Web Development Group is excited about the acquisition of its subsidiary, GovTrends. GovTrends, a division of Web Development Group specializes in providing joomla, WordPress, and Drupal development services for the United States Congress.
Earlier this week, GovTrends was acquired by iConstituent. This is an amazing and strategic move by both GovTrends and iConstituent, as GovTrends will now offer more services and solutions for its clients, as well as the ability to now work with a deeper integration between the web and CRM systems which manage congressional constituent relationships. The WDG Team started project GovTrends, and now, 5 years later it is the leading provider of Open Source development services to the Government.
Web Development Group will continue to provide top-notch web design & development services to corporate and non-profit clients while GovTrends will operate without any changes in staff or management.
November 21, 2011 – iConstituent is excited to announce the acquisition of GovTrends. Alongside with iConstituent, GovTrends is a leading provider of online communications tools and Congressional websites to elected officials in the United States Congress.
“We have always been impressed by the quality of GovTrends’ work, innovation, dedication to customer service and overall passion for the use of technology in Congress,” says Zain Khan, iConstituent’s CEO. “Ab Emam, GovTrends’ founder and CEO, has cultivated a dedicated staff bursting with talent and energy. Overall, Congressional offices will benefit from this union.” says Khan.
Ben Shichman, iConstituent’s CTO adds “There is a complimentary fit between GovTrends existing product offerings and the Constituent Gateway eCommunications product suite – one that will benefit our customers through increased choice, integration and innovation. We’re very excited to be working with this talented group.”
Stuart Shapiro, iConstituent’s President, sees the GovTrends culture as highly complementary; “GovTrends’ company culture is what attracted us to them the most,” says Shapiro. “Like iConstituent, they are quick to adapt to change and innovate. We don’t want to change what makes them unique in this marketplace. In fact,
GovTrends will continue to be a force on the Hill and in Government.”
With the acquisition of GovTrends, iConstituent will maintain two distinct brands in the Congressional marketplace. “GovTrends will continue to produce top-flight Congressional websites and offer an open source Content Management System, while iConstituent will continue to focus on our proprietary website platform, eNewsletter system and robust CRM as part of our industry-leading ecommunications suite, the Constituent Gateway.” Khan says.
iConstituent was formed in 2000 in California by group of entrepreneurs dedicated to improving constituent communications. Headquartered today in Washington, D.C. with nearly 70 full-time professionals, iConstituent’s products and services are used by over 50 percent of Congress as well as statewide office holders, legislative caucuses and various non-governmental organizations.
An approved Congressional vendor, iConstituent is the only company in Congress that provides a full spectrum of products and services to meet the needs of the most demanding Congressional offices.
Since its’ founding in 2004, GovTrends has become a leading developer of dynamic, custom websites for Members of the US House of Representatives. With nearly 100 Member websites under management, GovTrends has earned numerous awards for its contemporary design. Recently, GovTrends was awarded Alexandria’s 2011 Best Small Business of the Year Award, the 2011 Web Awards presented by the Web Marketing Association as well as a number of Congressional Management Foundation Awards.
GovTrends specializes in providing socially engaging web and mobile solutions for clients so they can operate their organizations more efficiently and. GovTrends joined iConstituent’s family of companies on November 17, 2011.