Handfastings.org is the first Pagan organization to be recognized for All-Star Award

STAMFORD, CT — April 18, 2010 – Handfastings.org(TM), an organization which
links people in the Pagan community with ordained officiants who perform
handfastings (an ancient wedding ritual), today announced that it has received a
2009 All-Star Award from Constant Contact®, Inc., a leading provider of email
marketing, event marketing, and online survey tools for small organizations.
Handfastings.org was selected for meeting Constant Contact’s best-practice
standards for the use of email marketing using its popular newsletter,
Handfastings.org News and Views, throughout 2009.

Artemisia Shira Tarantino, founder and CEO of Handfastings.org states,
“Handfastings.org strives to regularly reach our newsletter readers and website
users with the latest information on the ancient rite of handfasting, wedding
lore, officiant updates, Sabbat celebrations, Pagans in the community and more.
We are thrilled to receive the All-Star award which reflects the integrity of
our organization. Because Handfastings.org’s major role in the community is to
be a leader in networking by connecting people with wedding officiants who
perform Pagan handfastings, receiving an award highlighting our marketing
abilities and best practices points to excellence in communicating with the
Pagan population.”

Demonstrating best practices in the effective use of email marketing,
Handfastings.org is the first Pagan organization to receive a Constant Contact
All-Star Award.

“Our customers work hard to build strong relationships with their customers
through email marketing and some, such as Handfastings.org, truly excel in this
effort,” said Gail Goodman, CEO, Constant Contact. “We created our All-Star
Awards to highlight those customers who are passionately committed to following
best practices as they work to improve their customer communications. We’re
proud of the role we play in helping Handfastings.org be successful and we look
forward to continuing to assist the organization with its marketing efforts.”

About Handfastings.org
The mission of Handfastings.org is to link people in the Pagan and Wiccan
communities with ordained officiants who perform Handfastings, Wedding
Ceremonies, Commitment Ceremonies, Sacred Unions and other Rites of Passage and
celebrations. Handfastings.org aims to provide a comprehensive network of
officiants for our communities. We seek to offer a wide range of information
about handfastings and Goddess- and Nature-inspired wedding ceremonies.

Founded in 2004, Handfastings.org is a free service to the community and its
newsletter is available to everyone. To join the Handfastings.org News and
Views mailing list, click on our “News” link on the homepage and scroll down to
“Join our mailing list” or click here.
Handfastings.org is a division of Handfastings® Media.

About Constant Contact, Inc.
With more than 350,000 customers, Constant Contact, Inc. is a leading provider
of email marketing, event marketing, and online surveys for small businesses,
nonprofits, and member associations. Constant Contact helps small organizations
grow stronger customer relationships by delivering professional, low cost,
easy-to-use online tools backed with award-winning support, education and
personal coaching. Constant Contact is a publicly traded company (Nasdaq: CTCT).


Media Contact: Shira Tarantino