurable results,” said Ed Schipul, president and chief executive officer with Schipul – The Web Marketing Company. “Getting a special recognition as a favorite of the judges says a great deal about the creativity of the thinking and quality of the execution.”

Attracting 1.5 million visitors each year and home to more than 4,500 animals in over 200 exhibits, the Houston Zoo encourages appreciation, knowledge, and care for the natural world. The Zoo’s Web site brings that world to life online through subtle animation that has a three-dimensional quality and creates a lush look and feel. The site incorporates interactive tools, such as podcasts, really simple syndication (RSS) feeds, online event registration and online membership sign-up, renewal and upgrade.

 

 

About Schipul - The Web Marketing Company

Tendenci's story is intertwined with Schipul - The Web Marketing Company. In 1997, Ed Schipul quit his fulltime job as a software consultant for a large petroleum corporation and started his own web marketing company. Armed with a Political Science degree from Texas A&M, a background in programming and a fascination with social trends, Ed and his wife Rachel Schipul - started building web sites that helped people communicate. Years of custom requests from his nonprofit clients led to the initial construction of Tendenci, a platform of tools that most organizations need, or could use, to increase both their communciation and revenue streams. Read more about Ed Schipul.

In 2004, Tendenci received its official name and was sold by Schipul to clients around the world, filling a need for affordable membership management and association website marketing software. Other membership software applications were either too costly, too technical or not robust enough to manage the complex transactions for membership management, email marketing, event management, and donations management. Tendenci was developed to solve these problems and provide a simpler, better, and cheaper solution.

In 2012, Tendenci was released as an open source AMS SaaS product to extend its reach even further, allowing developers around the world the ability to download and build on the Tendenci platform. In November 2013, Schipul officially changed its name to Tendenci to focus on the expansion of the software and the developer community. No clients were harmed in the making of this move - Schipul remains as a professional service division of Tendenci, assisting nonprofits with marketing design and effective web site strategies.


Ed Schipul to Help Nonprofit Organizations Leverage the Power of Social Media at 2008 South by Southwest Interactive Festival

I'll Share Best Practices as Moderator of “Pimp My Nonprofit” Panel Discussion
 
 HOUSTON, February 25. 2008 – How can a typical nonprofit organization spread its message without busting its budget? Ed Schipul, CEO of Schipul – The Web Marketing Company (www.schipul.com), believes the latest Social Media technologies can play an important role for organizations that understand how to safely and effectively harness their power. Schipul will moderate the panel, “Pimp My Non-Profit,” at the 2008 South by Southwest Interactive Festival (SXSW) next month in Austin.

Schipul will be joined by panelists to discuss the latest Web-based social media technologies that nonprofit organizations are utilizing for fundraising and promotion of social causes. The panel consists of innovative social change experts, including Erin Denny, Senior Product Manager, YouthNoise Initiatives, Michaela Hackner, Girls with Macs and World Learning, Beth Kanter, www.bethkanter.org, and Rachel Weidinger, Strategy for Social Entrepreneurs and NetSquared.

“Social media has enabled rapid response at a relatively low cost for nonprofits online,” said Schipul. “By ‘pimp your nonprofit,’ we mean leveraging new media tools to create best of class bottom line results. Most nonprofits have two bottom lines – one for the financials and one for the organization’s mission, both of which can benefit from strategic use of social media technologies and techniques.”
 
The panel discussion will offer a forum for evaluation of technological strategies, case study successes and failures and an opportunity to obtain feedback and ideas from the audience. It is scheduled Monday, March 10th at 1:30 p.m. at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas.
SXSW Interactive attracts innovators and offers a venue for their projections on the newest trends in technology. Panels focus on how technology facilitates new ideas, communication and creativity in diverse digital and social applications.

Schipul – The Web Marketing Company serves associations around the world with the Tendenci Web marketing software (www.tendenci.com). Using Tendenci can make a nonprofit organization’s Web site an integral part of its operations by automating many time-consuming functions such as membership data management, event registration, e-newsletters and advocacy updates.

The 2008 South by Southwest Interactive Festival will be held March 7-11, 2008 at the Austin Convention Center at 500 East Cesar Chavez in Austin, Texas. Registration information for the event is available at http://2008.sxsw.com/register_to_attend.
 
 
 
About Schipul - The Web Marketing Company 
Schipul - The Web Marketing Company developed and builds on the Tendenci association management application, which was used by over 170,000 people worldwide over the past year and has more than a half million users overall. Schipul is based in Houston, and provides marketing services on the Internet to nearly 400 organizations from a variety of service industries in local, national and international markets. Schipul’s clients include the Houston Zoo, Reliant Park and the New York Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, among many others. Additional information about Schipul is available at Tendenci -  The Open Source AMS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Schipul – The Web Marketing Company to Expand Headquarters in West Houston

HOUSTON, January 5, 2009 – Schipul - The Web Marketing Company (www.schipul.com), a Houston-based Web marketing and Web design firm, today announced an expansion of its headquarters in Kirkwood Atrium 3 at 11757 Katy Freeway in West Houston. The 15-story Class A office complex is owned by Equastone.


