Kane County Connects Named 2018 E-Newsletter 'All Star'

Kane County Connects Named 2018 E-Newsletter ‘All Star’

Kane County Connects, the daily and weekly e-newsletter for citizens of Kane County, IL, has been named a 2018 All Star Award winner by Constant Contact, an Endurance International Group company.

The annual award recognizes the most successful 10 percent of Constant Contact’s content generators, based on their significant achievements using email marketing to engage citizens and drive results for their organization during the prior year.

Kane County Connects Editor Rick Nagel said the daily e-newsletter — which is provided as a free service to Kane County citizens — is a great option because you get a quick look at the top government and community stories of the day.

“Kane County Connects is unique among government outreach initiatives in that it shares public news and information from government organizations, non-profits and businesses to create a one-stop-shop for people who want to know what’s happening in their communities,” he said.

“We built Kane County Connects on the radical idea that government news doesn’t have to be boring — and our engagement numbers show that thousands of Kane County readers agree.”

Units of government, businesses and nonprofits using Constant Contact’s online marketing tools are eligible for this award.

Criteria used to select this year’s All Stars included the following during 2018:

  • Level of engagement with email campaigns.
  • Open, bounce, and click-through rates.
  • Use of social sharing features.
  • Use of mailing list sign-up tools.
  • Use of reporting tools.

Holli Scott, Constant Contact’s vice president of customer success, said the award simply recognizes excellence in delivering quality content.

“The campaigns created by this year’s All Stars demonstrate that an organization, regardless of its size, can accomplish incredible outreach goals,” she said. “And we celebrate Kane County Connects’ impressive achievements with this All Star Award.”

About Kane County Connects

The platforms of Kane County Connects include the e-newsletter (left), blog and social media. The daily e-newsletter provides a lively sampling of the Kane County news of the day.

Kane County Connects is a government outreach initiative that gathers and distributes timely information from local units of government, nonprofit organizations and businesses covering a wide range of topics — police and fire, public safety, transportation, recycling, events, business, employment, economic development, schools, local elections, voter information, libraries, parks and recreation, taxation, history and veterans, to name a few.

Got questions?

  • Media Contact: Rick Nagel, Outreach Coordinator, Kane County, IL
  • Cell: 224-828-2891
  • Email: kanecountyconnects@gmail.com

About Constant Contact

Constant Contact, an Endurance International Group company and a leader in online marketing for more than 20 years, offers an easy-to-use platform that helps government and small businesses create professional campaigns that can help increase customer service and engagement.

For more information, visit: www.constantcontact.com.