Michael CoppensHOUSTON, April 14, 2010 – Schipul – The Web Marketing Company (www.schipul.com), a Houston-based Web marketing and Web design company, has announced the appointment of Michael Coppens to the business development team. Coppens is responsible for strengthening relationships with current clients and forging new client relationships.

“We are confident that our clients and prospective clients will benefit from Michael’s proven track record in identifying customer needs and developing mutually beneficial business relationships," said Ed Schipul, president and CEO of Schipul – The Web Marketing Company. "Michael’s knowledge about and enthusiasm for social technologies that are changing how organizations communicate will be instrumental in continuing to expand Schipul’s community of clients and partners.”

Schipul also announced the expansion of its West Houston headquarters in Kirkwood Atrium 3 located at 11757 Katy Freeway. Schipul now occupies approximately 9,000 square feet on the building's ninth floor. The added space is needed to accommodate Schipul’s continued growth after 2009’s revenue, client base and product offering increase.

Prior to joining Schipul, Coppens was group sales manager with the Society for the Performing Arts and this arts background will be a valuable asset. Schipul’s clients include the Houston Theater District, Discovery Green, The Orange Show Center for Visionary Art, Evergreen Exhibits and theFund, which supports the San Antonio arts community.

Coppens also held prior positions with Duke Energy and Graphics Marketing and Communications. He is a graduate of Texas Christian University.

Established in 1997, Schipul’s services include Web design and development, search engine marketing and social media consulting. The company, recently named Tech Sector Marketer of the Year by the Houston Chapter of the American Marketing Association, develops and markets Tendenci® online management software. Tendenci powers hundreds of Web sites for organization around the world.
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 www.schipul.com and www.tendenci.com.

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