After the build out into the new expanded space, Schipul will occupy more than 7,100 square feet on the building's ninth floor. The added space is needed to accommodate Schipul’s continued growth.

"In this economic environment, we do not take our continued growth for granted and we owe a debt of gratitude to our clients for their continued trust and support," said Ed Schipul, president of Schipul - The Web Marketing Company. "This careful and strategic expansion will enable us to continue to improve our Web marketing services to help our clients connect, grow and profit online."

Schipul, develops and markets Tendenci® online management software, which powers the Web sites of hundreds of associations, corporations, government agencies, healthcare providers and nonprofits around the world. Additionally, Schipul offers an array of Web marketing services, including Web design, search engine marketing, Social Media consulting and Web marketing consulting.

In 2008, Schipul was named among the Aggie 100, which celebrates the 100 fastest growing Aggie-owned or Aggie-led businesses in the world, its third year on the list. Schipul has 25 employees and revenues of more than $2.2 million in 2008, an increase of 16 percent over 2007.
 
About Schipul - The Web Marketing Company 

Schipul – The Web Marketing Company developed and builds on the Tendenci Web marketing application, a powerful online tool with over a half million people logging in during the past year and millions of users overall. Schipul is based in Houston, and provides marketing services on the Internet to more than 300 organizations from a variety of service industries in local, national and international markets. Schipul’s nonprofit clients include the Web Analytics Association, Houston Zoo and the New York Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, among many others. Additional information about Schipul is available at Tendenci - The Open Source AMS 


Schipul Creates Emergency Preparedness Alliance with Firestorm Solutions LLC

HOUSTON, Dec. 19. 2007 – Schipul – The Web Marketing Company (www.schipul.com), a provider of Web marketing products and services for businesses and associations, is taking action to minimize the potential impact of a business disruption. Schipul has entered into a strategic alliance with Firestorm Solutions LLC, a leader in business continuity planning, vulnerability analysis, risk mitigation and crisis management.

Schipul’s rapid growth and commitment to client service have fueled its interest in planning for disaster. The Houston-based company has a client base of nearly 400 businesses and associations, and more than a half million people regularly use Tendenci® Web marketing software, which is developed and marketed by Schipul. The Houston Area Red Cross, which serves almost 6 million people in 16 counties, recently launched a new Web site powered by Tendenci.

“We have a responsibility to the organizations that depend on us to deliver maximum uptime, communication and service even in the worst of circumstances,” said Ed Schipul, CEO of Schipul – The Web Marketing Company. “Through this process we anticipate being able to improve our software and services to be a greater value to our clients and the communities they serve.”

Tendenci software features a unique set of Web-based disaster preparedness tools that can help organizations respond quickly and effectively. Tendenci’s first responder tool ensures that emergency communications reach critical people. Tendenci’s volunteer coordination portal and emergency social services check-in feature help to organize relief efforts.

Firestorm believes the Schipul team’s mindset could be the key to the company’s survival. Approximately 40 percent of small or medium businesses fail to reopen after a disaster affects them. And of those that do reopen, another 25 percent close within two years.
 
“We find most businesses are in disaster denial, thinking that it can’t happen to them, so it is refreshing to work with a team that really embraces the process,” said Jim Satterfield, CEO of Firestorm. “The increasing importance of the Web in keeping information flowing and keeping employees, customers and communities updated makes our work with Schipul that much more significant.”

As part of the strategic alliance, Schipul will design a new dynamic Web site for Firestorm powered by Tendenci software. The site will feature a Content Management System to make it easy to post and update content, e-newsletter capabilities, an online event calendar and registration, and integrated Really Simple Syndication (RSS) to automate the process of alerting subscribers to updates.

About Schipul - The Web Marketing Company
 
Schipul - The Web Marketing Company developed and builds on the Tendenci® association management application, which has more than a half million users worldwide. Schipul is based in Houston, and provides marketing services on the Internet to a variety of service industries in local, national and international markets. Schipul's clients include American Association of Dental Office Managers, National Pharmacy Technician Association, Texas Association of Nonprofit Organizations, Wolff Companies and DPK Public Relations. Additional information about Schipul is available at www.schipul.com and www.tendenci.com. 

About Firestorm Solutions

Firestorm is a strategic consulting firm which focuses on vulnerability analysis, threat assessment, crisis management and mitigation, employing a ‘Predict. Plan. Perform’ model. Additional information is available at www.firestorm.com or call 1-800-321-2219. 
 
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Schipul named #67 fastest growing Houston companies

Fast 100 LogoAt the Houston Fast 100 award ceremony, Schipul - The Web Marketing Company was ranked #67 of the 100 fastest growing companies in Houston.  We would like to send out warm congratulations to all of the Houston-area busineses who made it to the Houston Business Journal''s Houston Fast 100 list.
 
Our company is fortunate to work with a group of amazing clients and is regularly challenged by the innovation and growth of our Houston business community.  While our Houston Fast 100 award is something to celebrate, we are even more honored by being given the trust of an incredible community!

 

 

 

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